The Impact of COVID-19 on the Addiction Field: A Call to Dentists [Webinar]

Wilson Compton, M.D., M.P.E. is a nationally known expert on the causes and prevention of drug abuse and is the Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). During this on-demand webinar, recorded November 10, 2021, he will present a comprehensive overview of the state of the opioid crisis amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the various initiatives at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to combat that crisis as well as COVID-19. Dr. Compton’s presentation will include a review of multiple NIH collaborative efforts to address interdisciplinary challenges associated with the pandemic and the “Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) Initiative:” a trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to curb the opioid public health crisis. Additionally, he will summarize the science and tools available to dentists as they are addressing substance use issues in their clinical practices.

Viewers of this webinar will be able to:

  • Identify novel treatments for substance use disorders and drug-involved overdose
  • Review implementation science with the goal to improve the uptake and delivery of evidence-based care
  • Discuss ways to talk to patients appropriately about substance use while avoiding stigma
  • Review current screening tools such as the "Words Matter'' CE activities and the NIDAMED web portal

Please note: A Certificate of Completion can be claimed by participants of this archived webinar, available through our partnership with the Providers Clinical Support System – please go to the event page on pcssNOW.org.

 

Additional Resources

About the presenter

Wilson Compton, M.D., M.P.E.

Dr. Wilson Compton is a nationally known expert on the causes and prevention of drug abuse and is the Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Before joining NIDA in 2002, Dr. Compton was a tenured faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Master in Psychiatric Epidemiology Program at Washington University in Saint Louis as well as Medical Director of Addiction Services at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital.