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Essentials of Primary Care Addiction Medicine: 2024 Conference

TNT Primary Care Training and Education in Addiction (PC-TEAM) Fellowship
JW Marriott Anaheim
1775 S. Clementine St.
Anaheim, CA 92802
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This two-day conference for primary care and other health providers will integrate recent scientific data with current clinical practice regarding the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders. Topics will also include management of pain-related conditions, collaborative care, and other considerations in order to promote the development of SUD treatment in a primary care setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Effectively screen for substance misuse
  • Utilize motivational interviewing to assess readiness for change and move patients along the continuum of change behavior
  • Identify evidence-based treatments available in primary care settings for substance use disorders
  • Develop/adapt new models of care to integrate substance use treatment into primary care settings
  • Understand referral options and level of care placement based on American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria
  • Understand the importance of addressing other psychiatric disorders in patients with substance use disorders
  • Effectively utilize buprenorphine for chronic pain and opioid use disorder
  • Manage common pain conditions with non-opioid therapies

Accreditation Statement
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2024

  • 7:00 a.m.                   Breakfast/Registration

    7:45 a.m.                   Welcome - Justine Welsh, MD & Robert McCarron, DO

    8:00-9:15 a.m.           Overview of Addiction Medicine (1.0 CME)

                                      Justine Welsh, MD

    9:15-10:30 a.m.         Approaching the Addiction Medicine Assessment (1.25 CME) 

                                     Stephen Delisi, MD

    10:30-10:45 a.m.       Break

    10:45-12:00 p.m.       Overview of Addiction Recovery & Treatment (1.25 CME)

                                      Elizabeth Salisbury Afshar, MD

    12:00-1:00 p.m.        Lunch

    1:00-2:00 p.m.         Introduction to Screening- SBIRT  (1.25 CME)

                                      Sanchit Maruti, MD

    2:00-3:00 p.m.           Practical Applications of Toxicology (1.0 CME)

                                      Dave Marcovitz, MD

    3:00-3:15 p.m.           Break

    3:15-4:15 p.m.           Overview and History of the Opioid Epidemic (1.0 CME)

                                      Shalini Shah, MD

    4:15-5:15 p.m.           Stump the Experts Panel – Day 1 Speakers

    6:00-8:00 p.m.           Attendee Dinner (1.0 CME)

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2024

  • 7:00 a.m.                   Breakfast

    8:00-9:00 a.m.          Medication for Opioid Use Disorder  (1.0 CME)

                                     Stephen Delisi, MD

    9:00-10:00 a.m.        Buprenorphine and Chronic Pain (1.0 CME)

                                     Charles De Mesa, DO

    10:00-10:15 a.m.      Break

    10:15-11:15 a.m.      Breakout Case Discussions: Opioid Use Disorder &

                                     Buprenorphine for Pain (1.0 CME)                            

    11:15-12:15 p.m.      Diagnosis and Treatment for Sedative/Hypnotic Use Disorder (1.0 CME)

                                     Sanchit Maruti, MD

    12:15-1:15 p.m.        Lunch

    1:15-2:15 p.m.          Diagnosis and Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorder I (1.0 CME)

                                     Elizabeth McCord, MD

    2:15-3:15 p.m.          Breakout Case Discussions: Stimulant Use Disorder & Sedative/Hypnotic

                                     Use Disorder (1.0 CME)

    3:15-3:30 p.m.           Break

    3:30-4:30 p.m.          Stump the Experts Panel – Day 2 Speakers

    4:25-4:30 p.m.           Breakout Rotation

    Total: (14.75 CMEs)



Course Chairs

Robert McCarron, DO
Robert McCarron, DO
  • Director, TNT Primary Care Psychiatry and Training and Education in Addiction Medicine Fellowships
  • Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education
  • UCI School of Medicine

Justine Welsh, MD
Justine Welsh, MD
  • Associate Director, TNT Primary Care Training and Education in Addiction Medicine Fellowship, UCI School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Founding Director, Emory Healthcare Addiction Services

JW Marriott Anaheim 1775 S. Clementine St.
Anaheim, CA 92802