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4.25.24 Benzodiazepine Use in the Older Adult Population
Benzodiazepine Use in the Older Adult Population
Live, virtual training through WebEx

Join to learn about how benzodiazepine use affects the older adult population.

Hosted by: Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS)

Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Advance Practice Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, other members of the healthcare team

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the prevalence of benzodiazepine use and misuse in the older adult population. 
  2. Discuss rishs of benzodiazepine use in this population. 
  3. Describe strategies for tapering benzodiazepines. 

Presenter: Michael Fingerhood, MD 
Director, Division of Addiction Medicine, Johns Hopkins 

Disclosure Information:
Michael Fingerhood, MD, faculty for this event has reported no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The planners and reviewers for this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Event contact:
Bridget Sweeney, MACS Training Coordinator

CME Credit:
No credit information available at this time. Please check this activity announcement closer to the event date.   

CEU Credit:
Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS) of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is authorized as a sponsor of Continuing Education Units. MACS maintains responsibility for this program.

MAT and MATE Acts: 

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the fiscal year 2023 omnibus, passing the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) and Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Acts. These bills were passed to expand access to buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder, and normalize and enhance substance use care across healthcare settings.

MACS is monitoring guidance from state and federal agencies closely and will update this page when more information becomes available. The resources on this page offer information about the omnibus, the bills, and the implications for healthcare providers and programs. Find out more here:

Availability: No future session
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 CEU Credit
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