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  • Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Waiver Qualifying - Detroit, MI - Monday, August 5, 2019

    Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course: Includes Waiver Qualifying Requirements covers treating opioid use disorder by using interactive, case-based learning to teach evidence-based practices.

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    Host: MOC

    Monday, August 5, 2019 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    WSU Harper University Hospital
    Kresge Auditorium
    3990 John Rd
    Detroit, MI   

    Cost: FREE

    Welcome to the ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course. Please LOG IN to begin. If you do not know your password, or you have forgotten it, select "Forgot Password" and you will be emailed a link to reset your password.


    This 8-hour live course covers all treatments and medications for opioid use disorder, and is designed for licensed physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians who plan to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid use disorders. Once you have completed the live course, return here to claim CME for the course. If you have any questions, please contact education@ASAM.org.


    Overview of Legislation

    Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners

    On July 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) into law. CARA authorizes qualified NPs and PAs to become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based settings for patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) for a five-year period expiring in October 2021.    

    To qualify, NPs and PAs must: 

    • Be licensed under state law to prescribe schedule III, IV, or V medications for pain  
    • Complete no 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 to prescribe medications for the treatment of OUD

    ASAM, AAPA and AANP have formed a collaborative to provide the 24-hour waiver training for physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The three 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).

    Please ensure that your state regulations allow you to prescribe buprenorphine and other medications to treat opioid use disorder before you apply for the waiver. Some states may have overriding state legislation that will prevent NPs/PAs from prescribing these medications even if Federal law allows it. Click here to learn more about applying for the waiver.

    This training is divided into two parts of 8 hours and 16 hours. This 8 hour course will satisfy Part 1 and Part 2 can be completed online for free.

    For NPs (CE Credit through AANP): Click Here
    For PAs (AAPA Category 1 CME Credit): Click Here

    Physicians

    The Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) specifies training is necessary for physicians to obtain a waiver to engage in office‐based treatment of opioid use disorders using drugs approved by the FDA on Schedules III, IV, and V. This course addresses those requirements using a curriculum approved by CSAT/SAMHSA and ASAM, who is one of the national organizations named in the DATA 2000 legislation as eligible to prepare and administer these courses.

    Click here to view additional resources.

    Upon completion of the live course, you will be able to claim CME Credit through the ASAM e-Learning Center after completing the evaluation module. 

    CME Information and Disclosure Listing

    Date of Release: July 2015
    Approved Through: December 2019

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

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 8.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of 01/01/2018. Participants may submit the post-test at any time during that period.

    This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.



    This course has been designated as an approved CME Activity by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program can apply a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ to the CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment.

    In accordance with the disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. These policies include resolving all conflicts of interest between the CME Committee, Planning Committee and faculty, and commercial interests that might otherwise compromise the goal and educational integrity of this activity. All CME Committee, Planning Committee and faculty participating in the activity have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the planning committee and faculty relationships are not inappropriate in the content of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

    ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course Faculty

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Jill Mattingly, DHSc, MMSc, PA-CNone
    Debra Newman, PA-C, MPAS, MPHNone

    Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    None

    R. Corey Waller, MD, MS, DFASAM

    None



    ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course Program Planning Committee


    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Dan Alford, MD, MPH, DFASAM, Chair

    None

    Paula J. Lum, MD, MPH, FASAM, Vice Chair

    None

    Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM, Curriculum Director

    None

    Soraya Azari, MD

    None

    Jill Mattingly, DHSc, MMSc, PA-C

    None

    Debra Newman, PA-C, MPAS, MPH

    None

    Mary McMasters, MD, DFASAMNone

    Yngvild K. Olsen, MD, MPH, DFASAM

    None
    Shawn Ryan, MD, MBA, FASAMAdapt Pharma


    Orexo
    Consulting Fee

    Honorarium
    Content Expert

    Speaker
    Kristin Smith, DNP, FNP-C, AAHIVSNone
    Tricia E. Wright, MD, MS, FACOG, FASAMNone


    ASAM CME Committee

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Catherine Friedman, MD, FAPA, DFASAM, Chair

    None

    R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAMNone
    Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAMNone
    Zwaantje Hamming, FNP-C, CARN-APNone

    Herbert L. Malinoff, MD, FACP, DFASAM

    None

    Noel Ilogu, MD, MRCP, DFASAM

    None

    Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    None

    ASAM Staff and Consultants

    Arlene C. Deverman, MA, CAE, CFRENone

    Marcia Jackson, PhD

    None
    Sandy MetcalfeNone


    ASAM Medical Education Council

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Peter Selby, MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, DFASAM, Chair

    Pfizer


    Johnson & Johnson

    Pfizer Canada
    Grant funding

    Consulting Fees

    Consulting Fees
    Principal
    Investigator


    Consulting


    Consulting
    Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, DFASAMNone
    Michael Fingerhood, MD, FACP, FASAMNone
    Catherine R. Friedman, MD, FAPA, DFASAMNone
    Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAMNone
    Miriam S. Komaromy, MD, FACP, DFASAMNone
    Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAMNone
    Mark P. Schwartz, MD, DFASAMNone
    Mark A. Weiner, MD, FASAMNone
    ASAM Staff and Consultants
    Penny S. Mills, MBANone
    Arlene C. Deverman, MA, CAE, CFRENone
    Marcia Jackson, PhDNone
    Dawn C. HowellNone
    Molly S. MazukNone
    Alexandra (Alli) UngerNone
    Jennifer L. ButchartNone

    At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

    1. Apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to their patients with opioid use disorders
    2. Identify and assess patients who are appropriate for treatment with medications
    3. Have specific knowledge concerning the use of medications to manage patients with addiction involving opioid use
    4. Discuss the psychiatric and medical co-morbidities associated with opioid addiction

    Licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who wish to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid use disorders.



    1. Fill out the survey by clicking the “Fill out Survey” button in the box titled “The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course Live Portion Evaluation” at the end of the training. 


