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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 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. 

ADDICTION MEDICINE BOARD EXAM PREPARATION

Online Offerings with Continuing Medical Education:

State of the Art in Addiction Medicine 2018  (Videos from the 2018 Conference in San Francisco) CSAM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.) This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education. Non-physicians will be provided an attendance certificate. 
Pricing: $600 members / $735 non-members
The State of the Art in Addiction Medicine Course includes 23 lectures from the live conference held August 30 to September 1 in San Francisco. Review the Conference Brochure for more details by clicking here.


Interactive Self-Assessment and Addiction Medicine Board Exam Preparation (Question Bank, Videos and Study Guide) 
CSAM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.) This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education. Non-physicians will be provided an attendance certificate. 
Pricing: $395 members/$445 non-members 
Features an interactive Question Bank with 400+ questions updated this year by physicians in the field to span 21 content areas in the ABPM exam, as well as 6 hours of Video Presentations from the Addiction Board Exam Preparation Workshop in San Francisco, CA on August 29, 2018. Also includes CSAM’s Addiction Medicine (online) Study Guide with high-value articles by topic.

Addiction Medicine Review Course 2017  (Videos from the 2017 intensive, also in San Francisco) 
CSAM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.) This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education. Non-physicians will be provided an attendance certificate. 
Pricing: $495
The Addiction Medicine Review Course consists of 19 lectures from the live conference held August 24-27 in San Francisco. Participants will come away with practical knowledge that can be applied to real-world experiences, as well as the knowledge needed for the Addiction Medicine Board Exam.

Practical Office-Based Clinical Management of Patients on Bup-Nal

Office-Based Buprenorphine: Patient Selection, Induction, and Management | Presented by Soraya Azari, MD. Recorded 10/28/2016 (1 hour)

Real Cases of Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment: What To Do And How To Do It? | Soraya Azari, MD, Kenneth Saffier, MD, FASAM and Scott Steiger, MD, FACP, FASAM (Webinar recorded on 2/13/2019) (1 hour)

Managing Acute and Peri-Operative Pain in Patients on Medication-Assisted Treatments (MAT) | Andrea Rubinstein, MD (Recorder March 24, 2017) (1 hour)

Effective Strategies for the Non-Adherent Buprenorphine Patient: Rational Monitoring and Contingency Presented by Anna Lembke, MD and Greg Skipper, MD (Recorded 1/27/2017) (1 hour)

De-Prescribing

Tapering Long-Term Opioids | Joseph Frank, MD (Recorded April 28, 2017) (1 hour)

Additional Medication-Assisted Treatment Webinars

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Clinical Approaches to Co-Morbid Pain and Opioid Use Disorder

Transdermal Buprenorphine for Induction of Patients with Co-Morbid Pain | Soraya Azari, MD and Tauheed Zaman, MD (Webinar recorded on 3/13/2019) (1 hour)

Transitioning High-Dose Opioid Chronic Pain Patients to Buprenorphine | Paul Coelho, MD (Recorded September 22, 2017) (1 hour)

Complex Chronic Pain, Opioid Prescribing and Opioid Use Disorder: Pitfalls, Pearls and New Directions | William C. Becker, MD (Recorded June 23, 2017) (1 hour)

Clinical Structures/Services That Can Help Support Safer Opioid Management

Courses in Progress