The Bridge Engagement Centre: Meaningful Patient Engagement to Tackle Tobacco and Opioid Crises

The Physician Advocacy Network and the American Lung Association in Minnesota are partnered to bring you this presentation from Dr. Smita Pakhalé, a pulmonologist and Assistant Professor from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine serving on the American Thoracic Society’s Tobacco Action Committee. Dr. Pakhalé, shared her team’s success at reducing tobacco and opioid dependence in an inner-city setting through an innovative Community-based Participatory Tobacco Dependence Strategy. CME available. 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe effective strategies for meaningful patient engagement.
  • Explain how patient engagement can help with the tobacco and growing opioid use crises.
  • Justify the concurrent treatment of tobacco dependence and other substance use disorders

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To  Receive Continuing Medical Education Credits

To receive your Continuing Medical Education Credits and your CME certificate, you must: view the activity material in its entirety and complete the post-evaluation


Hosted in partnership with the American Lung Association in Minnesota


Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Twin Cities Medical Society. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement
The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The members of the faculty and planning committee for this event have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of the CME activity. 

Target Audience

This event is open to all interested individuals with a focus on physicians, advanced practice professionals, nurses, other health professionals and students.  Practitioners of every specialty are encouraged to attend.