An Introduction to Addiction Medicine
Meducate, on behalf of the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network, is proud to present a live webinar.
Activity Id: 314131
Saturday December 18th at 10am - 12pm AEDT
Replay available 2 days later
PRESENTERS
Dr Ferghal Armstrong (Host)
Dr Anne Saunders
Dr Thileepan Naren
Ms Marie Eisma
TOPICS
Opioid stewardship in the context of pain management – presented by Dr Ann Saunders
Alcohol use disorder – assessment diagnosis and management – presented by Dr Thileepan Naren
Methamphetamine use disorder – assessment diagnosis and management – presented by Dr Ferghal Armstrong
Transtheoretical model of change: motivational interviewing and cbt techniques to achieve abstinence – presented by Ms Marie Eisma
MEET OUR EXPERTS
Dr Ferghal Armstrong
MRCGP, FRACGP, FAChAM

Ferghal is an Addiction Medicine specialist, General Practitioner and fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Dr Armstrong works in the drug and alcohol clinical advisory service.
He divides his time between addiction medicine and general practice. He has a keen interest in chronic pain and the interface that exists between addiction and chronic pain.
Ferghal is also the CEO of Meducate

Dr Ann Saunders

BSc, BMBS, FRACGP
Dr Anne Saunders graduated from Flinders University in 2004. Having gained significant experience in emergency medicine she gained fellowship in General Practice in 2018. She now works in a busy inner city practice and has developed a special interest in AOD and pain medicine. She is now the co-chair of the Victorian RACGP AOD subcommittee and chair of the national AOD ECHO series.

Dr Thileepan Naren
MBBS, MHM, MPH, FACRRM, FRACGP
Dr Thileepan Naren is an Addiction Medicine Registrar based in Melbourne. He has previously spent many years working as a GP in regional Victoria. Dr Naren has an interest in addiction medicine, Aboriginal health, refugee health, military and veteran's health, public health policy and medical governance. He is also the co-chair of the Victorian AOD Committee of the RACGP. Thileepan is a co-host of the Cracking Addiction podcast and is passionate about the education of health practitioners in Addiction Medicine
Maree Eisma
Maree originally trained as a Counsellor- undertaking a Diploma of Applied Science (Counselling) 22 years ago. Her academic training encompasses an undergraduate and Masters in Social Work with additional Diploma qualifications in Alcohol and Other Drugs work, Art Therapy and Eating Disorders. Maree's Post Graduate training includes a Diploma in Family Therapy and Certificates in Expressive Therapies both 'Sand-play and Symbol Work and Expressive Therapies with Children and Adolescents.
What You Will Learn
Opioid Stewardship in the context of pain management
  • The difference between acute and chronic non-cancer pain
  • What is a high risk OMED
  • Risk mitigation strategies can be used to manage high OMEDs
  • The socio-psycho-bio-medical framework for the management of chronic non-cancer pain
Alcohol use disorder – assessment diagnosis and management
  • The dsm5 criteria for alcohol use disorder and the diagnosis of dependency
  • Patient selection criteria for a home based detox
  • Appropriate pharmacotherapy for home based alcohol detox
  • Management of complications of alcohol withdrawal
  • Relapse prevention for alcohol use disorder
Methamphetamine use disorder – assessment diagnosis and management
  • The physiology and pathophysiology of methamphetamine misuse
  • The diagnosis of methamphetamine use disorder
  • The acute management of methamphetamine withdrawal
  • Relapse prevention strategies for methamphetamine use disorder
Transtheoretical model of change: motivational interviewing and cbt techniques to achieve abstinence
  • The transtheoretical model of change
  • Principles of motivational interviewing
  • Principles of CBT
Running schedule
  • 10:00 – Welcome to country and introduction – Dr Ferghal Armstrong
  • 10:05 - Opioid stewardship in the context of pain management – Dr Ann Saunders (25 mins)
  • 10:30 - Alcohol use disorder – assessment diagnosis and management – Dr Thileepan Narren (25 mins)
  • 10:55 – MA use disorder – assessment diagnosis and management- Dr Ferghal Armstrong (25 mins)
  • 11:20 - Transtheoretical model of change / MI / CBT – Maree Eisma (25 mins)
  • 11:45 – Q and A session
  • 12:00 Close
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