Friday Afternoon, October 18

Engagement & Relapse Prevention: Supporting our Patients and Ourselves

1:30 pm
Presentation of the Vernelle Fox and Community Service Awards

1:40 pm
Self-Management Support: Helping Patients Help Themselves
Sharone Abramowitz, MD, Director, Behavioral and Addiction Medicine, Primary Care Medicine, Alameda Health System; Psychiatrist, Oakland and San Francisco

2:00 pm
Why Does 12-Step Facilitation Work? Sponsorship, Service, Support, Comfort
Lee Ann Kaskutas, DrPH, Senior Researcher, Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA

2:30 pm
Self-Prescribing Al-Anon: An Issue of Integrity for Addiction Medicine
Timmen Cermak, MD, Psychiatrist, Mill Valley, CA

3:00 pm
Motivational Interviewing: What’s New in the 3rd Edition?
Melinda Hohman PhD, MSW, Professor, School of Social Work, San Diego State University

3:30 pm
Break with Exhibitors

3:55 pm
“Is there an App for That?” Using Smart Phones to Support Recovery
Mario San Bartolome, MD, MBA, President/CEO, Ventana Health & Medical Center, Inc.

4:15 pm
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention: What It Is and Review of the Evidence
Elisha Goldstein, PhD, Private Practice of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Los Angeles; co-author, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

4:45 pm
Reclaiming the Meaning of Addiction Medicine
Abby Caplin, MD, MA, Physician specializing in mind-body medicine and counseling for people with chronic illness

5:30 pm
Adjourn Plenary

6:00 pm
BBQ Dinner on the Marina
Included in conference registration, guests welcome with additional fee
While listening to live jazz, relax and mingle with fellow attendees, Southern California-style, overlooking the San Diego Marina.