Suggested Topics

The idea for the overall theme comes from reoccurring issues raised at the ASAM Addiction Medicine Summit in Washington, DC in June.  Suggested topics were derived from the 2013 Med-Sci Conference Needs Assessment Survey and CME 2013 Annual Gap Analysis Survey Results.  The following needs and topics were identified for the 2014 Med-Sci Conference Abstract Selection Process:

Addiction Medicine Physicians

  • General Neurobiology/Physiology/Chemistry/Psychiatry of Addiction
  • Stigma of being Addiction Medicine Specialist
  • Innovations in Addiction Medicine
  • Epidemiology of Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Understanding Behavioral Addiction
  • Other

Behavioral Health

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • 12-Step Programs (AA, NA, Etc.)
  • SMART Recovery
  • Alternative Treatments (including holistic approaches)
  • Innovations in Behavioral Health
  • Other

Trauma

  • Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Other
  • Drug Courts and other State/National Policy
  • Treatment within Veteran/Military Personnel
  • Other

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Medication assisted treatment
  • Benzodiazepine Dependence and Treatment
  • Nicotine Dependence and Treatment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Co-morbid Disorders (addiction w/ pain, psych, etc)
  • Pathological Gambling and Treatment
  • New and Emerging Treatments for Addiction
  • Drug Testing
  • Trauma
  • Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Other

Infectious Diseases

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C - HCV – Viral Hepatitis
  • TB
  • Other

Pain Management

  • Opiates/Opioid Treatment
  • Co-occurring Psychiatric Conditions
  • Detox
  • Holistic Healing/Alternative Medicine
  • Interventional Strategies
  • Gender Specific Applications to Treatment
  • Innovations in Pain Management
  • Other

Patient Care

  • Listen to Patient and their Families
  • Re-entering the Community
  • Physician and Public Understanding of Patient
  • Innovation and/or Integration of Patient Care
  • Other

Pharmacotherapy

  • Benzodiazepines (Interaction with Opiates/Opioids)
  • Buprenorphine
  • Methadone
  • ER Naltrexone
  • Naloxone
  • Other

Practice Management

  • How to Set up an Addiction Medicine Practice
  • Electronic health record in the addiction setting
  • How to Educate Patients and the Public
  • Other

Primary Care

  • Integration of Addiction Medicine with Primary Care
  • Educating other Physicians about Addiction Medicine
  • Gap Between Primary Care Providers and Addiction Specialists
  • Getting Primary Care Involved
  • Other

Public Policy/Regulatory Issues

  • Harm and Supply Reduction Strategies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Parity Issues
  • Reimbursement
  • Access to Insurance Coverage
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Stigma – Complying with Regulatory Issues
  • Other

Social/Designer Drugs

  • Marijuana
  • Spice
  • Club drug inhalants
  • Alcohol
  • Salvia
  • Bath Salts
  • Tobacco/Nicotine
  • Synthetic drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetemines/Methamphetemines
  • Other

Socioeconomic, Racial, Gender Issues and Other Diverse Populations

  • Teens/Adolescents
  • Minority/Ethnic Groups
  • Low Income Populations
  • Under-insured
  • Gender Specific Approaches to Treatment
  • Women Issues: Pregnancy, Reproduction, Women and Children are Different
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender
  • Treatment within Veteran/Military Personnel
  • Other

 


 

Questions? Contact ASAM’s Education Department

American Society of Addiction Medicine
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4520
Education Department
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