My treatment, my choice: patient preference and shared decision making in the treatment of opioid dependence

Watch the 2022 winter educational webinar led by Dr Julia Lewis, joined by Kristian Konnerup and Dirk Schäffer.

Looking across Europe, the webinar discussed if, when, and how patients are invited to be part of the decision-making process when developing their opioid dependence (OD) treatment plan, and how informed choice is supported. Listen to our experts share background information on the most widely available formulations before focusing on patient participation in treatment decision-making and how it may be facilitated.

The agenda covered:

  • The most widely available OD treatment options, recent advancements, and their significance for patients
  • The level of patient involvement in decision-making for their OD treatment plan, via patient perspectives from different countries
  • Key sources of information used by OD patients to gather treatment information
  • The responsibility of HCPs for ensuring patients are appropriately informed about and included in the decision-making process when developing a treatment plan
  • Methods for resolving disagreements about treatment decisions while maintaining patient and physician involvement

Why watch?

  • Convenient, free online education – access anytime, anywhere!
  • Keep up to date with the latest advancements in opioid dependence (OD) treatment
  • Expert agenda, developed for healthcare professionals and their patients
  • Improve the support and management of your patients with opioid dependence

Expert Faculty

Chair – Dr Julia Lewis

Gwent Specialist Substance Misuse Service, Newport, NHS Wales

Dirk Schäffer

Advisor for Drugs and Correction, Deutsche Aidshilfe

Berlin, Germany

Speaker – Kristian Konnerup

Drug Assistant Rehabilitation-Consultant Østfold Hospital, Norway

Funding Statement

The IOTOD webinar ‘My treatment, my choice: patient preference and shared decision making in the treatment of opioid dependence’ is supported by grant funding from Camurus. The educational programme is run at arm’s length from the financial supporters and all content is created by the faculty. No funder has had input into the content of the materials or presentations used in the educational programme. PCM Scientific is the medical education company acting as scientific secretariat and webinar organiser.