Education

Suggested Topics

Suggested Topics

Suggested topics were derived from the 2016 Annual Conference CME Evaluation and the 2016 Annual Gap Analysis Survey Results. The following needs and topics were identified for the 2017 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
  • Drug Policy
  • 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
  • Training of Residents and Fellows
  • 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
  • Prevention
  • Withdrawal Management
  • Other