Fentanyl & Fentanyl Withdrawal - Helena, MT - Friday, October 29, 2021

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Fentanyl & Fentanyl Withdrawal

Host: Montana Primary Care Association

Friday, October 29, 2021 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm MT

Live, In-Person Course | Helena, MT


This 1-hour, live in-person session as part of the Montana Primary Care Association's Addiction Medicine Network Meeting will provide a broad overview of the current fentanyl crisis and its impact on Addiction Treatment.

Fentanyl and fentanyl analogues are responsible for the majority of opioid related overdoses—both fatal and nonfatal.  Contamination with or replacement by fentanyl of heroin and other illicit drugs is now a problem across the United States. With increased use of fentanyl, newer and clinically important pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic information has been elucidated. This presentation will provide a broad overview of the current fentanyl crisis and its impact on Addiction Treatment.

The target audience for this introductory level activity includes: all health care providers

This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Medical Based Knowledge. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact fentanyl has had on overdose deaths in the USA  
  2. Understand  the synergistic effect of combining heroin plus fentanyl on overdose potential  
  3. Explain the decreased effectiveness of Opioid Agonist Therapy when patients are using fentanyl.


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Edwin A. Salsitz


Dr. Edwin Salsitz has been an attending physician at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel, Division of Chemical Dependency, in New York City since 1983, and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is the principal investigator of the Methadone Medical Maintenance (office-based methadone maintenance) research project. Dr. Salsitz is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the Board of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. 

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CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types

ACCME Accredited with Commendation

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

Disclosure Information

In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.


Attend Live In-Person Course - Friday, October 29, 2021
10/29/2021 at 1:15 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
10/29/2021 at 1:15 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes This course takes place on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM MT. Montana Primary Care Association will provide further details about the meeting location.
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