Close The Gap: Pathways to the Addiction Medicine Exam Webinar
Nearly 20.5 million Americans suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD), yet only 1 in 10 people with a substance use disorder (SUD) receive treatment. This treatment gap leaves millions without the proper treatment, expanding the addiction medicine workforce is vital.
During this webinar, we will discuss how physicians can become board-certified in Addiction Medicine under the new medical subspecialty.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
The 60-minute webinar will provide insights into current addiction treatment gap and how physicians can close this gap by becoming board-certified in addiction medicine certified through the upcoming American Board of Preventive Medicine addiction medicine exam.
This webinar is targeted toward clinicians, physicians, academicians and other addiction medicine professionals looking to learn more the addiction treatment gap and the new addiction medicine subspecialty under the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).
The purpose of the webinar is to emphasize the need to close the current treatment gap and increase the addiction medicine workforce. There will be a key focus on the new addiction medicine subspecialty and the pathways for certification. There will be a live question and answer session during the webinar to address any concerns and foster conversation around this monumental development in the field.
Kelly Clark, MD, MBA, DFASAM
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Wilson Compton, MD, MPE
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Michael Weaver, MD, FASAM
Chair, Exam Committee
American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
Mitra Ahadpour, MD, DABAM
Director, Division of Pharmacologic Therapies
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)