Essentials 2023

October 13-14, 2023 – Virtual

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Conference Credit Types (Pending Approval)

American Academy of Family Physicians: The American Academy of Family Physicians will review the 2023 Addiction Medicine Essentials Virtual Conference for up to 13.25 Live AAFP-prescribed credits.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1. For all AAFP credit equivalencies and recognition, please see the AAFP Credit System website.

American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Accreditation: The American Board of Addiction Medicine will review the application for inclusion as an Addiction Medicine Education Portal ACAAM recommended addiction medicine education activity as an American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Recognized Activity. Upon approval, this course will be a recognized activity for ABAM Diplomates enrolled in the Transitional Continuous Certification Program (TraCC). If approved, physicians enrolled in ABAM TraCC can apply a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing 2023 Addiction Medicine Essentials Virtual Conference.

Continuing Pharmacy Education: The NC Association of Pharmacists CPE Review Panel will review the proposed agenda for the 2023 Addiction Medicine Essentials Virtual Conference for up to 13.25 hours of credit.

North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board: The NCASPPB will review the agenda for the 2023 Addiction Medicine Essentials Virtual Conference for up to 13.25 hours (SS, GSB & specialty hours EBT & PSY pending based on sessions attended).

Thank you for your support


Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Services

Division of Public Health

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration


North Carolina Society of Addiction Medicine

Exhibitor Opportunities

New exhibitor opportunity available for Addiction Medicine Essentials! Exhibitors will receive up-to 5 minutes of advertising time during the virtual conference for just $500. Your promotional video or logo will be showcased in a compiled video of conference reminders and addiction medicine related updates during the scheduled breaks, including lunch. This is a great opportunity for your business to reach a targeted audience of healthcare providers interested in learning more about addiction medicine. This is a virtual ONLY option, and you will NOT be required to attend the conference. Just submit your video or logo and you’re done. Email Amy Johnson, Communications Manager with the Governor’s Institute if you are interested in learning more.

Learn more about our conferences and educational opportunities

Addiction Medicine Spring and Fall Conferences provide up-to-date substance use related education, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices.