Thursday April 4, 2019 8:00 am - 5:30 pm *Separate registration required
The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Live Workshop is a practical, case-based workshop designed for providers new to the field of addiction medicine, such as primary care physicians, clinicians, and general psychiatrists, who see patients at risk for or with addiction.
Addiction as a disease continues to cost the global community a staggering amount both financially, and in lives lost, but here are treatments available to help patients. Participants of this workshop will learn more about addiction medicine and how to screen diagnose, treat, and/or refer patients with addiction - many of whom are already being seen for commonly occurring medical and psychiatric comorbidities. This live workshop is designed to be energetic and interactive.
Who Should Attend
Providers and other members of the healthcare team interested in learning more about addiction medicine including:
Clinicians (NPs, PAs, RNs, etc.)
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Identify one's own feelings and attitudes that promote or prevent therapeutic responses to patients with substance use disorders.
Demonstrate a knowledge of the diseased brain processes when treating patients with substance use disorders.
Use validated patient screening tools to detect substance use and interpret a spectrum of results.
Use motivational interviewing to enhance patients readiness to change risky behaviors.
Offer the interventions that are appropriate to specific substances and severity of usage pattern.
Respond to hazardous drinking with brief counseling strategies, appropriate to the patient's readiness to change.
For patients suspected of having a SUD, conduct a biopsychosocial assessment to provide a diagnosis and match the patient to an appropriate level of care.
Prescribe pharmacotherapy appropriately for alcohol, tobacco, and opioid use disorders.
Offer patients and families information and referral to behavioral interventions including support groups and mutual aid groups that assist in the recovery process.
Meeting Our Patient: An Introduction to Addiction
A Brain on Drugs: The Clinical Manifestations of the Neurobiology of Addiction
Identifying Unhealthy Substance Use: Assessment
For Every ill, There May Be a Pill: Treating Substance Use Disorders with Medication and Counseling
Should I Open Pandora's Box?: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
When Your Patient Says Yes, But!: A "Taste" of Motivational Interviewing
Program Planning Committee and Faculty
Miriam S. Komaromy, MD, FACP, DFASAM, Chair Peter L. Selby, MBBS, FCFP, DFASAM, Immediate Past Chair Zwaantje H. Hamming, FNP-C, CARN-AP Jill R. Mattingly, DHSc, MMSc, PA-C Kenneth A. Saffier, MD, FASAM Mario F. San Bartolomé, MD, MBA, MRO, QME, FASAM J. Paul Seale, MD, FASAM Jeannette M. Tetrault, MD, FACP, FASAM Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc, FASAM
Continuing Medical Education Credit
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.