First Annual Opioid Use Disorder Conference

Houston, TX US
April 29, 2023


April 29, 2023 at 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Baylor Medicine McNair Campus
7200 Cambridge St. First Floor, MCHA A/B, Houston, TX 77030

In-Person Course with a Virtual Option Available

Conference Co-Chairs: Nidal Moukaddam, M.D., Ph.D. & Asim Shah, M.D.

Scientific Committee: Andres Ojeda, M.D., Ben Li, M.D., & Vidya Eswaran, M.D.

Needs Statement

The opioid use epidemic has been on the forefront of societal concerns in the US. There has been a push by the DEA and governmental agencies to expand access to Opioid use disorder (OUD) and other addictions. At the level of Baylor college of medicine, we have surveyed our emergency medicine colleagues, nursing and techs, and have noted a lack of comfort in recognizing and managing. Based on these gaps, this conference will target the educational gaps of diagnosing opioid use disorder and provide referral and treatment options within the Baylor, Harris Health, and the medical center.

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 and summarize the evolution of the Opioid Epidemic, its impact on our patients, and current needs of our patient population in terms of treatments
  • List and discuss the principles for diagnosing opioid use disorder
  • Discuss options for referral and treatment on outpatient basis in the Baylor, Harris Health system and the medical center
  • Describe the pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment options for opioid use disorder, including harm reduction measures

Educational Methods

Lecture, Case Study, Small Group Breakout Session

Activity Evaluation

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

Educational Grant Support

Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Continuing Professional Development, gratefully acknowledges the Essential Hospitals Institute for providing an educational grant in support of this activity.

Additional Information

PDF icon OUD_Conference Agenda.pdf149.75 KB
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 1.50 Ethics
  • 5.25 Pain Management
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/29/2023 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
04/29/2023 - 3:30pm CDT
Baylor Medicine McNair Campus
7200 Cambridge St
First Floor, MCHA A/B
Houston, TX 77030
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 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The presentation, OUD management in the peripartum period; Harm reduction as best practice in addiction treatment; Impaired physicians and Suicide, has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1.50 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Pain Management and the Prescription of Opioids

The presentation, Challenges & Opportunities in Opioid Use treatment in our city; Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and the Challenge of Fentanyl; Principles of treatment for OUD; Outpatient Management of the OUD patient; Substance use disorders in pregnancy: an overview; OUD management in the peripartum period; Emergency setting management of OUD; Harm reduction as best practice in addiction treatment; Acute pain management in OUD patients; Nonpharmacological treatment in OUD; Motivational interview, has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 5.25 credit of education in pain management and the prescription of opioids.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 1.50 Ethics
  • 5.25 Pain Management


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