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Full Schedule

Full Schedule

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021
  • ON DEMAND
    AATOD Open Board Meeting
  • ON DEMAND
    Confidentiality and MAT
  • ON DEMAND
    Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican Hospitals: EMPOWERED program

    Faculty: Rachel Mack, LSW – EMPOWERED Program, Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican

    Faculty: Andria Peterson, PharmD – Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican

    Faculty: Deepa Nagar, MD – Mednax Affiliated Neonatologist and Medical Director for 2 Dignity Health Neonatal Intensive Care Units

    Faculty: Farzad Kamyar, MD – High Risk Pregnancy Center

    1.5 Credit Hours

  • ON DEMAND
    Inspiring Hope Through Peer-to-Peer Storytelling in an Integrated, Data-Driven Marketing Campaign
  • ON DEMAND
    Patient and Provider Outreach Intervention Models: Mobile Outreach Teams
  • ON DEMAND
    Peer Specialist Role with IOTRC Review of Treatment System: Programs highlights included Foundation for Recovery and the CBH IOTRC
  • ON DEMAND
    Romancing the Brain/Conflict Resolution in Recovery (CRR)
  • ON DEMAND
    The Power of Accreditation and Addressing Challenging Standards.
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
    The Certified MAT Advocate (CMA) Training Course

    Pre-Conference Speaker: Joycelyn S. Woods, MS, CMA – NAMA Recovery

    Pre-Conference Speaker: Megan Marx-Varela, MPA, NCPRSS – ORTC, LLC

    Pre-Conference Speaker: Claude D. Hopkins, Jr., CADC CMA – NAMA /Recovery

    Pre-Conference Speaker: Anita R. Kennedy, BS CRPA CMA – NAMA Recovery

    Pre-Conference Speaker: Zachary C. Talbott, MSW – Talbott Legacy Centers | President, NAMA Recovery

    Pre-Conference Speaker: Joseph A. Adams, MD, FASAM – Stop Stigma Now

    Pre-Conference Speaker: John W. McIlveen, PhD, LMHC – State of Oregon Addiction and Mental Health Division

    Pre-Conference Speaker: Smith Worth, LCSW, LCAS – NC Department of Health and Human Services

    Pre-Conference Speaker: Arthur McFarlane, II, MS – McFarlane and Associates LLC

    There is a separate registration process for the Certified MAT Advocacy Training Course. To register, please click here. Presentation Introduction: This training is designed for non-clinicians and provides a basic understanding of the physiology of opioid use disorder and the use of medications to treat it (i.e. methadone and buprenorphine). The course includes: Basic clinical information about treatment with methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone; A review of current regulations provided by regulatory authorities; Basic communication skills and strategies to work as an advocate on such issues as educating patients about their rights, handling grievances, common legal issues, systems advocacy work and working within communities to benefit patients and treatment; The ethics of advocacy and; The mechanism of certification and how it professionalizes those committed to advocacy. Participants will come away with the initial tools for basic advocacy to grow and develop into successful advocates. This course fulfills the 8 hour training requirement for Certification as a Medication Assisted Treatment Advocate (CMA). Candidates for certification must register with NAMA Recovery prior to the training. There is a registration fee of $50.00 that includes all materials, membership in NAMA Recovery, and the application for CMA. To register, please click here.

    8.0 Credit Hours

  • Sunday, April 11, 2021
  • ON DEMAND
    Addressing the Re-Emerging Stimulant Use Challenge in Patients with and without Opioid Use Disorder
  • ON DEMAND
    Court Based Interventions and Clinical Approaches to Address Substance Use and Mental Health Within the Justice System?
  • ON DEMAND
    Opioid Maintenance Pharmacotherapy: An 8-Hour Course for Clinicians (See description for full details)

    Chair: Kenneth B. Stoller, MD – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Faculty: Laura F. McNicholas, MD, PhD – Independent

    Faculty: Brian McCarroll, DO, MS, ABAM – BIO-MED Behavioral Healthcare, Inc

    Faculty: Anne Ruble, MD, MPH – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Faculty: Vinay Parekh, MD – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Virtual Schedule Registrants must complete all sections of the online course at their own pace via on-demand beginning Thursday, April 1, 2021 until Wednesday, April 14, 2021 and participate in the REQUIRED live session on Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12 NOON PDT.

