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 for details and updates for the 2019 Addiction Medicine Conference.

Pre-Conference – March 21

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

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 and State Updates
  • 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
  • Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Presented by TBD
  • Pain Management: Non-Opioid Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Approaches Presented by TBD
  • 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 

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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1:00-4:00pm
Closing Plenary and Door Prize Drawing (must be present to win)
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 
3:15-3:30pm
Closing Remarks
  • 2020 Addiction Medicine Conference Date Announcement

CME Pending Approval