DPC & NTSPP
Title: “NOVEL SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS: FENTANYL AND BEYOND ”
Presenter(s): Vecheslav Fedorchenco, MD
Date/Time: September 22 , 2022 7:00 - 8:30 PM Central Time
Location: Virtual via Zoom, from Dallas
Credit Hours: 1.5
Workshop Description: One of the main goals of novel psychoactive substances is to bypass the legal restrictions and as such to avoid the label "illicit." In this context fentanyl, a synthetically derived opioid, has gained notoriety in recent years as a substitute to heroin and prescription opioids. Its derivatives as well as non-fentanyl-related compounds that act as opioid agonists are increasingly being recognized in lab samples. While the use of opioids other than fentanyl is rare and limited, some of these non-fentanyl-related compounds might have a potential to become a larger issue in the ever changing world of illicit drug use. This presentation aims to discuss the latest trends in fentanyl use, its epidemiology, its relation to overdose death, and the clinical significance of fentanyl as well as other non-fentanyl-related synthetic opioid compounds.
Learning Objectives: After attending this session, participants should be able to:
1) Describe main trends in fentanyl use
2) Summarize clinical data available up to date regarding synthetic opioids such as fentanyl
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Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) and The Dallas Psychoanalytic Center (DPC). APsaA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. *Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. -Updated July 2021-