Annual Meeting

Addictions and Their Treatment Course

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AAAP’s Addiction and their Treatment Course offered in conjunction with AAAP’s 25th Annual Meeting and will be held December 3-5, 2014 at the Turnberry Isle Hotel Miami in Aventura, Florida. Registration is open June 1. Click here to register.

Who should attend?
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.

Course Director
Kevin Sevarino, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Newington Mental Health Firm, Connecticut V.A. Healthcare System, Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine and University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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

Topics Include

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• General Concepts
• Neurobiology/Genetics
• Opioid Use Disorders
• Psychosocial Treatments
• Substance Use Disorders in Adults and Transitional Youth with                 ADHD
• Adolescent Addiction
• Non-Substance-Based Addictions
• Special Populations
• Forensic Issues in Addiction
• Tobacco Use Disorders and Smoking Cessation
• Alcohol Use Disorders
• Club Drugs
• Screen/Brief Intervention and Prevention
• Psychostimulant Use Disorders
• Dual Diagnosis – Affective and Anxiety Disorders
• Medical Comorbidities
• Pain and Addiction
• Sedative/Hypnotic Addictions
• Cannabis
• Personality Disorders and Psychosis

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 to purchase by March 2014.