Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 
Caron Treatment Centers
243 North Galen Hall Road
Wernersville, PA 19565

Caron Treatment Centers, in collaboration with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), will be hosting two events on October 24 and 25 (registrants may choose to attend one or both days). 


In collaboration with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Thursday, October 24, 2019| 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine is an innovative, case-based workshop designed for providers new to the field of addiction medicine in settings such as primary care, emergency care, and psychiatry, who see patients at risk for or with substance use disorders (SUDs). Participants will learn more about addiction medicine and how to screen, diagnose, treat, and/or refer patients with addiction. For more information and to register, click the boxes below. 


Neag Medical Center, Garden Level

Registration opens at 7:30 am

8:00 am - 8:05 am
Course Introduction
8:05 am - 8:45 am
Session 1:
An Introduction to Addictive Disorders
8:45 am - 9:30 amSession 2:
Ben's Brain on Drugs: The Clinical Manifestations of the Neurobiology of Addiction
9:30 am - 10:15 am Session 3:
Identifying Unhealthy Substance Use: Assessment
10:15 am - 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am - 12:30 pmSession 4:
For Every Ill, There May Be a Pill: Treating Substance Use Disorders With Medication and Counseling
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch Break
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Session 5:
Should I Open Pandora's Box?: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmBreak
3:45 pm - 5:20 pm    Session 6:
When Your Patient Says Yes, But!: A "Taste" of Motivational Interviewing
5:20 pm - 5:30 pm Course Wrap-Up & Evaluation


Caron's Addiction Research Symposium
Friday October 25, 2019 | 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Showcasing the latest evidence-based practices, treatment models and cutting-edge research, Caron Treatment Centers’ 4th Annual Addiction Research Symposium bridges the gap between practice and research to improve the care of those suffering from substance use disorder.  Leading experts in the field of Addiction Medicine from across the country will enlighten the audience about current and future treatment possibilities being explored by researchers today.  For more information and to register, click the boxes below.


Chit Chat Auditorium for All Events 

Registration opens at 7:30 am

8:00 am - 8:30 amWelcome and Introduction
8:30 am - 9:30 amSession 1:
Therapeutic Uses and Neuropsychiatric Liabilities for Cannabinoids in the
Treatment of Chronic Pain
Daniel Morgan, PhD, Penn State College of Medicine
9:30 am - 10:30 amSession 2: 
The mu Opioid Receptor: Pivotal Element in Two Substance Use Disorders,
but Over-Looked by Most Clinicians
Charles O’Brien, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
10:30 am - 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am - 11:45 amSession 3: 
The Use of an Animal Model to Understand Individual Vulnerability to
Opioid Use Disorder and Novel Avenues for Treatment
Sue Grigson, MS, PhD, Penn State College of Medicine
11:45 am - 1:00 pmLunch and Networking
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmSession 4:
Decoding Circuit Signatures of Addiction Recovery: Opportunities for
Precision Medicine and Novel Interventions
Amit Etkin, MD, PhD, Stanford University
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmSession 5: 
Craving and Opioid Use: What We Think We Know and What We
Really Don't Know
Eric Strain, MD, John Hopkins University School of Medicine
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmClosing and Evaluations


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*Note: Participants may register for the ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Live Workshop or Caron's Addiction Research Symposium separately, or register for both events (October 24 and 25) at a reduced package rate of $285. 

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Workshop (8 CME)$193
Caron's Addiction Research Symposium (5 CME)$100
[Package] The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Workshop AND Caron's Addiction Research Symposium (13 CME)$285

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About Caron Treatment Centers

With 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers operates lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron is headquartered in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, with Ocean Drive and Caron Renaissance located in Palm Beach County, Florida. Caron has recovery centers in New England, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., which offer community and recovery support. Caron’s Recovery Centers in Atlanta and New York City also offer pre- and post-treatment services. Caron has the most extensive continuum of care including teens, young adults, mid-life adults, older adults, chronic pain, executives, healthcare and legal professionals and families. Caron’s treatment is customized to meet the needs of individuals and families – with highly trained teams prepared to address co-occurring disorders. Caron offers an innovative approach to ongoing recovery care support for its patients and their families with online peer groups and other resources during the first year of transition following discharge. For more information on Caron, please visit

About the American Society of Addiction Medicine

ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional medical society representing over 6,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine is an accredited provider by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide and joint provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has been awarded the highest level of Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that ASAM delivers education that is relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence.