Program & Schedule

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  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    11:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Registration Open

    12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Buprenorphine and Office Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence:PCSS-MAT Half-and-Half Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training - FREE

    Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM, (Course Director)
    Petros Levounis, MD, MA, DFASAM

    Combining self-paced online learning and face-to-face classroom training with expert faculty, this PCSS-MAT Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Course provides the 8 hours of training required to obtain the DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid dependence. Learn online through approximately 3.75 hours of self-directed training online and complete course requirements with 4.25 hours of live classroom instruction. Participants can earn up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit(s)™ upon completion of the course. 

    There are no fees for the Half-and-Half Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training course, but all attendees must register in advance and complete the initial 3.75 hours online PRIOR to attending the second, in-person portion of the course.  Participants who fail to meet this requirement are not eligible to participate in the live portion of the course. The Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training Registration does not include the Full Course Registration and vice versa.  

    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Tabletop Exhibits/Set-up

    5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
    ER/LA Opioid REMS Course - FREE

    Herbert Malinoff, MD, FACP, DFASAM
    Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    The ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving
    Patient Care course was developed by nationally renowned experts  in the ER/LA opioid field. ASAM’s REMS course is CO*RE-branded
    material, but will also include a special focus on addiction
    medicine. Utilizing dynamic media presentation tools, this
    critical content will be presented through a variety of formats
    including lecture, case study, interactive audience response
    activities, and open discussion.

    Participants can attend this course on-site in Orlando or view the course in real-time remotely on their computers or mobile devices via Webinar. 
    Participants, both live and remote, can earn up to 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit(s)™ upon completion of the course assessment and evaluation. 

    There are no fees for ASAM’s ER/LA Opioid REMS course but all attendees must register in advance or on site.  The ER/LA Opioid REMS Course Registration does not include the Full Course Registration and vice versa.  

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 -- Foundations of Addiction Medicine

    6:00 am - 7:00 am
    Mutual Help

    7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Registration Open

    7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    ​Tabletop Exhibits Open

    7:00 am - 7:30 am
    Continental Breakfast in the Tabletop Exhibit Area

    7:30 am - 7:45 am
    Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Petros Levounis, MD, MA, DFASAM; Abigail Herron, DO

    7:45 am - 8:30 am
    Session 1: The Neurobiology of Addiction
    Eliot L. Gardner, PhD

    8:30 am - 9:15 am
    Session 2: Alcohol
    Ricardo Restrepo, MD, MPH

    9:15 am - 10:00 am
    Session 3: Sedatives
    Ricardo Restrepo, MD, MPH

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
     Refreshment Break in the Tabletop Exhibit Area

    10:30 am - 11:15 am
    Session 4: Opioids
    Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Session 5: Tobacco
    Petros Levounis, MD, MA, DFASAM

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Lunch in the Tabletop Exhibit Area (Grab-N-Go available for purchase)

    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    Session 6: Cannabis
    Petros Levounis, MD, MA, DFASAM

    1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
    Session 7: Stimulants
    Petros Levounis, MD, MA, DFASAM

    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Refreshment Break in the Tabletop Exhibit Area

    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
    Session 8: Other Classes of Drugs
    Abigail Herron, DO

    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    Session 9: Taking the ABAM Examination
    Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Day 1 Review & Q&A Session
    Petros Levounis, MD, MA, DFASAM; Abigail Herron, DO

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Networking Reception in the Tabletop Exhibit Area

  • Friday, September 19, 2014 -- Assessments and Treatments

    6:00 am - 7:00 am
    Mutual Help

    7:00 am - 4:45 pm
    Registration Open

    7:00 am - 3:00 pm
    ​Tabletop Exhibits Open

    7:00 am - 7:30 am
    Continental Breakfast in the Tabletop Exhibit Area

    7:30 am - 7:45 am
    Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Petros Levounis, MD, MA, DFASAM; Abigail Herron, DO

    7:45 am - 8:30 am
    Session 10: History of Addiction Treatment
    Michael Miller, MD, DFASAM

    8:30 am - 9:15 am
    Session 11: Epidemiology
    Aykut Ozden, MD

    9:15 am - 10:00 am
    Session 12: Definitions, the ASAM Criteria and the DSM-5
    David Mee-Lee, MD

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Refreshment Break in the Tabletop Exhibit Area
    10:30 am - 11:15 am

    10:30 am - 11:15 am
    Session 13: Screening, Assessment, and Brief Intervention
    Abigail Herron, DO

    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Session 14: Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
     Timothy J. Wiegand, MD

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Lunch in the Tabletop Exhibit Area (Grab-N-Go available for purchase)

    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    Session 15: Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Motivational Interviewing
    James W. Finch, MD, DFASAM

    1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
    Session 16: 12-Step Facilitation and other Psychosocial Interventions
    James W. Finch, MD, DFASAM

    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Refreshment Break in the Tabletop Exhibit Area

    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
    Session 17: Psychiatric Co-Morbidities
    Jeff A. Selzer, MD, DFASAM

    3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
    Session 18: Medical Co-Morbidities
    Timothy K. Brennan, MD, MPH

    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Foundations, Assessments & Treatment Review & Q&A Session
    Petros Levounis, MD, MA, DFASAM; Abigail Herron, DO; Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- Special Populations and Topics

    6:00 am - 7:00 am
    Mutual Help

    7:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Registration Open

    7:00 am - 10:30 am
    ​Tabletop Exhibits Open 

    7:00 am - 7:30 am
    Continental Breakfast in the Table Top Exhibit Area

    7:30 am - 7:45 am
    Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Petros Levounis, MD, MA, DFASAM; Abigail Herron, DO

    7:45 am - 8:30 am
    Session 19: Genetics, Pregnancy and Women’s Health
    Leena P. Mittal, MD

    8:30 am - 9:15 am
    Session 20: Adolescents, Young Adults, and the Elderly
    Aykut Ozden, MD

    9:15 am - 10:00 am
    Session 21: Pain and Addiction
     
    Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Refreshment Break in the Tabletop Exhibit Area

    10:30 am - 11:15 am
    Session 22: Prevention, Public Health, Harm Reduction
    Sharon Stancliff, MD

    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Session 23: Addiction in the Workplace
    Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM

    12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
    Session 24: Ethics and the Law
    Timothy K. Brennan, MD, MPH

    12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
    Day 3 and Course Review and Q&A Session
    Petros Levounis, MD, MA, DFASAM; Abigail Herron, DO

    Note: The order of presentations and faculty presenters may vary.