1825 - Identifying & Reducing Disparities in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Needs statement

The ACGME requires that all programs “provide instruction and experience in pain management if applicable for the specialty including recognition of the signs of addiction.” This learning module addresses the need for physicians to learn how to screen for suicidality in patients before prescribing opioids.

Target Audience

Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medicine Trainees, Advanced Practitioners, Family Practitioners, OB/GYN Practitioners, Nurses, and Technicians in the Emergency Center

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the specific health disparities that impact diverse communities in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUD), particularly focusing on Opioid Use Disorders.
  • Describe the sociocultural factors that contribute to psychological stress among diverse groups, increasing their susceptibility to the development of Substance Use Disorders or negatively influencing clinical outcomes.
  • Recognize barriers to accessing medication for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder treatment and develop strategies to promote inclusivity within the clinical setting.

Educational Methods

Self Study/Enduring

Activity Evaluation

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Activity Director

Nidal Moukaddam - nidalm@bcm.edu

Course summary
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Houston, TX
United States


Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pain Management 

This presentation has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for TBD credit of education in pain management and the prescription of opioids.


The presentation has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for TBD credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

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