ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Online Workshop (8 CME)

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Course Overview


The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 8-Hour Online Workshop is an innovative, case-based, fully online course designed for providers who are relatively new to the field of addiction medicine, such as primary care physicians, clinicians, and behavioral health specialists, who see patients at risk for or with addiction. 

Addiction as a disease continues to cost the global community a staggering amount both financially and in lives lost, but there are treatments available to help patients. Participants of this workshop will learn more about addiction medicine and how to screen, diagnose, treat, and/or refer patients with addiction – many of whom have co-occurring medical and psychiatric comorbidities. 

About the Workshop


The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 8-hour Online Workshop is an innovative, case-based training designed for providers who are relatively new to the field of addiction medicine, such as primary care physicians, clinicians, and behavioral health specialists, who see patients at risk for or with addiction.*

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify one's own feelings and attitudes that promote or prevent therapeutic responses to patients with substance use disorders. 
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of the diseased brain processes when treating patients with substance use disorders. 
  3. Use validated patient screening tools to detect substance use and interpret a spectrum of results. 
  4. Use motivational interviewing to enhance patients readiness to change risky behaviors. 
  5. Offer the interventions that are appropriate to specific substances and severity of usage pattern. 
  6. Respond to hazardous drinking with brief counseling strategies, appropriate to the patient's readiness to change. 
  7. For patients suspected of having a SUD, conduct a biopsychosocial assessment to provide a diagnosis and match the patient to an appropriate level of care. 
  8. Prescribe pharmacotherapy appropriately for alcohol, tobacco, and opioid use disorders. 
  9. Offer patients and families information and referral to behavioral interventions including support groups and mutual aid groups that assist in the recovery process.

Course Topics

  • Meeting Our Patient: An Introduction to Addictive Disorder 
  • A Brain on Drugs: The Clinical Manifestations of the Neurobiology of Addiction 
  • For Every ill, There May Be a Pill: Assessing and Treating Alcohol, Tobacco and Opioid Use Disorders 
  • Should I Open Pandora’s Box?: SBIRT and A “Taste” of Motivational Interviewing

ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour Program

*This is the first recommended activity for The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour CME Program, an innovative educational program empowering primary care and other providers to diagnose and treat patients at risk for or with addiction. Participants who register for the 8-Hour Online Workshop separately will receive a discount to register for the remainder of the 40-Hour Program upon completion. To learn more about the program visit https://www.asam.org/fundamentals


Information for ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour Program Participants:
  • Participants are recommended to take either the live workshop OR the online version first in order to get the most out of the 40-Hour Program (only one version will count towards the fulfillment of this program activity). 
  • For those who have already completed the live workshop or online version, you do not need to re-take. You will be given an opportunity to submit your CME certificate at the end of the program to claim your certificate. 

Please note, participants of the 40-Hour Program receive access to the ONLINE 8-hour version with registration to the overall program. To take the 8-hour online version please click the tab labeled "Content" above

Live Workshop Option (Additional Fee)

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine live workshop is an 8-hour, practical, case-based workshop in which participants interact in small groups to discuss information about addiction and its appropriate diagnosis and treatment. The workshop will include a mix of brief lectures, demonstration of practice-related skills, and skills building. 

To learn more about the live workshop and view upcoming, 8-hour live workshop opportunities, please visit the ASAM Fundamentals Live Workshop Page.

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Pre-Workshop Assessment
Pre-Workshop Assessment Part I
25 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  1/25 points to pass
25 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  1/25 points to pass Participants will assess knowledge of substance use disorders pre-activity.
Pre-Workshop Assessment Part 2
10 Questions
10 Questions Participants will assess current practices, attitude towards and competence and confidence of substance use disorders pre-activity.
Session 1 - Meeting Our Patient: An Introduction to Addictive Disorder
Session 1
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Complete Session 1 by clicking the View Course button.
Upload Session 1 Worksheet
Upload 1 files to pass.
Upload 1 files to pass. Upload your completed version of Worksheet 1 - Leaving Las Vegas Reflections
Session 1 - Self Reflection
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Click the link to access the discussion board. Respond to the questions posed with your reflections in order to proceed: 1) The DSM 5 criteria are focused on patient’s functional status. How does this differ from how you’ve been approaching the diagnosis or treatment of patients with SUDs? 2) Based on the feelings “Ben” generated in you, how do you propose to monitor and use the knowledge gained in this workshop to provide effective person-centered care to patients with SUDs in your practice?
Session 2 - A Brain on Drugs: The Clinical Manifestations of the Neurobiology of Addiction
Session 2
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Begin self-paced component package. Complete Session 2 by clicking the View Course button.
Session 2 - Self-Reflection
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Identify examples of impaired executive function that you have observed in patients with SUD and respond to the following questions: 1) How have you felt about these behaviors? 2) Do you feel differently now, knowing that the brain's executive function is impaired by chronic substance use?
Session 3 - For Every ill, There May Be a Pill: Assessing and Treating Alcohol, Tobacco and Opioid Use Disorders
Session 3
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Complete Session 3 by clicking the View Course button.
Session 4 - Should I Open Pandora’s Box?: SBIRT and A “Taste” of Motivational Interviewing
Session 4
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Begin self-paced component package. Complete Session 4 by clicking the View Course button.
Session 4 - Upload Worksheet 2
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Upload 1 files to pass. Upload Worksheet 2 - Motivational Interviewing Scoring Sheet and Tips
Section Title: Post-Workshop Assessment and Certificate
Post-Workshop Assessment Part I
25 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  1/25 points to pass
25 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  1/25 points to pass Participants will assess knowledge of substance use disorders post-activity.
Post-Workshop Assessment Part 2
20 Questions
20 Questions Participants will assess attitude about and competence and confidence of substance use disorders post-activity as well as reflect on the quality and impact of the activity.
CME Certificate
Up to 8.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 8.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available 8 Credits

Financial Disclosures


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.

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.

Program Planning Committee, CME Reviewer and Faculty Disclosure Information

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 polices 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 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 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 Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Workshop Planning Committee

Full Name Disclosure
Miriam S. Komaromy, MD, FACP, FASAM (Chair) No Financial Relationships or Conflicts of Interest
Peter L. Selby MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, DFASAM J and J (Clinical Condition: Smoking cessation): Consultant/Advisory Board
Other Research Support: receipt of drugs, supplies, equipment or other in-kind support 

Pfizer (Clinical Condition: smoking cessation): Consultant/Advisory Board
Other Research Support: receipt of drugs, supplies, equipment or other in-kind support
Research Grant: principal investigator, collaborator or consultant and pending grants as well as grants already received
Speaker/Honoraria: speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness

Accreditation


The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

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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.

NAADAC

This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

This Enduring Material activity, ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Organizers plan to request 8 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

This activity is approved for 6.58 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 2.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20014105. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE) 

This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222.

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP)

This educational program is approved by CADTP, Provider #205.

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 8 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

ABIM Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.