2018 Program

The 2018 Addiction Medicine Conference (April 26-28) will again provide up-to-date substance use related education, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices. As in years past, the conference will be a mix of didactic plenary sessions and a wide range of workshops that are focused and skills-based. The pre-conference on April 26 will offer longer, skill-based workshops.

Agendas for the pre-conference and main conference will be updated as conference planning continues. Please check back for details!

Pre-Conference – April 26

10:00-10:30am
Pre-Conference Registration
10:30-5:30pm
Pre-Conference Workshops
  • ABCs of Pain: Pain Management for Non-pain Specialists Presented by Steven Prakken, MD and Ezra B. Riber, MD
  • Addiction Medicine Core Knowledge and Skills Presented by J. Paul Martin, MD, FASAM, James Finch, MD, DFASAM
  • Talking with Your Patients: Counseling Skills for Medical Providers Presented by Roy Stein, MD, Jeannette Stein, MD and Sebastian Kaplan, PhD
  • Buprenorphine: Expanded Skills for Waivered Clinicians Presented by Kelly Bossenbroek Fedoriw, MD and Stephen Wyatt, DO
  • Treating Women for Substance Use Disorder During the Perinatal Period: Integrated Medical and Behavioral Health Presented by Hendree Jones, PHD and Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH
5:30-6:30pm
NC Society of Addiction Medicine Business Meeting

Approximately 5.5 CME Hours

Day 1 – April 27

7:00-8:00am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00-8:15am
Welcome to the 2018 Addiction Medicine Conference / Opening Remarks
8:15-10:00am 
Opening Plenary
Overview: Promoting Quality of Care as Addiction Medicine Expands
  • Keynote Addressing Increased Demand, Supply and Attention to Addiction Medicine and How to Ensure Access and Quality of Care Presented by David Fiellin, MD 
  • The Role of the Federal Agencies and State in Promoting Quality Care: Opportunities and Challenges Jason E. Vogler, Senior Director of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services   
  • Legislative Attempts to Improve Care: Overview of Legislative Action and Regulations in NC, TN, VA, etc. Presented by Jana Burson, MD
10:00-10:30am
Break
10:30-12:30pm
Concurrent Workshops
  • Focus on LGBTQ Populations and Peer Support Services in Opioid Treatment Programs Presented by Jana Burson, MD, Laura Levin, MD and Zachary Talbott, CADC II, ICADC, CMA 
  • Counseling Skills for Medical Providers Presented by Roy Stein, MD and Sebastian Kaplan PhD
  • Pediatric/Adolescent Trauma: Approaches to Treatment, Working with Families, Update on Current Drugs of Choice Presented by Paul Nagy, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS
  • Advanced Addiction Medicine: Case Based Discussion Presented by Ashwin Patkar, MD and Thomas Penders, MD
12:30-1:30pm
Lunch Presentation
Introducing the North Carolina Center for Addiction Services (NCCAS)
Presented by Robin Jordan, MD
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1:30-3:00pm
Afternoon Plenary
Practicing Addiction Medicine, Pain Medicine and Primary Care in Current Environment
  • Treating SUDs in Pregnant Women and Women of Child Bearing Age, Including Contraception and Your Emotional Response Presented by Mishka Terplan, MD  
  • Infectious Diseases and Substance Use: Clinical and Public Health Considerations Presented by Claire Farel, MD, MPH 
3:00-3:30pm
Break
3:30-5:30pm
Concurrent Workshops
  • Coordination of Care in Opioid Treatment Programs: Closed Session (Only open to Medical Directors, Program Physicians, NPs and PAs currently working in an Opioid Treatment Program) Presented by Jana Burson, MD, Mary Ann Hughes, NP and Venus Pitts, MD 
  • Complex Comorbidities: The Challenge of SUDs in Setting of Pain and Psychiatric Disorders Presented by Steven Prakken, MD and TBD
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Cannabis Use Disorder Presented by Kevin Hill, MD 
  • Urine Drug Screening Presented by J. Paul Martin, MD 
5:45-6:45pm
NC Society of Addiction Medicine Networking Reception

Day 2 – April 28

7:00-8:00am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00-10:00am
Morning Plenary
Opioids Aren’t the Only Drug Problem: Overuse or Misuse of Nonopioid Drugs
  • Misuse of Commonly Prescribed Medications (e.g. gabapentin, muscle relaxants, stimulants, steroids): Physician Prescribing Practices and Patient Misuse Presented by Ashwin Patkar, MD
  • Benzodiazepines: What’s Good/Not so Good/Alternatives Presented by J. Paul Martin, MD and Stephen Wyatt, DO
  • Medical Cannabis: What a Clinician Needs to Know in States Where It’s Illegal Presented by Kevin Hill, MD
10:00-10:30am
Break
10:30-12:30pm
Concurrent Workshops
  • Self-Care = Good Care: Addressing Physician Burnout Presented by Eric Morse, MD
  • Interpersonal and Ethical Matters: Discussion of Boundaries and Appropriate Engagement Presented by James Finch, MD, Steven Prakken, MD and Margaret Rukstalis, MD
  • Buprenorphine Update Presented by Stephen Wyatt, DO and David Fiellin, MD
  • Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol Use Disorders: Practical Approaches and New Developments Presented by J.C. Garbutt, MD
  • Benzodiazepines and Stimulants for Psychiatric Management in Addiction Presented by Ashwin Patkar, MD and Thomas Penders, MD
12:30-1:30pm
Lunch Presentation
Special Presentation on Peer Support Services
Presented by Zachary Talbott, CADC II, ICADC, CMA
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1:30-3:15pm
Closing Plenary
Onward Into the Fog of Pain, Addiction and Mental Illness
  • Trauma and Addiction: A Clinical Approach Presented by Roy Stein, MD
  • Wading Through Complex Symptom Clusters: Assessing Complicated Cases Involving Multiple Comorbidities and Overlapping Symptoms Presented by Steven Prakken, MD
3:15-3:30pm
Closing Remarks
  • 2019 Addiction Medicine Conference Date Announcement
  • Door Prize Drawings