ribbonThe California Society of Addiction Medicine offers high-quality, evidence-based Continuing Medical Education to enable physicians and other health professionals to improve the treatment of patients with substance use disorders.  CSAM courses draw upon the latest research and clinical advances in the scientific and medical communities and feature top experts in the field. CSAM was recently awarded "Accreditation with Commendation" by ACCME through the Institute for Medical Quality. Accreditation with Commendation is the highest level of accreditation and is awarded to only a small percentage of CME providers. 

LIVE COURSE: Addiction Medicine Review Course 2017

August 24 - August 27, 2017
Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

This Course presents an overview of the core elements of addiction medicine, presented by top experts in the field. It can serve as a broad review for clinicians, a review of the basics for newcomers, or a starting point for those preparing to sit for the Board of Addiction Exam. Participants sit at tables with a facilitator to guide case discussions. Participants receive a course syllabus on a USB drive with copies of all lecture handouts and selected articles and have the opportunity to purchase a print syllabus. Up to 19 units of AMA/PRA Category 1 Credit. Friday: 7 units; Saturday: 7 units; Sunday: 5 units. The supplemental Addiction Medicine Board Exam Preparation Track provides specific preperation for the Addiction Medicine Board Exam in October 2017.

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Starting in the fall of 2017, the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) will offer physicians the opportunity to become certified in the subspecialty of addiction medicine. The first five years that the exam is offered is the optimal time for physicians to become board certified. After that, a one-year addiction medicine fellowship will be required. For more information click HERE.

The live Addiction Medicine Review Course and Board Exam Preparation Track will be held August 24-27, 2017 at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square.

Interactive Self-Assessment Test and Board Review
15 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™
Pricing: $350.00
Features an interactive exam preparation with 700 board-style questions as well as 7 ​hours ​of ​video presentations ​which comprised the Certification Exam Preparation Track at the Addiction Medicine Review Course in Anaheim. Also includes the Addiction Medicine Study Guide.

Essentials of Addiction Medicine Online Course
16.5 AMA/PRA Cetgory 1 CreditsTM
Pricing: $595
The Essentials of Addiction Medicine Conference consists of 20 lectures: from basic epidemiology, pharmacology, and neurobiology, to the challenge of identifying dependent or at-risk patients across many different treatment settings, from the emergency room to the intensive care unit to private practice. Participants will come away with practical knowledge that can be applied to real-world experiences, as well as the knowledge needed to prepare for the ABMS addiction medicine board exam in the fall.

Syllabus for Essentials of Addiction Medicine 2016 Conference
535 page printed binder with presentations form the 2016 Conference.  As soon as you order you will receive pdf download.  Printed binder will be shipped for free.
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Essentials of Addiction Medicine Conference (Online Course)

Recorded August 24-27, 2016

This conference is one of the nation’s foremost annual gatherings of physicians and other healthcare professionals who specialize in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders and practicing physicians in both primary care and other specialty fields who are seeking an overview of the field of Addiction Medicine. It is recommended as preparation for those sitting for the Addiction Medicine Board Exam.

Register for full course (all lectures)
($595) 16.5 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits

Individual Lectures
$50 each | 0.75 - 1.0 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credit


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