ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Online Workshop (8 CME)
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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.*
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify one's own feelings and attitudes that promote or prevent therapeutic responses to patients with substance use disorders.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the diseased brain processes when treating patients with substance use disorders.
- Use validated patient screening tools to detect substance use and interpret a spectrum of results.
- Use motivational interviewing to enhance patients readiness to change risky behaviors.
- Offer the interventions that are appropriate to specific substances and severity of usage pattern.
- Respond to hazardous drinking with brief counseling strategies, appropriate to the patient's readiness to change.
- 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.
- Prescribe pharmacotherapy appropriately for alcohol, tobacco, and opioid use disorders.
- Offer patients and families information and referral to behavioral interventions including support groups and mutual aid groups that assist in the recovery process.
- 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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Credits and Disclosures
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 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
The AAFP has reviewed The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 8.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 03/01/2021 to 03/01/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 8 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 2/8/2021 to 2/8/2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-201808.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
This activity is approved for 8.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 2.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 21014689. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.
National Board for Certified Counselors ACEP
The American Society of Addiction Medicine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7062. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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
American Board of Medical Specialties MOC Approval Statement
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 Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Online Workshop 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 8 LLSA credits 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 8 MOC points 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)
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 credits.
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.
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
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.
CME Reviewer and Disclosure Information
ASAM CME Committee Reviewer
Herbert Malinoff, MD, FACP, DFASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
Program Planning Committee, CME Committee, Medical Education Council (MEC), and Faculty Disclosure Information
In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees, CME Committee, MEC, and Faculty. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.
Faculty and Planning Committee
Faculty Disclosure Information
Miriam S. Komaromy, MD, FACP, FASAM (Chair) – No Financial Disclosures
Peter L. Selby MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, DFASAM, (Immediate Past Chair) – Does Disclose
- Johnson and Johnson: Consultant/Advisory Board, Other Research Support includes receipt of drugs, supplies, equipment or other in-kind support
- Pfizer: Consultant/Advisory Board, Other Research Support includes receipt of drugs, supplies, equipment
Planning Committee Disclosure Information
Miriam S. Komaromy, MD, FACP, FASAM (Chair) – No Financial Disclosures
Angela L. Colistra, PhD, LPC, CAADC, CCS – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
Jill Mattingly, DHSc, MMSc, PA-C – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, DABAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures< br>
Kirk D. Moberg, MD, PhD, FASAM– No Relevant Financial Disclosures
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, DFASAM – Does Disclose
- American Institutes for Research, Individuals Involved: Self, Clinical Condition: Substance use research, Type of financial relationship. (Select all that apply.): Employment
J. Paul Seale, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated