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WISAM 2021 Virtual Conference

  • October 15, 2021
  • October 16, 2021



WISAM is excited to host our 2021 Annual Conference virtually on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16.

SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE: (subject to change)

Friday, October 15
Time (Central)
7:45-8:15 a.m. Conference Welcome - Melissa Milne, APNP, Conference Chair & "2020 in review" - Charles Schauberger, MD, Co-Chair
8:15-9:00 a.m. Integrating Addiction Psychiatry into a Consultation Framework: The University of Nebraska Medical Center Experience; VaKara M. Meyer Karre, MD
9:00-10:00 a.m. Benzodiazepines; Matt Felgus, MD
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibits
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Buprenorphine Treatment in the Age of Fentanyl; Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD MPH FAAFP FACPM DFASAM, Hannah Snyder, MD, Melissa Milne, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC, CARN-AP, Charles Schauberger, MD
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch with Exhibits and Annual Business Meeting
1:00-2:00 p.m. Treatment of Adolescents (During COVID); Lalit Singh, MD, MPH
2:00-3:00 p.m. MAT During an Epidemic and Pandemic; Beth Collier, LCSW, CSAC, ICS
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break with Exhibits
3:30-4:30 p.m. Gender Responsive Treatment for Women with Substance Use Disorders: A Family-Centered Approach; Claudia Vankoningsveld, MA, CADC, Melissa Lemke, MA

Saturday, October 16
Time (Central)
8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcome
8:15-9:15 a.m. Treating Methamphetamine Use Disorders; Kristin DePrey, MA, LPC, CSAC, ICS
9:15-10:15 a.m. Understanding Proposed Changes to DHS 75 Rules; David Galbis-Reig, MD, DFASAM
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: ASAM Criteria; Corey Waller
11:30-11:45 a.m. Closing Remarks, Announcements and Conference Adjournment

OVERVIEW: Evolution or revolution? 2020 felt more like a revolution. Healthcare must respond to the ever-changing needs of our society and our patients; these changes seem to be occurring with increasing speed. This conference will focus on the changes occurring in addiction medicine to aid the busy practitioners of addiction care in staying abreast of current trends and provide new and better care.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This educational activity is designed for professionals across disciplines who work in addiction treatment and prevention, including physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, mental health and substance abuse counselors, recovery coaches, law enforcement and public health workers.

Members: $150
Resident/ Students: $50
Non-members: $225

Interested in joining WISAM before the conference? Please apply online, or call the office.  Register by September 30 in order to receive our virtual attendee conference care package! 

CME INFO: This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply through ASAM. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS: Looking to showcase your organization and products with those working in addiction medicine? Please join us as a conference exhibitor. Learn more here - registration is open!

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made after that will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.

QUESTIONS: Please feel free to contact our office with any questions.

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