ADDICTION MEDICINE CONFERENCE

The 2019 Addiction Medicine Conference (March 21-23) 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.

Check back often program updates for the 2019 Addiction Medicine Conference.

Pre-Conference – March 21

10:00-10:30am
Pre-Conference Registration
10:30-4:30pm
Pre-Conference Workshops
  • Addiction 101 and MAT Basics for Healthcare Providers 
  • Pain Management
  • Women and Substance Use Disorders Across the Life Span
  • Motivational Interviewing
5:00-6:00pm
NC Society of Addiction Medicine Business Meeting

Up to 5.0 hours of CME pending approval

Day 1 – March 22

7:00-8:00am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00-8:15am
Welcome/Opening Remarks
8:15-10:00am 
Opening Plenary
State of Addiction in 2019
Addiction in 2019: The Evolving Opioid and Other SUDs Epidemic

  • National Update Presented by Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA 
  • State Update Presented by Kody Kinsley, Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health & Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at NC DHHS
  • The Evolving Epidemic
    • Epidemiology and Public Health Update Presented by Dr. Sandra Bishop-Freeman
    • Clinical Response Presented by Dr. R. Corey Waller 
10:15-10:45am
Break
10:45-12:30pm
Concurrent Workshops
  • Retaining Patients in Treatment Using Peers and Other Recovery Supports Presented by Scott Luetgenau, MSW, LCAS and TBD
  • Pain Management: Non-Opioid Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Approaches Presented by Robert Wilson, MD 
  • Medication Assisted Treatment for OUD Including Buprenorphine Updates/Challenges Presented by Steve Wyatt, DO, Blake Fagan, MD and Jana Burson, MD
  • Challenging Patient Behaviors: Working with Personality Disorders in Setting of SUDs Presented by Ashwin Patkar, MD and Zach Rosenthal, PhD
12:30-1:15pm
Lunch Presentation
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1:15-3:15pm
Afternoon Plenary
Integration/Health System Focus
  • Integrating SUD Treatment into General Medical Health Systems Presented by R. Corey Waller, MD
  • Medical Comorbidities: Focus on IVDU-Related Infectious Diseases Presented by Ernesto Aranda Aguirre, MD
  • Health Systems Response Presented by Panelists 
3:15-3:45pm
Break
3:45-5:30pm
Concurrent Workshops
  • OTP: Advocacy for MAT Patients Presented by Lisa Wheeler, PA and Jana Burson, MD
  • SUD Counseling Including MI and CBT Presented by Jim Finch, MD and Roy Stein, MD 
  • Adolescent and Family Topic (Topic/Title TBD) Presented by The Blanchard Institute 
  • Sorting Out Mood and Agitation Symptoms in Setting of SUD: Diagnosis, Misdiagnosis, and Medical Management Presented by Steve Wyatt, DO
5:45-6:45pm
NC Society of Addiction Medicine Networking Reception at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Visitor Center – All Are Welcome 

Up to 7.75 hours of CME pending approval

Day 2 – March 23

7:30-8:30am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00-10:00am
Morning Plenary
Provider Factors in the Clinical Encounter: “It’s Not Always Just the Patient’s Problem”
  • Clinician Burnout, Stress and Mental Health Challenges Presented by Clark Gaither, MD 
  • Bias as Related to Race/Gender/LGBT/Age/Other: Impact on Clinical Care and How to Combat Presented by Laura Levin, MD 
10:00-10:30am
Break
10:30-12:15pm
Concurrent Workshops
  • Self-Care = Good Care: Experiential Session Presented by Eric Morse, MD
  • Medical Comorbidities: Cardiac, Gastrointestinal and Infectious Disease Presented by Ernesto Aranda Aguirre, MD and Margaret Rukstalis, MD
  • Behavioral Addictions Presented by Mark Potenza PhD, MD
  • Urine Drug Screening Presented by J. Paul Martin, MD 
  • Case-Based Discussion on Managing Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions in Setting of SUDs: Diagnosis and Medical Management Presented by Ashwin Patkar, MD and Thomas Penders, MD
12:15-1:00pm
LUNCH
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1:00-4:15pm
Closing Plenary
Cannabis, Nicotine, and Behavioral Addictions
  • Behavioral Addictions: Commonalities, Specific Behaviors, Screening and more Presented by Mark Potenza PhD, MD 
  • Nicotine, Tobacco and Vaping Presented by Matthew Hall, MD, MPH
  • Cannabis: Clinical Dilemmas and CBD Oil Presented by Thomas Penders, MD 

2020 Addiction Medicine Conference Date Announcement, and Door Prize Drawing (must be present to win)

Up to 6.0 hours of CME pending approval