Dawn DeWitt, MD, MSc, MACP, FRACP, Cert Med Ed
Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Director, Collaboration for Interprofessional Health Education
Washington State University College of Medicine
Dr. DeWitt has held internal medicine practice, administrative and faculty positions at universities in the United States (Washington State University and University of Washington), Canada (University of British Columbia) and Australia (University of Melbourne). She currently serves as the Director of 4th year Medical Education and the Center for Interprofessional Health Education, Research, and Scholarship (CIPHERS), and PI on the HRSA funded Rethinking Education on Substance use through inter-Professional Education and Rural Community Training (RESPECT) grant.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: An urgent need exists to improve care for patients who seek opioids for chronic pain relief. Targeting education towards diverse interprofessional health care teams is one approach to ensure all team members communicate effectively and understand evidence-based options for patients at risk for opioid use disorder. The purpose of this session is to (1) share outcomes from an interprofessional education (IPE) program that focuses on collaboration when treating patients with chronic pain who use opioids and/or may be experiencing opioid use disorder (OUD) (2) discuss how we…