SAVE-THE-DATE October 4-5, 2019

The second annual Addiction Medicine Essentials conference, to be held October 4-5 in Durham, NC, will provide addiction medicine basics for a range of healthcare professionals working in primary care and behavioral settings. Topics will include Addiction Medicine 101/201, Pain ABCs, Pharmacotherapy, Common Comorbidities, Motivational Interviewing, and more. Join us for one or both days! Below is a sample agenda from last year. Check back often for program updates.

Day 1 – November 16

Welcome and Opening Remarks on The Evolving Landscape of Addiction 
9:00-12:15pm (includes morning break)
Plenary Sessions and Discussion 
  • Understanding the Process of Addiction: Choice to Compulsion

Presented by James W. Finch, MD 

  • Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol, Opioid and Nicotine Use Disorders: Update and Practical Perspective

Presented by J.C. Garbutt, MD

  • Pain and Comorbid Substance Use Disorders: The Challenging Overlap

Presented by David Marks, MD

1:00-4:00pm (includes afternoon break)
Plenary Sessions and Discussion 
  • Update on Drugs of Abuse: It’s Not Just About Opioids

Presented by Tom Penders, MD

  • Opioid Use Disorder: Acute and Chronic Medical Complications

Presented by Patrick Hemming, MD

  • Psychiatric Comorbidities: A Quick and Dirty Guide to Psychotropics

Presented by Steven Prakken, MD

Approved for 5.75 credit hours.

Day 2 – November 17

Morning Concurrent Workshop Options (includes morning break)
  • Counseling Essentials for Everyone

Presented by James Finch, MD and Roy Stein, MD

  • Effective Pain Management With and Without Opioids

Presented by Steven Prakken, MD and Scott Runyon, MD

Afternoon Concurrent Workshop Options (includes afternoon break)
  • Treating the Whole Patient: Addressing Substance Use and Psychiatric Co-morbidities

Presented by Stephen Wyatt, DO and William Wright, MD

  • It’s Not All About Addiction: Acute and Chronic Medical Issues in Persons with Substance Use Disorders

Presented by Lawrence Greenblatt, MD and Lynn Bowlby, MD

Approved for 5.5 credit hours.