UT Southwestern Medical Center 2023 Alumni Reunion: "Recognizing And Intervening in Common Public Health Crises: The Role Of The Clinician" (RP2305D)

May 5, 2023 to May 6, 2023

Practicing physicians often face challenges to stay abreast of the trends to address complex issues encountered by patients and the public. Based on input from a UT Southwestern 2022 focus groups of alumni, two current complex issues were identified: recognizing and intervening in human trafficking and the opioid epidemic.  This two hour program is designed to provide practicing physicians with practical information on recognizing and intervening in these crucial public health challenges through two didactic presentations. “Human Trafficking: The Role of the Clinician” will include information on a trauma-informed and patient-centered approach to providing care and education, increasing identification, and responding appropriately to persons who are at risk or have experienced trafficking.  “The Current Opiate Epidemic and the Role of Fentanyl” will address harm reduction, prevention, and treatment, looking at the cause and scope of addictions and how these relate to biological, psychological, and social causes. Strategies are focused on these factors and how they relate to the treatment of chronic pain. 

Both presentations will include an opportunity for interactive Q&A with learners. This activity will take place within the UT Southwestern 2023 Alumni Reunion program. Practicing physicians in any specialty should attend.

Registration is open through April 20, 2023 here.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe chronic pain, various patient presentations and management options. 
  • Discuss various factors that contribute to pain medication addiction.  
  • Review the history and trends of the Opioid epidemic. 
  • Describe the effects of a common synthetic opioid, Fentanyl 
  • Define the different types of human trafficking
  • Describe the impact of Human Trafficking nationally and globally
  • Recognize signs of human trafficking in health care settings
  • Explain the role of the clinician in responding to human trafficking 
  • Identify resources to assist persons who have experienced trafficking
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/05/2023 - 11:30am CDT
Event ends: 
05/06/2023 - 3:45pm CDT
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
United States

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Southwestern training course, “Human Trafficking: The Role of the Clinician” (the Course), has been approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in accordance with House Bill 2059 (2019) and meets all required HHSC Human Trafficking Training Standards. 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA
  • 2.00 Attendance


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Registration is open through April 20, 2023 here.


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