Addictions Treatment and Research: The Next GenerationThe present and future of addictions treatment is the focus of the Fourth Annual UT Psychiatry Update, which will be held Feb. 9 at the Hermann Conference Center.

Dr. Charles O’Brien, of the Perelman School of Medicine, is the featured speaker of “Addictions Treatment and Research: The Next Generation,” which is a daylong event, starting at 8 a.m.

This continuing medical education program is created primarily for psychiatrists and psychologists and other mental health professionals. Course directors are Dr. Jair Soares, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine; Dr. Oscar Bukstein, professor of psychiatry; and Dr. F. Gerard Moeller, professor of psychiatry and Louis A. Faillace, M.D. Professor.

The current practice of addiction treatment is to heavily utilize 12-step programs and largely ignore other evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy, and underutilize pharmacotherapy for addictions. This program will address this professional practice gap by presenting clinical and basic research on addictions focusing on evidence-based treatments.

To register, please visit www.UTcme.net . For questions, please call 713.486.2705.