Thursday, May 2
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (reception to follow)
UMSON Auditorium, Room 130
The University of Maryland School of Nursing continues its 2018-19 Dean’s Lecture Series with its final installment, the Commander Lura Jane Emery Lecture.
Joseph G. Liberto, MD, associate chief of staff for education and academic affairs, Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, and associate professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, presents “The Opioid Crisis: Treating Our Nation’s Veterans.”
His presentation will explore the history of and current trends in opioid and substance use disorders within veteran populations, which have implications for Maryland health care practitioners. This lecture will consider the prevalence of substance use disorders among U.S. veterans, describing areas of assessment unique to military health. In addition, focusing on the management of opioid use disorders, the presentation will review treatment approaches and discuss multifaceted opioid safety initiatives implemented by the Veterans Health Administration.