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Essentials of Addiction Medicine Course - Spring 2019

  • March 02, 2019
  • 7:45 AM (CST)
  • March 03, 2019
  • 5:00 PM (CST)
  • Pittsburgh, PA


  • Special price for members
  • Special price for AOA members
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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.

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 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

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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