PROFESSOR PETER FRIEDMANN TO SPEAK AT UKESAD
Linking Addiction Treatment with Other Medical and Psychiatric Systems
This session by Professor Peter Friedmann is vital for practitioners in multidisciplinary teams. Attendees will be able to: list barriers to optimal linkage, summarise the benefits of linked services and discuss models of linked services.
Professor Peter Friedmann is president of Amersa, the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse. An associate professor of medicine & community health at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School, he is an addiction health services researcher who has published extensively on the organisation of treatment services, treatment process and outcomes, and the role of physicians in the care of substance-use disorders.
As principal investigator of the Rhode Island Research Center of Nida’s Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies, he is lead investigator of Step’n Out, a four-state, randomised trial of integrated parole and outpatient addiction treatment for adult parolees.
He also directs the Programme to Integrate Psychosocial & Health Services in Chronic Disease & Disability, a centre for health services and translational research at Providence VA Medical Center.