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Physicians dedicated to improving the treatment of substance use disorders. A State chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Registration Open! Early-Bird Special: Save up to $200 by registering by April 30!
Addiction Medicine Review Course and ABAM Certification Exam Preparation Track
September 3-6, 2014 / Anaheim Marriott Hotel (near Disneyland), Anaheim, CA
An intensive four-day conference for those taking the ABAM Certification Exam, those wanting an introduction to the essentials of addiction medicine, or those wanting a clinically-based update. Features a separate question-based Certification Exam Preparation Track.
Exhibitor Registration Open
Save $100 by registering by April 30!
Continuing Medical Education
WEBINAR: Naloxone -- A New Tool in California for Saving Lives
Thursday March 27, 12:00 noon PDT
On January 1 the Overdose Treatment Act, became law in California. It allows lay people to possess and administer prescription naloxone to someone in urgent need who is experiencing life-threatening respiratory depression from excessive opiate use. Doctors may provide the prescription to the intended patient, a friend, family member, healthcare worker, or to a member of the community at large without even having met the intended recipient. Both the doctor and the lay person receive legal protection. Naloxone is a nonscheduled (i.e., non-addictive), safe, inexpensive prescription medication which is becoming available in pharmacies throughout the state in nasal spray and injectable forms. To learn how to use it safely requires minimal instruction.
This free webinar is designed for California doctors as a focused, clinical introduction to this important new tool. It will be posted online after March 27.
Philip Coffin, MD, Director of Substance Use Research in the HIV Prevention Section at the San Francisco Department of Public Health
Eliza Wheeler, MA, MS, Project Manger, Drug Overdose Prevention and Education Project (DOPE), Harm Reduction Coalition, San Francisco
Credit: 1 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credit.
Now Available: Addiction Medicine State of the Art Conference Online
This online course provides video recordings of the 2013 Addiction Medicine State of the Art Conference, held on October 17-19, 2013. The 3-day Conference presents an overview of the latest developments in the field and their relevance to clinical practice presented by top experts in the field. Learners can receive up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Participants can view the lectures at their own pace. If learners prefer to only complete some events, they can do so and print your certificate at any time. In addition to the video/Powerpoint presentations, participants can download PDF and MP3 audio of all tal