    The course is recommended for clinicians of all types who have an interest in increasing their knowledge of treatment for opioid use disorder with a focus on pharmacotherapies and treatment within opioid treatment programs (OTPs). The updated curriculum includes guidance for best practice treatment for opioid use disorder.

    Topics include overview of opioid use disorder, epidemiology, opioid pharmacology, including all medication modalities, evidence-based treatment options, patient assessment/selection, special populations including pregnant women, induction/stabilization and maintenance protocols, pain management, drug-drug interactions, adverse drug effects, managing co-occurring somatic and mental health problems, toxicology testing, team management and regulatory issues. Topics such as use of telemedicine, and risk management, will be woven into various didactics. Case discussion breakout sessions, lunch with faculty, and dedicated Q&A sessions provide opportunities for more informal and interactive learning with individual course faculty.

    While the course is primarily intended for clinicians with limited experience in treatment within OTPs, it also provides updated information for more experienced clinicians as well as for program administrators. Participants will receive a comprehensive syllabus with reference and resource materials. Discussion time further integrates the educational objectives, wherein participants are encouraged to bring up challenging problems and clinical issues to facilitate understanding of principles reviewed in didactics.

    Experienced OTP Medical Directors will conduct the program, focusing on the overarching goal for participants - to acquire the essential knowledge and skills necessary to deliver safe and effective treatment for opioid use disorder.

    The $275.00 separate registration fee includes course materials.



    Sponsored by the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc. (AATOD)

    Clinicians Course

    8.0 Credit Hours

  • ON DEMAND
    Presentations by the World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence

    Chair: Icro Maremmani, MD – Santa Chiara University Hospital

    Co-Chair: Michael Rizzi – Codac Behavioral Healthcare, Cranston, RI (Ret)

    International Speaker: Mirjana Delic, PhD, MD – Center for Treatment of Drug Addiction, University Psychiatric Hospital Ljubljana

    International Speaker: Filippo Della Rocca, Resident in Psychiatry – University of Pisa, Santa Chiara University Hospital

    International Speaker: Liljana A. Ignjatova, PhD – Center for Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use and Dependence, Psychiatric Hospital Skopje

    International Speaker: Andrej Kastelic, MD

    International Speaker: Soraya Mayet, MBBS PGCert FHEA FRCPsych MD (Res) – Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

    International Speaker: Einat Peles, PhD – Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment and Research

    International Speaker: Mimi Pierce

    International Speaker: Andre Jean Remy, MD – MOBILE HEPATITIS TEAM SOCIAL MEDICINE UNIT

    International Speaker: Peter Vossenberg, MD – TACTUSDutch Society of Addiction Medicine (VVGN)

    3.0 Credit Hours

  • ON DEMAND
    Suicide Risk Reduction in the OTP and other Addiction Treatment Settings: Tools and Strategies for Success
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Opioid Maintenance Pharmacotherapy: An 8-Hour Course for Clinicians (See description for full details)
  • 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Open Recovery Meeting
  • Monday, April 12, 2021
  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM PDT
    Poster Session
  • 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM PDT
    Exhibits, Networking and Poster Viewing
  • 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM PDT
    Opening Plenary Session: Tackling the Opioid Crisis
  • 10:30 AM – 12:05 PM PDT
    Live Q&A for Workshop Session A
  • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM PDT
    Policy Makers Special Session
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
    Live Q&A for Workshop Sessions 1,2 & 3
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    LIVE Hot Topic Roundtables
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Exhibits, Networking and Poster Viewing
  • 4:00 PM – 5:35 PM PDT
    Live Q&A for Workshop Session B
  • 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Open Recovery Meeting
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021
  • 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM PDT
    Exhibits, Networking and Poster Viewing
  • 8:45 AM – 10:45 AM PDT
    Middle Plenary Session & Awards Ceremony
  • 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Exhibits, Networking and Poster Viewing
  • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM PDT
    World Federation Special Session
  • 1:30 PM – 3:05 PM PDT
    Live Q&A for Workshop Session C
  • 3:30 PM – 5:05 PM PDT
    Live Q&A for Workshop Session D
  • 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Open Recovery Meeting
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
  • 8:00 AM – 9:35 AM PDT
    Live Q&A for Workshop Session E
  • 9:45 AM – 11:20 AM PDT
    Live Q&A for Workshop Session F
  • 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM PDT
    Closing Plenary Session: Combating the Opioid Epidemic from All Angles
  • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
    Clinic Tours
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Exhibits, Networking and Poster Viewing