Sex, Gender, and the Opioid Epidemic

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For AMWA's October session, Dr. Lauren Walter will discuss crucial implications for effective medical care.

Dr. Lauren Walter is Associate Professor and Core Educational Faculty for the Department of Emergency Medicine. She has lectured regionally and nationally on Sex- and Gender-based Medicine (SGBM), acute care management of opioid use disorder (OUD), and the nexus of the two. She has previously developed and implemented a novel SGBM curriculum and an an OUD-based curriculum for UME and GME trainees in Emergency Medicine. 

Dr. Walter is the current Program Director for a SAMHSA-funded project aimed at Emergency Department-initiated medications for opioid use disorder and referral to definitive treatment, the first of its kind in the state of Alabama.

She is the immediate past president of the AMWA faculty/resident chapter at UAB and was responsible for the founding of ‘Women in Emergency Medicine Mentorship and Interest Group’' within her department in 2014. 

Using years of experience and research, Dr. Walter has become uniquely qualified to discuss the crucial implications for effective medical care in AMWA's session: Sex, Gender, and the Opioid Epidemic.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Lectures & Presentations, Meeting


Diversity & Inclusion, Health & Wellness

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff, General Public


Free (registration required)

American Medical Women's Association
Center for Addiction and Pain Prevention and Intervention, Heersink School of Medicine
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