An International Perspective on Stigma and Substance Use Disorders
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An International Perspective on Stigma and Substance Use Disorders
Recorded: Thursday, March 31, 2022 - Sunday, April 3, 2022
This 1-hour, on-demand session from the ASAM 53rd Annual Conference focuses on the stigma surrounding substance use disorders (SUDs) from an international perspective.
This session provides a review of the impact stigma had on substance use disorder (SUD) during the early phase of the COVID pandemic. This session will also provide an examination into how stigma interfered with access to treatment for general health conditions and addictions. Additionally, the impact stigma has had on shelter access and other emergency accommodations during the the COVID pandemic will be explored.
The target audience for this Intermediate level session includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.
This session addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, System Based Practice.
Upon completion, learners will be able to:
- Following this symposium, individuals will be able to recognize the many ways that stigma presents a barrier to treatment, shelter, employment and other quality of life issues for individuals with substance use disorders
- Following this symposium, individuals with be able to discuss the differential impact of stigma in different societies/cultures
- Following this symposium, individuals will be able to implement some tactics to address stigma
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Registration Deadline: 05/01/2025
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Professor Atul Ambekar, MD is an addiction psychiatrist at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He is involved in teaching, training, patient care, research and public health programming and policy advice in the area of addiction psychiatry. He has been a member of many international and national expert bodies in the field of drug addiction including the Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Dependence (WHO, Geneva), Strategic Advisory Group on IDU and HIV (United Nations), and the National Consultative Committee on Drug Demand Reduction and Rehabilitation (Government of India). He has been providing expertise and consultancy to UNODC, WHO, UNIADS and INCB. He has published several research papers, practice guidelines and training manuals in the field of addiction psychiatry. Most recently, he has led the largest ever epidemiological survey on substance use in India. He is the founding Secretary General of the Addiction Psychiatry Society of India (APSI) and the Ex chairperson of Addictive Disorder Specialty, Indian Psychiatric Society. He is member, Board of Directors at International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) as well as the Regional Council Representative for South Asia.
Anja Busse is a Programme Officer at the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria. She has been involved since 2005 in the implementation of UNODC’s global projects on drug dependence treatment and care in different functions. Anja is a Psychology graduate (University of Berlin, Germany) with further training in Public Health (Medical School Hanover, Germany), Systemic Psychotherapy and Media Pedagogics. Her current functions include the coordination of UNODC’s global projects on drug use disorder treatment and care, including the UNODC-WHO Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care, together with a team of wonderful professionals in UNODC headquarters and in the field.
Christos Kouimtsidis, MBBS, FRCPsych, CCST, MSc, PhD
Consultant Psychiatrist/Drugs Coordinator for Greece
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Christos Kouimtsidis, MBBS, MSc, CCST, FRCPsych, PhD is a Consultant in Adult Mental Health and Addiction Psychiatry at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP) in England. He is Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer with Imperial College London (since 2016) and St Andrew’s University, Scotland (since 2018). Prior to this he has been a lecturer and later Senior Lecturer with St George’s University Medical School. He has received the Gold CARE Leader Award (2016) and the prestigious UK 2015 HSJ Award for Clinical Research Impact with the Research and Development Department of SABP.
During the past 20 years he has been involved in several epidemiological, qualitative and clinical Randomized Controlled Trials. During the past ten years in collaboration with several UK Universities he has been the Chief Investigator for three National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) trials and other portfolio studies. He has published 3 books and several chapters in other books including a chapter on Motivational Interviewing for the new edition of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) textbook. He has published more than 70 peer reviewed papers and he participated as a keynote speaker or symposium organiser in several UK and international conferences,
Since February 2019 Dr Kouimtsidis is the National Coordinator for Addressing Drugs of Greece, responsible for the development and implementation of the National Drug Strategy and relevant Act5ion Plans.
CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types
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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
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.
California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222.
California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)
This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205.
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, The ASAM 53rd Annual Conference has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Family Medicine, Medical Genetics and Genomics, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology, Thoracic Surgery, Urology
American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.
American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.
American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 1 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
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American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Tmoc credit requirements.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.
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