The Addiction Medicine Essentials 2019 conference, held October 4-5 in Durham, NC was a great success. Next year’s event will be announced soon and will provide addiction medicine basics for a range of healthcare professionals working in primary care and behavioral health settings. Topics will likely include Core Concepts of Addiction, Behavioral Pharmacotherapy, Common Comorbidities, Motivational Interviewing, and more!

Join us for one or both days!

The virtual conference will take place May 1-2, 2020 and is appropriate for primary care providers as well as addiction medicine specialists. COVID-19 and its impact on addiction medicine will be a major focus, including a presentation by leaders at the CDC, SAMHSA and NC DHHS. The program offers 15 hours of CME/CE, 20 presenters and 20 topics including ACES, stimulants, kratom, vaping, cannabis, behavioral addictions, NAS, UDS, detox, infectious comorbidities and more.

Audience: ALL members of the healthcare team including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, SUD counselors, pharmacists and students are invited to attend.



Addiction Medicine Conference and Essentials provide up-to-date substance use related education, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices.


Sponsors & Exhibitors

Our spring conference in Asheville, NC typically attracts over 300 addiction medicine specialists, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals from North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina and across the United States. The fall conference in Durham, NC attracts over 120 participants representing a wider range of healthcare providers.

Conference Locations

The Spring Conference is located in Asheville, NC and the Fall Essentials is located in Durham, NC. Both locations are easily accessible and provide a wide array of dining and hotels.

Addiction Medicine – Hosts, Sponsors & Exhibitors

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