What’s New in Addiction Medicine [Vol. 85]

“Time to let the dogma out: cardiac disease and the safety of beta-blockers in stimulant use disorder”

Dr. Tyler Wilson
Addiction Medicine Fellow, BC Centre on Substance Use

Tuesday, June 8
12pm – 1pm

Learning objectives:

  1. Review epidemiology, clinical features, natural history and management of cardiac complications related to stimulant use
  2. Explore the evidence behind the dogma that beta-blockers are unsafe in the setting of stimulant use due to the threat of unopposed alpha-receptor stimulation
  3. Propose an approach to safe prescribing of beta-blockers in the setting of active stimulant use

“What’s New in Addiction Medicine?” is a lunch-time series featuring local and international experts, clinicians, and researchers who will deliver the latest research and information on novel, evidence-based addiction medicine topics.

This free series is geared towards the needs and interests of individuals operating in a healthcare or research setting, however, the public and other interested stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend.


If you have any questions about event logistics, please contact Raman Jawanda at [email protected].

  • June 8, 2021
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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