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Register for Pain & Addiction

The ASAM Virtual Pain & Addiction: Applied Skills Workshop

Monday, October 18, 2021
10:00 am – 6:00 pm


The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Applied Skills Workshop is a new, intermediate level course. This virtual workshop is designed to increase learners skills in treating pain and addiction. The course will be a dynamic and interactive opportunity for those who have some experience in pain and addiction to apply essential treatment skills to their practice..

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for physicians and nurses with some experience treating pain and addiction and who are at an intermediate level.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Compare validated pain and addiction screening tools and create a plan to integrate them into workflows
  2. Create trauma-informed, patient-centered treatment plans exemplifying SMART goals
  3. Apply principles of motivational interviewing and brief counseling to engage patients in their treatment of pain and addiction
  4. Create a script that engages the patient in a deeper understanding of chronic pain and substance use disorders as neurobiological conditions that require a multidisciplinary approach emphasizing longitudinal care interventions and self-care techniques
  5. Apply pharmacologic techniques such as buprenorphine induction, opioid tapering, and non-opioid medication management
  6. Select patient-centered non-pharmacologic pain and addiction treatment methods consistent with community-based resources

Program Planning Committee

William S. Jacobs, Jr., MD, FASAM,Chair
Gregory Rudolf, MD, Vice-Chair
Harithsa S. Asuri, MD
Gregory X. Boehm, MD, DFASAM
Laura Morgan Frankart, PharmD, MEd, BCPS
Denise M. Josey, MD, MPH, MS
Launette Marie Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, FASAM
Michael P. Sprintz, DO, DFASAM
Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH
Mark A. Weiner, MD, DFASAM, Immediate Past Chair