The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine

The ASAM Review Course 2018

The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine is widely recognized as the essential primer for physicians and other healthcare professionals who are preparing for a career in addiction medicine, as well as for primary care providers who wish to increase their skills in identifying and managing patients whose medical problems are caused or exacerbated by substance use disorders. ASAM’s Review Course has had a major impact on advancing scientific knowledge among physicians and other healthcare professionals.

The course offers two-and-a -half days of sessions which are mapped to the addiction medicine exam blueprint of topics for the exam and features an outstanding lineup of faculty. Over 1,200 medical professionals attended this popular course in 2017. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
  • Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
  • Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
  • Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
  • Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

Board Exam Study Tool (BEST) included with registration.

Registrants of the 2018 ASAM Review Course will receive complimentary access to the 2018 Board Exam Study Tool (BEST) in May 2018. Features include:

  • Content in the slides and presentations derived from the Exam Blueprint to provide the most accurate and effective guidance
  • Excerpts and highlights from ASAM’s Essentials of Addiction Medicine and Principles of Addiction Medicine
  • Bank of over 500 reviewed questions for self-examination and practice testing
  • Glossary of terms and study references
  • CME credits

Who Should Attend

The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine provides an up-to-date review of the core content of addiction medicine for:

  • Physicians preparing for the ABPM Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine
  • Addiction specialists seeking a "refresher" course that incorporates recent developments in addiction science and practice
  • Non-specialist physicians and other healthcare professionals needing the knowledge to identify and manage problems related to substance use disorders for their patients 


Join Us In Dallas (Grapevine), TX

The ASAM Review Course hotel is The Gaylord Texan Resort set on Lake Grapevine. It offers a first-class experience with southern hospitality featuring an atrium with 4.5 acres of lush gardens, numerous restaurants and eclectic shops. This hotel is located six miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW) and only two and a half miles from the Grapevine Mills Mall.

Pre-Course Offerings - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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