Addressing Unhealthy Substance Use in Primary Care
MASBIRT Training and Technical Assistance
November 22, 2013
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, 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 primary care practice. Morning sessions will focus on current trends and perspectives on SBIRT and afternoon sessions will focus 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 behavioral health integration
- Describe the importance of SBIRT in the current healthcare environment
- Recognize the skills needed to integrate SBIRT into primary care practice
Primary care/PCMH staff (physicians, nurses, care managers), Medical and Quality Improvement Directors of Health Plans
Michael Botticelli, MEd
Deputy Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
*CME/CNE credit is not available for the keynote session.
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 6.75 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.
This program has been approved for 6.5 Social Work Continuing Education Credits, for the licensure period of October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2014, in accordance with 258 CMR, Boston University School of Social Work Authorization Number B-14-342.
- MASBIRT Training & Technical Assistance (MASBIRT TTA)
- Boston University School of Medicine | Continuing Medical Education
MASBIRT TTA is funded by the Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.
- Boston Health Net
This activity has been developed with consideration given to the American Board of Medical Specialties Six Core Competencies. This activity will increase your competency in the areas of medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills and systems-based practice.
Dietary Considerations and Special Services
The CME staff will work to accommodate dietary requests (including, but not limited to: vegetarian, kosher, and low-sodium menus) received in writing at least one week prior to the conference. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please notify the Boston University CME Office, in writing, at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.
Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the conference. Should cancellation occur within the two-week window, a credit will be issued, not a refund. Credits will be honored for up to two years. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee. Cancellations/substitution(s) must be made in writing. Refunds or credits will not be issued once the conference has started. This course is subject to change or cancellation.