Addiction Medicine Review Course


7:00 am

Board Exam Preparation Track


8:30 am

Welcome and Introduction

Ingeborg Schafhalter-Zoppoth, MD, Conference Chair

8:40 am

The Role of Personal Narrative in Changing Drug Policy

Michael Botticelli, BS, MEd, Executive Director of the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at Boston Medical Center; Distinguished Policy Scholar, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; former Director of National Drug Control Policy

9:30 am

Case Discussion

10:05 am

Break with Exhibitors

10:25 am


Andrew Saxon, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington; Director, Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

11:30 am

Pain and Addiction

Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Director, SCOPE of Pain Program, Boston University School of Medicine

12:20 pm

Break for Lunch

Regional Networking Lunch
(Grab a lunch and meet with colleagues from your locale)

50 Years of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics and Reflections on the Origins of CSAM. David Smith, MD

1:45 pm


Anthony P. Albanese, MD, Chief of Hepatology, Northern California VA Healthcare System, Clinical Professor of Medicine & Psychiatry, UC Davis

2:45 pm


Tauheed Zaman, MD, Director, Addiction Consult and Prescription Opioid Safety Team, San Francisco VA Medical Center, UCSF

3:35 pm

Case Discussion

4:05 pm

Break with Exhibitors

4:25 pm

Adolescent Substance Use

Seth Ammerman, MD, Clinical Professor, Pediatrics /Adolescent Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine/Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital

5:20 pm

Ethics and Confidentiality

David Y Kan, MD, Private Practice of Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, Walnut Creek

6:00 pm

Adjourn for the day

8:00 pm

Dessert Reception

Morgan Fawcett, a young Alaska Native living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum will recount his inspiring story and his campaign to bring awareness to and fight the stigma of FASD.

Presentation of the Vernelle Fox and Community Servce Awards.


7:00 am

Board Exam Preparation Track


8:30 am

Update on Addiction Medicine Board Certification

Kevin Kunz, MD, MPH, Executive Vice-President, Addiction Medicine Foundation

8:45 am

Neurobiology of Addiction

George Koob, PhD, Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

9:45 am

Case Discussion

10:15 am

Break with Exhibitors

10:35 am

Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines

Petros Levounis, MD, MA, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

11:30 am

President’s Message

Monika Koch, MD, President, CSAM

11:40 am

Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation

Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliate), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

12:35 pm

Break for Lunch

Annual Members Meeting

CSAM Theater

2:00 pm

Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders

Steven J. Eickelberg, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Sierra Tucson; President, MERF

3:00 pm

Behavioral Treatments: Engaging Patients from Diagnosis to Recovery

Sharone Ann Abramowitz, MD, Integrative Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine

3:45 pm

Case Discussion

4:15 pm

Break with Exhibitors

4:35 pm

12-Step/Mutual Help Groups in Addiction Recovery

Keith Humphreys, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

5:15 pm

Panel: Quality Improvement in Addiction Medicine: Challenge or Chore?

Lei Choi, MD, MPH, Medical Director, UCSF Lean Healthcare; Priscilla Hunt, PhD, Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Katherine Watkins, MD, MSHS, Private Practice, Psychiatry, West Los Angeles

Moderator: Ingeborg Schafhalter-Zoppoth, MD, Associate Director, Family Health Clinic, California Pacific Medical Center

6:15 pm

Adjourn for the day

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Networking Reception

Join your colleagues for hors d’oeuvres and conversation. Afterward you are on your own to enjoy the world famous cuisine of San Francisco.

8:00 pm

Open Mutual Help Meeting

Non-participants are invited to observe.


7:00 am

Board Exam Preparation Track


8:30 am

Substance Use in Pregnancy

Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Behavioral Health System Baltimore, University of Maryland Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

9:20 am

Club Drugs and Hallucinogens

John Long H. Nguyen, MD, Associate Medical Director, Crisis, Residential, and Substance Use Services, Austin Travis County Integral Care

10:20 am

Case Discussion

10:50 am


11:05 am

Benzodiazepines: The Hidden Epidemic

Richard K. Ries, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Addictions Division, University of Washington Medical School

11:55 am

Emergency Department Presentations of Substance Use

Craig Smollin, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

12:45 pm