      1. Pro tip: Be sure to scroll down on all Likert Scale questions. There are answers that expand past the size of the survey window

    2. Submit the evaluation. (The next box should activate and the evaluation box should turn green with a white check mark)

    3. Click the button “Claim Medical Credits” in the box titled “CME Certificate”

    4. Choose the type of credit (Physician or Non-physician) and click submit

    5. Click the button “View/Print Certificate” to save or print your certificate
      1. Pro tip: If you ever lose your certificate, you can come back to the e-Learning Center and view it on your Transcript (found on Dashboard)


    Apply

    NPs and PAs who have completed the 24 hours of required training may seek to obtain a DATA 2000 waiver for up to 30 patients by completing the Waiver Notification Form. Effective February 27, 2017, SAMHSA will only accept electronic submissions of the NOI.

    NPs and PAs may send copies of their training certificates to infobuprenorphine@samhsa.hhs.gov or fax them to 301.576.5237. These waiver applications are forwarded to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which will assign the NP or PA a special identification number. DEA regulations require this number to be included on all buprenorphine prescriptions for opioid dependency treatment, along with the NP’s or PA’s regular DEA registration number.

    SAMHSA shall review waiver applications within 45 days of receipt. If approved, NPs and PAs will receive a letter via email that confirms their waiver and includes their prescribing identification number. 

    Qualify

    To qualify for a waiver to treat patients with Opioid Use Disorder, NPs and PAs must:

    • Be licensed under state law to prescribe schedule III, IV, or V medications for pain
    • Complete no 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, supervision or working in collaboration with a qualifying physician to prescribe medications for the treatment of OUD may be required.

    Please ensure that your state regulations allow you to prescribe buprenorphine and other medications to treat OUD before you apply for the waiver.  Some states may have overriding state legislation that will prevent NPs from prescribing these medications even if Federal law allows it.

    Click here for more information on applying for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.

    The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course has been made available in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Indivior, Inc.

  • Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Waiver Qualifying - Parkersburg, WV - Friday, August 2, 2019

    Product not yet rated Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course: Includes Waiver Qualifying Requirements covers all medications and treatments for opioid use disorder, and provides the required education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.

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    Friday, August 2, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Camden Clark Medical Center
    800 Garfield Ave.
    Areas 1 & 2 – North Tower
    Parkersburg, WV 26101

    Hosted by WV Department of Health and Human Resources
    Marshall Health
    West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
    West Virginia University

    COST: FREE

    Welcome to The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course online access. This course covers all medications and treatments for opioid use disorder, and provides the required education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. ASAM is an approved provider by CSAT/SAMHSA of DATA 2000 training.

    This is an 8-hour blended course combining 4 hours of live learning followed by 4 hours of online learning. The online portion of the course builds off the content delivered in the live portion. You must complete both portions to receive credit for the course. 

    NPs and PAs are required to complete 24 hours of education in order to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. After completing all 8 hours of education provided by this course (4 hours live followed by 4 hours online), NPs/PAs/CNSs can access the additional 16 hours of training required by CARA in a separate course at no cost. 

    NPs : please click here to register in the AANP CE Center
    PAs: please click here to register and begin the training

    If you do not have an account, you must first create one before continuing.

    To Register: 

    Click the green “Register” button  a. Pro tip: Check your “Cart” on the left-hand menu to make sure that it says “Cart (0)” if there is an item in your “Cart (1)” please click on it and finish the registration process

    1. Click “Dashboard” on the left-hand menu and find “Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Waiver Qualifying - Parkersburg, WV - Friday, August 2, 2019” in your On-Demand Products at the bottom on the page
    2. Click on “Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Waiver Qualifying - Parkersburg, WV - Friday, August 2, 2019” and gain access to all the course content Click the “Content” tab if it does not automatically open

    Getting started: To begin the online portion of the course, please locate the box that says "View Course." If you do not know your password, or you have forgotten it, select "Forgot Password" and you will be emailed a link to reset your password. Detailed instructions for completing the online portion of the course can be found under the tab titled Course Instructions.

    If you have any questions, please contact education@ASAM.org.

    CME Information and Disclosure Listing

    Date of Release: July 2015 

    Approved Through: December 2019

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASAM has been awarded the highest level of Accreditation with Commendation by the ACCME as a provider of continuing medical education.

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 8.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of 01/01/2018. Participants may submit the post-test at any time during that period.

    This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.

    This course has been designated as an approved CME Activity by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program can apply a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) to the CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment.

    In accordance with the disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. These policies include resolving all conflicts of interest between the CME Committee, Planning Committee and faculty, and commercial interests that might otherwise compromise the goal and educational integrity of this activity. All CME Committee, Planning Committee and faculty participating in the activity have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the planning committee and faculty relationships are not inappropriate in the content of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

    ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course Program Planning Committee

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Dan Alford, MD, MPH, DFASAM, Chair

    None

    Paula J. Lum, MD, MPH, FASAM, Vice Chair

    None

    Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM, Curriculum Director

    None

    Soraya Azari, MD

    None 

    Jill Mattingly, DHSc, MMSc, PA-C

    None

    Debra Newman, PA-C, MPAS, MPH

    None

    Mary McMasters, MD, DFASAMNone

    Yngvild K. Olsen, MD, MPH, DFASAM

    None
    Shawn Ryan, MD, MBA, FASAMAdapt Pharma OrexoConsulting Fee HonorariumContent Expert Speaker
    Kristin Smith, DNP, FNP-C, AAHIVSNone
    Tricia E. Wright, MD, MS, FACOG, FASAMNone

    ASAM CME Committee

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Catherine Friedman, MD, FAPA, DFASAM, Chair

    None

    R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAMNone
    Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAMNone
    Zwaantje Hamming, FNP-C, CARN-APNone

    Herbert L. Malinoff, MD, FACP, DFASAM

    None

    Noel Ilogu, MD, MRCP, DFASAM

    None

    Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    None

    ASAM Staff and Consultants

    Arlene C. Deverman, MA, CAE, CFRENone

    Marcia Jackson, PhD

    None
    Sandy MetcalfeNone

    ASAM Medical Education Council

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Peter Selby, MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, DFASAM, Chair

