Missouri Psychiatric Physicians Association
Spring Educational Workshop

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Medical Center Library
(LRC 360 Room)
3545 Vista Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104


7:45 – 8:30 am – Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 am – “Neurobiology of Addiction, Growing Threat of Synthetic and Polysubstance Drug Abuse Including a Potentially Lethal Street Drug – Xylazine
1. Understand the neurobiology of addiction.
2. Understand the growing threat of synthetic and polysubstance overdose crisis.
3. Discuss pharmacology, mechanism of action, toxic potential and management of overdose of Xylazine.
Speaker (virtual): Dr. Nauman Ashraf, General Psychiatry Residency & Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program Director, KCU-GME Consortium/Ozark Center, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, KCUMB

9:30 – 10:30 am “Crystal Methamphetamine Use Among Gay Men”
1. Contrast the clinical presentation of cocaine with crystal methamphetamine.
2. Discuss the connection between crystal methamphetamine use among gay men and the risk of HIV transmission.
3. Describe the Matrix Model of treatment for crystal methamphetamine disorder.
Speaker: Petros Levounis, MD, MA, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, and Associate Dean, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Director, Northern New Jersey Medications for Addiction Treatment Center of Excellence, President, American Psychiatric Association

10:30 – 10:45 am Break

10:45 – 11:45 am “Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in the Fentanyl Era”
1. Review the current landscape of the opioid epidemic.
2. Discuss the pharmacology of Buprenorphine and evolving ways of initiation and maintenance treatment
3. Review aspects of harm reduction in opioid use disorder.
Speaker: Amanda (Amy) Hilmer, MD, Assistant Professor Family Medicine, Director SLUH Inpatient Addiction Consult Service

11:45 – 12:45 pm “It’s OK Not to be OK; Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help”
1. Help others realize they are not alone if they are struggling with a mental health issue
2. Strive to eliminate the stigma of a mental health diagnosis from everywhere and forever.
Speaker: John and Michele Dietl, Mental Health Advocates

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Center for Behavioral Medicine and Missouri Psychiatric Physicians Association. The Center for Behavioral Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Any Physician attending the entire Missouri Psychiatric Physicians Association Hybrid Spring Education Workshop on Saturday, April 20, 2024, will be awarded 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). For every 1 hour subject the attendee will receive 1 AMA PRA credit.

Virtual Attendees Information

Virtual attendees will be sent an email within a week before the conference with a Zoom link, be sure to set up a Zoom account prior to the seminar. The seminar will start at 8:30 am, with one short break. Sessions will be both in-person and live streamed and handouts for the conference will be sent ahead of time to the email provided above. Be sure that your name is listed on your Zoom account to ensure check-in. MPPA is not responsible for your inability to connect and attend if your device or Internet connection are inadequate.

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Paper Registration

Please fill out and submit to:
722 E. Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Fax: 573-635-7823