The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is pleased to announce it will partner with leading nonprofit addiction treatment provider Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to present Addiction Medicine for the Primary Care Provider. The full-day educational conference, held at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, California on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, is presented by Hazelden Betty Ford’s Medical and Professional Education program, with the support of PGDF.
Featuring a keynote presentation by Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, the conference will provide comprehensive training to primary care providers to help them improve identification and management of substance use disorders in their practices.
Among the topics to be presented by leading experts in the field at the daylong event are the neurobiological basis of addiction; the risks of prescribing opioids for chronic pain; screening and referral to treatment; medications for addiction; co-occurring disorders; the family in addiction; and more. Primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, pharmacists, residents, psychiatrists and mental health professionals are invited to attend, and will have the opportunity to earn CME credit.
About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation’s largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 17 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children’s program, and is the nation’s leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery.
About The Peter G. Dodge Foundation:
The Peter G. Dodge Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to helping people lead lives free from the effects of alcohol addiction. Established in 2014 by Hanover Research Founder Peter G. Dodge, PGDF supports the advancement of new treatments and the dissemination of up-to-date information about alcohol use disorder.