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Harm Reduction Strategies in Active IVDU

Total Credits: .5 including .5 AMA PRA Category 1

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Harm Reduction in IV Drug Use
Patrice Zigrossi, MD  

Learning Objectives

  • Classify harm reduction in the context of the opioid epidemic
  • Incorporate various harm reduction strategies and their evidence, including needle-syringe exchange programs and safe injection facilities
  • Express barriers to implementation of harm reduction programs

Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures
The following faculty and/or planning committee members have indicated that they may have a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company that could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest.

Dr. Zigrossi has no disclosures.

Planning Committee
Dr. David Leff discloses he is on the Speakers' Bureau for Abbvie, Alfa Sigma, Allergan, Gilead and Salix.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

All other faculty and planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Patrice Zigrossi an internal medicine physician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She went to the University of Notre Dame where she majored in pre-medicine and French with a focus on francophone African literature. After university, Patrice went to Eastern Virginia Medical School and then returned to her hometown to complete her internal medicine residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the global health track. Currently, she is a second-year fellow at the HEAL (Health Equity Action Leadership) Initiative based out of the University of San Francisco California and is working with Muso, an NGO in Mali, West Africa.

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