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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) 101:  Opioid Use Disorder - Lecture 2
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) 101:  Opioid Use Disorder - Lecture 2

Thu, May 23

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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) 101: Opioid Use Disorder - Lecture 2

Review the epidemiology of opioid use in the US, discuss the transition from heroin to fentanyl in the eastern part of the country and how it affected mortality rates, review opioid receptor neurobiology, and discuss therapies such as Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone and their outcome data.

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May 23, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) 101:  Opioid Use Disorder

May 23, 2024, from 7:00-8:30 pm

Presented by:  Christoper Davis, D.O., Diplomate ABIM, ABAM, ABPM, FASAM

In this lecture, we will review the epidemiology of opioid use in the US, discuss the transition from heroin to fentanyl in the eastern part of the country and how it affected mortality rates, review opioid receptor neurobiology, and discuss therapies such as Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone and their outcome data in depth.

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The Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services, in conjunction with the Chester County Medical Society, is pleased to present a Virtual Lecture Series on Substance Use Disorder.

Substance Use Disorder as a disease continues to cost the global community a staggering amount both financially and in lives lost, but there are treatments available to help patients. Participants of these lectures will learn more about Addiction Medicine and how to screen, diagnose, treat, and/or refer patients with substance use disorder – many of whom have co-occurring medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

Guest Lecturers:

Christoper Davis, D.O., Diplomate ABIM, ABAM, ABPM, FASAM

Dr. Davis received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. His dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics was completed at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA in 1994 and he is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Davis has developed and taught both an undergraduate and graduate-level course on addiction and addiction counseling at Millersville University. Having started his practice in primary care, Dr. Davis branched out into treatment of substance use disorder. He has worked both as a clinician and as a Medical Director in a variety of settings, including inpatient detoxification programs, residential, methadone, and outpatient suboxone clinics. Currently working in his private substance use disorder treatment practice, he is a Diplomate of the following:

• Diplomate of The American Board of Preventative Medicine in Addiction Medicine: October 2020 – Present

• Diplomate of The American Society of Addiction Medicine: 2008 – Current

• Fellow of The American Society of Addiction Medicine: 2016 – Current

• Diplomate of The American Board of Addiction Medicine: 2008 – Current

• Diplomate of The American College of Internal Medicine: 1994 - 2004, Re-boarded May 2019 -Current

William Stauffer, LSW, CCS, CADC

William Stauffer has been the Executive Director of Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Alliance (PRO-A), the statewide recovery organization of Pennsylvania, since 2012. As someone who has been in long-term recovery since age 21, he has been actively engaged in public policy in the recovery arena for most of those years. Mr. Stauffer is a graduate of Northampton Community College, Cedar Crest College, and Kutztown University. He is also an adjunct professor of Social Work at Misericordia University in Dallas Pennsylvania.

Mr. Stauffer has over 25 years of clinical and administrative experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He served as the Program Director of the Halfway Home of the Lehigh Valley from 1999 to 2012 and was the President of the Pennsylvania Halfway House Association from 2002-2007. He has been a staunch advocate for strong SUD Patient Privacy Protections at both the state and federal levels for many years, running a recovery house taskforce for Pennsylvania that helped inform PA Act 59 of 2017 and testifying in front of the US Senate Special Committee on Aging on the opioid epidemic and older adults in 2018. In 2019, Mr. Stauffer conducted a hearing with the PA House Human Services Committee to expand recovery opportunities for young people and that same year received the Vernon Johnson Award Individual Recovery Advocate of the Year award.

William Stauffer has initiated numerous workforce expansion initiatives for persons in recovery. A major focus of his work has been aimed at moving our entire SUD care system towards a five-year care paradigm to dramatically expand the numbers of Americans in Recovery while saving lives, resources, and communities.

We look forward to seeing you for this very informative lecture series. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Best regards,

Rachel Kramer

Rachel Bella Kramer, MBA, MSN, ANP-BC

Opioid Settlement Project Coordinator

Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services

601 Westtown Road, Suite 325

West Chester, PA 19380-0990

Phone:   (610) 344-4622

Fax:      (610) 344-5436

rkramer@chesco.org

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