The Very Lastest Conference Information — AAFP Preferred CME Credits Have Been Approved

Dear Colleagues:

We have an abundance of new information regarding the 2013 TnSAM Addiction Medicine Conference, now being held in Chattanooga, Tennessee August 29th and 30th. Roughly 123 people have registered.

AAFP accreditation is approved.This Live activity, Tennessee Society of Addiction Medicine Conference (3rd), with a beginning date of 08/29/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  12.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Family Medicine doctors, we paid the extra monies to get prescribed credit for you. You are very welcome.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, approved the 2013 TnSAM Addiction Medicine Conference for contact hours for attendees. NAADAC is the premier global organization of addiction focused professionals and we are honored that they will provide Continuing Education Credits for their 8,000 members who attend.  Thanks to TAADAS, Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services, for facilitating this valuable Continuing Education accreditation for counselors.

Specialists in the field of Pain Management will be happy to learn that attendance at the 2013 TnSAM Addiction Medicine Conference will count toward the requirements by the state for physicians working in pain management clinics.

The AMA and the TMA have proclaimed a desire to be on the forefront of the prescription drug abuse crisis issue, promoting access to addiction treatment and physician education. The American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Tennessee Society of Addiction Medicine have created a free three-hour risk evaluation mitigation strategy conference about opiate prescribing.  Titled ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care, this session is designed in association with the FDA and ASAM at no charge (Free CME!) thanks to a grant.

The 2013 TnSAM Addiction Medicine Conference is co-sponsored by the UT College of Medicine. The Tennessee Society of Addiction Medicine is now offering this conference to those in the field of education for the cost of the lunches. Registration is now open to medical students, nurse practitioner students, and UT faculty and residents for $20! This 2-day conference with full accreditation and internationally recognized speakers is that important.

The conference at a glance:

Thursday morning, 8/29/2013

ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care – Herbert L. Malinoff , M.D.

Thursday afternoon, 8/29/2013

Hooked But Not Hopeless – Sherry Hoppe, Ed.D and Sylvia Yates

Tennessee Department of Health and TMA Response to Tennessee’s Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic – Mitch Mutter, M.D.

Dual Diagnoses: Management of co-occurring disorders in Addicted Patients – Terry Holmes, M.D.

Opiate Dependency in Pregnancy – Tom Cable, M.D.

Friday morning, 8/30/2013

Addiction Medicine Talking Points – John Standridge, M.D.

Evidenced-Based Behavioral Treatments for Addiction – James Finch, M.D.

The Neurobiology of Reward and Addiction – John Standridge, M.D.

Friday afternoon, 8/30/2013

Lunch and Learn with Faculty

Counseling Skills Workshop: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness – James Finch, M.D. and Jane Finch, L.C.S.W.

John Standridge, MD, FAAFP, FASAM

President, Tennessee Society of Addiction Medicine