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Online conference on virtual solutions for substance use care.

On December 9th and 10th, 2020, colleagues from across the healthcare community will gather to attend an online conference on virtual solutions for substance use care. The COVID-19 pandemic proved that a lot of medicine can be delivered virtually. A lot of sentiments were corrected and a lot of anxieties were proven wrong. Online resources can help to build capacity and provide better access to patients who need care and can’t get it. Web-based systems can help to better organize clinical pathways and provide additional tools, which are giving access to psychotherapy and expertise beyond the current system. We will provide a good overview of the core elements of virtual mental health care given by international colleagues. From online prevention to psychotherapy and from risk assessment and management to virtual clinics. In breakout sessions, you will get the opportunity to learn more about ongoing projects in detail with the opportunity for exchange and networking. The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, UBC and the World Psychiatric Association section for informatics and telemedicine brought together a significant group of pioneers in this field aiming to broaden the effort of mental health and substance use care. (Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, UBC and the World Psychiatric Association section for informatics and telemedicine, 30.10.2020)

https://acdresearch.med.ubc.ca/events/virtual-solutions-for-substance-use-care-conference/