2023 Addiction Medicine Conference

Save the Date: March 24-25, 2023   In-Person Event 

Addiction Medicine 2023 will provide clinically relevant SUD knowledge and skills for physicians, APPs and other providers working in a variety of healthcare settings. Join us in person as we explore addiction medicine. Conference will be held in Asheville, NC at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. Reserve your room today!

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Agenda from 2022 Addiction Medicine



April 8

Opening Plenary [8:00AM - 9:30AM]

  • Welcome, Introduction, and Conference Themes – Sara McEwen, MD, MPH and James W. Finch, MD, DFASAM
  • State Update – Deepa Avula, MPH
  • Federal Update – Yngvild K. Olsen, MD, MPH

Morning Break [9:30AM - 9:50AM]

Morning Plenary [9:50AM - 12:00PM]

  • Irrational Exuberance, Incautious Stoppage: Lessons from Our Prescription Opioid Story – Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MSc
  • Case Discussion: Panel exploring alternative medications and collaborative planning for changes in medication regime with additional focus on individuals with SUDs and Chronic Pain – Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MSc, Steven Prakken, MD and J. Paul Martin, MD, DFASAM  
  • Can You See Us? Providing Equity-Minded Treatment for Racialized Minorities – Jessica Isom, MD, MPH

Lunch with LIVE Executive Sponsors [12:00PM - 12:45PM]

Afternoon Plenary [12:45PM - 2:45PM]

  • Evolving Buprenorphine Induction Protocols for Managing Patients with OUD and/or Pain – Robyn Jordan, MD, PhD and Steven Prakken, MD
  • Interesting Cases in Addiction Medicine – Edwin A. Salsitz, MD

Afternoon Break [2:45PM - 3:00PM]

Afternoon Workshops: [3:00PM - 4:30PM]

  • Interesting Cases in Addiction Medicine Part 2 – Edwin A. Salsitz, MD 
  • Breaking Down the Silos: Expanding Collaboration Between Primary Care, Pain, OBOTs and OTPs in the Time of Fentanyl – Eric Morse, MD, Robyn Jordan, MD, PhD, and Carriedelle Wilson Fusco, MSN, FNP-BC
  • Addiction Medicine 101 – Stephen Wyatt, DO and Michael Baca-Atlas, MD
  • Counseling Skills for Medical Providers: Motivational Interviewing, Brief Action Planning, and Relapse Prevention – Roy Stein, MD and Jeanette Stein, MD   

April 9

Morning Plenary [8:00AM - 10:15AM]

  • Adolescents and SUDs: Skills for Medical Clinicians/Collaborating with MH Providers – Jeff Georgi, MAH, LCAS, LCMHC, CCS, CGP
  • Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults Including Their Impact on Cognitive Decline – James W. Finch, MD, DFASAM
  • Therapeutic Applications of Hallucinogens and Dissociative Anesthetics – Matthew Johnson, PhD

Morning Break [10:15AM - 10:35AM]

Morning Workshops [10:35AM - 12:05PM]

  • Adolescent and Family Focused SUD Treatment – Jeff Georgi, MAH, LCAS, LCMHC, CCS, CGP and Scott Swartzwelder, PhD
  • Addiction Medicine 201: Focus on Withdrawal Management, MOUD and Counseling – Stephen Wyatt, DO and Michael Baca-Atlas, MD 
  • Advanced Case Discussion on Buprenorphine-Related Clinical Scenarios – Lawrence Greenblatt, MD, James W. Finch, MD, DFASAM and Steven Prakken, MD   
  • Provider Burn-Out Experiential Group: Self-Care = Good Care – Eric Morse, MD

Lunch with LIVE Executive Sponsors [12:05PM - 1:00PM]

Afternoon Plenary [1:00PM - 2:45PM]

  • Not Your Average Pillow Talk: Sleep and Substance Use Disorders – Michael Baca-Atlas, MD and Cauveh Erami, MD
  • This is Important Too: Addressing Sexual and Reproductive Health Concerns for People with Substance Use Disorders – Lawrence Greenblatt, MD and Melinda Ramage, FNP-BC, CARN-AP

Afternoon Break [2:45PM - 3:00PM]

Afternoon Plenary: [3:00PM - 4:30PM]

  • Combination Treatments for Stimulant Use Disorders: A Promising New Direction – Steven Shoptaw, PhD
  • Effective, High Performing Community Based Treatment Services for Stimulant Use Disorder – Paul Nagy, MS

Physician Registration

In-State Physician – $375
Single Day – $225

Out-of-State Physician – $425
Single Day – $250

Non-Physician Registration

Non-Physician – $325
Single Day – $200

Virtual Only Registration*

Physician – $175

Non-Physician – $145

*Plenaries only, no workshops or networking opportunities with this option.

Travel & Lodging

Hotel Accommodations – Asheville, NC

Parking – Asheville, NC

Guests staying overnight at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel will have a discounted self-parking rate of $20 per vehicle/per day. Attendees driving in will be subject to the hourly parking rates below: 

  • 0-2 Hours $7
  • 2-5 Hours $12
  • 5-6 Hours $17
  • 6-24 hours $22

Alternative Parking Nearby (5 minute walk) – College Street Parking Deck has a $12 max daily rate


Conference Credit

American Academy of Family Physicians: The AAFP will review the 2022 Addiction Medicine Conference for Live AAFP Prescribed credit. 

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.

ACAAM/ABAM: This activity will be reviewed by the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine a recommended educational activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education: The North Carolina Association of Pharmacists will review 2022 Addition Medicine Conference for CPE approval. 

North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board: North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board will review the 2022 Addiction Medicine Conference for approval.

Thank you for your support


Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services

Division of Public Health

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration


North Carolina Society of Addiction Medicine

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The 2023 Addiction Medicine Conference Exhibit Hall is LIVE!

The 14th annual Addiction Medicine Conference will be held IN-PERSON next year in Asheville, North Carolina. Reserve a spot and mark your calendars March 24-25, 2023. Don’t miss this marque opportunity to connect with hundreds of health care professionals, as they return to the downtown Marriott Renaissance for two days of top-notch education and networking opportunities.


2022 Premier Sponsor

2022 Exhibitors



This award was developed to honor one of the pioneers of Addiction Medicine in North Carolina. Dr. Frederick Glaser demonstrated a commitment to this field of medicine from early in his career.

He received his M.D. from Harvard University in 1959 and then served his residency at the U.S. Public Health Service Narcotics Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Glaser went on to have a distinguished career in the field of substance abuse, including the study of opiates and alcohol.

He has held a variety of positions in the United States and Canada, serving as the director of the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center from 1989 to 1994 before becoming Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division on Substance Abuse at the East Carolina University School of Medicine.