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October 19: Addressing Smoking During Addiction Treatment

Enhancing Recovery By Addressing Smoking During Addiction Treatment

Date: October 19, 1:00 pm

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Join ASAM and the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at UCSF for the live webinar that offers insight into the importance of addressing smoking during addiction treatment, and practical ways to treat addiction involving tobacco.

We are honored to have Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM, President-Elect, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Medical Director, LA County Department of Public Health’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, and Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor of Addiction Medicine at UCLA, presenting on this important and timely topic.

Webinar Objectives: 

  1. Recognize two disparities in the prevalence of tobacco use disorder experienced by people with other addictions as compared with the general population.
  2. Explain one-way recovery from tobacco use disorder enhances recovery from other addictions.
  3. Identify and implement three best practices for treating tobacco use disorder in addiction treatment settings.
  4. Explain how one tobacco-free campus policy can improve clinical outcomes and improve the health of individuals in addiction treatment settings.
One hour of FREE credit can be earned, for participants who join the LIVE session, on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. You will receive instructions on how to claim credit via the post-webinar email.

October 18: Documentary Screening: Black Men in White Coats

Screening for Black Men in White Coats

Black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States and fewer Black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978. Only 2% of doctors in the U.S. are Black men.

As part of the AMA’s equity plan to increase diversity, inclusion, and equity in medical education, which includes supporting more Black males to become physicians, the AMA is sponsoring 100 virtual screenings of Black Men in White Coats, an 80-minute documentary that inspires to increase the number of Black men in the field of medicine.

The documentary highlights the lack of Black men in medicine and encourages communities to support high school and college-age Black males in becoming physicians.

During National Addiction Treatment Week, we will be hosting a session with 300 available tickets to screen the documentary on-demand for 72 hrs.

After the third day, ASAM will host a live virtual panel discussion about the documentary with Q & A on Thursday, Oct. 21st

300 tickets available

October 18: Early Identification and Intervention of Addiction

Early Identification and Intervention of Addiction Through SBIRT

Date: Monday, October 18

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM ET

Addiction is a chronic brain disease that needs to be managed as such. Like all other chronic diseases, addiction is preventable and treatable when a chronic disease model is utilized. An essential part of any chronic disease model must include prevention strategies. SBIRT is an early identification and early intervention tool that has been widely studied and proven to reduce the progression of addiction.

Join this training webinar by Dr. Joseph Garbely and, and stay tuned for the live chat on Zoom for Q&A.

Expert:

Joseph Garbely, DO, DFASM. American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Partner: ASAM Physicians in Training Committee