Psychiatry Grand Rounds 2/17 | Lewei Allison Lin, MD

Lin Grand Rounds


"Optimizing Telehealth for Addiction Care: COVID-19 and Beyond"


The activity is designed to help the learner

•    Discuss treatment gaps and barriers/facilitators to care for people with substance use disorders (SUDs) 
•    Discuss current evidence on telehealth approaches to increasing and improving outcomes for patients with SUDs 
•    Describe impacts of COVID-19 on SUD telehealth policies and on SUD medication and psychotherapy treatment  
•    Discuss innovations in models of telehealth to improve treatment for people with SUDs COVID-19 and beyond. 


About the Speaker:

Lewei Allison Lin, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U-M Addiction Center
Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Practicing Addiction Clinician, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Research Scientist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System


This presentation will discuss current barriers/facilitators to evidence-based treatments for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs) and the potential role for telehealth to address these challenges. The presentation will then focus on current evidence for telehealth in SUD care and policy changes during the COVID-19 pandemic that facilitated use of telehealth. The presentation will include recent studies examining SUD care during the pandemic, with a focus on the role and impacts of telehealth. The presentation will conclude with discussing current policy debates and innovations that are needed in telehealth to continue to improve care and outcomes for people with SUDs. 


CME/CE credit for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is only available during the live feed time and for a brief time immediately following. The code for this week's session is displayed at the opening and closing of the meeting and also in the Chair's Office Zoom Account Name during the meeting.


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This talk is sponsored by the Luton Lecture Fund
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
This educational activity received no commercial support.