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

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.

Tools, Resources, and Webinars

Board Exam Study Tool

Learn from the BEST! Registrants of the ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine 2018 receive complimentary access to the 2018 Board Exam Study Tool—the BEST, an interactive learning tool that includes study material and self-assessment questions to help prepare you for the ABPM Exam in an engaging, self-paced format. This learning tool allows you to fully engage with the subject material. The BEST 2018 will be available in June 2018.

Text Books

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Fifth Edition

ASAM’s textbook, The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Fifth Edition, is the basic reference text for the Review Course. Speakers will refer to and draw from this text often as part of their presentations.  Copies also will be available for purchase at the Review Course.

The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine, Second Edition

The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine, Second Edition, is a quick reference book on virtually all addiction medicine topics.

Both books are great study tools for the ABPM Certification Examination.   As a supplement to the books, participants will receive a printed syllabus onsite at the course.  Visit to purchase your copy of these valuable texts now or call 1-800-638-3030. 


Spotlight Sessions: A Deeper Dive into Popular Review Course Topics (6 CME)
Looking to stay engaged and expand your ASAM Review Course experience? This six-webinar series will offer an in-depth look at some of the most popular sessions from the ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine. Each webinar will be an hour long, with 30 minutes of lecture on the topic of the week and 30 minutes for audience questions. Attend the Review Course in-person or purchase the Review Course online to receive 25% off the entire 6 CME series!

ASAM designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine 2017

Can't wait until July? Access sessions from the ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine 2017 on-demand in the e-Learning Center.

Pre-Course Offerings - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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