Annual Meeting

Addictions and Their Treatment Course


AAAP Addiction and their Treatment course offered in conjunction with AAAP 26th Annual Meeting and will be held December 2-4, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, California.

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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

Continuing Medical Education

Self-Assessment Credits

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed AAAP’s 2015 Addictions and Their Treatment course. This activity awards 20 Self-Assessment Category 1 CME Credits 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.

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.

Topics Include

Click here to view the 2015 Addictions and Their Treatment course  schedule.

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

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 2016.