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Full Schedule

  • Sunday, April 11, 2021
    Addressing the Re-Emerging Stimulant Use Challenge in Patients with and without Opioid Use Disorder
    Court Based Interventions and Clinical Approaches to Address Substance Use and Mental Health Within the Justice System?
    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

    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

    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