Adolescents and young adults have not been spared from the enormous rise in morbidity and mortality attributable to opioids in the United States. In this presentation, learners will review the epidemiology of opioid misuse and related harm among youth in the United States. Then, learners will review evidence-based treatment for youth, including the use of pharmacotherapy, and identify gaps in treatment for youth. Finally, learners will appreciate key differences in providing treatment for opioid use disorder to young people in comparison to adults.

Speaker bio
Dr Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS is an adolescent medicine and addiction specialist. Dr Hadland’s clinical and research interests focus on improving care for young people with opioid use disorder. His work has been published in leading journals, including The Lancet, BMJ, Pediatrics, JAMA Pediatrics, and JAMA Internal Medicine, and he has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, USA Today, Associated Press, Reuters, National Public Radio, The Boston Globe, and NEJM Journal Watch. He was the 2016 recipient of the New Investigator Award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and holds a K23 Career Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Dr Hadland received his MD degree from Washington University in St. Louis, an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr Hadland completed his pediatrics residency and chief residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program before pursuing fellowship training in Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and completing the Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr Hadland holds board certification in General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, and Addiction Medicine.

Date: Thursday 22 November 2018
Time: Refreshments from 12pm; talk begins 12:30pm
Venue: Room 305, McElwain Building 24A

About Lunchtime talks

The University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR) and the School of Psychology are teaming up to host two lunchtime talks from international speakers in November 2018.


McElwain Building (24A)