ORN - Hot Topics in Addiction Medicine - 8/31/2022 - Managing Opioid Complexity in Individuals with Serious Illness

Includes a Live Event on 08/31/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Opioid Response Network (ORN) - Hot Topics in Addiction Medicine 

Fall 2022 Webinar Series (6 webinars)

August 17, 2022 - 5:00 PM ET
     Trials and Tribulations of ED Initiation of Buprenorphine in the Age of Fentanyl
     Jeanmarie Perrone, MD and Lewis Nelson, MD

August 24, 2022 - 5:00 PM ET
     Case Studies and Q&A - Trials and Tribulations of ED Initiation of Buprenorphine in the Age of Fentanyl
     Jeanmarie Perrone, MD and Lewis Nelson, MD

August 31, 2022 - 12:00 PM ET
     Managing Opioid Complexity in Individuals with Serious Illness
     Jessica Merlin, MD

September 7, 2022 - 12:00 PM ET
     Case Studies and Q&A: Managing Opioid Complexity in Individuals with Serious Illness
     Jessica Merlin, MD

September 14, 2022 - 5:00 PM ET
     The State of Harm Reduction in the US: Progress, Barriers, and What's Next.
     Brandon Marshall, PhD

September 21, 2022 - 5:00 PM ET
     Case Studies and Q&A: The State of Harm Reduction in the US: Progress, Barriers, and What's Next.
     Brandon Marshall, PhD


Jessica Merlin, MD

University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Merlin is an Associate Professor in the division of General Internal Medicine and section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and Director of Pitt’s CHAllenges in Managing and Preventing Pain (CHAMPP) clinical research center. She is a physician and is board certified in internal medicine, infectious disease, palliative care, and addiction medicine. She is also a PhD-trained behavioral scientist and NIH-funded clinician-investigator. Her program of research focuses on the intersection of chronic pain and opioid misuse/use disorder across populations and settings, especially in individuals with serious illnesses like advanced cancer. To that end, she is the MPI of the NIH-funded Tailored Retention and Engagement for Equitable Treatment of Opioid use disorder and Pain (TREETOP) clinical research center, one of four NIH-funded centers focusing on the intersection of pain and opioid use disorder in the US, and the MPI of an R01 to investigate opioid benefits, risks, and decision making in individuals with advanced cancer. Her work in this area is widely published, and she serves as a scientific mentor to many PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty with similar interests. Clinically, she co-directs the Palliative Recovery Engagement Program, a palliative care clinic embedded in an office-based addiction treatment program, where she sees patients with serious illness, particularly advanced cancer, who also have pain and opioid misuse/use disorder. She has been recognized nationally with a Sojourn Scholars Leadership Award from the Cambia Health Foundation, and with research awards American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Pain Society, and Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction. She was recently awarded the 2022 Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Career Research Mentorship award. 

Julie Kmiec, DO, FAOAAM (Moderator)

AOAAM Past President

Julie Kmiec, DO, graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She completed her general psychiatry residency training and addiction psychiatry fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) in Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is board certified in general and addiction psychiatry. Dr. Kmiec is the Medical Director of the Ambulatory Detoxification Program and Bridge Clinic, as well as the Narcotic Addiction Treatment Program.
Her clinical interests include treatment of drug and alcohol withdrawal, prevention of overdose, and pharmacotherapy for the treatment of addictions. Dr. Kmiec’s research involves training healthcare professionals on the implementation of medications for opioid use disorder. She is the Immediate Past President of the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine.

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