Medicine - Grand Rounds

Topic: The Opioid Crisis: A Frontline for All


Wednesday, September 20, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LRC Auditorium


Daniel Lewis, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Clerkship Director

Target Audience:

Community Physicians, Faculty, Residents/Fellows

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the current state of the opiate crisis in America.
2. Explain current trends and clinical challenges with fentanyl overdoses/withdrawal and inductions on partial agonists (buprenorphine).
3. Explain the pharmacology of opiates and the mechanisms of withdrawal/precipitated withdrawal.
4. Understand our most recent study from our hospital regarding induction of buprenorphine using “micro-inductions” and Dilaudid.
5. Implement buprenorphine micro-induction protocols in the hospital to prevent overdoses and overdose deaths.


The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity.

Additional Information

Lecture will also be available by Zoom - Click Zoom Meeting Link to Join


Daniel Lewis, M.D. has disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

For additional information, contact Lavetta Jones (904) 244-3093 lavetta.jones@jax.ufl.edu.