Expert webinar

Improving outcomes for opioid-dependent women: addressing problems, perceptions and practices within treatment services and beyond

Watch our first 2022 educational webinar led by Dr Shalini Arunogiri, joined by Dr Bern Hard as they discuss the problems faced by opioid-dependent women and their specific needs from treatment services.

Listen to experts share best practice approaches for transferring female patients on daily dose methadone or buprenorphine to long-acting buprenorphine (LAB) and the associated benefits of these treatment formulations in this patient population, with specific cases discussed.

The agenda covered

  • Issues faced by opioid-dependent women and potential benefits of treatment with LAB formulations
  • Women’s experiences in different treatment scenarios for opioid dependence (pregnant women, women with children [including those breastfeeding], and certain occupations including nurses)
  • Issues that may affect women with opioid dependence (addiction) including domestic vs. non-domestic violence, safety, homeless, and difficulties accessing harm reduction services

Expert Faculty

Dr Shalini Arunogiri

Chair

Clinical addiction psychiatrist at Monash University, Australia

Dr Bernadette Hard

GP Specialist in Addictions

GP Specialist in Addictions at Kaleidoscope, Wales

Funding Statement

The IOTOD webinar ‘Improving outcomes for opioid-dependent women: addressing problems, perceptions and practices within treatment services and beyond’ 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.