    Pfizer  Johnson & Johnson Pfizer CanadaGrant funding Consulting Fees Consulting FeesPrincipal  Investigator Consulting Consulting
    Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, DFASAMNone
    Michael Fingerhood, MD, FACP, FASAMNone
    Catherine R. Friedman, MD, FAPA, DFASAMNone
    Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAMNone
    Miriam S. Komaromy, MD, FACP, DFASAMNone
    Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAMNone
    Mark P. Schwartz, MD, DFASAMNone
    Mark A. Weiner, MD, FASAMNone
    ASAM Staff and Consultants
    Penny S. Mills, MBANone
    Arlene C. Deverman, MA, CAE, CFRENone
    Marcia Jackson, PhDNone
    Dawn C. HowellNone
    Molly S. MazukNone
    Alexandra (Alli) UngerNone
    Jennifer L. ButchartNone


    Learning Objectives

    Module 1

    1. Assess patients for the full spectrum of harmful opioid use including misuse and use disorders
    2. Describe the current epidemiologic trends in opioid misuse including overdose and use disorders
    3. Recall opioid use neurobiology as it applies to the development of an opioid use disorder and relapse risk
    4. Summarize the laws regulating office-based opioid treatment including the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016
    5. Summarize the clinical pharmacology, efficacy and safety of methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone in treating opioid use disorders

    Module 2

    6. Identify and assess patients who are appropriate for treatment with medications for an opioid use disorder in an office-based setting
    7. Describe procedures for setting up office systems to support medication prescribing for opioid use disorders
    8. Describe procedures for initiating, stabilizing, maintaining, monitoring and modifying treatment of patients on buprenorphine or naltrexone

    Module 3

    9. Summarize the assessment and management of patients with psychiatric and medical co-morbidities associated with opioid use disorders
    10. Describe unique issues of treating adolescents, young adults, pregnant and postpartum patients maintained on medications for opioid use disorders
    11. Summarize acute and chronic pain management strategies for patients with an opioid use disorder

    Overall

    12. Apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to patients with opioid use disorder

    1. Locate the box on the right that says “View Course" and click “View Course"
      1. A new window will open with the course. Be sure your pop-up blocker is turned off.
    2. Complete Module 3 and Module 4
    3. You will be required to pass all Module CME Quizzes with a grade of 70% or higher
    4. Upon completion of both the 4 live hours and 4 online hours of the course, you will be able to claim CME Credit through the ASAM e-Learning Center



    1. Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants who wish to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office based treatment of opioid use disorders.
    2. Clinicians and health care team members working with physicians who prescribe buprenorphine in office based treatment of opioid use disorders.

    The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course has been made available in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Indivior Inc.


    Apply

    SAMHSA reviews waiver applications within 45 business days of receipt. If approved, you will receive a letter via email that confirms your waiver and includes your prescribing identification number.

    Waiver applications are forwarded to the DEA. DEA regulations require your prescribing identification number to be included on all buprenorphine prescriptions for opioid dependency treatment, along with your regular DEA number.

    If you have not received confirmation of receipt of your application, or if it has been more than 45 business days since submitting it, contact CSAT by email: infobuprenorphine@samhsa.hhs.gov or call 866.287.2728.

    Please ensure that your state regulations allow you to prescribe buprenorphine and other medications to treat OUD before you apply for the waiver.  Some states may have overriding state legislation that will prevent NPs and PAs from prescribing these medications even if Federal law allows it.

    Apply

    SAMHSA reviews waiver applications within 45 business days of receipt. If approved, you will receive a letter via email that confirms your waiver and includes your prescribing identification number.

    Waiver applications are forwarded to the DEA. DEA regulations require your prescribing identification number to be included on all buprenorphine prescriptions for opioid dependency treatment, along with your regular DEA number.

    If you have not received confirmation of receipt of your application, or if it has been more than 45 business days since submitting it, contact CSAT by email: infobuprenorphine@samhsa.hhs.gov or call 866.287.2728.

    Qualify 

    To qualify for a waiver to treat patients with Opioid Use Disorder, NPs and PAs must: 

    • Be licensed under state law to prescribe schedule III, IV, or V medications for pain
    • Complete no 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, supervision or working in collaboration with a qualifying physician to prescribe medications for the treatment of OUD may be required.

    Overview of Legislation

    Physicians

    The Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) specifies training is necessary for physicians to obtain a waiver to engage in office‐based treatment of opioid use disorders using drugs approved by the FDA on Schedules III, IV, and V. This course addresses those requirements using a curriculum approved by CSAT/SAMHSA and ASAM, who is one of the national organizations named in the DATA 2000 legislation as eligible to prepare and administer these courses.

    Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

    On July 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) into law. CARA authorizes qualified NPs and PAs to become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based settings for patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) for a five-year period expiring in October 2021.    

    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 to prescribe medications for the treatment of OUD

    HHS' announcement on November 16, 2016, enables NPs and PAs to immediately begin taking the 24 hours of required training. For the full HHS announcement, click here.

    NPs and PAs can begin the training immediately by taking the 8-hour buprenorphine course ASAM currently offers or that other stakeholders offer (see below for more information). The remaining 16 hours will have to be completed with one training provider. ASAM is developing multiple 16-hour training course options and formats, including collaborations with:

  • Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Waiver Qualifying - Review Course - Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Product not yet rated Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course: Includes Waiver Qualifying Requirements covers all medications and treatments for opioid use disorder, and provides the required education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.

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    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Hilton Anatole
    2201 N Stemmons Fwy
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Hosted by ASAM

    Welcome to The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course online access. This course covers all medications and treatments for opioid use disorder, and provides the required education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. ASAM is an approved provider by CSAT/SAMHSA of DATA 2000 training.

    This is an 8-hour blended course combining 4 hours of live learning followed by 4 hours of online learning. The online portion of the course builds off the content delivered in the live portion. You must complete both portions to receive credit for the course. 

    Getting started: To begin the online portion of the course, please log-in to your right and locate the box that says "View Course." If you do not know your password, or you have forgotten it, select "Forgot Password" and you will be emailed a link to reset your password. Detailed instructions for completing the online portion of the course can be found under the tab titled Course Instructions.

     If you have any questions, please contact education@ASAM.org.

