Addictions in 2014

May 16 – 17, 2014

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H Land Blvd,
Cambridge, MA 02142

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Featuring Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE as our Keynote Speaker

COURSE DESCRIPTION

It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from an addiction to alcohol or drugs and approximately 20% of all Americans smoke cigarettes. The consequences of addiction are numerous; it results in a myriad of health problems, harms and disrupts families and other relationships, and can leave individuals isolated, depressed and even suicidal. Addictions can lead to vulnerability to comorbid disorders and comorbid disorders can sometimes lead to addictions, making treatment of either condition particularly complex. Individuals with an addiction often deny the extent of the problem and resist treatment altogether. Despite all of these difficulties, countless Americans confront and overcome their addictions every year, often with the help of healthcare professionals and formal treatment programs.

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric hospital of Harvard Medical School, is pleased to offer this annual conference bringing together some of the foremost authorities in the addiction field, including our keynote speaker, Dr. Wilson Compton, the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Topics will include new, evidence-based treatments, the nuances of treating comorbid disorders along with addiction, and special populations. Smaller, breakout sessions each afternoon will allow for in-depth exploration of topic areas in an interactive and stimulating format that should enhance learning and skill-building.

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this conference, participants will be better able to:

  • Implement advances in motivational interviewing when working with people suffering from addictions.
  • Describe the epidemic of prescription opioid dependence and implement appropriate treatment.
  • Recognize co-morbid PTSD and substance use disorders and effectively treat both disorders.
  • Recognize and assess patients using anabolic steroids and make treatment recommendations.
  • Assess and treat patients with co-morbid substance abuse and a mood disorder.
  • Customize treatment plans for women and/or LGBT patients.
  • Describe the syndrome of use and/or dependence on club drugs, bath salts, and synthetic cannabinoids and implement appropriate treatments.
  • Diagnose marijuana dependence and implement appropriate treatment.
  • Work with patients on the issue of whether to cut down or abstain from substance use.
  • Provide couples therapy in the context of addiction.
  • Recognize and treat co-morbid substance use, anxiety and insomnia.
  • Prescribe appropriate medications in treating alcohol and opioid dependence.

ACCREDITATION

Physicians: Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Harvard Medical School designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 13.75 CE credits.

Nurses: This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 13.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count toward 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 13.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons College School of Social Work Authorization number is D 61335.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: McLean Hospital is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The hospital’s provider number is 6085. This program is approved for 13.75 clock hours of CE credit or 1.375 CEU.

Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification (MBSACC): The sponsor of this program has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification for 13.75 credit hours.

Academy Certified Addictions Specialists (CAS): The sponsor of this program has been approved to offer 13.75 hours of Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 14-1440.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 13.50 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE*

Friday, May 16, 2014

7:00-7:45 AM

Registration and
Continental Breakfast

7:45-8:00

Welcome and Introduction
Roger D. Weiss, MD;
Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH;
Christopher M. Palmer, MD

8:00-9:00

Keynote Address:
Prescription Drug Abuse: It’s NOT What the Doctor Ordered
Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE

9:00-10:00

Motivational Interviewing
Joji Suzuki, MD

10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:15

Club Drugs, Bath Salts, and Synthetic Cannabinoids
Petros Levounis, MD, MA

11:15-12:00

Marijuana Update
Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS

12:00-1:15 PM

Lunch (on your own)
AA Meeting (Location TBA)

Breakout Sessions- Choose 1 for each session
(assigned on first-come, first-served basis)

1:15 – 2:45

Session One
A. Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Alcohol
Dependence

Robert M. Swift, MD, PhD

B. Addiction in LGBT Communities and the Crystal Methamphetamine Epidemic
Petros Levounis, MD, MA

2:45 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 4:30

Session Two
A.
Group Therapy for Women with Substance Use Disorders
Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH

B. Co-Morbid Substance Abuse and Mood Disorders
Roger D. Weiss, MD

Saturday, May 17, 2014

7:00-8:00 AM

Registration and
Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:00

PTSD and Substance Use Disorders
Sudie E. Back, PhD

9:00 – 10:00

Prescription Opioid
Dependence
Roger D. Weiss, MD

10:00 – 10:15

Break

10:15- 11:15

Anabolic Steroid Abuse
Harrison G. Pope, Jr, MD, MPH

11:15-12:00

Question and Answer Panel
Morning Speakers

12:00-1:15 PM

Lunch (on your own)
AA Meeting (Location TBA)

Breakout Sessions- Choose 1 for each session
(assigned on a first-come, first-served basis)

1:15 – 2:45

Session Three
A. Opioid Dependence/
Suboxone Treatment
Hilary S. Connery, MD, PhD

B. Working with the Patient Who Wants to Cut Down, Not Abstain
Roger D. Weiss, MD

2:45 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 4:30

Session Four
A. Couples Therapy in the Context of Addiction
Timothy J. O’Farrell, PhD, ABPP

B. Co-Morbid Substance Abuse, Anxiety and Insomnia
R. Kathryn McHugh, PhD

*Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Course Number #3424353

Tuition Fee:
Doctoral Level Professionals: $400
Other Professionals and Trainees: $300

Registration by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express) can be made here. Registration by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with registration form to Harvard Medical School–Department of Continuing Education, PO BOX 417476, Boston, MA 02241-7476. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted.

Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration an email confirmation from the HMS-DCE office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information including: registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.

ACGME COMPETENCIES

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism

INQUIRIES

By phone 617-384-8600, Monday–Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM (EST)
or by email hms-cme@hms.harvard.edu.

ONLINE INFORMATION

To register or view activity information online, click here.
To ensure proper registration, please add the source code 2EM found at the bottom of the registration form.

REFUND POLICY

A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or fax one week prior to this activity. No refunds will be made thereafter.

DISCLOSURE POLICY

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. palnners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support reveived for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

COURSE LOCATION

All sessions for this activity will be held at Royal Sonesta Hotel 40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142 Telephone: (617) 806-4200.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Royal Sonesta has a limited block of sleeping rooms available at a discounted price of $249 per night for single/double occupancy. These will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so please make your reservations early. Reservations must be made before April 24, 2014 and you must mention that you are enrolled in the “Harvard Addictions in 2014” course in order to receive the discount. Please make your reservations online here or call 617-806-4200 and ask for Reservations, reference “Harvard Addictions in 2014 Course” for the group block.

MCLEAN HOSPITALCONTACT INFORMATION

Telephone: (617) 855-3152
E-mail: education@mclean.harvard.edu



Course #3424353





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Course Directors
Roger D. Weiss, MD
Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH
Christopher M. Palmer, MD,

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FACULTY

Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH

Roger D. Weiss, MD

Christopher M. Palmer, MD

Sudie E. Back, PhD

Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE

Hilary S. Connery, MD, PhD

Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS

Petros Levounis, MD, MA

R. Kathryn McHugh, PhD

Timothy J. O’Farrell, PhD, ABPP

Harrison G. Pope, Jr, MD, MPH

Joji Suzuki, MD

Robert M. Swift, MD, PhD


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