AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference

SA1 - Meet the Expert Breakfast Session – Maintaining Respect and Dignity: Addiction Medicine in PALTC

Mar 9, 2019 6:00am ‐ Mar 9, 2019 7:45am


This session will review a paradigm for caring for individuals with substance use disorder in the PALTC setting. Historical background of substance use disorders will be reviewed, followed by a discussion of medical morbidities that contribute to individuals requiring in PALTC settings. Strategies to work with patients related to shame, self-esteem and coping will be reviewed. Finally, evidence-based treatment modalities for substance use disorder will be presented.

There is an additional fee to participate in this session and pre-registration is required. Breakfast will be provided and will be served from 6:00 AM - 6:30 AM. The presentation will start promptly at 6:30 AM. To ensure an optimal learning experience, space is limited so be sure to sign up as soon as possible by checking the session on the conference registration form."

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe reasons why individuals with addiction end up in PALTC settings.
  • Explain models of addiction and the adoption of a medical model.
  • Discuss evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder.
  • Discuss the benefits of providing integrated care for substance use disorder in PALTC.


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