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

Speakers: 

  • Paul H. Earley MD, DFASAM
  • Yngvild K. Olsen MD, MPH, DFASAM
  • Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM
  • Anthony P. Albanese MD, DFASAM

Learning Objectives

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

Dr. Earley has worked in Addiction Medicine for 35 years. He treats all types of addictive disorders and specializes in the assessment, treatment and management 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, Iceland and Switzerland.

He is the author of two books and numerous research articles on addiction and its treatment. His most recent book, RecoveryMind Training describes an innovative and comprehensive system designed to reengineer addiction treatment. He is a contributing author to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Textbook: Principles of Addiction Medicine, as author of the chapter: Physician Health Programs and Addiction among Physicians and a contributing author to the ASAM Criteria. His work was featured in the documentary series on addiction entitled Close to Home by Bill Moyers.

Dr. Earley is the President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is the Medical Director of the Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc., the Physicians Health Program (PHP) for the state of Georgia and the President of the North American Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP). With Earley Consultancy, LLC, he works with treatment facilities, providing training in cohesive care, treatment effectiveness and staff development using RecoveryMind Training.

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 

Louisville, KY 

Councils: Nominations & Awards, Executive 

Committees: Finance, Legislative Advocacy 

Biography: Click Here

Anthony P. Albanese

MD, DFASAM​

Director-at-Large 2019 - 2023 

Mather, CA 

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

Name Commercial Interest Compensation Role
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. Honorarium
2. Honorarium
3. Honorarium
4. NA
5. NA
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
2. Orexo
3. Adapt Pharma
1. Honorarium
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
1. Salary
2. Consulting fees
1. Chief Medical Officer
2. Immediate Past President

ASAM CME Committee Reviewer

Name Commercial Interest Compensation Role
Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM None NA NA

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On-Demand Session
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This webinar was recorded on March 27, 2020.
CME Evaluation
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Credit and Certificate
Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available This webinar has been approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.