Caring for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Caring for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the leader in developing clinical guidelines and standards in addiction medicine, ASAM takes its responsibility very seriously. Many providers and programs are urgently working to mitigate risks related to COVID-19. ASAM convened a COVID-19 Task Force comprised of national experts recognized in the field of addiction medicine to rapidly develop comprehensive resources tailored to addiction treatment within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This session provides an overview of the resources available to help you adjust your practices during this challenging time.
Original Recording Information
Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm ET / 3:00 pm CT/ 1:00 pm PT
- Paul H. Earley MD, DFASAM
- Yngvild K. Olsen MD, MPH, DFASAM
- Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM
- Anthony P. Albanese MD, DFASAM
By completing this webinar, you will be able to:
- Discuss the types of guidance and resources that ASAM has available to help its members
- Describe steps treatment programs can take to protect patients and staff from coronavirus infection while maintaining provision of services
- Explain the national and state challenges providers are dealing with during the COVID-19 emergency
- Recognize patient-centered best practices for improving addiction treatment during the COVID-19 emergency
- Identify ASAM’s recommended guidelines for addiction medicine practices
Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM
President, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Dr. Earley has been an Addiction Medicine Physician for 36 years. He treats all types of addictive disorders and specializes in the assessment and treatment of health care professionals. As a therapist, he works with patients already in recovery, providing long term therapy for those who suffer from this disease. His professional expertise extends to advocacy for professionals before agencies and licensing boards.
Dr. Earley is a dynamic speaker and educator; he speaks and trains on topics of addiction, its treatment and addiction among health care professionals. In addition, he trains therapists about the neurobiological basis of psychotherapy. In his travels, he has provided training in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Switzerland.
He is the author of three books and numerous articles on addiction and its treatment. He is a contributing author to the ASAM Textbook: Principles of Addiction Medicine, as author of the chapter: Physician Health Programs and Addiction among Physicians. He is a contributing author to the ASAM Criteria. His two most recent books Recovery Mind Training and The Implementation Guide to Recovery Mind Training are published by Central Recovery Press.
His work was featured in the documentary series on addiction entitled Close to Home by Bill Moyers. Dr. Earley is a Distinguished Fellow of ASAM and has been on the board of ASAM for over 20 years in several capacities. He is the current president of ASAM. He has been the Medical Director of two nationally acclaimed addiction programs specializing in the care of health care professionals who suffer from addiction illnesses. Currently, Dr. Earley is the Medical Director of the Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc., the Physicians Health Program (PHP) for the state of Georgia in the U.S. With Earley Consultancy, LLC, he works with numerous treatment facilities, providing training in cohesive care, treatment effectiveness and staff development.
Dr. Earley is the recipient of the ASAM Annual Award in 2015. ASAM states the award is presented “For outstanding contributions to the growth and vitality of our Society, for thoughtful leadership in the field, and for deep understanding of the art and science of Addiction Medicine” and “For expanding the frontiers of the field of Addiction Medicine and broadening our understanding of the addictive process, through research and innovation.”
Dr. Yngvild K. Olsen, MD, MPH, FASAM
Medical Director, Institutes for Behavior Resources Inc.
Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH, is the Medical Director for the Institutes for Behavior Resources Inc/REACH Health Services, a comprehensive outpatient addiction treatment center in Baltimore City. She also provides part-time medical consultation to the local behavioral health authority for Baltimore City and the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration. After medical training at Harvard Medical School, and internal medicine residency with a year as Primary Care Chief Resident at the Boston Medical Center, she received a Master’s in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health as part of a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She has previously served as the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for the Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, as the Deputy Health Officer for the Harford County Health Department, and as the Medical Director for the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s outpatient substance use treatment services. Dr. Olsen also serves as Vice President for the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is on the board of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Maryland. She is co-author of the book, “The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know.”
Kelly J. Clark
MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM
Immediate-Past-President 2019 - 2021
Councils: Nominations & Awards, Executive
Committees: Finance, Legislative Advocacy
Biography: Click Here
Anthony P. Albanese
Director-at-Large 2019 - 2023
Councils: Nominations & Awards
Committees: Annual Conference Programming
Biography: Click Here
Credits and Disclosures
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosure Information
|Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM||1. DynamiCare Health, Inc (Clinical Condition: All addiction variants)||1. Ownership Interest||1. Employment|
|Anthony Paul Albanese, MD, DFASAM||1. AbbVie Pharmaceuticals
2. Gilead Sciences
3. Merck Pharmaceuticals
4. Agape Family Ministries
5. Sac Valley Teen Challenge Recovery Center
|1. Speaker Bureau|
2. Speaker Bureau
3. Speaker Bureau
4. Board Member
5. Board Member
|Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH, DFASAM||None||NA||NA|
|Maureen Boyle (ASAM employee)||None||NA||NA|
|Shawn Ryan, MD, MBA, FASAM||1. BrightView
3. Adapt Pharma
2. Consulting Fee
3. Consulting Fee
|1. Speaker/Content expert |
2. Speaker/Content expert
3. Speaker/Content expert
|Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM||1. Indivior|
2. ASAM’s immediate past president
2. Consulting fees
|1. Chief Medical Officer|
2. Immediate Past President
ASAM CME Committee Reviewer
|Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM||None||NA||NA|