Director of Maintenance of Certification, American Board of Addiction Medicine, Bethdsda, MarylandLia Bennett is an independent consultant serving as the Director of Maintenance of Certification for the American Board of Addiction. She was a quality improvement program coordinator for the American College of Physicians and brings to ABAM, over 10 years of experience developing and managing MOC compliant programs. She has worked in the field of internal medicine conducting continuing medical education research in the areas of adult immunization, cardiovascular risk and diabetes. Ms. Bennett received her Masters of Public Health with a graduate certificate in Integrative Health. She strives to provide superior guidance to ABAM Diplomates.
EVP, ABAM, bethesda, MarylandKevin Kunz, M.D., M.P.H., FASAM is Executive Vice President of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and The Addiction Medicine Foundation. He served as ABAM President from 2008-2011, and previously served as an ASAM Director and Chair of the ASAM Chapters Council. He served as CoChair of the Medical Specialty Action Group (MSAG) which recommended that an independent medical board be established to expand the formal involvement of the larger medical community and all of health care in the prevention and treatment of addiction. The recommendations of MSAG were unanimulsy adoped by the ASAM Board of Directors in April, 2007.
Director of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MichiganDr. Robert J. Sokol currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Physiology and the John M. Malone, Jr., M.D., Endowed Chair and Director of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. Dr. Sokol graduated with the highest distinction in philosophy and from medical school with honors from the University of Rochester in New York. After residency training at Washington University/Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., and after serving as Dr. Willard Allen’s last executive Chief Resident, he served in the Air Force as a Major and then completed a fellowship at Maternal-Fetal Medicine, as well as joining the faculty, first at the University of Rochester and then at Metrohealth/Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. He worked his way up to Professor and Director of the Perinatal Clinical Research Center. Recruited as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine/Detroit Medical Center in 1983, he served as Dean and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs from 1988 until 1999. Dr. Sokol is an internationally recognized expert in the area of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. In 1986, he established and directed the National Institutes of Health-funded WSU Fetal Alcohol Research Center, the only center of its kind in the country at the time. He is currently focused on risk detection and prevention methodology. He is Project Manager II for services in support of the Perinatology Research Branch of the NICHD and was the founding Chair of a University Department of Clinical and Translational Science. He has about 335 referreed papers and about 1500 total publications. He is President Elect of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
MOC Program Assistant, American Board of Addiction Medicine, Kensington, MarylandDeborah Bryant supports the Maintenance of Certification Program by digitizing Self-Assessment Modules, providing technical support for the Web Portal for Diplomates and working on reporting and data issues. She came to ABAM from Bisamer LLC, a market research firm. Prior to Bisamer, Deborah was a contractor in the IT Department of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration where she ran NASA’s first ever internal survey service after successfully managing the User Services Department for several years. Deborah holds an M.S. in Addictions Studies from King’s College – London and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Program Manager, MOC, ABAM, Bethesda, MarylandMichelle Robinson Lyons serves as the Maintenance of Certification Manager for the American Board of Addiction. She was an Independent Contractor for the Clinical Center at The National Institutes of Health, providing scientific and health writing, editing, and research services. She worked at The National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine as a Research Associate, providing technical and non-technical writing, editing, and research for the Clinical Research Roundtable. Michelle has extensive experience in marketing, having worked at Shady Grove Fertility as a Marketing Coordinator and co-owning a tutoring business. Ms. Lyons is a graduate of American University where she received her Master of Science degree in Health Promotion Management, and Dickinson College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She strives to provide superior guidance to ABAM Diplomates.
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Room: Governors Ballroom DE, Fourth Floor
Director of Maintenance of Certification, American Board of Addiction Medicine, Bethdsda, Maryland
EVP, ABAM, bethesda, Maryland
Director of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
MOC Program Assistant, American Board of Addiction Medicine, Kensington, Maryland
Program Manager, MOC, ABAM, Bethesda, Maryland
Addiction medicine is a uniquely specialized and evolving medical specialty. Addiction medicine certified physicians are at a cross-roads requiring relevant, practice-related and self-assessment educational opportunities to remain current with the fast-paced changes of the specialty. The presentations in this workshop will highlight how ABAM’s adoption and implementation of the 2015 Standards for the ABMS Program for MOC will help bring greater flexibility to learning, and improve the value and quality to each of the 4-Parts of MOC. Learners in this workshop will also get an opportunity to have an in-depth interaction with ABAM MOC decision makers and staff, view updates on the ABAM MOC portal and provide feedback to help enhance the quality of addiction medicine MOC and future learning opportunities.