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AXL: Advanced Opioid Use Disorder X-waiver Team Learning Collaborative - Treating HCV in Spokes

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Dartmouth Health Continuing Education for Professionals Home, AXL: Advanced Opioid Use Disorder X-waiver Team Learning Collaborative - Treating HCV in Spokes, 1/1/2022 8:00:00 AM - 1/1/2025 9:00:00 AM, This series is designed to increase treatment capacity for opioid use disorders by training more prescribers to be able to treat substance or opioid use disorders.

Content Includes:
  • Epidemiology and Natural History of HCV
  • Screening for HCV
  • The post-screening process
  • Linkage to care and treatment basics

Dr. Andrew Hale, MD is an infectious disease physician at the University of Vermont Medical Center and assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM in Burlington, VT. Dr. Hale specializes in treating HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, and directs various courses at the UVM College of Medicine. His research interests include medical education, HIV, and HCV.

Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning collaborative, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to identify at least three evidence-based strategies that are designed to enhance the clinical team-based care of patients with substance or opioid use disorders treatment.

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this activity have reported NO financial relationship(s)* with ineligible companies**. 

* A “financial relationship" includes employee, researcher (named as the PI), consultant, advisor, speaker, independent contractor (including contracted research), royalties or patent beneficiary, executive role, and/or an ownership interest (not including stocks owned in a managed portfolio).

** An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Bibliographic Resources
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