2009 Conference Information

20th Annual Meeting and Symposium
December 3-6, 2009
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Los Angeles, California, USA

The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry's (AAAP) 20th Annual Meeting and Symposium was held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, December 3-6, 2009. The meeting provided physicians and allied health professionals who treat patients with substance use and mental health disorders the latest scientific developments in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine.  The meeting was structured to encourage interaction between clinicians from multiple disciplines, schools of thought, and settings. Meeting events included symposia, workshops, poster sessions showcasing new research in the field, Breakfast for Trainees, Share the Vision luncheon, and a case conference with expert discussion.

Conference Schedule and Event Descriptions

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The 20th Annual Meeting & Symposium began on the afternoon of Thursday, December 3, 2009 and adjourned around noon on Sunday, December 6, 2009. The conference schedule also included a wide range of new research presentations, small-group workshops, and networking opportunities.

2009 Conference CME Information

Jointly sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

AAAP 20th Annual Meeting and Symposium Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this conference participants should be able to:

1. Obtain knowledge on the relationship of personality disorders to drug and nicotine disorders, including their influence on natural history outcomes
2. Identify the potential mechanisms of how co-occurring psychiatric disorders infl uence addictive disorders (and vice versa) including how the lack of inclusion of co-occurring conditions may reduce the generalizability of clinical research
3. Identify the clinically-relevant pharmacological characteristics of buprenorphine
4. Identify and incorporate specific resources to establish office-based treatment with buprenorphine for patients with opioid dependence
5. Apply criteria for establishing the diagnosis of opioid dependence
6. Identify types of research findings that might be used to individualize care

The following symposia included in the Annual Meeting will emphasize identification and management of pain in patients related to drug and alcohol use disorders and complications: Symposium I, Symposium II, and Symposium IV, Workshops A1, B1, B2, C1, C2, and C3.

All symposia and workshops (except A4) included int he Annual Meeting will emphasize identification and management of risk to patients related to alcohol and other drug use disorders and complications.

Credit Designation
The Medical University of South Carolina designates this educational activity for maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Medical University of South Carolina and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant fi nancial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity. Speakers who incorporate information about off -label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.

2009 Conference Site and Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, California, USA 90067

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