This is the one conference you need to attend in 2016 to network with top experts in the field, hear the latest innovations in science, and obtain a complete update across the entire spectrum of substance use disorders.
The agenda is packed with high-impact sessions that focus on all facets of substance use, from neuroscience and developmental perspectives all the way through recovery-oriented systems of care. Interactive panel discussions throughout the day foster dialogue between faculty and participants, and ensure that you have the opportunity to find guidance on any clinical questions.
Many sessions address complex topics that impact health care professionals across all disciplines and practice settings treating addiction as a chronic disease, managing complicated withdrawal, engaging nursing in addiction, management of marijuana addiction, innovative models of inpatient and outpatient care, motivational interviewing, engaging young people with addiction, and much more.
Plus, enjoy a timely February getaway at a fabulous venue Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which offers any amenities you need and is just minutes away from other area attractions.
Learning Objectives
  • Determine the best practices for treatment of substance use disorders
  • Evaluate how to properly screen and diagnose substance use disorders
  • Identify rational, evidence based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for patients with substance use disorders
  • Assess relative utility and strengths of innovative methods of inpatient and outpatient care
  • Analyze the progression of the disease from childhood through adolescence
  • Assess and treat patients with co-morbid substance use, mood disorders, ADHD, HEP C/HIV
  • Determine how to manage complicated withdrawal
  • Implement motivational interviewing, CBT, and contingency management techniques when working with patients suffering from substance use disorders
  • Analyze the effects of and interventions for marijuana and synthetics
  • Identify the different approaches and challenges associated with opioid, alcohol, and nicotine treatment

Target Audience

This program is intended for:
  • psychiatrists
  • primary care and family practice physicians
  • internal and general medicine physicians
  • psychologists
  • pharmacists
  • nursing professionals
  • social workers


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