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The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Guideline Webinar Series


Alcohol is responsible for a multitude of health conditions, including Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS). While frequently presented in specialty addiction treatment settings, patients experiencing or at risk for developing AWS also receive care in hospitals, emergency departments, and primary care settings. The current management of patients with AWS is inconsistent across care settings and evidence-based care is often not provided. The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management was developed to address current practice concerns and provide clear guidance that will lead to more consistent treatment practices in the field. The series is primarily intended for clinicians who provide alcohol withdrawal management in specialty and non-specialty addiction treatment settings. 

All webinars in the series will be free for ASAM members to join live and watch the recorded on-demand session. For non-ASAM members, it will be free to join live and watch on-demand webinars for 90-days after the live webinar date. Following the 90 days, non-ASAM members can purchase the on-demand webinars for $39 each or at a discounted price for the entire 5-webinar package. The first webinar focused on the Fundamentals will continue to be free for everyone. 

Webinar Series Topics & Dates

  1. Fundamentals: Wednesday, July 29, 2020; 1:00 pm ET
  2. Identification, Diagnosis & Initial Assessment: Monday, August 24, 2020; 1:00 pm ET 
  3. Monitoring, Levels of Care & Inpatient/Ambulatory Treatment: Tuesday, September 15, 2020; 1:00 pm ET
  4. Pharmacotherapy: Tuesday, October 20, 2020; 12:00 pm ET
  5. Complicated Withdrawal and Special Populations: Tuesday, November 17, 2020; 12:00 pm ET
  • The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Webinar Series - Fundamentals

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The first of its series, this session outlines the highlights of the ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management, and addresses related concerns raised during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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    The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Webinar Series – Fundamentals 


    This is the first webinar of The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Webinar Series. Click here to access the full series of 5 webinars, worth a total of 5 CME (1 CME/webinar).

    Alcohol is responsible for a multitude of health conditions, including Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS). While frequently presented in specialty addiction treatment settings, patients experiencing or at risk for developing AWS also receive care in hospitals, emergency departments, and primary care settings. The current management of patients with AWS is inconsistent across care settings and evidence-based care is often not provided. The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management was developed to address current practice concerns and provide clear guidance that will lead to more consistent treatment practices in the field.

    The first of its series, this session outlines the highlights of the ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management, and addresses related concerns raised during the current COVID-19 pandemic. 


    Session Information

    Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    Time: 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT/ 10:00 am PT

    Speaker(s): Lewis Nelson, MD

    Learning Objectives

    By completing this session, you will be able to:

    • 1. Summarize the guideline’s treatment recommendations and discuss how they should be used in practice.
    • 2. Address the gaps in the management of alcohol withdrawal.
    • 3. Recognize the unique needs and recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Lewis S. Nelson

    MD

    Lewis S. Nelson MD
    Affiliation: Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Dr. Nelson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Past-President of the American College of Medical Toxicology. He remains actively involved with CDC, FDA, DHS, and with several professional medical organizations including ASAM. Dr. Nelson is an editor of the textbook Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies and on the editorial boards of several journals. In addition to providing direct clinical care to patient in the ED and his efforts at New Jersey Poison Information & Education System, his specific expertise include the consequences of licit and illicit opioids, emerging drugs of abuse, opioid stewardship, and alcohol withdrawal.

    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME/CE Credits

    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 activity for a maximum of 1 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.

    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 (MOC)

    ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    ABA Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    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®.

    ABP Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    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 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.

    ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 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.

    ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (Tmoc)

    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.

    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.

    Program Planning Committee, CME Committee, Medical Education Council (MEC)

    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. 

    ASAM CME Committee Reviewer

    Ed Salsitz, MD, DFASAM - No Financial Disclosures

    Faculty & Planning Committee Disclosures

    Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FASAM (Chair) – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Gerald E. Marti, MD, PhD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Darius Rastegar, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Dazhe Cao, MD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    George Kolodner, MD, DLFAPA, FASAM – Does Disclose: Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers, Self, Employment, Ownership Interest (includes stock, stock options, patent or other intellectual property) Clinical Condition: Substance Use Disorder

    Michael F. Weaver, MD, DFASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures


  • The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Webinar Series - Identification, Diagnosis, and Initial Assessment

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The second of its series, this webinar will provide an overview of the The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management's assessment recommendations around alcohol withdrawal management and in-depth information on tools and differential diagnosis.