    CME Information and Disclosure Listing

    Date of Release: July 2015 

    Approved Through: December 2019

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASAM has been awarded the highest level of Accreditation with Commendation by the ACCME as a provider of continuing medical education.

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 8.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of 01/01/2018. Participants may submit the post-test at any time during that period.

    This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.

    This course has been designated as an approved CME Activity by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program can apply a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) to the CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment.

    In accordance with the disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. These policies include resolving all conflicts of interest between the CME Committee, Planning Committee and faculty, and commercial interests that might otherwise compromise the goal and educational integrity of this activity. All CME Committee, Planning Committee and faculty participating in the activity have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the planning committee and faculty relationships are not inappropriate in the content of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

    ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course Program Planning Committee

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Dan Alford, MD, MPH, DFASAM, Chair

    None

    Paula J. Lum, MD, MPH, FASAM, Vice Chair

    None

    Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM, Curriculum Director

    None

    Soraya Azari, MD

    None 

    Jill Mattingly, DHSc, MMSc, PA-C

    None

    Debra Newman, PA-C, MPAS, MPH

    None

    Mary McMasters, MD, DFASAMNone

    Yngvild K. Olsen, MD, MPH, DFASAM

    None
    Shawn Ryan, MD, MBA, FASAMAdapt Pharma OrexoConsulting Fee HonorariumContent Expert Speaker
    Kristin Smith, DNP, FNP-C, AAHIVSNone
    Tricia E. Wright, MD, MS, FACOG, FASAMNone

    ASAM CME Committee

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Catherine Friedman, MD, FAPA, DFASAM, Chair

    None

    R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAMNone
    Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAMNone
    Zwaantje Hamming, FNP-C, CARN-APNone

    Herbert L. Malinoff, MD, FACP, DFASAM

    None

    Noel Ilogu, MD, MRCP, DFASAM

    None

    Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    None

    ASAM Staff and Consultants

    Arlene C. Deverman, MA, CAE, CFRENone

    Marcia Jackson, PhD

    None
    Sandy MetcalfeNone

    ASAM Medical Education Council

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Peter Selby, MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, DFASAM, Chair

    Pfizer  Johnson & Johnson Pfizer CanadaGrant funding Consulting Fees Consulting FeesPrincipal  Investigator Consulting Consulting
    Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, DFASAMNone
    Michael Fingerhood, MD, FACP, FASAMNone
    Catherine R. Friedman, MD, FAPA, DFASAMNone
    Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAMNone
    Miriam S. Komaromy, MD, FACP, DFASAMNone
    Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAMNone
    Mark P. Schwartz, MD, DFASAMNone
    Mark A. Weiner, MD, FASAMNone
    ASAM Staff and Consultants
    Penny S. Mills, MBANone
    Arlene C. Deverman, MA, CAE, CFRENone
    Marcia Jackson, PhDNone
    Dawn C. HowellNone
    Molly S. MazukNone
    Alexandra (Alli) UngerNone
    Jennifer L. ButchartNone


    Learning Objectives

    Module 1

    1. Assess patients for the full spectrum of harmful opioid use including misuse and use disorders
    2. Describe the current epidemiologic trends in opioid misuse including overdose and use disorders
    3. Recall opioid use neurobiology as it applies to the development of an opioid use disorder and relapse risk
    4. Summarize the laws regulating office-based opioid treatment including the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016
    5. Summarize the clinical pharmacology, efficacy and safety of methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone in treating opioid use disorders

    Module 2

    1. Identify and assess patients who are appropriate for treatment with medications for an opioid use disorder in an office-based setting
    2. Describe procedures for setting up office systems to support medication prescribing for opioid use disorders
    3. Describe procedures for initiating, stabilizing, maintaining, monitoring and modifying treatment of patients on buprenorphine or naltrexone

    Module 3

    1. Summarize the assessment and management of patients with psychiatric and medical co-morbidities associated with opioid use disorders
    2. Describe unique issues of treating adolescents, young adults, pregnant and postpartum patients maintained on medications for opioid use disorders
    3. Summarize acute and chronic pain management strategies for patients with an opioid use disorder

    Overall

    Apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to patients with opioid use disorder

    1. Locate the box on the right that says “View Course" and click “View Course"
      1. A new window will open with the course. Be sure your pop-up blocker is turned off.
    2. Complete Module 3 and Module 4
    3. You will be required to pass all Module CME Quizzes with a grade of 70% or higher
    4. Upon completion of both the 4 live hours and 4 online hours of the course, you will be able to claim CME Credit through the ASAM e-Learning Center



    1. Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants who wish to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office based treatment of opioid use disorders.
    2. Clinicians and health care team members working with physicians who prescribe buprenorphine in office based treatment of opioid use disorders.

    The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course has been made available in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Indivior Inc.


    Apply

    SAMHSA reviews waiver applications within 45 business days of receipt. If approved, you will receive a letter via email that confirms your waiver and includes your prescribing identification number.

    Waiver applications are forwarded to the DEA. DEA regulations require your prescribing identification number to be included on all buprenorphine prescriptions for opioid dependency treatment, along with your regular DEA number.

    If you have not received confirmation of receipt of your application, or if it has been more than 45 business days since submitting it, contact CSAT by email: infobuprenorphine@samhsa.hhs.gov or call 866.287.2728.

    Please ensure that your state regulations allow you to prescribe buprenorphine and other medications to treat OUD before you apply for the waiver.  Some states may have overriding state legislation that will prevent NPs and PAs from prescribing these medications even if Federal law allows it.

    Apply

    SAMHSA reviews waiver applications within 45 business days of receipt. If approved, you will receive a letter via email that confirms your waiver and includes your prescribing identification number.

    Waiver applications are forwarded to the DEA. DEA regulations require your prescribing identification number to be included on all buprenorphine prescriptions for opioid dependency treatment, along with your regular DEA number.

    If you have not received confirmation of receipt of your application, or if it has been more than 45 business days since submitting it, contact CSAT by email: infobuprenorphine@samhsa.hhs.gov or call 866.287.2728.

    Qualify 

    To qualify for a waiver to treat patients with Opioid Use Disorder, NPs and PAs must: 

    • Be licensed under state law to prescribe schedule III, IV, or V medications for pain
    • Complete no 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, supervision or working in collaboration with a qualifying physician to prescribe medications for the treatment of OUD may be required.

