2024 Addiction Medicine Conference

April 19-20, 2024

(In Person in Asheville, NC or Virtual Attendance Available)  

Addiction Medicine 2024 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 or you can participate from anywhere with our virtual registration option.

Renaissance Asheville Hotel: 31 Woodfin St. Asheville, NC 28801

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2024 Agenda

Below is the agenda for the 2024 Addiction Medicine Conference. Session titles, speakers and agenda are subject to change. CME/CE credits are pending approval. To receive CME/CE credits you must attend this conference live, either in-person or virtually.


April 19

Welcome Breakfast [7:00AM - 8:00AM]

Opening Plenary [8:00AM - 9:45AM]

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks – Sara McEwen, MD, MPH and Michael Baca-Atlas, MD, FASAM
  • Making Our Work Meaningful in the Face of Unrelenting Increases in Overdose – Nabarun Dasgupta, PhD, MPH
  • Stigma Reduction=Harm Reduction: Minimizing Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Disorder Stigma in the Clinical Encounter – James Finch, MD, DFASAM

Morning Break [9:45AM - 10:15AM]

Morning Plenary [10:15AM - 12:00PM]

  • Low Threshold MOUD: Partnering with Community to Expand Access – Logan Adams, MD and Robyn Jordan, MD, PhD, Loftin Wilson, Linda Oxendine
  • The Institutionalization of Racism in Addiction Policy & What that Means for Addiction Medicine Today – Taleed El-Sabawi, PhD, JD 

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

Special Presentation by Indivior

Afternoon Plenary [1:00PM - 3:00PM]

  • Challenging Patient Behaviors: Working with Personality Disorders in the Setting of SUD – Ashwin Patkar, MD, MRCPsych, DFASAM, DFAPA and Zachary Rosenthal, PhD
  • “Yeah, we can talk about that too.” A Person and Systems-based Approach to Whole Person Health in the Context of SUD Tx – Logan Adams, MD, Lawrence Howard Greenblatt, MD and Melinda Ramage, FNP-BC, CARN-AP, LCAS
  • Urine Drug Testing 201: Case-Based Discussion – Michael Baca-Atlas, MD, FASAM

Afternoon Break [3:00PM - 3:30PM]

Afternoon Workshops: [3:30PM - 5:00PM]

  • Addiction Medicine 101: A Core Overview – Gabrielle Denize Newsam, MD and Benjamin Powell, PA-C
  • Motivational Interviewing Part 1 – Sebastian Kaplan, PhD
  • MOUD Challenges and Strategies: A Case-Based Discussion –  Shuchin Shukla, MD, MPH & Nathan Mullins, MD
  • “Now let’s talk!” Case-based Strategies for Advanced Communication to Achieve Whole-person Health – Logan Adams, MD, Lawrence Howard Greenblatt, MD and Melinda Ramage, FNP-BC, CARN-AP, LCAS

NC Society of Addiction Medicine Networking Reception [5:00PM - 6:00PM]

  • NC Society of Addiction Medicine Networking Reception

April 20

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

  • Opioid Use Disorder: Challenges and Evolving Clinical Practice – David Ryan, MD
  • Updates in Wound Care in Xylazine Exposed Patients – Anna Dill, MD, MPH
  • Stimulant Toxicities and Clinical Management – Phillip Coffin, MD, MIA, FACP, FIDSA
  • Avoiding Pot Holes: Navigating the Cautionary Trail of Cannabis – James Berry, DO

Morning Break [10:15AM - 10:45AM]

Morning Workshops [10:45AM - 12:15PM]

  • Addiction Medicine 201: A Comparison Between OTPs and OBOTs – Gabrielle Denize Newsam, MD and Benjamin Powell, PA-C
  • Motivational Interviewing Part 2 – Sebastian Kaplan, PhD
  • Challenging Behaviors and Substance Use Disorder Comorbidity: Case-Based Discussion – Ashwin Patkar, MD, MRCPsych, DFASAM, DFAPA and Zachary Rosenthal, PhD
  • Improving Pregnancy and Postpartum Medical Care Access: Learning from Teams Across NC – Melinda Ramage, FNP-BC, CARN-AP, LCAS, David Ryan, MD, Skip Johnstone, MD, Amy Marietta, MD, Elizabeth Johnson, PhD, FNP-BC, CARN-AP, LCAS, Gina Hofert and Mark Potts, JD
  • Provider Burnout Experiential Group: Self Care = Good Care – Eric Morse, MD, DFAPA

Lunch [12:15PM - 1:00PM]

Afternoon Plenary [1:00PM - 3:00PM]

  • Perinatal Substance Use Disorder Care: What Every Care Team Needs to Know – Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, FNP-BC, CARN-AP, LCAS, Amy Marietta, MD, David Ryan, MD
  • Using Digital Technologies for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders – Tyler Oesterle, MD, MPH 
  • Caring for BIPOC Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Through an Antiracism Lens – Michael Baca-Atlas, MD, FASAM and Stefani Baca-Atlas, MSW 

Afternoon Break [3:00PM-3:15PM]

Afternoon Plenary: [3:15PM - 4:15PM]

  • Treating Opioid Use Disorder: Adolescent Focus – Blake Fagan, MD & Leeallie Carter, MD
  • Treating Opioid Use Disorder: Geriatric Focus – Blake Fagan, MD & Marc DeBell, MD

Physician Registration

In-State Physician – $400
Single Day – $225

Out-of-State Physician – $450
Single Day – $250

Non-Physician Registration

Non-Physician – $350

Single Day – $200

Interested in Virtual Registration?

Click here to check out the virtual agenda and get registered today!

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 $22 per vehicle/per day. Attendees driving in will be subject to the hourly parking rates below:

  • 0-2 Hours $5
  • 2-5 Hours $10
  • 5-6 Hours $15
  • 6-24 hours $22

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


Continuing Education

Joint Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Governor’s Institute and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity awards 13.75 Nursing contact hours.

Pharmacy: This activity will offer 13.75 pharmacy contact hours (13.75 CEUs). Pharmacists will be asked to provide identifying information (e-Profile ID and DOB in MMDD format) in order to receive credit and allow reporting to CPE Monitor. (UAN: JA0000141-9999-24-024-L01)

Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, ASAM is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 13.75 general continuing education credits.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Credits: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 13.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Counselors: The North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board has approved the 2024 Addiction Medicine Conference for up to 13.75 hours SS (PSY & SUDE hours available based on sessions attended). 24-419-S

American Board of Addiction Medicine Recognized Activity: This course is a recognized activity for American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Diplomates enrolled in the Transitional Continuous Certification Program (TraCC). This course has been recognized by ABAM. Physicians enrolled in ABAM TraCC can apply a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing the 2024 Addiction Medicine Conference.

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 2024 Addiction Medicine Conference Exhibit Hall is LIVE!

The 15th annual Addiction Medicine Conference will be held IN-PERSON in Asheville, North Carolina. Register today to secure your spot. 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.


2024 Executive Sponsor

2024 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.