Opioid Use Disorder

Session Summary: Physicians’ Role in Ending the Opioid Crisis

With overdose as the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, it is imperative that the nation—including the entire medical community—take responsibility for its role in creating this epidemic and identify and enact strategies that can address it. This is Dr. Leana Wen’s position. The former Baltimore Health Commissioner and current president of Planned Parenthood spoke about the steps she and the City of Baltimore took to address opioid addiction in the community, and what role she sees physicians playing in solving this problem that is devastating the nation.

April 2019
Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM

Behind the Poster: An Interview with Dr. Joseph Pino

In 2016, a Castlight Health report named Wilmington, North Carolina, the city with the highest abuse opioid abuse rate in the US. In response, Joseph Pino, MD, MHA, and members of the community sought to safely reduce the number of opioids prescribed, increase adherence to best practices in opioid prescribing, and reduce emergency department visits due to opioid overdose. His poster, presented at the 2019 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, reports the outcome of these multiple initiatives.

March 2019

#ACGME2019 Day 2 Round-Up

On this first full day of the ACGME Annual Educational Conference, attendees were encouraged to “reignite the fire” of passion that drives them to work in graduate medical education, and to rediscover their meaning in medicine.

March 2019

Conference Speaker Spotlight: Who is Leana Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM?

In her recent role as Baltimore City Health Commissioner that Dr. Leana Wen made history by signing a standing order to address the opioid crisis in Baltimore. We are honored to have Dr. Wen presenting at the 2019 Annual Educational Conference and look forward to her session, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: The Responsibility of Physicians.
January 2019

A Very Special Marvin R. Dunn Keynote Address

The 2019 ACGME Annual Educational Conference offers so many great educational opportunities that it can be hard to know which sessions to choose. One “must-attend” plenary session focuses on the critically important topic of physician well-being.

January 2019
Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, President and Chief Executive Officer, ACGME

ACGME President and CEO Thomas J. Nasca Named Co-lead of NAM Opioid Collaborative Working Group

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced that ACGME President and CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP has been named co-lead of the NAM Action Collaborative on Countering the US Opioid Epidemic health professional education and training working group.

October 2018

The ACGME Joins National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Countering the US Opioid Epidemic

The collaborative was launched in recognition of the need for a national coordinated and collective response to the epidemic of opioid addiction in the US. ACGME President and CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP will serve on the Steering Committee.

July 2018

ACGME a 'Game-Changer' for Addiction Medicine

MedPage Today interviews Timothy K. Brennan, MD of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai in New York City about the impact ACGME accreditation will have on addiction medicine fellowship programs.

April 2018