    Overview of Legislation

    Physicians

    The Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) specifies training is necessary for physicians to obtain a waiver to engage in office‐based treatment of opioid use disorders using drugs approved by the FDA on Schedules III, IV, and V. This course addresses those requirements using a curriculum approved by CSAT/SAMHSA and ASAM, who is one of the national organizations named in the DATA 2000 legislation as eligible to prepare and administer these courses.

    Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

    On July 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) into law. CARA authorizes qualified NPs and PAs to become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based settings for patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) for a five-year period expiring in October 2021.    

    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 to prescribe medications for the treatment of OUD

    HHS' announcement on November 16, 2016, enables NPs and PAs to immediately begin taking the 24 hours of required training. For the full HHS announcement, click here.

    NPs and PAs can begin the training immediately by taking the 8-hour buprenorphine course ASAM currently offers or that other stakeholders offer (see below for more information). The remaining 16 hours will have to be completed with one training provider. ASAM is developing multiple 16-hour training course options and formats, including collaborations with:

  • Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits - Updated (2.5 CME)

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Earn a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit(s) while learning about the latest science, clinical guidelines, and policies around pain and opioids and getting the tools you need to provide evidence-based pain treatment.

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    The misuse of opioids is a major public health problem. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the following:

    • From 1999 to 2016 more than 630,000 people died from drug overdoses.
    • 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.

    The CO*RE/ASAM Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits curriculum is newly updated to reflect the latest information in this vital area of healthcare. The thoroughly revised curriculum addresses: the nature and pathophysiology of pain; assessing patients in pain; creating a pain treatment plan; initiating opioid therapy; managing patients on opioid analgesics; educating patients and caregivers; and understanding opioid use disorder. This program meets many states requirements for opioid education and is fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) education requirement (“Blue Print”), issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in September 2018. 

    Kirk Moberg

    MD, PhD, FASAM

    Dr. Kirk Moberg has practiced in the field of Addiction Medicine for 25 years.  He serves as Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.  Dr Moberg is board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine and is a certified Medical Review Officer.

    CME Information and Disclosure Listing

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. ASAM has been awarded the highest level of Accreditation with Commendation by the ACCME as a provider of continuing medical education.  

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

    In accordance with the disclosure policies of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. These policies include resolving all conflicts of interest between the Medical Education Council, the CME Committee, program planning committees and faculty, and commercial interests that might otherwise compromise the goal and educational integrity of the activity. All program planning committee members and faculty participating in the activity have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the program planning committee and faculty relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.  

    ASAM CME Committee

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Catherine R. Friedman, MD, FAPA, DFASAM, Chair

    None

     

     

    R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAM

    None

     

     

    Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM, CMRO

    None

     

     

    Zwaantje Hamming, FNP-C, CARN-AP

    None

     

     

    Noel Ilogu, MD, MRCP, DFASAM

    None

     

     

    Hebert L. Malinoff, MD, FACP, DFASAM

    None

     

     

    Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    None

     

     

    ASAM Staff and Consultants:

     

     

     

    Arlene C. Deverman, MA, CAE, CFRE

    None

     

     

    Marcia Jackson PhD

    None

     

     

    Sandy Metcalfe

    None

     

     

    Program Planning Committee

    Faculty

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Herbert Malinoff, MD, FACP, DFASAM

    None

     

     

    Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH

    None

     

     

    Theodore Parran, MD, FACP

    None

     

     

    Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    None

     

     

    R. Corey Waller, MD, MS, FACEP

    None

     

     

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    None

     

     

      ASAM CME Committee Reviewers

    ASAM Medical Education Council

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Jacob Bobrowski, MD, FAAFP

    None

     

     

    Anthony H. Dekker, DO, DFASAM

    None

     

     

    Name

    Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    What was received?

    For what role?

    Peter Selby, MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, DipABAM, DFASAM, Chair

    Pfizer

    Johnson & Johnson

    Pfizer Canada

    Grant funding

    Consulting Fees

    Consulting Fees

     Principal Investigator

    Consulting

    Consulting

    Daniel Alford, MD, MPH

    None

     

     

    Michael Fingerhood, MD, FACP, FASAM

    None

     

     

    Catherine R. Friedman, MD, FAPA, DFASAM

    None

     

     

    Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM, CMRO

    None

     

      

    Miriam S. Komaromy, MD, FACP, DFASAM

    None

     

     

    Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    None

     

     

    Mark P. Schwartz, MD, DFASAM

    None

     

     

    Mark A. Weiner, MD, FASAM

    None

     

     

    ASAM Staff and Consultants:

     

     

     

    Arlene C. Deverman, MA, CAE, CFRE

    None

     

     

    Marcia Jackson PhD

    None

     

     

    Jennifer L. Butchart

    None

     

     

    Penny S. Mills, MBA

    None

     

     

     

  • Webinar - The Addiction Medicine Exam & ASAM Resources You Need

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    This recorded webinar provides an overview of the key eligibility requirements to become certified in addiction through the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) and explores the pathways to gain initial certification. It will then move on to the importance of preparing for the ABPM Addiction Medicine Exam and highlight ASAM board exam resources to better assist in your preparation.

    Original Recording Information

    Date:   Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Time:   11:30 am ET/10:30 am CT/8:30 am PT

    Speaker:   Michael Weaver, MD, DFASAM

    Moderator:   Amanda Weber, Senior Manager, Professional Development, ASAM

    Objectives

    •Understand the key eligibility requirements & certification pathways to become a certified addiction specialist
    •Understand how to apply for the ABPM addiction medicine exam
    •Understand the ASAM resources available to help you  prepare for the exam and maintain certification

    Michael Weaver

    MD, DFASAM

    Michael Weaver, MD, DFASAM is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addictions (CNRA) at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He received his M.D. degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University, and completed Residency in Internal Medicine and a Clinical Research Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System, and he is Board-certified in Internal Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine and certified in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Weaver is the Sub-Board Chair for Addiction Medicine on the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and also serves as the Chair of the Examination Committee for certification in Addiction Medicine. He has been a member of ASAM for over 20 years and currently serves as a member of the Publications Council and the Annual Conference Program Planning Committee. He is currently involved in patient care, medical education, and research. Dr. Weaver sees patients in the Innovations Addiction Treatment Clinic at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. He has extensive experience teaching about addiction to medical students, residents, and community professionals at all levels. He has been involved in multiple research projects, and currently is collaborating with other researchers in the CNRA on studies involving cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and electronic cigarettes. Dr. Weaver has multiple publications in the field of addiction medicine, including the book "Addiction Treatment" published by Carlat Publishing in 2017.