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    The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Webinar Series – Identification, Diagnosis, and Initial Assessment 


    The webinar follows the ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Fundamentals webinar, which intends to aid clinicians in their clinical decision making and management of patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal syndrome, as written in The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management.

    Signs and symptoms of AWS can escalate quickly and the trajectory of alcohol withdrawal can vary considerably among patients. As the most severe presentations of alcohol withdrawal are life threatening, orienting the initial assessment toward evaluating risk is recommended. The second of its series, this webinar will provide an overview of the assessment recommendations around alcohol withdrawal management and in-depth information on tools and differential diagnosis. 

    Session Information

    Date: Monday, August 24, 2020

    Time: 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT/ 10:00 am PT

    Speaker(s): Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD and Dazhe Cao, MD

    Learning Objectives

    By completing this session, you will be able to:

    • 1. Summarize the guideline’s treatment recommendations around assessment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome and discuss how they should be used in practice. 
    • 2. Recognize the risk assessment tools available to identify patients at risk of developing alcohol withdrawal.
    • 3. Describe how to make appropriate differential diagnosis.

    Kurt Kleinschmidt

    MD

    Kurt C. Kleinschmidt, MD, FACMT, FASAM is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.  He is Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology.  His areas of interest include Substance Use Disorders and snake envenomations. He graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1986, completed his emergency medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in 1990, and finished a clinical fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1999.  He is board certified in Emergency Medicine (1991), Medical Toxicology (2002), and Addiction Medicine (2015). He became the Medical Director of the Perinatal Intervention Program in Parkland Health and Hospital system in 2016. He served as the Toxicology Program Director from 2004-2018.

    Dazhe (James) Cao

    MD

    Dazhe (James) Cao, MD s an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

    Dr. Cao earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Carolinas Medical Center and received advanced training in medical toxicology through a fellowship at Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety. 

    Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in emergency medicine and medical toxicology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015. 

    Dr. Cao is Program Director of Medical Toxicology at UT Southwestern and Medical Director of Toxicology for the Parkland Health & Hospital System. He serves on the American College of Medical Toxicology’s Fellowship Directors committee. 

    In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association.

    Dr. Cao has delivered numerous national and regional invited lectures, contributed to the seventh edition of the book Emergency Medicine Secrets, and published several academic articles.

    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME/CE Credits

    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 internet live course for a maximum of 1 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.

    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 (MOC)

    ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    ABA Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    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®.

    ABP Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    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 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.

    ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 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.

    ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (Tmoc)

    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.

    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.

    Program Planning Committee, CME Committee, Medical Education Council (MEC)

    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. 

    ASAM CME Committee Reviewer

    Ed Salsitz, MD, DFASAM - No Financial Disclosures

    Faculty & Planning Committee Disclosures

    Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FASAM (Chair) – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Gerald E. Marti, MD, PhD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Darius Rastegar, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Dazhe Cao, MD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    George Kolodner, MD, DLFAPA, FASAM – Does Disclose: Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers, Self, Employment, Ownership Interest (includes stock, stock options, patent or other intellectual property) Clinical Condition: Substance Use Disorder

    Michael F. Weaver, MD, DFASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

  • The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Webinar Series – Monitoring, Levels of Care, & Inpatient/Ambulatory Treatment

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The third of its series, this webinar will provide an overview of the The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management's recommendations for monitoring patients with AWS in varying settings and levels of care.

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    The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Webinar Series – Monitoring, Levels of Care, & Inpatient/Ambulatory Treatment 


    The webinar follows the ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Fundamentals webinar, which intends to aid clinicians in their clinical decision making and management of patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal syndrome, as written in The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management.

    Level of care determinations should be based on an evaluation of the expected risks and benefits of treatment within each setting and monitoring a patient with AWS should include multiple indicators of withdrawal progress and patient health. Given that alcohol withdrawal management services are provided in both inpatient and ambulatory settings, this webinar will provide an overview of the recommendations for monitoring patients with AWS in these varying settings and levels of care. 

