Grand Rounds: Substance Use Disorder in the Time of COVID

Thu, 01/28/2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

You can join us online via Zoom or through this streaming link. To register your attendance, at the beginning of the presentation: please text 704235 to 866-327-3062. This code is only valid for the day of the event. If you haven't set up your account yet, please do so at, and be sure to enter your cell phone number so the system captures your attendance when you text the code.

Substance Use Disorder in the Time of COVID

Robert C. Sherrick, MD

Robert C. Sherrick, MD
Chief Medical Officer for Community Medical Services
President of the Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify national trends in the distribution and use of alcohol, stimulants, and opioids and how they have changed with COVID.
  2. Describe how COVID has affected the availability of treatment, harm reduction, and remission maintenance programs under COVID. 
  3. Review how one group of Opioid Treatment Programs (over 15,000 patients in 9 states from AK to TX) has responded to COVID and the data trends since the onset of the pandemic.    
  4. Understand important changes in SUD treatment going forward, especially as it relates to medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD).

Read Dr. Sherrick's bio.

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care.  Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting Steve Schaefer, Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Event Location: 
Contact Info: 
Steve Schaefer,
Event Category: