ADDICTION MEDICINE ESSENTIALS

The inaugural Addiction Medicine Essentials 2018 conference, to be held November 16-17 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!

Day 1 – November 16

8:15-8:45am
Registration
8:45-9:00am
Welcome and Opening Remarks on The Evolving Landscape of Addiction 
9:00-12:15pm (includes morning break)
Plenary Sessions and Discussion 
  • Addiction Medicine 101: Understanding the Process of Addiction – Choice to Compulsion
  • Addiction Medicine 101: Pharmacotherapy for Addiction
  • Pain and Substance Use Disorders: The Challenging Overlap
12:15-1:00pm
Lunch  
1:00-4:00pm (includes afternoon break)
Plenary Sessions and Discussion 
  • Update on Drugs of Abuse: It’s Not Just About Opioids
  • Medical Comobidities
  • Psychiatric Comorbidities: A Quick and Dirty Guide to Psychotropics

Approximately 6 credit hours pending approval.

Day 2 – November 17

8:15-9:00am
Registration 
9:00-12:00pm 
Morning Concurrent Workshop Options (includes morning break)
  • Addiction Medicine 201: Primer on Counseling Skills (MI, CBT, DBT)
  • Pain 201: Effective Pain Management With and Without Opioids
12:00-12:30pm
Lunch
12:30-3:00pm 
Afternoon Concurrent Workshop Options (includes afternoon break)
  • Psychiatric Comorbidities (with a focus on anxiety)
  • Medical Management Issues (with emphasis on withdrawal management, cost-effective use of drug screening and other labs, cost-effective ID screening)

Approximately 5.25 credit hours pending approval.