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ASAM Virtual Review Course in Addiction Medicine 2023 (Videos)


The course offers 16 hours of on-demand lectures recorded from the ASAM 2023 Review Course in Addiction Medicine on Thursday, July 27, 2023 and Friday, July 28, 2023. The session topics are mapped to the addiction medicine exam blueprints and feature an outstanding lineup of faculty.

The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine is the essential and foundational course for physicians who are preparing for the addiction medicine exam or for a career in addiction medicine. With a comprehensive curriculum, covering everything from neurobiology and pharmacology to individual substances and ethical concerns, the course offers a streamlined overview of addiction medicine delivered by an outstanding faculty lineup.
The target audience for this introductory and intermediate-level activity includes: Physicians preparing for the ABPM or AOA Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.
This activity addresses all 6 ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

Topics : 
– Review Course Virtual Office Hours – 2023
– Treatment for Different Stages of Life – Adolescents, Young Adults, and the Elderly – 2023
– Tobacco Use Disorder – Public Health and Practice – 2023
– Stimulant Use Disorder – From Neurobiology to Public Health – 2023
– Sedative Use Disorder – Research and Practice – 2023
– Psychosocial Interventions – Mutual Help, Psychotherapy, and Social Support – 2023
– Psychosocial Interventions – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing – 2023
– Psychiatric Co-Morbidities – Complexities of Diagnosis and Care – 2023
– Prevention and Public Health – From Theory to Practice – 2023
– Pregnancy and Newborns – Considerations from Science to Systems – 2023
– Pharmacology and Toxicology – Principles, Applications, and Limitations – 2023
– Pain and Addiction – Trends and Treatments – 2023
– Other Classes of Drugs – Pharmacology and Epidemiology – 2023
– Opioid Use Disorder – Science, History, and Clinical Implications – 2023
– Neurobiology of Addiction – Key Concepts and Models – 2023
– Medical Co-Morbidities – Diagnosis, Prevention and Complications – 2023
– Interesting Cases – Applying Concepts to Unexpected Real-Life Scenarios – 2023
– Genetics and Gender – Impacts on Diagnosis and Care – 2023
– Evolution of Addiction and Treatment – History and Impact – 2023
– Ethics and the Law – Principles and Implications – 2023
– Epidemiology – Core Concepts and Applications – 2023
– Cannabis Use Disorder – Science, Trends, and Clinical Implications – 2023
– Behavioral Addiction – Criteria, Challenges and Considerations – 2023
– Becoming Certified – Pathways, Insights and Preparation Strategies – 2023
– Alcohol Use Disorder – Neurobiology, Diagnosis and Treatment – 2023