Educating providers on the complex topic of pain and addiction and providing the newest research and clinical skills

ASAM Pain & Addiction

Pain & Addiction

Overview & Introduction

Treating patients who fall in the grey area between pain and addiction can be particularly challenging for healthcare providers. To address this, ASAM has developed three courses which provide content for all provider experience levels: introductory, intermediate, and advanced. The courses utilize a variety of learning modalities including on-demand 24/7 recordings and self-paced formats as well as live courses that are offered virtually and in-person.

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ASAM Pain & Addiction: Essentials

Introductory

Online, self-paced modules
6 CME Total

2

ASAM Pain & Addiction: Applied Skills
Intermediate

Highly interactive, one-day live course
6 CME

3

ASAM Pain & Addiction: Common Threads
Advanced

One-day live and on-demand courses
6-8 CME

ASAM Pain & Addiction: Essentials
Introductory Topics in Pain & Addiction

The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Essentials is a series of six online modules that cover the foundations of pain and addiction including the science, stigma, screening and assessment, treatment options and planning, and interdisciplinary approaches. The modules are self-paced and include interactive activities, knowledge check questions, video content, and text-based content. All modules can be taken together as a full 6-hour course or can be taken individually to fill learner knowledge gaps in pain and addiction topics. Modules will be rolled out as they are available throughout 2021.

 

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those who are new to pain and addiction, including:

  • Primary care/family physicians
  • Early career providers
  • Fellows in training/residents in pain, addiction, primary care, etc.
  • Other members of the care team (nurses, program managers, case workers, counselors, etc.) who are looking for introductory topics on pain and addiction

Topics

Click below to register for individual modules, or click here to register for the full six-module package at a discounted rate.

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ASAM Pain & Addiction: Applied Skills Workshop
Intermediate Topics in Pain & Addiction

The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Applied Skills Workshop is a new, intermediate-level workshop launched in 2021. This virtual-live workshop is designed to increase learners' skills in treating pain and addiction. The workshop will be a dynamic and interactive opportunity for those who have some experience in pain and addiction to apply essential treatment skills to their practice. Attendees should come ready to engage in dialogue and activities with expert faculty and peers.


Topics

  • Utilizing screening tools
  • Creating treatment plans
  • Brief counseling techniques
  • Educating patients about pain and addiction
  • Having difficult conversations with patients about pain and addiction
  • Complex pharmacological techniques such as buprenorphine induction, opioid tapering, and non-opioid management
  • Selecting non-pharmacologic treatment methods
  • Creating a multidisciplinary referral network

 

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, and physician assistants with some experience treating pain and addiction, but who are at an intermediate level.

 

Upcoming Virtual-Live Workshop

Click date below to register.

Monday, October 18, 2021 | 10:00 - 6:00 pm ET

ASAM Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course
Advanced Topics in Pain & Addiction

The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course is one of ASAM’s longest running and most popular courses. This advanced course is designed to increase learners' understanding of complex topics and improve treatment of patients who fall somewhere in the grey area between pain and addiction. Participants will learn about new research developments affecting treatment and how to integrate these techniques into their own practices. This course is offered as a live course with topics and presenters changing from year to year. Recordings are available on-demand following the course.

 

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those in the addiction medicine field who already have experience with pain and addiction but want to stay abreast of new research and practices. Other healthcare providers and members of the care team interested and experienced in treating this patient population are also encouraged to attend.

 

Upcoming & Previous Courses

Click here to register for upcoming live courses and past courses available on-demand 24/7.