Alcoholism and the Addictions Committee

John Renner, MD





Mitchell Crawford, DO



Amanda Von Horn, MD







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2017 Alcoholism and the Addictions Committee Report (John Renner, MD, Resident Co-Leaders- Amanda Von Horn, MD and Mitchell Crawford, MD)

The Interest Group held five meeting in the 2016-2017 year; the dates & topics are as follows:

October 12, 2016 “Utilizing Nurse Care Managers to Expand Treatment Access for Opioid Use Disorders and Changing Regulations,” Colleen LaBelle; MSN, RN-BC, CARN; Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine.
November 16, 2016 ”Opioid Therapy and the Intersection of Pain Medicine and Addiction,” Srdjan Nedeljkovic, MD, Fellowship Director Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School.
January 11, 2017 “The Dark Web and the Future of Addiction,” Zach Smith, MD, faculty, Boston University Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship.
March 8, 2017 “The Genetics of Cannabis Use,” Lindsay Farrer, PhD; Boston University Distinguished Professor of Genetics, Boston University School of Medicine.
May 10, 2017 “Barriers to Care: Improving Access to Addiction Treatment,” Drs. Iru Fernando, DC. Park & Esteban Toledo; Boston University Addiction Psychiatry Fellows.

We are still organizing the schedule for the upcoming year. We have obtained permission to use the Project ECHO Conference Room/Studio at Boston Medical Center and expect to be able to broadcast our meetings to remote locations in the western part of the state and possibly to Cape Cod. The final details are still being worked out.