Annual Meeting

Addictions and Their Treatment Course

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AAAP Addictions and their Treatment course, offered in conjunction with AAAP 27th Annual Meeting, will be held December 6-8, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, FL.

Course Rates 

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The Addictions and Their Treatment course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about substance use disorders and to help prepare for subspecialty certification and maintenance of certification. The course is recommended for all clinicians and faculty in primary care and allied health professionals.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Joji Suzuki, MD
Brigham and Women€™s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Co-Director
Michelle Lofwall, MD
University of Kentucky

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

Self-Assessment Credits (AAAP Members Only) Not a AAAP member? Join today! 

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed AAAP’s 2016 Addictions and Their Treatment course and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive self-assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification. This activity awards 20 Self-Assessment Category 1 CME Credits.

Physician Accreditation and Designation Statement

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe new advances in the pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy of alcohol, cocaine, opioid and nicotine addictive disorders.
  2. Discuss the epidemiology of substance use disorders and their co-occurrence with other mental disorders and review current recommended approaches for concurrent treatment of substance use disorders and other mental health disorders
  3. Describe the role of genetics in the risk for developing alcohol and other drug use disorders.
  4. Identify the major neurobiological pathways involved in addictive disorders.
  5. Identify the molecular mechanisms that are altered following drug and alcohol use.
  6. Review the literature on screening and brief intervention effectiveness, and teach this technique so it is applied.
  7. Review current treatment guidelines and how to utilize them in clinical practice.

TOPICS May INCLUDE

General Concepts and Epidemiology
Neurobiology and Genetics
Cannabis
Emerging Drugs
Adolescent Substance Use Disorder (SUD) A Developmental Perspective
Tobacco
Special Populations: Elderly Substance Abuse
Pain and Addiction
Forensic Issues in Addiction
Psychosocial Treatments of the Addictions
Medical Comorbidities in Patients with Substance Use Disorders
Alcohol
Brief Intervention and Motivational Interviewing
Benzodiazepines: The Hidden Epidemic
Stimulant-Related Disorders
Review of Opioids and Treatment of Opioid Dependence
ADHD and Substance Use Disorders in Youths and Adults
Co-Morbidity of Substance and other Psychiatric Disorders
Behavioral Addictions
Sex and Drugs: Gender Differences in Substance Use Disorders
Urine Drug Testing

COURSE MATERIALS

The registration fee includes a syllabus that contains slides with accompanying text, bibliographical information, and sample exam questions. The Addictions and Their Treatment materials will be available for non-attendees to purchase the following March.