Saturday Morning, October 19

Best Addiction Medicine Clinical Practices

8:30 am
Helping Your Smokers Quit: What Works?
Mitchell Nides, PhD, President, Los Angeles Clinical Trials; Director, Picture Quitting, the Entertainment Industry’s Quit Smoking Program

9:10 am
Alcohol Detox: Alternatives to Benzodiazepines
Hugh Myrick, MD, Acting Chief of Staff, ACOS, Mental Health Service Line, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

9:50 am
Medications for Stimulant Addiction
Steven Shoptaw, PhD, Professor, Departments of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

10:20 am

10:35 am
What Does DSM-V Mean for Addiction Medicine?
Walter Ling, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

11:05 am
Discussion: How Will This Change Your Practice?

11:20 am
Long Acting Naltrexone Versus Opiate Replacement Therapy: A Debate or Different Indications?
Steven Batki, MD, Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, UCSF; Chief, Substance Abuse Programs, and Director, Addiction Research Program, S.F. VA Medical Center
David Kan, MD, Medical Director, Opioid Replacement Team, VA Medical Center, San Francisco

12:00 pm
Adjourn Plenary

Post-Conference Workshop

12:30 – 4:00 pm
Extended Release/Long-Acting Opioids: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care
Jointly sponsored with the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the California Academy of Family Physicians
(Free for all physicians. Registration is limited and pre-registration required. Box lunch included.)
In April 2011, FDA announced a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) to ensure that the benefits of extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics outweigh the risks. The FDA encourages all prescribers of ER/LA opioids to attend a formal REMS training, such as this workshop. (Faculty TBD. 3.5 CME Credits)