  • Board Exam Study Tool (BEST) - 2019 (17 CME)

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Earn a maximum of 17 CME while learning from the BEST. This study tool helps prepare physicians for the ABPM certification/re-certification examination utilizing an interactive and engaging format.

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    The ASAM Board Examination Study Tool (BEST) helps prepare physicians for the ABPM certification/re-certification examination utilizing an interactive and engaging format.*


    *Note: Live attendees of the 2019 ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine in Dallas, TX can opt to receive the 2019 BEST at a reduced price of $50 if they sign up for the BEST during registration. Register for the Review Course Now!


    The NEW 2019 BEST Includes:


    700 Board-Style Self-Assessment Questions
    • Developed, reviewed and mapped to the ABPM exam blueprint content areas by national experts
    • Flexible learning modes allow users to design their study sessions and focus on specific topics
    • Personalized Reporting 
    • Access personal performance analysis reports and create a personalized study guide based on responses to the question bank
    Excerpts and Highlights 
    • High-level summaries from select chapters from the newly released Principles of Addiction Medicine, Sixth Edition
    Glossary
    • Explore a list of important terms and definitions in the addiction medicine field
    Additional Resources
    • Review the presentations slides from the 2019 ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine
    • View a list of additional resources recommended by Review Course faculty by topic


    Registrants will have access to content and be able to claim CME for one year from the date they start the tool. 


    Additional Board Exam Preparation resources and tools are also available.

    Goals and Objectives

    Upon completion of this education activity, participant should be able to:

    • Differentiate between important terms and definitions in the field of Addiction Medicine.
    • Distill knowledge on key points from the text, the Principles of Addiction Medicine, 6th edition and course slides
    • Appraise addiction patient cases and respond accurately to questions about next steps and treatment options.
    • Employ knowledge gained in the educational sections of the BEST to respond accurately to self-assessment questions.

    Participants of the 2019 ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine and other physicians who are preparing for the ABPM Certification Exam in Addiction Medicine.

    NameCommercial InterestsCompensation ReceivedRole
    Timothy Brennan MD, MPH, FASAMNoneNANA
    Jeffrey DeVido MDAltria/Philip MorrisStockInheritance
    Paul Earley MD, DFASAMAlkermes, Inc; DynamiCare Health, IncHonoraria; SalarySpeaker; VP of Medical Affairs
    James Finch MD, DFASAMNoneNANA
    Marc Fishman MD, DFASAMUS World Meds; AlkermesConsulting fee, Travel; HonorariaConsultant; Advisory Board
    David Galbis-Reig MD, DFASAMAscension Wisconsin All Saints; Abbvie; Hospira; RespireRX Pharmaceuticals; Abbott Pharmaceuticals; Pfizer BondStock & Bond in Retirement IRA; Stock Options; Ownership InterestsOwner; Advisory Board; PI; Consultant
    R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAMNoneNANA
    Adam Gordon, MD, MPHNoneNANA
    Leslie Hayes, MDNoneNANA
    Abigail Herron DO, DFASAMNoneNANA
    Petros Levounis MD, MA, FASAMNoneNANA
    Carla Marienfeld MDNoneNANA
    Ricardo Restrepo MD, MPH, FASAMNoneNANA
    Richard Ries MD, DFASAMNoneNANA
    Edwin Salsitz MD, DFASAMNoneNANA
    Sharon Stancliff MD, FASAMNoneNANA
    Timothy Wiegand MD, FACMT, FAACTNoneNANA
    Erin Zerbo, MDNoneNANA
    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    ACCME Accreditation Statement

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

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 17 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (tMOC)

    This course has been approved by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification Program (tMOC) can apply a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing this course.

  • Impact of Nicotine and Other Stimulants on Sleep in Young Adults (1 CME)

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ while learning about the impact of stimulants on sleep in young adults from The Journal of Addiction Medicine 2019.

    Earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ while learning about the impact of stimulants on sleep in young adults in this journal article from The Journal of Addiction Medicine 2019. Michael D. Stein, MD, Celeste M. Caviness, PhD and Bradley J. Anderson, PhD


    Learning objectives: 

    1.) Explore the relationship of commonly used stimulant substances to poor sleep in quality in young adults

    2.) Assess the varying impact of different stimulants on sleep 

  • Webinar: The ASAM Criteria Copyright and Permissions Process for States

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    In this free webinar, learn about the ASAM Criteria copyright and permissions process for states.

    Webinar Overview

    In Spring 2019, The ASAM Criteria copyright and permissions process was updated to include agreements to enable public entities, providers, and other stakeholders to reference their use of The ASAM Criteria. The changes are part of a range of programs designed to support effective implementation of The ASAM Criteria and protect ASAM’s intellectual property from misuse. These programs include an ASAM Level of Care certification program delivered by CARF, a robust training program on The ASAM Criteria, and ongoing enhancements to the ASAM CONTINUUM software – a clinical decision support tool used to assist in treatment planning for individuals with addiction. All of these initiatives have the end goals of protecting patients and preserving the credibility of providers accurately implementing the evidence-based standards found in The ASAM Criteria.

    Margaret A.E. Jarvis

    MD, DFASAM

    Margaret Jarvis finished her medical school, psychiatry residency and Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She is board certified and recertified in psychiatry with the CAQ in Addiction Psychiatry. She was ASAM certified (now ABAM certified). She has been a member of ASAM since the early 90’s and became a Fellow of the Society in 2003. She has served on the Board of Directors for one term and currently is the co-chair of the Ruth Fox Planning; and a member of the Finance Committee and the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. She has also worked on Examination Committee for ASAM and now ABAM since 2000.

