October 19, 2023 MGH Pharmacy Week 2023: Substance Use Disorder and Stigma

October 19, 2023

This presentation will summarize the pathophysiology of substance use disorder (SUD), identify the short- and long-term consequences of stigma surrounding SUD, and discuss ways that we as pharmacists can combat this stigma as healthcare providers.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the pathophysiology of how a substance use disorder develops.
  2. Predict the potential short- and long-term consequences of the stigma of substance use disorder.
  3. Discuss ways pharmacists can combat the stigma surrounding substance use disorder.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Massachusetts General Hospital - Department of Pharmacy & Mass General Brigham

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ACPE Technician
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/19/2023 - 2:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/19/2023 - 3:00pm EDT

Ramy Elshaboury, PharmD - Course Director
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Massachusetts General Hospital

Katelyn Reardon
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement

This activity provides 1.00 contact hours (1.00 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number (UAN): JA0007437-0000-23-020-L08-P & JA0007437-0000-23-020-L08-T.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ACPE Technician
  • 1.00 Participation


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