The ASAM State of the Art Course in Addiction Medicine

The nation’s leading course on scientific advances and emerging evidence in addiction medicine.

October 6 - 8, 2016  |  Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTICE: Due to popular demand, The ASAM State of the Art Course in Addiction Medicine is officially SOLD OUT and ONSITE registration will not be offered. 

On-site registration is available for the The ASAM Buprenorphine Waiver Course and The CO*RE/ASAM Opioid Prescribing Course only.

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This course is designed specifically for physicians and health care professionals seeking an advanced level of knowledge about breakthroughs in the field and will include:

  • Presentations focused on scientific advances and emerging evidence in addiction medicine
  • Sessions organized around ten topics that translate into clinically useful knowledge
  • Special addresses by directors of federal agencies including SAMHSA, NIDA, NIAAA
  • Concise presentations delving into understanding, preventing, diagnosing and treating addiction and co-occurring medical and psychiatric disorders

    ACCME Accreditation Statement
    The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement
    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Course Features

  • Dynamic, cutting-edge information presented by distinguished faculty
  • Program redesigned to be fast-paced and interactive
  • Planned by national experts in the field of addiction medicine
  • NEW course app providing access to slides and resources
  • Monumental opportunities for networking with exhibitors and colleagues



Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Review the latest epidemiology and prescribing guidelines for opioids and treatment approaches for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Discuss the latest trends in marijuana legislation, policy, testing, synthetic cannabinoids and implications for practice
  • Review best practice guidelines for management of Opioid Use Disorder and management of the pregnant substance user
  • Understand changes in healthcare delivery resulting from the Affordable Care Act and electronic health records implementation
  • Review clinical management of medical and psychiatric comorbidities seen in patients with substance use disorders
  • Describe brain imaging technologies and how these are changing the view of the addicted brain 
  • Describe new pharmacotherapies for alcohol and opioid use disorders

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Who Should Attend

  • Addiction medicine specialists who are interested in the latest research in the field and its translation to clinical practice
  • Physicians and other health care professionals who seek an advanced level of knowledge of addiction medicine
  • Primary care clinicians who manage patients with addiction in their practice
  • Scientists, researchers, public health officials and advocates dedicated to the field of addiction medicine

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Schedule Timeframe for Travel Planning

State of the Art Course:
October 6 – 8, 2016

Course begins Thursday, October 6 at 7:45 am and ends on Saturday at 12:30 pm

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Join us In Washington, DC

Washington, DC, in October is beautiful with average temperatures of low to mid-70s and 80s. The Washington Hilton location is the epicenter of vibrant neighborhoods such as Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, U Street and 14th Street. You can walk to top restaurants, shops and boutiques. Nearby you will also find the National Zoo, Rock Creek Park, Georgetown, the National Mall and many free museums, memorials and attractions. The hotel is located only four blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line).

Pre-Course Offerings - Wednesday, October 5, 2016


The ASAM Buprenorphine Waiver Course - LIVE

1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

(LIVE Webinar stream available)

Additional Fees Apply

The ASAM Buprenorphine Course will ensure that participants are exposed to the highest quality, evidence-based practices when using buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorders.

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The CO*RE/ASAM Opioid Prescribing Course - LIVE

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

(LIVE Webinar stream available)


Review safe prescribing habits and examine the difference between extended release/long acting medications to help ensure patient safety and effective pain management.

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