Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: A Primer for PCPs

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: A Primer for PCPs

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: A Primer for PCPs

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Noon – 1 p.m. ET





The 2023 Live Opioid CME Series is FREE for members and nonmembers, 
thanks to support by a State Opioid Response Grant from:

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Registration required

Program description:

Substance use disorders occur along a continuum, from mild to severe. Individuals with substance use disorders at all levels can benefit from treatment, and research shows that integrating substance use disorder treatment into mainstream health care can improve the quality of treatment services. The goals of substance use disorder treatment are very similar to those for other chronic illnesses -- to eliminate or reduce the primary symptoms (substance use), improve general health and function, and increase the motivation and skills of patients and their families to manage threats of relapse. Integrated treatment can dramatically improve patient health and quality of life, reduce fatalities, address health disparities, and reduce societal costs that result from unrecognized, unaddressed substance use disorders among patients in the general health care system.

All health care professionals can play a role in addressing substance misuse and substance use disorders by directly providing health care services promoting prevention strategies and supporting the infrastructure changes needed to better integrate care for substance use disorders into general health care and other treatment settings.


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Comprehend the continuum of opioid use disorder and separate it from chronic dependency for pain management.
  • Realize the current status of opioid overdoses in Indiana and throughout the United States.
  • Expound on the use of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD), patient selection, and effectiveness.
  • Consider the role of primary care in the current opioid epidemic.


Christopher Suelzer, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

bout our speaker:

Dr. Suelzer graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1986, where he also completed his residency and a general medicine fellowship with a focus on addiction medicine. Following graduation, he served as medical director of the Midtown Opiate Replacement Clinic and several outpatient detox clinics. He has been utilizing buprenorphine in his practice since 2007. Dr. Suelzer currently works at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center in both the substance abuse program and in primary care practice. He is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in the subspecialty of addiction medicine and is a past president of the Indiana Society of Addiction Medicine.  

CME information:

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Policy: In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any financial relationships with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Statement:  No member of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company to disclose.

If you have questions, contact ISMA Continuing Medical Education staff at 800-257-4762 
or seminars@ismanet.org.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Apr. 13, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. ET


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4/13/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online registration not available.