Safety and Dignity Front and Center: The Opioid Epidemic in the time of COVID-19

Includes a Live Event on 04/27/2021 at 1:00 PM (CDT)


Safety and Dignity Front and Center: The Opioid Epidemic in the time of COVID-19

The opioid epidemic continues to take a punishing toll on individuals, families and communities around the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the opioid epidemic’s impact. In the face of this, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and their teams have adopted safe opioid prescribing practices. The epidemic is evolving and so must the response. This 90-minute webinar will update participants on opioid and other substance use and provide actionable steps to build on safe opioid prescribing with universal screening, reducing stigma and supporting recovery.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the evolution and current epidemiology of the opioid epidemic.
  2. Apply effective screening strategies for substance use disorder. 
  3. Identify unintentionally stigmatizing policies and practices for change.
  4. Demonstrate support for recovery from substance use. 

Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given for cancellation on the day of the event.

Melinda Campopiano von Klimo, MD

Melinda Campopiano von Klimo, MD, is board-certified in family medicine with additional credentialing in addiction medicine. She practiced primary care and addiction medicine for 10 years in urban and rural settings, integrating primary care and behavioral health. She has led a family medical practice, served as Medical Director of opioid treatment programs (OTPs) and treated patients with buprenorphine in an office-based setting. As a Medical Officer at Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for five years, Dr. Campopiano had regulatory authority for OTPs, updated the federal guidelines for OTPs and wrote new regulations expanding access to buprenorphine. As Senior Medical Advisor at JBS International, she applies clinical experiences and policy and implementation expertise across projects for federal agencies (such as the Health Resources and Services Administration, National Institute on Drug Abuse, SAMHSA, Administration for Children and Families and Department of Justice), states and other organizations (such as the American Society of Addiction Medicine and American Academy of Pediatrics).  

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
5/1/18 – 12/31/22
Provider ID# 214680


Faculty and Planner Disclosure
AAOMS Webinar: Safety and Dignity Front and Center: The Opioid Epidemic in the time of COVID-19
04/27/2021 at 1:00 PM (CDT)   |  90 minutes
04/27/2021 at 1:00 PM (CDT)   |  90 minutes
11 Questions
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available