Integrating Addiction Medicine with Treatment Courts - Wednesday, November 8, 2023
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Integrating Addiction Medicine with Treatment Courts
Host: National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) & American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 9:00am - 4:00pm ET
This 6-hour, live course provides the education needed for prescribing clinicians to strengthen skills in partnering with treatment court and advocating for patients who are involved in treatment court. The course will include didactive presentations, small group discussions, FAQs, and challenging case studies.
ASAM is partnering with the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) through an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) grant initiative to allow medical providers active with and new to the drug treatment court field access to training to help guide them in successful integration of services for individuals with substance use disorders involved in the justice system.
The target audience for this introductory level activity includes: physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who practice addiction medicine and interact with treatment courts and other aspects of the justice system.
This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Based Knowledge, Practice Based Learning, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism and Systems-based Practice.
Upon completion, learners will be able to:
- Describe ways to reduce stigma against people with substance use disorders, including the use of accurate terminology.
- Explain the role of timely and accurate diagnosis and treatment for clients/participants first engaging in treatment courts.
- Define addiction as a chronic and manageable disease.
- Describe the purpose, structure, and effectiveness of treatment courts.
- Define the roles and responsibilities of treatment court team members.
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of medical providers within treatment court settings.
- Apply best clinical and partnership practices to case examples of patients who are engaged in treatment court and addiction treatment.
- Advocate effectively for access to evidence-based treatment with treatment court team members.
- Coordinate care within professional settings to individuals involved in treatment courts.
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Registration Deadline: 11/08/2023
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Elizabeth M. Salisbury-Afshar
MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, DFASAM
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and is Faculty for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin. She also serves as the Associate Program Director for the UW Madison Preventive Medicine Residency and as the Medical Director of Harm Reduction Services for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 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. Her work has focused on expanding access to evidence-based substance use disorder treatment and harm reduction services. Past public health roles include serving as Medical Director of Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore, Medical Director at Heartland Alliance Health (a healthcare for the homeless provider in Chicago), Medical Director of Behavioral Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health, and as Director of the Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (CARES) at the American Institutes for Research. Dr. Salisbury-Afshar lectures nationally on addiction medicine topics including the treatment of opioid use disorder, harm reduction, drug policy and the intersection of addiction and the criminal legal system, and public health approaches to reduce overdose mortality.
No relevant financial disclosures.
PA-C, MPAS, MPH
Debra R. Newman, PA-C, MPAS, MPH is the Medical Provider for Adult Drug and Mental Health Treatment Courts in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, and provides training and technical assistance for the New Mexico Department of Therapeutic Justice. She was the 2017-2018 recipient of the PA Foundation/NIDA-CTN Mentored Outreach Award in Treatment Dissemination: “Utilizing Psychiatric PA’s in Drug/Treatment Courts.” Debra has worked in residential treatment, outpatient addiction medicine, adult psychiatry, and chronic pain management for more than a dozen years. Her passion for addiction medicine began with her association with Project ECHO while employed at a large FQHC in northern NM, a region historically plagued with the highest per capita heroin death rate in the nation. She is a regular presenter for PCSS-Xchange, a PCSS mentor, and is currently a Co-Editor for ASAM Weekly.
No relevant financial disclosures
Tauheed Zaman, MD, is an addiction psychiatrist at the San Francisco VA Health Care System and the University of California at San Francisco. He serves as Medical Director of the VA's Addiction Consult and Opioid Safety Team, and as Associate Director for the UCSF Addicion Psychiatry Fellowship. He was Chair of the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) 2019 annual conference, and now serves on the organization's board of directors. He completed his addiction fellowship at UCSF, and his adult psychiatry training at Harvard Medical School.
No relevant financial disclosures.
National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
Meghan Wheeler is the director of standards and conference programming for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP). She is responsible for developing training, technical assistance, and tools to support the implementation of best practice standards for treatment court models and also assists in the development of best practice standards. In her 18-year tenure with NADCP, she has served as project director and senior consultant on the Adult Drug Court Planning and Training Initiatives, Statewide Training and Technical Assistance, and Family Treatment Court Planning and Training Initiatives. She has provided training and technical assistance to treatment courts nationwide. Prior to her work with NADCP, she managed the statewide treatment court implementation for the Supreme Court of Ohio, worked at the local level as a treatment court coordinator, and served as a counselor and clinical supervisor for a residential substance use treatment facility. Ms. Wheeler has national, state, and local experience in the justice, treatment, child welfare, and social services fields related to clinical intervention, supervision, case management, policy development, program management, grant writing, and curriculum design. She previously was an adjunct professor at Ashland University in the area of alcoholism and substance use. She received her master's degree in administration of justice, a bachelor's in psychology, and a bachelor's in criminal justice from Mercyhurst University.
No relevant financial disclosures.
Terrence D. Walton
Chief Operating Officer
National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
Terrence D. Walton is the chief operating officer (COO) for NADCP, is among the nation's leading experts in providing training and technical assistance to treatment courts and other providers of substance use disorder treatment. Prior to being named COO in 2015, he was NADCP's chief of standards. Before coming to NADCP, Mr. Walton was director of treatment for the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia. He also previously excelled as the director of what was then the District of Columbia's leading adolescent outpatient substance use treatment center. Mr. Walton is an internationally certified alcohol and other drug abuse counselor with over 25 years of experience helping individuals and organizations champion positive change. He holds a B.A. degree in psychology and a master's degree in social work with specializations in program administration and substance abuse. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). A gifted and entertaining speaker, Mr. Walton travels extensively, informing, and inspiring audiences across the globe.
No relevant financial disclosures.
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 live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. 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.
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.
California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1225.
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-20-330-1224.
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, Integrating Addiction Medicine with Treatment Courts, has met the requirements as a LifeLong Learning CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine
American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 6 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 6 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 6 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.
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.
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/CE activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CE 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.
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