This six-part lecture series focuses on finding alternative solutions for pain and substance use disorders while also helping identify best practices for recognizing, assessing, and addressing these diagnoses.
Session 1 - March 24: Weighing Cannabis Risks and Benefits in Treatment of Chronic Pain
Led by Dr. Brant Hager, MD of UNM Health Sciences Center.
Session 2 - April 28: Buprenorphine Use for Treatment of Chronic Pain
Led by Dan Duhigg, DO. of Presbyterian Healthcare Services.
Session 3 - May 26: Healthcare Professionals as Walking Wounded: Saving Lives and Careers
Led by Randle Adair, DO, PhD of New Mexico Cancer Center.
Session 4 - June 23: Alcohol: The Forgotten Threat
Led by Marcello Maviglia, MD, MPH of UNM Health Sciences Center.
Session 5 - July 28: The Challenge of Benzodiazepine Use Disorders
Led by Patricia Pade, MD of the VA Hospital in Albuquerque.
Session 6 - August 25: Non-opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain and Co-occurring Substance Use Disorder
Led by Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM of the Las Vegas Recovery Center.
- Increase self-efficacy in identifying and assessing for substance use disorders.
- List state of the art literature evidence of quality-of-life outcomes impacted by substance use disorders.
- Discuss state of the art options for substance use disorder treatments.
- Identify best practices for recognizing assessing, and addressing substance use disorders.
- List state of the art literature evidence of the effect of social stigma on rates of medical intervention for substance use disorders.
Presbyterian Healthcare Services designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ total. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of Presbyterian Healthcare Services and Vista Taos Renewal Center. Presbyterian Healthcare Services is accredited by the NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
All activities take place in spaces that are mobility device accessible. Other accommodations are not automatically provided for activities. To inquire about accessibility accommodations, please contact Presbyterian Medical Education at
(505) 563-8029 or