    Session Information

    Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    Time: 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT/ 10:00 am PT

    Speaker(s): George Kolodner, MD, DLFAPA, FASAM

    Learning Objectives

    By completing this session, you will be able to:

    • 1. Understand how to make an appropriate level of care determination for patients seeking alcohol withdrawal management services. 
    • 2. Identify the level of care determination tools available to help determine the appropriate level of care for patients with AWS.
    • 3. Summarize the guideline’s treatment recommendations around inpatient and ambulatory settings and recognize the difference in the services provided in each setting. 

    George Kolodner

    MD, DLFAPA, FASAM

    George Kolodner, MD, FASAM is the Medical Director of the Kolmac Clinic, a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at both the Georgetown And University Schools of Medicine, and the current president of MDSAM, the Maryland State Chapter of ASAM. His specialty interests are the treatment of addictions in an outpatient setting and the treatment of co-occurring disorders.

    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME/CE Credits

    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 live course for a maximum of 1 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.

    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 (MOC)

    ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    ABA Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    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®.

    ABP Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    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 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.

    ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 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.

    ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (Tmoc)

    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.

    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.

    Program Planning Committee, CME Committee, Medical Education Council (MEC)

    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. 

    ASAM CME Committee Reviewer

    Ed Salsitz, MD, DFASAM - No Financial Disclosures

    Faculty & Planning Committee Disclosures

    Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FASAM (Chair) – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Gerald E. Marti, MD, PhD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Darius Rastegar, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Dazhe Cao, MD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    George Kolodner, MD, DLFAPA, FASAM – Does Disclose: Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers, Self, Employment, Ownership Interest (includes stock, stock options, patent or other intellectual property) Clinical Condition: Substance Use Disorder

    Michael F. Weaver, MD, DFASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures


  • The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Webinar Series - Pharmacotherapy

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The fourth of its series, this webinar will provide an overview of the The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management's recommendations around the appropriate use of pharmacotherapy for patients with AWS.

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    The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Webinar Series – Pharmacotherapy


    The webinar follows the ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Fundamentals webinar, which intends to aid clinicians in their clinical decision making and management of patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal syndrome, as written in The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management.

    Appropriate pharmacotherapy for alcohol withdrawal is a balance of alleviating symptoms and normalizing signs of AWS while preventing the adverse effects associated with the medications being administered. This webinar will provide an overview of the recommendations around the appropriate use of pharmacotherapy for patients with AWS. 

    Session Information

    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    Time: 12:00 pm ET / 11:00 am CT/ 9:00 am PT

    Speaker(s): Michael F. Weaver, MD, FASAM

    Learning Objectives

    By completing this session, you will be able to:

    • 1. Summarize the guideline’s treatment recommendations around pharmacotherapy and discuss how they should be used in practice.  
    • 2. Recognize all medications that can be used to treat patients with AWS and explain the circumstances in which one form of medication is more effective than another.
    • 3. Understand the limitations and risks associated with the various medications used to treat patients with AWS.

    Michael Weaver

    MD, DFASAM

    Michael Weaver, MD, DFASAM is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addictions (CNRA) at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He received his M.D. degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University, and completed Residency in Internal Medicine and a Clinical Research Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System, and he is Board-certified in Internal Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine and certified in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Weaver is the Sub-Board Chair for Addiction Medicine on the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and also serves as the Chair of the Examination Committee for certification in Addiction Medicine. He has been a member of ASAM for over 20 years and currently serves as a member of the Publications Council and the Annual Conference Program Planning Committee. He is currently involved in patient care, medical education, and research. Dr. Weaver sees patients in the Innovations Addiction Treatment Clinic at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. He has extensive experience teaching about addiction to medical students, residents, and community professionals at all levels. He has been involved in multiple research projects, and currently is collaborating with other researchers in the CNRA on studies involving cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and electronic cigarettes. Dr. Weaver has multiple publications in the field of addiction medicine, including the book "Addiction Treatment" published by Carlat Publishing in 2017.

    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME/CE Credits

    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 internet live course for a maximum of 1 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.

    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 (MOC)

    ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    ABA Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    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®.

    ABP Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    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 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.

    ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 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.

    ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (Tmoc)

    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.

