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.

Thank you for attending the 2018 Addiction Medicine Conference (April 26-28)! Check back for details and updates for the 2019 Addiction Medicine Conference.

Pre-Conference – April 26

Pre-Conference Registration
Pre-Conference Workshops
  • ABCs of Pain: Pain Management for Non-pain Specialists Presented by Steven Prakken, MD & Ezra B. Riber, MD
  • Addiction Medicine Core Knowledge and Skills Presented by J. Paul Martin, MD, DFASAM & James Finch, MD, DFASAM
  • Buprenorphine: Expanded Skills for Waivered Clinicians Presented by Kelly Bossenbroek Fedoriw, MD & Stephen Wyatt, DO
  • Treating Women for Substance Use Disorder During the Perinatal Period: Integrated Medical and Behavioral Health Presented by Hendree Jones, PHD & Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH
NC Society of Addiction Medicine Business Meeting

Approved for 5.5 hours of CME.

Day 1 – April 27

Registration and Breakfast
Welcome to the 2018 Addiction Medicine Conference / Opening Remarks
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 Presented by Jason E. Vogler, PhD   
  • Legislative Attempts to Improve Care: Overview of Legislative Action and Regulations in NC, TN, VA, etc. Presented by Jana Burson, MD
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
  • Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorders: Current Challenges and Opportunities Presented by Paul Nagy, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS
  • Advanced Addiction Medicine: Case Based Discussion Presented by Ashwin Patkar, MD and Thomas Penders, MD
Lunch Presentation
Introducing the North Carolina Center for Addiction Services (NCCAS)
Presented by Robyn Jordan, MD, PhD
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Afternoon Plenary
Practicing Addiction Medicine, Pain Medicine and Primary Care in Current Environment
  • The 4 P’s: Pain, Pregnancy, Policy, and Punishment Presented by Mishka Terplan, MD  
  • Infectious Diseases and Substance Use: Clinical and Public Health Considerations Presented by Claire Farel, MD, MPH 
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 the Setting of Pain and Psychiatric Disorders Presented by Steven Prakken, MD and Stephen Wyatt, DO 
  • Cannabis in 2018: What a Clinician Needs to Know Presented by Kevin Hill, MD 
  • The P’s & Q’s of Office-Based Urine Drug Testing Presented by J. Paul Martin, MD, DFASAM
NC Society of Addiction Medicine Networking Reception at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Visitor Center – All Are Welcome 

Approximately 7.75 CME hours pending approval

Day 2 – April 28

Registration and Breakfast
Morning Plenary
Opioids Aren’t the Only Drug Problem: Overuse and 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, DFASAM and Stephen Wyatt, DO
  • Medical Cannabis: What a Clinician Needs to Know in States Where It’s Illegal Presented by Kevin Hill, MD
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 Setting of Addiction Presented by Ashwin Patkar, MD and Thomas Penders, MD
Learning Luncheon
Special Presentation on Recovery and Peer Support Services
Presented by Zachary Talbott, CADC II, ICADC, CMA
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Closing Plenary and Door Prize Drawing (must be present to win)
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
Closing Remarks
  • 2019 Addiction Medicine Conference Date Announcement

Approximately 6.5 CME hours pending approval