Addiction Medicine 2016 Conference

Please join us for the 7th annual regional Addiction Medicine Conference!

This year’s Addiction Medicine 2016 Conference will once again provide up-to-date substance abuse related education, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices. Dr. Thomas McLellan (former ONDCP Deputy Director) will deliver the opening plenary, providing an update on substance abuse treatment in an evolving health care landscape, followed by presentations on the evolving opioid epidemic, a review of complex co-morbidities – both medical and psychiatric, and a review and discussion of cannabis’ potential roles in reducing harm or increasing risks. As in years past, a range of workshops, will also allow participants to select areas for individualized attention.

New this year is a Pre-Conference day on April 21 including two longer skill-based workshops: Motivational Interviewing: A Foundation for Helping Patients with Substance Use Problems and The ABCs of Pain Management: Skills for the Specialist and Non-specialist Alike. Both workshops can link to training elements of the main conference, allowing for even more in-depth attention to these topics.

All of this, plus time for person to person networking in a beautiful springtime mountain setting!




Event Co-Directors

Sara McEwen, MD, MPH
Conference Co-Director
Executive Director, Governor’s Institute

Jim Finch, MD
Conference Co-Director
Director of Physician Education, Governor’s Institute
Past President, NCSAM
Medical Director, Changes by Choice – Durham, NC

Conference Coordinator

Chloe R. Morgan
Governor’s Institute

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A project of the Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse. Funded in part by the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Fund
(CFDA #93.959) as a project of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services.

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