    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.

    Program Planning Committee, CME Committee, Medical Education Council (MEC)

    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. 

    ASAM CME Committee Reviewer

    Ed Salsitz, MD, DFASAM - No Financial Disclosures

    Faculty & Planning Committee Disclosures

    Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FASAM (Chair) – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Gerald E. Marti, MD, PhD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Darius Rastegar, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Dazhe Cao, MD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    George Kolodner, MD, DLFAPA, FASAM – Does Disclose: Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers, Self, Employment, Ownership Interest (includes stock, stock options, patent or other intellectual property) Clinical Condition: Substance Use Disorder

    Michael F. Weaver, MD, DFASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures


  • The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Webinar Series – Complicated Withdrawal & Special Populations

    Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/17/2020 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    The fifth and final of its series, this webinar will provide an overview of the The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management's recommendations around both complicated withdrawal and special populations.

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    The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Webinar Series – Complicated Withdrawal & Special Populations


    The webinar follows the ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Fundamentals webinar, which intends to aid clinicians in their clinical decision making and management of patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal syndrome, as written in The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management.

    Aspects of management may need to be adjusted for patients with or at risk for complicated AWS, such as the development of alcohol withdrawal seizure or alcohol withdrawal delirium, alcohol-induced psychotic disorder, or resistant alcohol withdrawal. Special considerations should also be given to specific populations including patients with medical conditions, patients who take opioids, and patients who are pregnant. This webinar will provide an overview of the treatment recommendations around both complicated withdrawal and special populations.

    Session Information

    Date: Tuesday, November 17 2020

    Time: 12:00 pm ET / 11:00 am CT/ 9:00 am PT

    Speaker(s): Darius Rastegar, MD, FASAM

    Learning Objectives

    By completing this session, you will be able to:

    • 1. Summarize the guideline’s treatment recommendations around complicated withdrawal and discuss how they should be used in practice. 
    • 2. Identify the different types of complicated withdrawal and how management should be adjusted for each.
    • 3. Describe the different special populations and how management should be adjusted for each.

    Darius Rastegar, MD, FASAM

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Dr. Rastegar is a general internist and addiction specialist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  He provides outpatient primary care with a focus on caring for patients with substance use disorders, inpatient consultantions and is the medical director for an inpatient unit for treatment of substance withdrawal. He is also the program director for the Johns Hopkins Addiction Medicine fellowship and the co-author of the ASAM Handbook of Addiction Medicine.

    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME/CE Credits

    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 internet live course for a maximum of 1 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.

    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 (MOC)

    ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    ABA Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    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®.

    ABP Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    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 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.

    ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 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.

    ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (Tmoc)

    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.

    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.

    Program Planning Committee, CME Committee, Medical Education Council (MEC)

    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. 

    ASAM CME Committee Reviewer

    Ed Salsitz, MD, DFASAM - No Financial Disclosures

    Faculty & Planning Committee Disclosures

    Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FASAM (Chair) – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Gerald E. Marti, MD, PhD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Darius Rastegar, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Dazhe Cao, MD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    George Kolodner, MD, DLFAPA, FASAM – Does Disclose: Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers, Self, Employment, Ownership Interest (includes stock, stock options, patent or other intellectual property) Clinical Condition: Substance Use Disorder

    Michael F. Weaver, MD, DFASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures


ACCME Accredited with Commendation

CME/CE Credits

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 internet live course for a maximum of 5 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.

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 (MOC)

ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 5 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

ABA Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

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®.

ABP Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

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 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.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 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.

ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (Tmoc)

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.

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.

Program Planning Committee, CME Committee, Medical Education Council (MEC)

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. 

ASAM CME Committee Reviewer

Ed Salsitz, MD, DFASAM - No Financial Disclosures

Faculty & Planning Committee Disclosures

Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FASAM (Chair) – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

Gerald E. Marti, MD, PhD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

Darius Rastegar, MD, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

Dazhe Cao, MD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

George Kolodner, MD, DLFAPA, FASAM – Does Disclose: Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers, Self, Employment, Ownership Interest (includes stock, stock options, patent or other intellectual property) Clinical Condition: Substance Use Disorder

Michael F. Weaver, MD, DFASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures