Lifelong Learning: Review of Articles for Addiction Medicine MOC Part 2 (1.5 CME)

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Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a fundamental part of Addiction Medicine certification, and it can be important for patient care as well as professional development. MOC Part 2 (also known as lifelong learning and self-assessment) involves reading medical literature and answering questions based on articles, which is not always easy, especially for new addiction medicine certified physicians. This workshop will help meet MOC Part 2 requirements for attendees. In addition, attendees who are not certified in addiction medicine can learn about recent research from across the spectrum of the field of Addiction Medicine. This information will be discussed in terms of clinical relevance to patient care. Session description: Recent articles in addiction medicine selected for MOC Part 2 will be reviewed and critiqued to demonstrate the process and educate participants on the latest research findings in addiction medicine, including how this impacts patient care. Attendees will have a demonstration of the addiction medicine MOC web portal and be able to log on to review and participate in MOC self-assessment modules in real time during this workshop (laptop or tablet with wifi connection required for this—attendees will be informed to bring to the workshop if desired). Several articles from the Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) will be described and discussed by experienced researcher-educators in Addiction Medicine from around the United States in an unbiased fashion, with attention paid to both strengths and limitations of each article. Each discussion will provide essential information to allow addiction medicine certified physicians to answer self-assessment questions for each article if they desire, and receive credit for participation in MOC Part 2, either during or after the workshop. Conclusions: Participants will gain an appreciation of the scope of recent research in addiction medicine and how it may impact patient care. In addition, participants will learn about new research that may potentially affect their practice. Addiction Medicine certified physicians who attend and are participating in MOC will be able to answer Part 2 Self-Assessment Module questions for MOC credit during this workshop.

Michael F. Weaver


Dr. Michael Weaver is Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction at The University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston. He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine and a Clinical Research Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is involved in patient care, medical education, and research. Dr. Weaver has multiple publications in the field of addiction medicine. He treats patients at the Innovations Addiction Treatment Clinic at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, which provides medication-assisted treatment. He is the Sub-Board Chair for Addiction Medicine for the American Board of Preventive Medicine.  He is a member of the ASAM Publications Council and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Addiction Medicine.

Lia Bennett


Lia Bennett is an independent consultant serving as the Director of Maintenance of Certification for the American Board of Addiction. She was a quality improvement program coordinator for the American College of Physicians and brings to ABAM, over 10 years of experience developing and managing MOC compliant programs. She has worked in the field of internal medicine conducting continuing medical education research in the areas of adult immunization, cardiovascular risk and diabetes. Ms. Bennett received her Masters of Public Health with a graduate certificate in Integrative Health. She strives to provide superior guidance to ABAM Diplomates.

Michael Fingerhood


Dr. Michael Fingerhood is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the Chief of the Division of Chemical Dependence and medical director of the Comprehensive Care Practice (CCP) at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The CCP integrates substance abuse treatment with primary medical care, including care for HIV and hepatitis C.

Alexander Y. Walley


Alexander Y. Walley, M.D., M.Sc., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, a general internist and addiction medicine specialist at Boston Medical Center. He is the director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship program and founded the Inpatient Addiction Consult Service at Boston Medical Center. He does clinical and research-related work on the medical complications of substance use, specifically HIV and overdose. He provides primary care and office-based buprenorphine treatment for HIV patients and methadone maintenance treatment. He is the medical director for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Pilot Program. 


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