Pediatric Multispecialty Conference - Drugs of Abuse: Everything old is new again

MIami, FL US
May 9, 2017

Remaining abreast of emerging drugs of abuse continues to challenge emergency practitioners. Many novel psychostimulants have emerged in the past decade, from amphetamine-like stimulants to ecstasy-like empathogens. Dr. Bernstein, of Florida’s Poison Control Center, explains the prevalence in the pediatric population of new and evolving drugs of abuse, summarizes the pharmacology of various drug classes, and discusses appropriate treatment based on drug class. 

Target Audience

Pediatricians, Internists, Hospitalists, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and related members of the hospital care team.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the prevalence of poisonings in children, adolescents and teens that are caused by drugs of abuse.
  • Classify new and evolving drugs of abuse, and summarize their pharmacology.
  • Identify patients presenting with exposure to a drug of abuse by recognizing the drug class, and provide safe and effective treatment.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
04/11/2017
Course expires: 
06/07/2017
Event starts: 
05/09/2017 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
05/09/2017 - 7:00pm
Baptist Hospital of Miami
8900 N. Kendall Drive
Auditorium
MIami, FL 33176
United States

Jeffrey N. Bernstein, M.D.
Medical Director
Florida Poison Information Center
Miami, Florida


Jeffrey N. Bernstein, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/11/2017
Course expires: 
06/07/2017
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