Opening Scientific Plenary & Distinguished Scientist Lecture

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Opening Scientific Plenary & Distinguished Scientist Lecture

Recorded: Thursday, March 31, 2022 - Sunday, April 3, 2022
On-Demand Session

Overview

This 90-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 53rd Annual Conference provides an overview of CMS actions to address the overdose crisis, highlights from an extensive research career, and touching story of how art can address addiction stigma.

The ASAM 53rd Annual Conference begins with the Opening Scientific Plenary Session. This session, moderated by ASAM President, Dr. William F. Haning III, brings together renowned names in the addiction medicine field to motivate and energize conference attendees.

Welcome to ASAM 53rd Annual Conference & the Opening Scientific Plenary
William F. Haning III, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAM

CMS Actions to Address the Overdose Crisis
Shari M. Ling, MD
Dr. Shari Ling, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will provide an overview of CMS actions to address the overdose crisis. She will discuss existing and evolving CMS programs and policies under Medicare, Medicaid, and the Marketplace to support behavioral health. Dr. Ling will share information on coverage and payment for mental health services, treatment for beneficiaries with substance use disorders, telehealth flexibilities, and resources to help the people that you serve.

Improving Access to Care and Health Outcomes Among People Who Use Drugs: Lessons Learned by Thinking Out of the Box
Chinazo O. Cunningham, MD, MS, FASAM
As a physician who has spent 20 years treating opioid addiction in the Bronx, Dr. Chinazo Cunningham has witnessed how innovation can improve access to care and ultimately improve the health outcomes of people who use drugs. This session, featuring the R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award winner, will explore the future of the rapidly changing field of addiction medicine and lessons learned from ?out of the box? approaches.

Pebbles in a Pond
Peter Bruun, MFA
The death of a loved one from an overdose can have a devastating effect on a family and community. Through his artwork and powerful personal story, Peter Bruun, a renowned artist, educator, and curator, will discuss how caring providers can make a difference. The work of addiction professionals is like tossing a pebble in a pond: a seemingly small thing, but in fact, it sends out ripple after ripple; little widening waves washing over many.

Closing Remarks & Adjourn
William F. Haning III, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAM

The target audience for this Introductory level session includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

This session addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, System Based Practice.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  1. List 3 ways that CMS is addressing the overdose crisis during COVID-19
  2. Describe 2 ways to improve access to high quality addiction medicine education
  3. Explain the impact of art on addressing stigma for addiction patients and their families

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Registration Deadline: 05/01/2025

Course Instructions

  1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the on-demand recording.
  2. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly.
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Shari Ling

MD

Dr. Shari Ling, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will provide an overview of CMS actions to address the overdose crisis. She will discuss existing and evolving CMS programs and policies under Medicare, Medicaid, and the Marketplace to support behavioral health. Dr. Ling will share information on coverage and payment for mental health services, treatment for beneficiaries with substance use disorders, telehealth flexibilities, and resources to help the people that you serve.

Chinazo Cunningham

MD, MS

Dr. Chinazo Cunningham is Commissioner of the NY State Office of Addiction Services and Supports. In this role, she oversees substance use prevention, care, treatment, and policies across NY state. She is a physician trained in internal medicine and addiction medicine and has spent over 20 years providing care, developing programs, and conducting research with people who use drugs. For decades, she has collaborated with community-based harm reduction organizations. Her work has focused on improving access to care, utilization of health care services, and health outcomes. Dr. Cunningham has authored scores of peer-reviewed manuscripts, been the principal investigator on numerous federally funded grants, served on many scientific advisory committees, and received several mentoring awards.

Peter Bruun

Artist

Bruun Studios

Peter Bruun is an artist, educator, curator, and community activist in the arts. Bruun received a BA in Art History from Williams College in 1985 and went on to receive an MFA in 1989 from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA). He remained in Maryland until 2019, where he pursued curatorial and community activism with initiatives such as the New Day Campaign and Art on Purpose, and continued his studio practice with such projects as Autumn Leaves and Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters. In 2019, he moved to Maine, where he continues to work as an artist.

William F. Haning

MD, DFAPA, DFASAM

Bill Haning is a tenured Professor of Psychiatry at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai’i, who serves as the Director of M.D. Programs for the medical school, Director of Addiction Psychiatry/Addiction Medicine Residency Training Programs and the Deputy for General Psychiatry, and Director for the medical students’ neurosciences curriculum (2nd year).  He is Principal Investigator for the Pacific Addiction Research Center (PARC®).  A Director of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the Editor-in-Chief of the ASAM Weekly, he also serves as Chair of the Examination Committee for Addiction Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  He received his A.B. (Philosophy) from Princeton University and M.D. from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa.  He is a Member of the American College of Psychiatrists, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Bill has been very fortunate.  He is certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine; has received teaching awards inclusive of the APA’s Nancy C.A. Roeske Certificate, the John M. Hardman Award for Mentorship from the John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawai`i, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, and the University of Hawai`i Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching.    In 2014, the Hawai`i Medical Association designated him Hawai`i’s Physician of the Year.  The Force Surgeon (2001-2007) for both U.S. Marine Forces Pacific and for Marine Forces Central Command in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Bill served subsequently as the Division Psychiatrist, 4th Marine Division; his awards include the Legion of Merit.  

CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types

ACCME Accredited with Commendation

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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.

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 (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, The ASAM 53rd Annual Conference 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 1.5 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 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.


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 and Presenters. 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.

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Open to view video. Video is approximately 1 hour long. Recorded between 03/31/22 - 04/03/22.
Complete Post Test
5 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
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Complete Evaluation
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Claim Credits & Certificate
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Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.