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April 18, 2017 — Free Executive Web Briefing Sponsored By Relias Learning

Opioid addiction is currently our country’s #1 health epidemic. This epidemic is quickly becoming a meaningful cost driver with an estimated annual $72.5 billion in medical and prescription costs for health care payers and providers. As the industry focuses on this major issue, providers who address, prescribe, or treat individuals receiving opioids must provide better care and prevent costly waste.

Join Dr. Lloyd I. Sederer, Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health on April 18th, 2017 at 2:00pm ET to hear the four secrets to providing better care and preventing unnecessary costs. These key principles apply to all medical and behavioral health conditions, but this session will focus on applying these principles using opioid addiction as a case example. The four secrets Dr. Sederer will explore include:

  1. Behavior serves a purpose
  2. Power of attachment
  3. Less is more, as a rule
  4. Chronic stress is the enemy


During this 90-minute executive web briefing, attendees will:

  • Review the four key principles to providing better care
  • Discover how these principles can be applied to improve effectiveness of providers
  • Explore the implications providing better care will have on your clinical practice

Featured Speakers

Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)

Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), the nation’s largest state mental health system. He provides medical leadership for a mental health system which annually serves over 700,000 people and includes 22 hospitals, 90 clinics, two research institutes, and community services throughout a state of ~ 19 million people.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health.

Previously, Dr. Sederer served as the Executive Deputy Commissioner for Mental Hygiene Services in NYC, the City’s “chief psychiatrist.” He also has been Medical Director and Executive Vice President of McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, a Harvard teaching hospital, and Director of the Division of Clinical Services for the American Psychiatric Association.

In 2013, Dr. Sederer was given the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents by the American Psychiatric Association, which in 2009 recognized him as the Psychiatric Administrator of the Year. He also has been awarded a Scholar-in-Residence grant by the Rockefeller Foundation and an Exemplary Psychiatrist award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). He has published seven books for professional audiences and four books for lay and student audiences, as well 500 articles in medical journals and non-medical publications including, The New York Times/The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington, Commonweal Magazine, and Psychology Today. He is Medical Editor for Mental Health for the Huffington Post where over 250 of his posts and videos have appeared. He also writes a regular column on mental health and the addictions for US News & World Report.

In 2013, Dr. Sederer published The Family Guide to Mental Health Care (Foreword by Glenn Close), for families of people with mental illness. He also has co-authored, with Jay Neugeboren & Michael Friedman, The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas (The DMOM), a parody of the DSM-5. In 2017, he published Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight (Foreword by Patrick Kennedy) and Controversies in Mental Health and the Addictions.

Registration for this executive web briefing has been provided at no charge courtesy of Relias Learning

Unable to attend? Still register! At the conclusion of the event, all registrants will receive a recorded copy of the executive web briefing and presentation slides — regardless of attendance.

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