Addiction Medicine Courses

Essentials and Advanced

Upcoming CME Events

    • March 02, 2019
    • 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    Register

    The Advanced Program in Addiction Medicine will include hot topics affecting seasoned addiction medicine physicians. Those who have completed the Essentials of Addiction Medicine Course and those who have a CAQ in addiction medicine are encouraged to attend.

    Dates: Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:45am - 4:45pm. 
    Conference location: Thomas Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Room S123, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Agenda (8 hours of AOA Category 1-A and AAFP Prescribed Credit Hours of CME):
    Saturday, March 2, 2019      
    • 7:45 - 8:45am - Advanced - Co-occurring disorders: Substance Induced vs. Primary Psychiatric Disorder - Julie Kmiec, DO
    • 8:45 - 9:45am - Advanced - Alcohol Biomarkers - Alcohol - Medical and Legal Considerations - William Morrone, DO
    • 9:45 - 10am - Break        
    • 10:00 - 11:00am - Advanced - Problematic Prescription Medications - Stephen Wyatt, DO
    • 11:00 - Noon - Advanced – Intermediate Motivational Interviewing – Antoine Douaihy, MD
    • Noon - 12:30pm - Lunch provided                            
    • 12:30 - 1:30pm - Advanced - Heroin and the Fentanyl Crisis - William Morrone, DO
    • 1:30 - 2:30pm - TBD - Marla Kushner, DO
    • 2:30 - 2:45pm - Break    
    • 2:45 - 3:45pm - Advanced – Opioids and pain with the SUD patient – advanced scenarios with case based presentation - Stephen Wyatt, DO
    • 3:45 - 4:45pm - Starting Opioid Use Treatment in the Emergency Department and Hospital Settings - Julie Kmiec, DO
    Conference Fees:
    • AOAAM Members - $199.00
    • Non-members - $425.00


    Lodging:
    A block of rooms has been reserved for AOAAM at the Hilton Garden Inn, a 4-minute walk to the conference. The guest room rate is $121 per night and includes a full hot breakfast at the Garden Grille Restaurant. Vouchers will be given upon check-in. This rate will be available through 2/2/2018. Use this link to book a room: AOAAM – Hotel Reservations – Pittsburgh March 2019

    Hilton Garden Inn
    Pittsburgh University Place
    3454 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    • March 02, 2019
    • 7:45 AM
    • March 03, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    Register

    This program is designed to provide up-to-date data and practice techniques for basic through advanced addiction treatment. The 16 hours of  CME offered will apply towards the hours needed to earn AOAAM’s Essentials of Addiction Medicine Course Certificate of recognition.

    Dates: March 2 & 3, 2019
    Conference location: Thomas Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Room S120, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Agenda (16 hours of AOA Category 1-A and AAFP Prescribed Credit Hours of CME):
    Saturday, March 2, 2019             
    • 7:45 - 8:45am - Addiction Medicine: The Elephant in the middle of healthcare – Stephen Wyatt, DO
    • 8:45 - 9:45am - Prevalence and treatment of tobacco use disorder – Sean Cannon, DO
    • 9:45 - 10am - Break
    • 10:00 - 11:00am - Management of Withdrawal - Opioids, Alcohol and Benzodiazepines – Julie Kmiec, DO
    • 11:00 - Noon - Screening for and diagnosis of SUD - Sean Cannon, DO
    • Noon – 12:30pm - Lunch provided          
    • 12:30 - 1:30pm - Overdose education and prescribing naloxone – Julie Kmiec, DO
    • 1:30 - 2:30pm - Special populations with SUD:  Adolescents – Marla Kushner, DO
    • 2:30 - 2:45pm - Break    
    • 2:45 - 3:45pm - Pain and Addiction – William Morrone, DO
    • 3:45 - 5:00pm - Stump the Experts Panel - Q & A – All Speakers
    Sunday, March 3, 2019
    • 7:45 - 8:45am - Neurobiology of Addiction – Stephen Wyatt, DO
    • 8:45 - 9:45am - Motivational Interviewing – Antoine Douaihy, MD
    • 9:45 - 10am - Break        
    • 10:00 - 11:00am - Mutual support groups (12-step, rational recovery) – Sean Cannon, DO
    • 11:00 - Noon - Cannabis use disorder:  Prevalence and Consequences (not about medical marijuana) – Marla Kushner, DO
    • Noon – 12:30pm - Lunch provided          
    • 12:30 – 1:30pm - Substance Use Disorders and Sleep – Antoine Douaihy, MD
    • 1:30 – 2:30pm - Medical complications of SUDs – Marla Kushner, DO
    • 2:30 - 2:45pm- Break
    • 2:45 – 3:45pm - Understanding basic urine toxicology – William Morrone, DO 
    • 3:45 - 5:00pm - Pharmacotherapy for opioid use disorder (buprenorphine, naltrexone, methadone) - Julie Kmiec, DO


    To qualify for the Certificate, physicians must complete 20 hours of CME in one year, at least half of which must be AOA Category 1-A, taught by the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine and include the Essentials of Addiction Medicine Course. AOAAM will be offering  additional  Essentials Course CME on our Learning Management System starting early January 2019. Up to 10 hours can be submitted for AOAAM approval as completed by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

    Conference Fees:

    • AOAAM Members - $399.00
    • Non-members - $650.00
    • AOAAM Student/Resident Members - $249.00
    • Student/Resident Non-members - $349.00

    Lodging:
    A block of rooms has been reserved for AOAAM at the Hilton Garden Inn, a 4-minute walk to the conference. The guest room rate is $121 per night and includes a full hot breakfast at the Garden Grille Restaurant. Vouchers will be given upon check-in. This rate will be available through 2/2/2018
    Use this link to book a hotel room: AOAAM – Hotel Reservations – Pittsburgh March 2019

    Hilton Garden Inn
    Pittsburgh University Place
    3454 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

AOAAM’s Advanced Studies Certificate, Essentials of Addiction Medicine

  • To qualify for the Certificate, physicians must complete 20 hours of CME in one year, at least half of which must be AOA Category 1-A courses taught by the AOAAM.  Additional hours can be submitted for AOAAM approval as completed by the APA, AAAP and ASAM.  
  • Upon completion of this course, the earned Advanced Studies Certificate is free for AOAAM members or $200 for non-members.  
  • The Certificate is valid for a 3-year period.

Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs)

To apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) must, in accordance with the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), complete 24 hours of specialized training. The training must include 8 hours of MAT waiver training and an additional 16 hours of training.

The AOAAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine course meets the criterion of the 16 additional hours required.


The mission of the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine is to improve the health of individuals and families burdened with the disease of addiction.

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