Annual Review of Addiction Medicine: Highest Impact Publications for 2018-2019 (1.5 CME)

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(1.5 CME) In this conference recording from the 2019 Annual Conference, you will learn:

This focus session is a recurring annual review of the highest impact peer-reviewed publications or newsmaker events across the field of Addiction Medicine for 2018-2019. The goal of this session is to provide the learner with a concise, structured, and critical summary of the most important research and scholarly developments in the field. The review is organized by ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine Chapters: neurobiology, epidemiology, pharmacology, intoxication and withdrawal syndromes, screening and diagnosis, mutual help, harm reduction, criminal justice, dual diagnoses, and pharmacologic and behavioral interventions. Articles from 2018-2019 are evaluated and ranked by objective publication metrics (journal Impact Factor, most downloaded and viewed statistics, and Altmetric scores), expert opinion, and for representation across all Principles chapter headings.  Example articles and events from 2018: Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990-"2016 (The Lancet); Medication for opioid use disorder after nonfatal opioid overdose and association with mortality (Annals of Internal Medicine); Postincarceration fatal overdoses after implementing medications for addiction treatment (JAMA Psychiatry); Major NIAAA study of moderate drinking shut down (NYTimes); Weekly and monthly subcutaneous buprenorphine depot formulations (JAMA Internal Medicine); RETRACTED - The impact of medically supervised injection centers on drug-related harms (Intl J Drug Policy).   

Learning Objectives:

1.) Review the latest Addiction Medicine research's impact on patient care.
2.) Adapt this ASAM presentation and slide deck as open-access teaching material. 
3.) Assess the impact of recent research studies on opioid and other addiction health policy. 

Joshua D. Lee


Joshua D. Lee MD, MSc is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine and is a physician at Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and in the NYC jails. He directs the NYU ABAM Fellowship in Addiction Medicine. His research focuses on novel and medication treatments for addiction among criminal justice and primary care populations.

Sarah Wakeman


Sarah E. Wakeman, MD is the Medical Director for the Mass General Hospital Substance Use Disorder Initiative, program director of the Mass General Addiction Medicine fellowship, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also the Medical Director of the Mass General Hospital Addiction Consult Team, co-chair of the Mass General Opioid Task Force, clinical co-lead of the Partners Healthcare Substance Use Disorder Initiative, and co-chair of the Partners Healthcare Opioid Steering Committee. She is the Chief Medical Officer of RIZE Massachusetts, a state-wide, private sector initiative created to build a $50 million fund to implement and evaluate innovative interventions to address the opioid overdose crisis. 

She received her A.B. from Brown University and her M.D. from Brown Medical School. She completed residency training in internal medicine and served as Chief Medical Resident at Mass General Hospital. She is a diplomate and fellow of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She is chair of the policy committee for the Massachusetts Society of Addiction Medicine. She served on Massachusetts' Governor Baker’s Opioid Addiction Working Group. Nationally, she served as chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Drug Court Task Force and serves on their Ethics Committee.

Clinically she provides specialty addiction and general medical care in the inpatient and outpatient setting at Mass General Hospital and the Mass General Charlestown Health Center. Her research interests include evaluating models for integrated substance use disorder treatment in general medical settings, low threshold treatment models, recovery coaching, physician attitudes and practice related to substance use disorder, and screening for substance use in primary care. 

ACCME Accredited with Commendation

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.5 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (tMOC)

This course has been approved by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification Program (tMOC) can apply a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing this course.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 1.5 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.


Session Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This session was recorded on 4/6/19 in Orlando, FL
CME Quiz
3 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  2/3 points to pass Complete the quiz to claim CME.
CME Evaluation
15 Questions
15 Questions Please complete the evaluation to claim CME.
CME Credit and Certificate
Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits