Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium Educational Goals and Objectives

Recognize emerging issues and trends in addiction psychiatry and be on the forefront of diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental disorders

Participants should be able to:

  • Identify how to recognize, diagnose, and treat substance use disorders as they change in society.
  • Increase their competency in using evidence based psychotherapy, medications, and other treatments.
  • Improve their knowledge using didactic lectures, skill building workshops, and unique educational formats to support concepts in addiction psychiatry.
  • Increase skills to educate peers, colleagues, trainees, patients and the community about addiction psychiatry.

Provide support and education to addiction psychiatrists and clinicians treating patients with substance use disorders

Participants should be able to:

  • Utilize and promote evidence-based approaches and current treatment guidelines. for biopsychosocial treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders.
  • Network with peers and mentors to find support and guidance in the field of addiction psychiatry.
  • Develop and expand current educational curriculum in the field of addiction psychiatry.

Demonstrate for trainees the various evidence-based approaches, treatments, and settings applicable to the field (or practice) of addiction psychiatry.

Trainees should be able to:

  • Identify various career paths in addiction psychiatry available to them.
  • Increase their familiarity with career options and pathways by networking with leaders in addiction psychiatry.
  • Enhance their knowledge relevant to early careers in Addiction Psychiatry.