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Psychiatric Quarterly Updates: Alcohol Use Disorder

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Start Date: March 8, 2019
End Date: March 8, 2019
Institution/Organization: University of Calgary – Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

Course Description

This series of updates aims to provide healthcare professionals with an evidence-based overview of multiple topics within the psychiatric domain. Each half-day session aims to cover important topics such as diagnosis review and update, treatment/therapeutic use and application and local perspectives and resources as it pertains to that sessions’ focus. This course will be structured as a self-assessment program eligible for Section 3 MOC credits.

At the end of this course, learners will be equipped to:

  • diagnose alcohol use disorder (AUD) in patients across the lifespan
  • identify medical and psychiatric co-morbidities of AUD
    describe specific concerns about AUD in the adolescent and senior populations
  • describe the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of AUD
    discuss the advantages and disadvantages of abstinence versus harm reduction in the treatment of AUD
  • identify local resources for the treatment of AUD

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