What’s New in Addiction Medicine? [Volume 109]

A Review of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Treatment:
A Historical Perspective, Loading vs. Symptom-Triggered Benzodiazepine Protocols, Barbiturates and Beyond

Dr Jonathan Athayde
Addiction Medicine Fellow, BC Centre on Substance Use

Tuesday, May 28
12pm – 1pm PDT

Learning objectives:

  1. Review the history of alcohol withdrawal syndrome treatment including different agents and protocols (eg. CIWA-Ar) described in the literature
  2. Review recent studies comparing fixed, loading and symptom triggered (eg. CIWA) benzodiazepine protocols, phenobarbital, and beyond

What’s New in Addiction Medicine? is a lunch-time series featuring clinicians and researchers from BCCSU’s interdisciplinary fellowship program, 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, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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

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