FAME Video Conferencing Series

The Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine ECHO (FAME) series is a 16-week video conference series for primary care physicians and clinicians that addresses various topics in the field of addiction medicine.

The ECHO video conferencing model is used to connect participants with a panel of multi-disciplinary addiction experts. Sessions are 2 hours each. The first 30 minutes is devoted to a didactic presentation on a featured addiction related topic. See below for a complete list of dates and topics.

Participants of the ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour Program will automatically receive information about the FAME series. For all those not registered for the program, please click the link below to sign up to participate!


Sign up for FAME Sessions

Upcoming FAME Video-Conferencing Sessions

Each series will run for 16 weeks sixteen weeks.

The next series* will begin March 6, 2020 and will be held every Friday at:

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Eastern)
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Central)
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am (Mountain)
  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am (Pacific)


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Dates for topics listed below subject to change based on presenter availability.



March 6, 2020

Overview of the Opioid Epidemic
Miriam Komaromy, MD (Curriculum Chair)
Grayken Center for Addiction, MA   

March 13, 2020

Recovery Management
Angela Colistra, PhD, LPC
Lehigh Valley Health Network, PA

March 20, 2020

Stigmatizing Language
Miriam Komaromy, MD (Curriculum Chair)
Grayken Center for Addiction, MA

March 27, 2020

Challenges in Office Management of OUD: Drug Screening

April 3, 2020


April 10, 2020

Motivational Interviewing, Part 1

April 17, 2020

Motivational Interviewing, Part 2

April 24, 2020

Buprenorphine and Naltrexone for Opioid Use Disorder
Miriam Komaromy, MD (Curriculum Chair)
Grayken Center for Addiction, MA   

May 1, 2020

Overdose Prevention & Harm Reduction

May 8, 2020

Drug Use in Pregnancy

May 15, 2020


May 22, 2020

Treatment of SUDs in Adolescents

May 29, 2020

Alcohol Use Disorder Part 1

Shanna Diaz, MD
University of New Mexico, NM 

June 5, 2020

Alcohol Use Disorder Part 2  

June 12, 2020

Tobacco Use Disorder

June 19, 2020

Cannabinoids and Cannabis Use Disorder

June 26, 2020

Models of Implementation
Panel Discussion


*Each 16-week series may be held on different days/times. ASAM will work with participants unable to attend sessions on the designated dates and times for alternative arrangements. 

How Does the FAME ECHO Model Work?

The model and project links expert specialist teams at an academic hub with primary care clinicians in local communities. Primary care clinicians, the spokes in our model, become part of a learning community, where they receive mentoring and feedback from specialists. Together, they manage patient cases so that patients get the care they need.


© 2015 Project ECHO


The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour Program is comprised of five activities (defined below) that together equal a total of 40 CME hours.  Click on the links below to learn more about each component of the program.