Coordination Across the Social Safety Net to Avert a Crisis Among Patients with Addiction (NAM - ASAM Collaboration)
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Coordination Across the Social Safety Net to Avert a Crisis Among Patients with Addiction (NAM-ASAM)
As the leader in developing clinical guidelines and standards in addiction medicine, ASAM takes its responsibility very seriously. Many providers and programs are urgently working to mitigate risks related to COVID-19. This joint NAM-ASAM session provides an overview of increasing COVID-19 resources and discusses evolving guidance to inform your practices during the pandemic.
This session is part of the ASAM-NAM webinar series, "Supporting Addiction Treatment During COVID-19" and this session is part 3 of the 3 part series. Previous webinars in the series can be found here.
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm ET / 11:30 am CT/ 9:30 am PT
- Yngvild K. Olsen, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Institutes for Behavior Resources Inc/REACH Health Services
- Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions, American Institutes for Research
- Corey Waller, MD, Principal, Health Management Associates
By completing this session, you will be able to:
- Discuss unique challenges to substance use treatment providers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Recognize the enhanced risks as well as patient-centered strategies for maintaining access to addiction treatment for Criminal Justice populations and populations experiencing homelessness.
- Describe strategies for infection mitigation and minimizing risks for patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Identify successful strategies learned from on-the-ground experience working with populations experiencing homelessness and criminal justice populations.
Yngvild K. Olsen
MD, MPH, DFASAM
Yngvild K. Olsen, MD, MPH, DFASAM graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1997, from the residency training program in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center in 2000, and from the Fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2001. Dr. Olsen also serves as the Medical Director of the Institutes for Behavior Resources Inc/REACH Health Services in Baltimore City. Dr. Olsen currently serves as Vice President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is a member of the Public Policy Committee. She is the Immediate Past President of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine, Immediate Past President of the Maryland Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, and a Board member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-MD (NCADD-MD).
No relevant financial disclosures
Elizabeth M. Salisbury-Afshar
MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, DFASAM
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, DFASAM is the Director of the Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions at the American Institute for Research, a nonprofit social and behavioral sciences research organization. Dr. Salisbury-Afshar is board certified in family medicine, preventive medicine/public health and addiction medicine and her expertise lies at the intersection of these fields. Past roles include serving as the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore, a quasi-public entity that oversees all publicly funded addiction and mental health treatment and as the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health. She has over ten years of experience working clinically in federally qualified health centers- providing direct patient care in both primary care and addiction medicine. She previously served as the Medical Director of Heartland Alliance Health, a healthcare for the homeless provider in Chicago, and she continues to work in this clinic on a part-time basis and provides primary care and addiction treatment services. Dr. Salisbury-Afshar received her Medical Degree from Rush University Medical College and her Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
R. Corey Waller
MD, MS, DFASAM
R. Corey Waller, MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM, is an addiction, pain and emergency medicine specialist. Dr. Waller earned his bachelor's degree in biology and his master's degree in neuromolecular biology at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He earned his medical degree at University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. Dr. Waller completed his emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is board certified and fellowship trained in addiction medicine.
Credits and Disclosures
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ACCME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The American Society of Addiction Medicine and The National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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
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 Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
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.
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 1.5 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 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.
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) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.
CME Reviewer and Disclosure Information
ASAM CME Committee Reviewer
The ASAM COVID-19 Review Team
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 resolving all possible conflicts of interest 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.
ACCME’s Policy For Disclosures During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Per ACCME’s simplified process for COVID-19, the requirement of disclosure of relevant financial relationships and resolution of personal conflicts of interest has been removed. Currently, there are no FDA-approved vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. Hence, there is no possibility of a relevant financial relationship that would create a conflict of interest.
Faculty and Panelists
Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA
Immediate Past President, American Society of Addiction Medicine
Elizabeth Finkelman, MPP
Director, Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, National Academy of Medicine
Brian Hurley, MD, MBA
Director of Addiction Medicine, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH
Executive Medical Director, Washington Physicians Health Program
Cortney Lovell, CRPA, CARC, RCP
Recovery Coach and Co-Founder, Our Wellness Collective
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