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Interdisciplinary collaboration focus of September WISAM conference

The Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine (WISAM) is hosting its annual statewide conference “Curtailing the Impact of Opioid and Other Addictive Disorders in Wisconsin: Interdisciplinary Collaboration” Sept. 29-30, 2016 at the Pyle Center in Madison.

The conference will feature Wisconsin speakers from a variety of fields: legislative, public health, law enforcement, legal, treatment and prevention, and people in recovery. There also will be eight workshops, each occurring twice during the two-day conference.

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, mental health and substance abuse counselors, law enforcement, and other professionals interested in the field of substance misuse prevention and treatment are invited to participate in the conference, which will provide up to 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ that can be counted toward the American Board of Addiction Medicine certification maintenance.

Online registration opens Aug. 8, and seating is limited. Click here for conference details and registration information.

Following the conference on Saturday, Oct. 1, two post-conference workshops will be held: SCOPE of Pain on safe and competent opioid prescribing, sponsored by Boston University; and the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) Buprenorphine Certification training for physicians. Since these workshops are provided through Boston University and ASAM, they each have their own separate registration process, which is open now. More information is available here.

Questions may be directed to Cindy Burzinski, MS, at 608.262.6549.

St. Mary’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been approved by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program can apply a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing the Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference: Curtailing the Impact of Opioid and Other Addictive Disorders in Wisconsin—Interdisciplinary Collaboration.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies through the joint providership of St. Mary’s Hospital, The Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. St. Mary’s Hospital is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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