    Dr. Jarvis is the Medical Director at Marworth, in Waverly, PA, which is the residential addiction treatment center for the Geisinger Health System. She has been in this position since 1999. She is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA.

    Dr. Jarvis is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, a professional organization of therapists who treat sexual addiction, and served on that board of directors from 2001-2006, as president from 2004-2006. She received the Merit award from SASH in 2011. Dr. Jarvis currently serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Marley’s Mission, a non-profit that provides equine-assisted psychotherapy to abused children in the Scranton, PA area.

  • Webinar: The ASAM Criteria Copyright and Permissions Process for Providers

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    In this free webinar, learn about the ASAM Criteria copyright and permissions process for providers.

    Webinar Overview

    In Spring 2019, The ASAM Criteria copyright and permissions process was updated to include agreements to enable public entities, providers, and other stakeholders to reference their use of The ASAM Criteria. The changes are part of a range of programs designed to support effective implementation of The ASAM Criteria and protect ASAM’s intellectual property from misuse. These programs include an ASAM Level of Care certification program delivered by CARF, a robust training program on The ASAM Criteria, and ongoing enhancements to the ASAM CONTINUUM software – a clinical decision support tool used to assist in treatment planning for individuals with addiction. All of these initiatives have the end goals of protecting patients and preserving the credibility of providers accurately implementing the evidence-based standards found in The ASAM Criteria.

    Margaret A.E. Jarvis

    MD, DFASAM

    Margaret Jarvis finished her medical school, psychiatry residency and Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She is board certified and recertified in psychiatry with the CAQ in Addiction Psychiatry. She was ASAM certified (now ABAM certified). She has been a member of ASAM since the early 90’s and became a Fellow of the Society in 2003. She has served on the Board of Directors for one term and currently is the co-chair of the Ruth Fox Planning; and a member of the Finance Committee and the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. She has also worked on Examination Committee for ASAM and now ABAM since 2000.

    Dr. Jarvis is the Medical Director at Marworth, in Waverly, PA, which is the residential addiction treatment center for the Geisinger Health System. She has been in this position since 1999. She is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA.

    Dr. Jarvis is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, a professional organization of therapists who treat sexual addiction, and served on that board of directors from 2001-2006, as president from 2004-2006. She received the Merit award from SASH in 2011. Dr. Jarvis currently serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Marley’s Mission, a non-profit that provides equine-assisted psychotherapy to abused children in the Scranton, PA area.

  • The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour CME Program (Online)

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    ​The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour Program is an innovative educational program empowering primary care and other providers to identify, treat, and/or refer patients at risk for or with addiction. The curriculum is designed for healthcare professionals who received little addiction education during their medical training.​


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    The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour Program is an innovative educational program empowering primary care and other providers to identify, treat, and/or refer patients at risk for or with addiction. Participants will learn how to recognize, screen, treat and refer patients with substance use disorders through 40 CME hours of interactive, case-based learning. This program is designed for healthcare professionals who received little addiction education during their medical training including physicians, clinicians, and other healthcare providers in primary care, emergency/urgent care, treatment centers and general psychiatry settings.

    Why Participate

    • Help patients that are already in your practice and be a part of the solution to the one of the nation’s deadliest epidemics
    • Increase knowledge, skills and confidence for providers who may have received little or no addiction education during their medical training
    • Learn how to integrate addiction medicine and payment models into your existing practice
    • Connect with a community of colleagues and mentors for additional support with complex patients
    • Experience content created specifically for primary care and other providers based on extensive needs-assessment
    • Learn core competencies and knowledge needed to identify, treat, and refer patients with addiction to specialists when needed
    • Earn a certificate of completion from ASAM upon completion of the 40-Hour CME Program

    Curriculum Topics

    • Attitudes towards addiction and treating patients with addiction
    • Substance use disorders medications
    • Neurobiology of addiction
    • Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT)
    • Motivational interviewing
    • Medical and Psychiatric Co-morbidities
    • Diagnosing substance use disorders
    • Developing a treatment plan (including ASAM Criteria)
    • Special populations (such as adolescents, pregnant women, etc)
    • Referral to specialists

    Program Activities

    The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour CME Program is comprised of five activities. All activities align with the nine identified addiction medicine competencies for primary care providers. ASAM has also gathered a collection of resources and tools reviewed by experts related to various topics of addiction medicine and working with patients at risk for or with substance use disorders (SUD) to supplement participant’s learning.   

    Registration to the program includes the online version of all activities. Participants may elect to complete activities in a live, in-person format when available to fulfill program requirements.  Additional fees may apply for live-in-person events. 

    Participants will have the opportunity to submit CME certificates for any of the required activities they have previously completed and will NOT need to re-take the activity. 

    ActivityDescriptionCME Hours
    The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine WorkshopParticipants are recommended to take this activity first in order to get the most out of the 40-Hour Program. 

    An 8-hour online self-paced, case-based workshop in which participants will learn more about recognizing, screening, diagnosing and treating patients with addiction with an emphasis on alcohol, opioids, and tobacco. (Participants may elect to take the 8-hour live workshop to fulfill this requirement. Participants of the live 8-hour workshop who have not yet enrolled in the program will receive a discount towards the overall price of the ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour Program. See website for upcoming workshop dates).
    8
    The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course Includes Waiver Qualifying RequirementsAn 8-hour online self-paced course that covers all medications and treatments for opioid use disorder, and provides the required education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine under the Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) and Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). This course fulfills 8 of the 24 hours required for NPs and PAs under CARA. 8
    The CO*RE/ASAM Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits CourseThis course reviews appropriate prescribing habits and examines the difference between extended-release and long-acting and short-acting opioid medications. The course will also include information from the CDC guidelines and includes information provided by the FDA blueprint for Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) education.2.5
    Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine ECHO (FAME) Video Conferencing Series  
    (in collaboration with Project ECHO – University of New Mexico) 
    Participants use video conferencing to connect with a panel of addiction and multidisciplinary experts. Sessions are two hours, and include a 20 - 30 minute addiction didactic presentation and lively discussions on case presentations submitted by participants.  Participants must attend at least 4 (four) teleECHO sessions and present one case to fulfill this activity requirement.8
    Elective Topics Participants select from over 80 hours of CME on a broad range of topics, especially created to meet the needs of primary care physicians and clinicians. Participants may choose from the approved modules and topics based on their needs and the needs of their patients. Completion of additional FAME TeleECHO sessions beyond the required four are also eligible to fulfill this component. 

