Thursday Morning, October 17

Improving the Dialogue Between Addiction Medicine and Primary Care

8:00 am
Sharone Abramowitz, MD, Conference Chair

8:10 am
Discussion: Introductions

8:30 am
Primary Care-Addiction Medicine Integration: Successes and Barriers
Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston Medical Center

9:30 am
Improving Addiction Medicine Clinicians’ Collaboration with Primary Care Clinicians
Daniel Alford MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean and Program Director, Addiction Medicine Residency Program, Boston University School of Medicine

10:10 am
Discussion: Collaboration with Primary Care

10:30 am
Break with Exhibitors

10:50 am
A Model Project Supporting Integration of Buprenorphine Treatment in Primary Care and Mental Health Clinics
Matt Tierney, NP, CNS, Director, OBIC & COPE Clinics, UCSF Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Use and Addiction Medicine, SF General Hospital

11:10 am
The Affordable Care Act: How It Will Impact Your Addiction Medicine Practice
H. Westley Clark MD, JD, MPH, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Rockville, Maryland

12:00 pm
Break for Lunch

12:30 pm
Lunch Discussions (optional)
(Purchase a box lunch and attend one of two programs)
• Meet the experts and your colleagues at addiction medicine interest tables
• Update from California Public Protection and Physician Health (CPPPH) on physician health issues in California