Pre-Conference Courses

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Pre-Conference Courses

This year ASAM presents two exciting pre-conference course options. This is an unprecedented opportunity to expand your learning with in-depth science-to-practice learning on the burning topics that face medical professionals in the addiction medicine field. 


  1. A separate fee is required to attend either the ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine for Primary Care Physicians: A Live Course or the Pain & Addiction Common Threads Course. 
  2. Please register for only ONE of the pre-conference courses.
  3. Both courses will be held Thursday, April 23, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm.
  4. Check back frequently for program updates.

The ASAM Pain & Addiction Course: Common Threads XVI

Thursday, April 23, 2015 
8:00 am - 5:30 pm  
Hilton Austin │Austin, TX

(Additional Fees Apply) In the 16th year of The ASAM Pain and Addiction Common Threads Course, experts in the field will examine evidence-based methods of pain management that involve minimal or no use of prescription opioids. Through the use of five clinical cases, faculty will demonstrate how to treat varied types of pain patients. Faculty will use role play in combination with short lectures to model and explain the best approaches to treatment for the unique patients. In addition to learning different approaches to pain management, course attendees will learn how to use motivational interviewing effectively and how to get the most out of their patient interactions. Course attendees will leave the course with new knowledge and a set of skills that can be immediately applied to their clinical practice.

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine:  A Live Course*

Thursday, April 23, 2015 
8:00 am - 5:30 pm  
Hilton Austin │Austin, TX

(Additional Fees Apply) The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine is a practical, case-based course designed to support primary care physicians and general psychiatrists in their clinical treatment of patients at risk for or with substance use disorders (SUD). The target audience of the course is primary care physicians, general psychiatrists and those interested in a refreshing knowledge on the basics of addiction medicine.  

* This highly interactive session will not be recorded and will not be available online through ASAM's e-Learning Center after the conference.

Questions? Contact ASAM’s Education Department

American Society of Addiction Medicine
4601 North Park Avenue
Upper Arcade, Suite 101
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4520
Education Department
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