2014 Review Course

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Please join us for the next ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine:

The 2015 ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine

July 30, 2015 – August 1, 2015 (with pre-courses on July 29, 2014)
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL
(Registration will open November 2014)

The American Board of Addiction Medicine has announced the next examination date will be October 17, 2015. To learn more about examination deadlines and fees please visit www.abam.net


2014 Review Course in Addiction Medicine

September 18-20, 2014
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Orlando, FL


The ASAM Board Review Course in Addiction Medicine is widely recognized as the essential primer for physicians and other health care 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.

The course features a three-day program of outstanding speakers. Over 500 professionals are expected for the 2014 course which is scheduled for Thursday, September 18 through Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida.

With well over 3,500 attendees over the years, ASAM’s Board Review Courses have had a major impact on advancing a common base of scientific knowledge among physicians and other health care professionals.

 In addition to the 3-day Review Course, on the evening of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 5:00 pm - 8:15 pm, ASAM is offering, free of charge, our ER/LA Opioid REMS Course--Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care.  

Keys to Success for the ABAM Exam

The most important factor in passing the ABAM exam is preparation which includes reading The Principles of Addiction Medicine textbook and self-study. ASAM and CSAM offer equally good exam preparation courses which vary in structure and products offered. Both courses are designed to cover the topics and provide sample questions and preparations for the exam as best as can be determined. ASAM and CSAM provide as much support as possible to ensure successful preparation of exam candidates. 

Educational Purpose

Individuals who complete the Review Course should be able to demonstrate knowledge of current clinical practice across the spectrum of Addiction Medicine.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate practical knowledge 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 a particular patient’s needs
  • 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 who are preparing for the 2014 ABAM Certification/Recertification Examination in Addiction Medicine.
  • Addiction specialists, who are seeking a "refresher" course that incorporates recent developments in addiction science and practice.
  • Non-specialist physicians and other health care Professionals, who need the knowledge to identify and manage problems related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.

The American Board of Addiction Medicine

The American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) is a separate entity from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). ABAM certifies addiction medicine physician across a range of medical specialties. It is an independent specialty board established in 2007. The upcoming Board Examination for Addiction Medicine is Saturday, November 15, 2014. Visit www.abam.net for more information.


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
Phone: 301-656-3920 | Fax: 301-656-3815 | Email: education@asam.org | Web: www.asam.org