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A Pandemic Upon an Epidemic: Understanding Substance Use Conditions

October 28, 2020 1:10 PM | Anonymous


Arlington VA- The social and environmental conditions created by the current COVID-19 pandemic such as isolation, economic uncertainty and disruption to health care services may be intensifying substance abuse conditions among members of our communities.

In partnership with the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), the Oregon Poison Center and the Virginia Poison Center will host an interactive webinar featuring Dr. Gillian Beauchamp. Dr. Beauchamp will describe the epidemic of substance use conditions during this unique and difficult time and discuss how to move toward better understanding of these conditions and those with substance use conditions. The webinar will take place on November 4, 2020 at 2PM ET. Registration information is included below.


About the speaker: Dr. Gillian Beauchamp is a member of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship and Emergency Medicine Residency faculty, as well as Assistant Director of Research in Medical Toxicology at Lehigh Valley Health Network Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, Division of Medical Toxicology. She co-chairs the Lehigh Valley Health Network Opioid Stewardship and Linkage to Treatment Committee and the physician lead for the network’s Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) programs. Dr. Beauchamp is an assistant professor and faculty member at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.  She is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology and addiction medicine.  She is an editorial board member of the journal Toxicology Communications, and of Journal of Medical Toxicology. Her research, education, and administrative areas of focus are opioid stewardship and linkage to treatment for people with substance use conditions, stigma, and pharmacotherapy to support recovery. Dr. Beauchamp is co-host for the podcast Tox in Ten: ACMT Highlights and a member of the American College of Medical Toxicology Public Affairs and Education Committees.

Four ways to be prepared and get confidential, and expert help 24/7/365:

1. Text POISON to 797979 to save the Poison Help Hotline as a contact in your mobile   phone.

2. Save the Poison Help Hotline number, 1-800-222-1222, into your mobile phone.

3. Display the Poison Help Hotline contact number throughout your home.

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For More Information, Contact:

Maggie Maloney, MS 
Director, Public Education & Communications



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