2018 WISAM Conference              

Upcoming events

    • 20 Jun 2018
    • (CDT)
    • 17 Oct 2018
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • UnityPoint Health-Meriter, 202 S Park St, Madison WI 53715

    WISAM 2018 Webinar Series: Treatment of Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care

    Overview: This complimentary, four-part webinar series, funded in part through a Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation grant, provides timely information and updates related to the treatment of substance use disorders. All presenters are local experts with a clear understanding of Wisconsin’s rural issues and barriers to care.

    Target audience: Primary care providers in rural areas of Wisconsin who receive little support and education for evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders.

    Participation: Online registration is required. Participants may attend any or all of the webinar sessions either in-person (at Meriter Hospital in Madison on the date/time indicated), or through the on-demand webinar option after the session have been recorded.  


    Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 5:30-6:30 pm

    Topic: Suboxone 2.0: Beyond the Basics, presented by Ritu Bhatnagar, MD

    Learning Objectives: Describe ways to talk non-judgmentally about adherence and sensitive issues related to buprenorphine; Develop strategies for ongoing management of patients on buprenorphine in the primary care setting.

    Part 2: Wednesday, July 18, 2018; 5:30-6:30 pm

    Topic: Interpretation of Urine Drug Screen, presented by David Galbis-Reig, MD

    Learning Objectives: Discuss the history of drug testing and its introduction into clinical practice; Describe the different drug testing matrices and the potential advantages and disadvantages of each in clinical practice; Understand the basics of urine drug testing: What to test, how to test, and in what situations to perform a urine drug screen; Understand the limitations of urine drug testing; Understand how to interpret a positive urine immunoassay and when to obtain confirmatory tests.

    Part 3: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 5:30-6:30 pm

    Topic: Treatment of Stimulant Disorder, presented by Mark Lim, MD

    Learning Objectives: Discuss appropriate treatment strategies for patients with stimulant disorder; Understand the limitations of combination pharmacotherapies for the management of stimulant disorder. 

    Part 4: Wednesday, October 17, 2018; 5:30-6:30 pm

    Topic: Treatment of Alcohol Use and Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy, presented by Jacquelyn Adams, MD

    Learning Objectives: Describe opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder in pregnancy; Understand risks of withdrawal in pregnancy; Discuss current treatment standards and possible new therapies specific to pregnancy.

    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 29 Sep 2018
    • The Pyle Center, Madison, WI

    The WISAM 2018 Annual Conference will return to The Pyle Center in Madison, September 27-29. Professionals across disciplines are welcome, including Physicians, PAs, APNPs, RNs, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselors, Recovery Coaches, Law Enforcement, Public Health and other professionals interested in the field of addiction.

    Early Bird Rates are valid through July 31, 2018. Register today!

    Schedule of Events
    subject to change

    Thursday, September 27

    8:30-8:45 am - Welcoming Remarks

    8:45-9:45 am - Trauma Informed Care in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

    10:15-11:45 am - Workshops

    1. Veterans and Addiction
    2. Withdrawal Management for Alcohol and other Substance Use Disorders
    3. Marijuana and the Regulatory Status of Cannabidiol
    4. Treatment of Opioid Use

    12:30-1:00 pm - Love Wisconsin: The Role of Storytelling in Reducing Stigma

    1:30-2:30 pm - Emerging Pharmacotherapies and Associated Genetics for Alcohol Use Disorders

    2:30-3:30 pm - Mental Health and Addiction: Clinical Pearls

    3:45-5:15 pm - Workshops (repeated from morning)

    5:15-6:30 pm – Reception

    Friday, September 28

    8:30-9:45 am - A Message of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery

    10:00-11:30 am – Workshops

    1. The Role of Recovery Networks in Maintaining Long-Term Remission
    2. Opioid Treatment Programs/Daily Dosing Clinics
    3. Pain Management Approaches for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
    4. Fourth Trimester: The First Year After Delivery for Women with Substance Use Disorders

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Lunch & Annual Business Meeting

    1:00-2:30 pm – Workshops (repeated from morning)

    2:45-3:30 pm -Therapeutic Potential of Psychedelics in Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health

    3:30-4:15 pm - Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

    Special Saturday Programming: Plans are being made to offer two Buprenorphine courses (basic and advanced) as well as a Naltrexone workshop on Saturday, September 29th.  Additional information and registration will be available soon.

    Lodging:  Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis at The Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703 (adjacent to The Pyle Center). A discounted rate of $115/standard or $124/deluxe is offered in the WISAM room block if booked prior to August 29, 2018. Book online (case sensitive) at: http://bit.ly/wisam26sep or call the Lowell Center at 608-256-2621 and mention group code: WISAM.

    Vendors: Please join us for an opportunity to meet and interact with healthcare and other professionals interested in the field of addiction. Learn more and register to exhibit here

    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 29 Sep 2018
    • The Pyle Center, Madison, WI

    Reach healthcare and other professionals from across Wisconsin with an interest in the field of addiction.

    Vendors may register online through this page, or, download the vendor prospectus for event details.

    Exhibit display fee of $1,000 includes:

    • 6’ x 30” skirted table and two chairs
    • Mention of your organization’s participation in the conference materials
    • Dedicated display time in exhibit hall
    • Roster of attendees distributed at the time of the conference
    • Complimentary continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments in the exhibit hall

    SCHEDULE (subject to change):

    • Set Up: Thursday, September 27, 6:30-7:30 am
    • Exhibit Times: Thursday, September 27, 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
    • Dismantle: Thursday, September 27, 2:30-3:00 pm
    • Exhibitors are welcome to stay for the evening reception from 5:15 to 6:30 pm


    Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis at The Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703 (adjacent to The Pyle Center). A discounted rate of $115/standard or $124/deluxe is offered in the WISAM room block if booked prior to August 29, 2018. Book online (case sensitive) at: http://bit.ly/wisam26sep or call the Lowell Center at 608-256-2621and mention group code: WISAM. Other downtown Madison hotels are either within walking distance or a short drive to the Pyle Center. 

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