About the Series
The objective of the Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture Series is to review, assess, and discuss various historical aspects of the health care sciences. The series runs from Fall to Spring. The Annual Reynolds-Finley Lecture is the foremost presentation in this series that brings speakers of prominence to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


39th Annual Reynolds-Finley Lecture: March 9, 2018 - 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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"The Opioid Crisis," by Stephen M. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.A.M., General, Child/Adolescent and Addiction Psychiatrist; Medical Director, NBA/NBPA Player Assistance/Anti-Drug Program

Biography of the Speaker
Dr. Stephen Taylor is a quadruple-board-certified general, child & adolescent, and addiction psychiatrist whose life's work has been to help adolescents and adults overcome the devastating scourge of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction. In addition to his 23 years of practice experience, Dr. Taylor has served as a speaker, educator and presenter for audiences throughout the United States. An honors graduate of Harvard College with a Master's Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Medical Degree from Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Taylor is currently in his 11th season as the Medical Director of the Player Assistance and Anti-Drug Program of the NBA (National Basketball Association). Dr. Taylor is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors, and is Chief Medical Officer of the Behavioral Health Division of Pathway Healthcare, a company dedicated to opening and operating outpatient alcohol and drug addiction treatment clinics in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, and several other states. Dr. Taylor and his wife of 29 years, Dr. Angela Taylor - an alumna of UAB School of Medicine - have lived in the state of Alabama since 1996, and have lived specifically in the Birmingham area since 2004.

Location/Parking
This event will be held in Lecture Room E of Volker Hall, which is located at 1670 University Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama, 35233. Parking is reserved in UAB Lot 5A. Entrance is located on 16th Street between University Boulevard and 7th Avenue South. Watch for "SOM EVENT PARKING" signage to ensure you enter the correct gate. Pull a parking ticket to enter the lot and a validated ticket will be available at the lecture. *Please be aware if you are entering a parking deck, this is Children's Hospital parking and we cannot validate for this deck.

CMEs Available
As part of the 45th Annual University of Alabama Medical Alumni Weekend, CME credit is being offered. The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

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