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: Scaife Conference Center, 11th Floor (Rooms 1104 & 1105), 3550 Terrace St Pittsburgh, PA 15261

    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 - Advanced – Opioids and Pain with the SUD Patient – Advanced Scenarios with Case-based Presentation - Stephen Wyatt, DO
    • 2:30 - 2:45pm - Break    
    • 2:45 - 3:45pm - Advanced – Emerging Drugs of Abuse - Julie Kmiec, DO and William Morrone, DO
    • 3:45 - 4:45pm - Advanced - Starting Opioid Use Treatment in the Emergency Department and Hospital Settings - Julie Kmiec, DO

    Speakers (click name to read bio):


    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 2/10/2018. Use this link to book a room: AOAAM – Hotel Reservations – Pittsburgh March 2019 (If you experience difficulty registering with this link, you may email pituc_fo@hilton.com to make your reservation. Be sure to provide our group code, OAAM, in the email along with the dates you will be staying and your contact information.)

    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: Scaife Conference Center, 11th Floor (Rooms 1104 & 1105), 3550 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, PA 15261

    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 – Shawn 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 - Shawn Cannon, DO
    • Noon – 12:30pm - Lunch Provided          
    • 12:30 - 1:30pm - Overdose Education and Prescribing Naloxone – Julie Kmiec, DO
    • 1:30 - 2:30pm - Acute Pain in Pregnant and Post-Operative At-Risk Women – Marla Kushner, DO
    • 2:30 - 2:45pm - Break    
    • 2:45 - 3:45pm - Special Populations with SUD:  Adolescents – Marla Kushner, 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 – Shawn Cannon, DO
    • 11:00 - Noon - Cannabis Use Disorder:  Prevalence and Consequences (not medical marijuana) – William Morrone, DO
    • Noon – 12:30pm - Lunch Provided          
    • 12:30 – 1:30pm - Substance Use Disorders and Sleep – Antoine Douaihy, MD
    • 1:30 – 2:30pm - Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder – 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

    Speakers (click name to read bio):


    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


    NPs and PAs - AOAAM is part of a collaborative to provide the 24-hour waiver training for physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Organizations are authorized by statute to provide this training. Educational content has been identified and/or created to satisfy the 24-hour requirement as described in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).

    To qualify, NPs and PAs must:

    • Be licensed under state law to prescribe schedule III, IV, or V medications for pain
    • Complete not less than 24 hours of appropriate education through a qualified provider
    • Through other training or experience, demonstrate the ability to treat and manage OUD
    • If required by state law, be supervised or work in collaboration with a qualifying physician (physician must be waivered) to prescribe medications for the treatment of OUD

    **The content was originally developed for the 8-hour DATA2000 training for physicians. This content is now offered to NPs/PAs and appropriate provider language will be changed as content continues to evolve. 

    This training is presented in two parts. Part 1 is the 8-hour training for physicians, NPs and PAs. Part 2 is the additional 16 hours for NPs/PAs required by CARA. In Part 2, you will see the topics listed in CARA with specific content under those topics.

    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 2/10/2018
    Use this link to book a hotel room: AOAAM – Hotel Reservations – Pittsburgh March 2019 (If you experience difficulty registering with this link, you may email pituc_fo@hilton.com to make your reservation. Be sure to provide our group code, OAAM, in the email along with the dates you will be staying and your contact information.)

    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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