Alcoholism and the Addictions Committee Report: November 2020

John Renner, MD / RFM – Jawad Husain, MD / Mason Qualls, MD

The MPS Committee on Alcoholism and the Addictions has planned for several speakers throughout the 2020-2021 academic year to address several timely topics within addiction psychiatry. In the context of the increased attention to social determinants of health during the quarantine, we are planning a joint meeting with the MPS Multicultural and Diversity Committee to invite Dr. Miriam Komaromy to discuss the treatment of substance use disorders during Covid-19. We are hosting upcoming talks previously delayed due to quarantine by Dr. Grace Change on Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy and Dr. Brandon Marshall on Supervised Injection Facilities. Additionally, we look forward to hearing from experiences and findings from research conducted by Dr. Marc Rochelle on residential treatment and medication for opioid use as well as from Dr. Jodi Gilman on a randomized controlled trial studying medical cannabis.

With committee chair Dr. John Renner, we are welcoming back resident co-chair Dr. Jawad Husain, PGY-IV at Boston Medical Center, and now co-chair Dr. Mason Qualls, PGY-II at Harvard South Shore.