Clinical Aspects of Buprenorphine Therapy

Clinical Aspects of Buprenorphine Therapy

Event Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

2:00pm-3:00pm EDT

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Presenters will explain what buprenorphine is, how it works, what opioids do to the brain, how buprenorphine differs from methadone, important drug-drug interactions, the concept of precipitated withdrawal and how to recognize it, how to determine patient eligibility, and clinical aspects of this work.

Learn from Dr. Vergara-Rodriguez, CORE Center in Chicago, and Dr. Tulsky, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), about the challenges and successes of the SPNS buprenorphine projects at their institutions.

Both the CORE and UCSF projects are also featured in the SPNS buprenorphine monograph.

Visit the Integrating HIV Innovative Practices webpage to learn more about integrating buprenorphine into HIV primary care settings and to access additional training materials.