ASAM 48th Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science - 2017 (71 CME)

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The ASAM 48th Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere conference on the latest science, research, best practices and innovations in addiction medicine. The 2017 program includes more education offerings such as; seven concurrent sessions offerings at a time instead of six, three pre-conference courses instead of two.  There will also be three Plenary Sessions that include the popular Opening Plenary Session and Policy Plenary Session and new this year the National Perspectives Plenary Session moderated by the ASAM president with leaders from national federal agencies. There will be other exciting changes to provide learning in a more interactive, casual and fun environment. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and describe the new developments affecting the science, policy, and clinical practice of addiction medicine.
  • Compare presented clinical guidelines/best practices with the participant's current practice and identify strengths or gaps.
  • Analyze new research and science to develop practical applications for treatment or further research.
  • Explain recent or upcoming policy changes and identify implications or areas for provider involvement.
  • Create a network of professionals or a set of resources that can be used to support the participant's practice.


Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The ASAM 48th Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 71 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 (Tmoc) Program can apply a maximum of 71 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing the The ASAM 48th Annual Conference – Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science.

American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Continuing Medical Education (CME) has been approved for renewal of certification by the APA College of Professional Psychology. ASAM CME credits may be applied toward the APA’s “Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders.”

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.

CME Committee Members

  • Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM, CMRO, Chair
  • Catherine Friedman, MD, FASAM, Vice-Chair
  • Noel Ilogu, MD, MRCP, FASAM
  • Herbert L. Malinoff, MD, FACP, DFASAM
  • Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM
  • John C. Tanner, DO, CCFC, DFASAM

Staff - Sandy Metcalfe, Consultant, ASAM CME Committee, Professional Development Department

CME Committee, Program Planning Committee 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.

Who Should Attend:

  • Physicians and Clinicians
  • Researchers and Academics
  • Counselors and Students
  • Other Health Care Professionals 

dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment and care.