Adolescents, Prevention and Epidemiology (2019) | Panel

This presentation is part of the Addiction Medicine Review Course 2019, an overview of the core elements of addiction medicine, presented by top experts in the field. Together with the other presentation 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.

Learners cannot sign up for individual lectures only for the full Addiction Medicine Review Course 2019.

Target Audience

  • Addiction medicine specialists who want an overview of the latest developments in the field and their relevance to clinical practice
  • Primary care clinicians who want to get a better understanding of addiction and manage patients with addictions in their practice
  • Public health officials who want an understanding of the current state of addiction treatment
  • Non-physicians who are involved in the treatment of addiction
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA Category 1
  • 0.75 Attendance
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Martha J. Ignaszewski, MD

Dr. Ignaszewski is a current Addiction Psychiatry fellow at UCSF. Her interest in the far-reaching impact of trauma on development and varied psychopathologies including substance use, resulted in the completion of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She plans to combine her training towards the evaluation and treatment of adolescent, adult, and family substance use while maintaining a developmental and trauma informed approach.

No relevant financial relationships.


Christopher Rienas, MD

Dr. Christopher Rienas received his MD from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2015 and completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in 2019. He is currently an Addiction Psychiatry Fellow at UCSF. His clinical interests include adolescent substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, consultation liaison psychiatry and emergency psychiatry.

No relevant financial relationships.

Takeo Toyoshima, MD

Takeo Toyoshima, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and current UCSF Forensic Psychiatry Fellow. He completed his undergraduate studies at Yale, medical school at UCLA, psychiatry residency at UCSF where he served as chief resident, and most recently UCSF's Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship. His clinical areas of interest include addiction and dual diagnosis including those with serious mental illness; forensics; Japanese and Asian-American mental health; and financial health/literacy's relationship with mental health. He is one of few Japanese-speaking mental health providers in the state, and operates a private practice focused on this population.

No relevant financial relationships.

The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing education credit is available for psychologists, therapists, substance use counselors, nurses and physician assistants.

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Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA Category 1
  • 0.75 Attendance


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