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ASAM Virtual 2021

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The American Society of Addiction Medicine Virtual.2021 highlights best practices and the latest science, research, and innovations in addiction medicine from leading experts in the field. For the second year, ASAM is offering two-and-a-half-days of 60-75 hours of CME/CE/MOC, high-quality education, innovative topics, sessions, posters and supplemental virtual courses in a completely online platform.

BMJ Live Conference

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BMJ Live is a free online global event featuring a range of sessions covering clinical webinars, leadership skills, career progression, one-to-one careers advice and wellbeing.

Treat Addiction Like Cancer

Likewise cancer, addiction is a complex disease that requires being addressed by an integral, balanced and multidisciplinary approach. Currently, within the healthcare systems, there are available treatment options for cancer that are evidence-based while for addiction have essentially developed outside the public sector, into a loosely organized care network composed mainly of non-integrated facilities or units that are run by private individuals or community-type organizations.

Should Opioid Dependent Patients Receive Immediate Access to Medical Treatment?

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New research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has found through a comparison of treatment approaches for opioid dependence that, in an emergency setting, combining the medication buprenorphine with on-going care is more effective than referring patients to centres for addiction, with or without a brief intervention.