SAVE-THE -DATE April 30-May 2, 2020

The 2020 Addiction Medicine Conference 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. Below is a sample agenda from 2019. Check back often for program updates.

Pre-Conference – March 21

Pre-Conference Registration
Pre-Conference Workshops
  • Addiction 101 and MAT Basics for Healthcare Providers 
  • Pain Management
  • Women and Substance Use Disorders Across the Life Span
  • Motivational Interviewing
NC Society of Addiction Medicine Business Meeting

Up to 5.0 hours of CME pending approval

Day 1 – March 22

Registration and Breakfast
Welcome/Opening Remarks
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 
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
Lunch Presentation
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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 
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
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

Registration and Breakfast
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 
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
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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