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The practice of Addiction Medicine advances every day as local and national agencies attempt to respond to patients’ needs, new technologies are developed to enhance and extend treatment and monitoring, drug testing methods and best practices evolve, and the body of available research on addiction specific topics expands. Join us for a discipline-wide CME accredited Addiction Medicine update for DC and Maryland. All Addiction Medicine Clinicians & Professionals are invited!


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7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast & Resources Expo
8:30 – 9:25 AM State & Federal Regulatory and Legislative Update
Barbara Bazron, Ph.D., Executive Director of Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration & Onaje Salim, EdD, LCPC, NCC, Director, Division of State and Community Assistance, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, HHS/SAMHSA
9:30 – 10:25 AM Integration of Technology within Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Considerations and
Potential Barriers
Denis Antoine, MD, DABAM, FAPA, Director, Motivated Behaviors Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital & Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
10:30 – 11:00 AM Break & Resources Expo
11:00 – 11:55 AM Patient Centered Approach to Urine Drug Testing
Howard A. Heit, MD, FACP, FASAM Practicing Chronic Pain Specialist & Assistant Clinical Professor, Georgetown University
12:00 Noon Annual Business Meeting Lunch & Acknowledgements
1:00 – 1:15 PM Put PDMP to Work for You, a Useful Tool in Your Daily Practice
Paul Katz, DO, FACA, FASAM, Founder of the Chesapeake Wellness Center & Yngvild Olsen, MD, FASAM, Medical Director, Institutes for Behavior Resources, Inc.
1:20 – 2:00 PM Withdrawal Management of Physical Dependence on Alcohol
George Kolodner, MD, FASAM, DLFAPA, Medical Director, Kolmac Clinic & Clinical Professor, Georgetown University and University of Maryland Schools of Medicine
2:00 – 2:55 PM Recent Research Greatest Hits 2017
Marc Fishman, MD, FASAM, Medical Director, Maryland Treatment Centers, & Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, and the Maryland-DC Society of Addiction Medicine. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MedChi designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.