Department of HealthAuditorium, Lower Level
3 Capitol HillProvidence, RI 02908
4 - 5:00 p.m.
Speaker: John Femino, MD, FASAM, MRO, Medical Director/President, Meadows Edge Recovery Center, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
This presentation reviews how pharmaceutical drugs
have become the number one drug of abuse among adolescents and young adults and
represent the largest public health epidemic in the last century. Why they are so attractive, rewarding and
deadly will be discussed from neurobiological and genetic bases. Treatment approaches from a public health
prevention, identification and treatment perspective are discussed and
categorized by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) dimensions of
Use of narcan, buprenorphine,
naltrexone and other anti-relapse drugs will be explained based upon the
treatment strategies of overdose prevention, withdrawal management, pain relief
and anti-craving indications.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
5 - 6:00 p.m.
Speaker: James V. McDonald MD,MP, Chief Administrative Officer, Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, State of Rhode Island Department of Health
Prescription drug abuse and misuse is perhaps
the most vexing epidemic of our times. This presentation will address this
insidious yet pervasive epidemic as well as the epidemiology of
prescription drug abuse/misuse in Rhode Island. Diversion,
morbidity and mortality from overutilization of prescription drugs,
particularly controlled substances, will be discussed.
Expectations of the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure
and Discipline will be discussed as well as practical resources to help
you prescribe safely and responsibly.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society through the joint sponsorship of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CEUs for this event have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Social Work (NASW), designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 continuing education credits for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists. This continuing nursing education activity is pending approval for 1.5 contact hours through the Rhode Island State Nurses Association (RISNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on accreditation. To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME office at 401-444-4260.