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Sunday, April 9, 2017

  • Joseph green
    Posted: 04/08/2017

    Special Performance Helps Attendees Understand the Power of Story

    His goal was to remind them that, as important as it is to know what we are fighting against, it is more important to remember who we’re fighting for. Saturday night, during “Be A Guiding Light: A Special Performance and Session,” Green — youth programs coordinator for Split This Rock, an organization that uses poetry to enact social change — shared how ASAM members can find the power of their own story. Read More
  • challenge
    Posted: 04/08/2017

    Ruth Fox Endowment Gets Boost from Challenge

    Giving to the Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment — which was established to secure ASAM’s future development — has slowed in the last year, but it got a boost Saturday night during the ASAM Donors/Ruth Fox Reception. J. Ramsay Farah, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACMP, DFASAM, challenged everyone in the room — and all other ASAM members — to donate to the fund today through April 18 and he will match every contribution up to $25,000. Read More
  • policy plenary
    Posted: 04/08/2017

    Plenary Examines Addiction Policy Under Trump Administration

    As President Donald Trump’s administration approaches its 80th day in the White House, addiction medicine specialists still have many unanswered questions regarding policy and budgetary proposals that could affect their field. Some of those questions were addressed by a panel of experts during Saturday’s “Policy Plenary: Addiction Policy Outlook in the New Administration.” The session concluded with a question and answer period, with questions coming from the audience via ASAM’s Annual Conference app. Read More
  • Posted: 04/08/2017

    Session Addresses Changes in Addiction Medicine Certification

    In October 2017, the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) will offer physicians who are certified by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) the opportunity to become certified in the subspecialty of addiction medicine. Read More
  • Posted: 04/08/2017

    New Frontiers in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Anxiety

    While the co-occurrence of anxiety disorders and alcohol use disorder (AUD) have been known for many years, new treatments are available to help the high number of patients exhibiting the comorbidities. These treatments will be discussed during “New Frontiers in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Anxiety,” which takes place from 8:30 to 10 am Sunday in Grand Salon B. Read More
  • Posted: 04/08/2017

    Understanding and Implementing the Recovery Coach Role

    The relatively new role of “recovery coach” in primary care will be explored in an interactive format during a Sunday session designed to help attendees envision the position in their own practice. Through “Integrating Recovery Coaches into General Medical Settings,” which takes place from 8:30 to 10:00 am in Grand Salon D on the First Level, attendees will be able to learn the basics of the role and how they can tailor it to fit their primary care setting. Read More

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Review Course

Friday, April 7, 2017