Session 8: Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology (.75 CME)

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Recorded On: 07/26/2018

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(.75 CME) In this session recording from The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine 2018, the following topics are addressed: Drug Metabolism and Principles of Drug Interactions (Including the Impact of Addictive Drug Use on the Metabolism of Common Therapeutic Medications), Reinforcement, Tolerance, CrossTolerance, Physical Dependence, Conditioning, Sensitization, Impact of Route of Drug Administration (Oral, Sublingual, Intravenous, Inhalation, Intramuscular, etc.), Alcohol and Drug Use in the Workplace: Clinical and Legal Considerations in Drug Testing, Workplace Drug Testing, Medical Review Officer (MRO) Responsibilities and Authority

Timothy J. Wiegand


Tim Wiegand MD, DABAM, FACMT, FAACT was trained in internal medicine and completed fellowship training in Medical Toxicology at the University of California, San Francisco in 2006. He was the Medical Director of the Rochester Poison Center until 2010. Dr. Wiegand has been successful in developing a full time, bedside, medical toxicology consultation service and is very active in the practice of Addiction Medicine, having successfully completed his board certification recently. 

In addition to his primary appointment as Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry in Rochester, NY, Dr. Wiegand serves as Medical Director for Huther Doyle Chemical Dependency Treatment Program in Rochester, NY and as a detoxification specialist for Syracuse Behavioral Health in Rochester, NY. 

Dr. Wiegand serves on the New York Society of Addiction Medicine (NYSAM) Board of Directors as the Communication Committee Chair and he was recently elected to the American College of Medical Toxicology Board of Directors to begin a 3 year term in October, 2015. He currently serves as the chair of the Addiction Medicine Section for the American College of Medical Toxicology and he recently organized a very successful Addiction Medicine Academy for ACMT prior to their main Annual Scientific Meeting in Clearwater, Florida in March, 2015. Dr. Wiegand has presented for the ASAM Review Course on Pharmacology & Toxicology, MRO and drug testing principles at previous Review Course conferences.


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