A New Landscape in Transitional Maintenance of Certification (Tmoc) for Addiction Medicine (1 CME)

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The landscape of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs is rapidly changing though out medicine as well as addiction medicine. Addiction medicine certified physicians are becoming aware of the importance ABAM's Transitional Maintenance of Certification (Tmoc) program. Tmoc refers to the MOC process during the ABMS Practice Pathway period. Tmoc participation will allow diplomates to sustain their active ABAM credential during the transitional period and Practice Pathway into ABMS certification. Completion of ABAM Tmoc requirements will be an eligibility requirement for addiction medicine certified physicians who wish to utilize the qualifying pathway, which the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) is expected to offer to ABAM diplomates. This is consistent with past new subspecialty fields. In addition, the concept of Practice Performance Assessment (Part IV MOC) for addiction medicine will be introduced and roughly parallels Part IV of other boards. By attending this workshop, participants will gain a better understanding of the addiction medicine Tmoc program and the importance of participation. In addition, participants will learn how participation in this program may help them prepare for the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), ABPM administrated certification examination. At the conclusion of this presentation, physicians will have gained a better understanding regarding of their current certification status and how it relates to participation in the Tmoc program.

Lia Bennett


Lia Bennett is an independent consultant serving as the Director of Maintenance of Certification for the American Board of Addiction. She was a quality improvement program coordinator for the American College of Physicians and brings to ABAM, over 10 years of experience developing and managing MOC compliant programs. She has worked in the field of internal medicine conducting continuing medical education research in the areas of adult immunization, cardiovascular risk and diabetes. Ms. Bennett received her Masters of Public Health with a graduate certificate in Integrative Health. She strives to provide superior guidance to ABAM Diplomates.

Robert Sokol


Dr. Robert J. Sokol currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Physiology and the John M. Malone, Jr., M.D., Endowed Chair and Director of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. Dr. Sokol graduated with the highest distinction in philosophy and from medical school with honors from the University of Rochester in New York. After residency training at Washington University/Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., and after serving as Dr. Willard Allen's last executive Chief Resident, he served in the Air Force as a Major and then completed a fellowship at Maternal-Fetal Medicine, as well as joining the faculty, first at the University of Rochester and then at Metrohealth/Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. He worked his way up to Professor and Director of the Perinatal Clinical Research Center. Recruited as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine/Detroit Medical Center in 1983, he served as Dean and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs from 1988 until 1999. Dr. Sokol is an internationally recognized expert in the area of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. In 1986, he established and directed the National Institutes of Health-funded WSU Fetal Alcohol Research Center, the only center of its kind in the country at the time. He is currently focused on risk detection and prevention methodology. He is Project Manager II for services in support of the Perinatology Research Branch of the NICHD and was the founding Chair of a University Department of Clinical and Translational Science. He has about 335 referreed papers and about 1500 total publications. He is President Elect of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.


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Open to view video. This session was recorded on 4/7/2017 in New Orleans, LA.
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