Suggested Topics

 Suggested topics were derived from the 2014 Med-Sci Conference Needs Assessment Survey and CME 2014 Annual Gap Analysis Survey Results.  The following needs and topics were identified for the 2015 Annual Conference Abstract Selection Process:

Biology, Neurobiology or Genetics

  • Biomarkers/Clinical Drug Testing
  • Molecular Mechanisms 
  • Neurobiology of Addiction
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Other 

Co-Morbidities

  • Co-Occurring Medical Disorders
  • Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders
  • Infectious Diseases (HCV/HIV/TB)
  • PTSD
  • Other

Innovative Treatment

  • Other

Integration

  • Addiction Medicine into Primary Care
  • Addiction Medicine into other Specialties
  • Primary Care into Addiction Medicine
  • Team Care
  • Other

Pain Management/ Pain and Addiction

  • Innovations in Pain Management
  • Medical Device Technology
  • Non-Pharmacological Therapeutic Techniques
  • Opioids/Opiates
  • Withdrawal Management
  • Other

Pharmacotherapy

  • Acamprosate
  • Buprenorphine
  • Disulfiram
  • Extended-Release Naltrexone
  • Methadone
  • Varenicline
  • Other

Policy/Regulatory Issues

  • Drug Courts/Criminal Justice System
  • Getting involved in policy change
  • Harm Reduction (Naloxone kits and needle exchange)
  • Marijuana
  • Parity/Reimbursement/Access to Insurance Coverage
  • Prescription Drug Abuse/ PDMP
  • Other

Practice Management/Technology

  • Best Practices
  • Billing/Insurance
  • Certification/MOC - ABAM
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Ethical, Legal and Liability Issues
  • Starting a Practice
  • Telemedicine
  • Use of Apps in Practices
  • Other

Psychosocial, Behavioral, and Recovery Approaches

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Alternative/Holistic Treatments
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Spirituality
  • Other

Special Populations

  • Adolescents
  • Elderly
  • Immigrant Populations
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
  • Low-Income/Homeless
  • Racial/Ethnic Groups
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans/Military Personnel
  • Women
  • Other

Substance Specific

  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis 
  • Opioids
  • Sedatives
  • Stimulants
  • Synthetic Drugs
  • Tobacco/Nicotine
  • Other classes of drugs

Other

  • Nutrition and Addiction
  • Patient Retention
  • Withdrawal Management
  • Other


Questions? Contact ASAM’s Education Department

American Society of Addiction Medicine
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