Annual Meeting

Addictions and Their Treatment Course


AAAP Addiction and their Treatment course offered in conjunction with AAAP 27th Annual Meeting and will be held December 7-9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, FL.

The Addictions and Their Treatment course is designed to help in the preparation for the ABPN examinations for subspecialty certification and recertification in Addiction Psychiatry. The course is recommended for: PGY-V residents, general psychiatry residents, and periodically for all academic and treatment personnel to stay updated on the most recent trends in the addiction field. It is equally relevant to junior faculty and clinicians as well as experienced practitioners.

Both General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry require knowledge of Addiction Psychiatry/Medicine. The expanded (20 hours) Addictions and Their Treatment course will assist diplomates as they prepare for their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements and/or to anyone preparing for a MOC examination. AAAP will continue to develop CME activities to assist those preparing for MOC.


General Concepts and Epidemiology
Neurobiology and Genetics
Emerging Drugs
Adolescent Substance Use Disorder (SUD) A Developmental Perspective
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
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

More information coming in the Spring!