Alcoholism and the Addictions Committee


   Chair                                              Co-chair                                              Co-Chair    
alt                                 
      John Renner, MD                           Jawad Husain, MD                           Mason Qualls MD         


Member Communications for committee members (Make sure you are logged in)


 

November 2020 Alcoholism and the Addictions Committee Report

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.




May 2020 Alcoholism and the Addictions Committee Report

The MPS Committee on Alcoholism and the Addictions has planned a wide variety of accomplished speakers to address some very relevant and timely topics within the field of addiction psychiatry in the next year. This academic year has seen increased attendance and engagement by the group, reflecting the context for increased attention to the ongoing opioid epidemic. Dr. Gregory Acampora spoke on a new guideline for peri-operative management of buprenorphine in patients with Opioid Use Disorder. Dr. Mladen Nisavic shared his research findings on the MGH protocol for phenobarbital for management of alcohol withdrawal. Dr. Jon Santiago, a Massachusetts State Representative and BMC Emergency Medicine Attending, spoke on current legislative advocacy efforts to address the opioid epidemic. We look forward to hosting upcoming talks by Dr. Grace Chang on OUD in Pregnancy and by Dr. Brandon Marshall on Supervised Injection Facilities.