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Alcohol Misuse in Women

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1 CE Hour
Clinical

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Location

  • University Of Miami Hillel
    Coral Gables, FL 33146
Description

Alcohol misuse is a growing women’s health issue.  Over the last few decades, alcohol use and alcohol-related harms have increased in women, including an increased risk of breast cancer. Prevention, treatment, and recovery support strategies for alcohol use disorder (AUD) should be informed by our evolving understanding of sex differences in alcohol misuse and differential response to treatment. Women might be more motivated than men to consume alcohol to relieve emotional discomfort and may be more responsive to treatments that restore homeostasis in the brain, emotional, and stress systems, e.g., acamprosate, gabapentin, and trans magnetic stimulation (TMS).  TMS may have a particularly important role in treating women with mood disorders and AUD during pregnancy and breastfeeding, where medication use may be contraindicated.

Target Audience
  • Physicians
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is for participants to increase their understanding of alcohol misuse in women and treatment options for alcohol misuse.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain 2 potential causes for the “telescoping” of alcohol-related harms in women, whereby women’s blood alcohol concentration is higher after drinking the same amount of alcohol as men, even if they are the same body weight.

  • Identify 2 or more risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  • Identify 2 or more sex differences in the motivation to misuse alcohol.

  • Describe 2 ways sex differences in the motivation to misuse alcohol may influence treatment responses.

References
  • Gilbert, P. A., Pro, G., Zemore, S. E., Mulia, N., & Brown, G. (2019). Gender Differences in Use of Alcohol Treatment Services and Reasons for Nonuse in a National Sample. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 43(4), 722–731. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.13965

  • Mason, B. J., & Lehert, P. (2012). Acamprosate for alcohol dependence: a sex-specific meta-analysis based on individual patient data. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 36(3), 497–508. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-0277.2011.01616.x

  • May, P. A. et al. (2018). Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in 4 US Communities. JAMA, 319(5), 474–482. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2017.21896

  • Peltier, M. R. et al. (2019). Sex differences in stress-related alcohol use. Neurobiology of stress, 10, 100149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ynstr.2019.100149

CE Details
Clinical


GIA HEALTHCARE and THE DADE COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Present: The Miami Symposium for Mental Health – Innovative Solutions to the Challenges of Mental Health in 2024; From Traditional Therapies to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Dr. Patricia Ares; Dr. Larry Brooks; Dr. Antonello Bonci; Dr. Colleen Hanlon; Dr. Barbara Mason; Dr. Orlando Moreno; Dr. Eva Ritvo; Dr. Eneida Roldan

Presenter Disclosures: There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose

 

Location:
University of Miami Hillel: Braman Miller Center
1101 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
8:00 – 4:15 EST
March 1, 2024

 

Educational Objectives:
By the end of this presentation, the participants should be able to:

  1. 1. To understand the current challenges related to treat brain diseases in a comprehensive manner, in the space of mental health
  2. 2. To gain an understanding of current treatment modalities and therapies in Psychiatry and how they can complement each other.
  3. 3. To understand the basic principles and role of TMS in mental health

Planner Disclosure: There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose

 

Target Audience:
All interested healthcare professionals.

 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Dade County Medical Association and GIA Healthcare. The Dade County Medical Association is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Dade County Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

“Please advise sponsor of special disability or dietary requirement.”

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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This course is fiscally sponsored by GIA Healthcare Miami. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
Barbara J. Mason, Ph.D.

Barbara J. Mason, Ph.D., is the Director of the Pearson Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research and a tenured Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Mason is world-renowned for her work in the development of medications for treating alcohol use disorder. She conducted the seminal studies identifying nalmefene (Selincro) as having therapeutic potential for alcohol dependence and served as the overall Principal Investigator for the U.S. multicenter trial of acamprosate (Campral) for the treatment of alcohol dependence, which was conducted in support of US FDA approval. 

 

Dr. Mason has served on the National Advisory Councils of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). She has served as a guest expert for the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and as a reviewer of research grants for NIAAA, NIDA and the Medical Research Council (MRC) of the UK. Dr. Mason is an elected Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and has served as field editor for Neuropsychopharmacology as a member of multiple editorial boards, including Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Journal of Substance Abuse, and Journal of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Mason is currently conducting a program of NIH-funded research that includes human laboratory studies to screen medications for therapeutic potential and clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of novel medications for alcohol use disorder. Dr. Mason holds the Pearson Family Chair, an endowed professorship in alcohol and addiction research at The Scripps Research Institute.  Dr. Mason’s work in medication development for the treatment of substance use disorder has been recognized with the Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Dean’s Senior Clinical Research Award from the University of Miami School of Medicine, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Teacher-Scientist Award from Weill Cornell University Medical College.

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