    Only activities approved for the "Elective Topics" activity will be accepted to fulfill this requirement.
    13.5
    TOTAL40


    If you experience any difficulties, please feel free to call the ASAM office at 301-656-3920 or email education@asam.org.


    Note:  This program is for providers who are seeking additional knowledge about addiction medicine. This is not a certification or designed to prepare providers for certification exams. Providers interested in becoming an ABMS certified Addiction Specialist should go to www.abpm.org and/or learn about Addiction Fellowship programs at https://www.addictionmedicinefoundation.org/.

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    Program Competencies

    The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour Program seeks to help learners achieve nine identified competencies in the addiction medicine field. 

    1. Interact with patients and professional colleagues so as to display professionalism in all activities, by demonstrating commitment to the health and well-being of individuals and society through ethical practice, profession-led regulation, and high personal standards of behavior.
    2. Identify their feelings and attitudes that promote or prevent therapeutic responses to their patients with substance use disorders.
    3. Understand the addictive disorders as developmental biopsychosocial disorders.
    4. Take an evidence-based approach to detecting substance use disorders. 
    5. Respond to positive substance use screening results with brief counseling strategies, appropriate to the patient’s readiness to change.
    6. Use motivational interviewing with patients ambivalent about changing their substance use behavior.
    7. Conduct a biopsychosocial and developmental ambulatory assessment of an adult with a suspected SUD to match the patient to an appropriate level of care.
    8. List the indications, contraindications and duration of treatment of evidence based pharmacotherapy for alcohol, tobacco, and opioid use disorders and refer patient to specialty care where appropriate. 
    9. Reflect on the role of behavioral interventions for patients and families including formal intensive ambulatory and inpatient treatment and informal programs such as mutual aid groups in the recovery process for patients in their practice/ communities.

    View the full ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour CME Program Blueprint: Competencies and Curriculum Learning Objectives.

    The 40 hour CME curriculum is structured around these nine competencies, of which each competency has several learning objectives. Activities in the curriculum will align with at least one of the learning objectives.

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    Why Participate?


    Participants are saying....

    • “This is probably the best post-graduate training I've ever done…The webinar format was engaging and educational. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to have involved at that level.” – MD, Massachusetts
    • “Appreciate your effort to organize the training. It was a great experience. I'd definitely recommend this to my primary care colleagues.” – MD, Maryland
    • “…living in the Northeast, I’m afraid I get very provincial so it’s been really interesting to hear everybody…but it’s the across the country responses that have been so helpful.” – MD, Massachusetts
    • “Living in Alaska, the resources for substance abuse treatment is probably not as diversified as in other areas…so this clinic has been valuable to me… providing the information and talking, collaborating with other professions in the field to help provide the best care of the patients.” – NP, Alaska


    Extensive Development from Experts.... 

     

    The ASAM Fundamentals 40-Hour Program was developed over multiple years, beginning in 2013. ASAM’s committee of experts created, evaluated, and revised the Fundamentals program continuously to ensure providers received the highest quality, most up-to-date  education.


    Competency-Based Program Activities...


    The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour Program is comprised of five components. All components and activities align with the nine identified addiction medicine competencies for primary care providers. ASAM has also gathered a collection of resources and tools reviewed by experts related to various topics of addiction medicine and working with patients at risk for or with substance use disorders (SUD) to supplement participant’s learning.   


    Positive Outcomes for Participants' Practice...

    Some of the most commonly reported changes as a result of the ASAM Fundamentals 40-Hour Program were:

    • Change in patient treatment plans
    • Change in approach to patients with SUDs
    • More frequent screening, e.g. screening all patients at least annually.
    • More use of screening tools or use of different screening tools.
    • More or better use of SBIRT
    • More or better use of MI techniques
    • Increased confidence in treating patients with addiction

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    ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Workshop Planning Committee

    NameDisclosure
    Miriam S. Komaromy, MD, FACP, FASAM (Chair)No Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    Peter L. Selby MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, DFASAM, (Immediate Past Chair)Johnson and Johnson: Consultant/Advisory Board, Other Research Support includes receipt of drugs, supplies, equipment or other in-kind support;Pfizer: Consultant/Advisory Board, Other Research Support includes receipt of drugs, supplies, equipment
    Zwaantje H. Hamming, FNP-C, CARN-APNo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    Marcia Jackson, PhDNo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    Jill Mattingly, DHSc, MMSc, PA-CNo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    Lipi Roy, MD, MPHNo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    Kenneth A. Saffier, MD, FASAMNo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    Mario F. San Bartolomé, MD, MBA, MRO, QME, FASAMNo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    J. Paul Seale, MD, FASAMNo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    Alexander Walley, MD, MSc, FASAM  No Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest


    ASAM CME Committee

    NameDisclosure
    Catherine Friedman, MD (Chair)No Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAMNo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM, CMRONo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    Zwaantje H. Hamming, FNP-C, CARN-APNo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    Noel Ilogu, MD, MRCP, DFASAMNo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    Herbert L. Malinoff, MD, FACP, DFASAMNo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
    Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAMNo Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest

     

    Commercial Interest Definition

    A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

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    Disclosure of Commercial Support

    The American Society of Addiction gratefully acknowledges the support of the following companies in the development of The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Program.


    Indivior provided an unrestricted educational grant to assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of this Fundamentals Program. 

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    Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)


    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.

    The ACCME System employs a rigorous process for evaluating institutions' CME programs according to standards that reflect the values of the educator community and aim to accelerate learning, inspire change, and champion improvement in healthcare. Through participation in accredited CME, clinicians and teams drive improvement in their practice and optimize the care, health, and wellness of their patients.

    Please see individual sessions for accreditation information for specific offerings.