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The 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. The California Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
 

2021 Addiction Medicine Review Course and Board Exam Preparation Track

The 2021 CSAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine continues the biannual tradition of reviewing the essentials of addiction treatment while incorporating current evidence-based practices in this everchanging field. The planning committee has selected engaging, dynamic speakers. These experts will share their knowledge and wisdom including how addiction treatment has been tailored in times of COVID, and what we can do as we move forward from the pandemic.


The activity consists of 17 lectures virtually presented from August 31, 2021 - September 3, 2021.

PRICE -- $595 (MEMBERS) ; $795 (NON-MEMBERS) | Total CME/CE credits available: 14.75

The 2021 Board Exam Preparation Track is designed for physicians taking the Addiction Medicine Board Exam from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. This course will cover 16 key topic areas! Expert educators will outline key material and board-style questions on topics covered on the exam, test taking and study tips. The material is ordered by topic and all questions feature references and explanatory notes. 

PRICE -- $450 (MEMBERS) ; $600 (NON-MEMBERS) | Total CME/CE credits available: 7.00

Improve your test taking skills with our 2021 High Yield Question Bank! The Question Bank is designed for physicians taking the Addiction Medicine Board Exam from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. The set of over 500 board-style questions has been developed by physicians in the field of addictions and is aligned with the 16 key topic areas of the American Board of Preventive Medicine's exam content Blueprint. This version will offer more demonstration questions on Preventive Medicine as recommended by last year's test-takers. This web-based, on-demand set of questions with correct answers indicated is ideal for self-study and self-paced learning. You may take the quiz multiple times to practice! The question bank was refreshed in 2021 by physicians in the field.

PRICE -- $285 (MEMBERS) ; $399 (NON-MEMBERS) | Total CME credits available: 10

2020 State of the Art & Addiction Medicine Board Exam Preparation Track

CSAM State of the Art brings together national experts to share frontiers of research, treatments, and policies in the field of Addiction Medicine. This conference covers expansion of treatment into correctional health, hospital consultation services, emergency rooms, and even across the Border. It will cover how, despite the pandemic, telehealth can reach those who are isolated. It will address the worrisome trends in fentanyl, methamphetamine, tobacco and benzodiazepines use; legalization of cannabis, treatment updates for youth, cannabis and alcohol in pregnant women; and novel treatments such as non-benzodiazepines for alcohol withdrawal and psychedelics for substance use disorders.

The activity consists of 22 lectures presented live virtually on September 22 - September 25, 2020.

PRICE -- $345 (CSAM/ASAM MEMBERS) | $495 (NON-MEMBERS)
Total CME/CE credits available 17.25 | Total MOC credits available 16.25 

The Board Exam Preparation Track is designed for physicians taking the Addiction Medicine Board Exam from the American Board of Preventive Medicine and is aligned with the Board's exam content Blueprint. The Faculty of experienced educators cover 16 key topic areas, with sample exam questions and rationale provided for answers. Test-taking and study tips will be covered. Following recommendations from last year's test-takers, questions on Preventive Medicine will be covered in greater depth this year.
PRICE -- $450 (MEMBERS) ; $600 (NON-MEMBERS) | Total CME credits available: 7.25

Updates in Medications for Opioids Use Disorder

New!! This virtual workshop, part of the 2021 Addiction Medicine Review Course and Board Exam Preparation Track, will focus on the latest topics on pharmacology for (OUD). The selected topics will update workshop participants on cutting edge considerations for their practice. [More]

ADDICTION MEDICINE IN CORRECTIONAL SETTINGS

This virtual workshop, part of the 2020 State of the Art Conference, will address the delivery of addiction medicine treatment within correctional health settings. Presenters will review the structure of correctional health systems with jails and prisons in general and highlight the application of a medication-first (low barrier) approach to providing medications for opioid use disorder to inmates within one California county jail system. [More]

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PSYCHIATRY FOR ADDICTION PHYSCIAN

This virtual workshop, part of the 2020 State of the Art Conference, will address psychiatric diagnosis and treatment interventions relevant to non-psychiatric addiction medicine providers. Among the topics to be covered are approaches to treating anxiety, depression, psychosis and personality disorders in patients with active substance use. [More]

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