SBIRT: Talking to patients about their alcohol and other drug use
When: December 5, 2014 | 7:30am – 2:30pm
Where: Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center | Southbridge, MA
Participants will gain a greater understanding of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for unhealthy substance use, the importance of SBIRT in the current healthcare environment, and the skills needed to integrate SBIRT into healthcare. Topics will focus on current trends and perspectives on SBIRT and on skill development and action planning for SBIRT implementation.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- define how SBIRT for unhealthy substance use fits into primary care;
- assess the importance of SBIRT in the current healthcare environment; and,
- recognize the skills needed to integrate SBIRT into primary care practice.
Primary care/PCMH staff (physicians, nurses, care managers, behavioral health, navigators, CHWs, practice managers, administrators); Medical and Quality Improvement Directors of Health Plans
Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM
Medical Director, MASBIRT Training & Technical Assistance
Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean, Continuing Medical Education
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Boston University School of Medicine and MASBIRT Training and Technical Assistance. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Contact Hours: 5.25
Nurses will receive contact hours for those sessions attended, after completion of an evaluation and a claim for credit form.
This program has been approved for 5.25 Social Work Continuing Education Credits, for the licensure period of October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2016, in accordance with 258 CMR, Boston University School of Social Work Authorization Number B-16-055.
It is the policy of Boston University School of Medicine Department of Continuing Medical Education, that faculty disclose to program participants any real or apparent conflict of interest. In addition, the faculty is asked to disclose any discussion pertaining to the unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices. Complete disclosure information will be available on site in the printed course materials.
MASBIRT Training & Technical Assistance*
*MASBIRT TTA is sponsored by the Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
Boston University School of Medicine
The Barry M. Manuel Office of Continuing Medical Education