Staten Island, NY

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Date(s) - January 27,2019
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Staten Island Hampton Inn


Dr. William Benefield Jr., Pharm D., BCPP, FASCP

University of Texas at San Antonio and Austin

Dr. William Benefield graduated with honors from Auburn University with a BS in Pharmacy and received his Doctorate in Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio. Dr. Benefield completed his residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been board certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy since 1997 and is a founding member of CPNP. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas. He has practiced in the areas of developmental disabilities, hospice and long term care for the past 27 years. He has authored and co-authored chapters in Pharmacotherapy, the Pharmacotherapy Case Book, and Applied Therapeutics. He has presented at the national meetings of the ACCP, ASCP, American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology, and NCDEU.


ACPE# 0043-9999-19-001-L01-P


1.  Identify signs and symptoms of acute withdrawal, acute intoxication, and chronic dependency associated with alcohol, opiates, and tobacco.

2.  Describe the pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic properties for therapy used in the treatment of these substance use disorders.

3.  Apply evidence-based strategies for selecting appropriate pharmacotherapy for a patient with substance use disorder.

4.  Evaluate the evidence-based literature regarding the treatment of opioid dependence in pregnancy.

5.  Discuss the management of intrapartum and postpartum pain in opioid dependent patients.


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