Conference 2022

April 8-9, 2022 – In-Person

Addiction Medicine 2022 will provide clinically relevant SUD knowledge and skills for physicians, APPs and other providers working in a variety of healthcare settings. Join us as we explore addiction medicine.  

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The program below is from 2021, check back soon for Spring 2022 updates.


April 8 – Preconference

Concurrent Workshops [1:00PM - 4:00PM]

  • Addiction Medicine 101 – Drs. Paul Martin and Michael Baca-Atlas
  • The ABCs of Pain – Drs. Steven Prakken and James Finch
  • Motivational Interviewing – Drs. Roy Stein and Sebastian Kaplan
  • OTP Closed Session (Only Medical Directors, Program Physicians, PAs and NPs working in an OTP setting may participate.): Part 1: Investigation, Diagnosis, and Certification of Deaths Related to Opioids, Part 2: Reproductive Life Planning for SUD Providers- Drs. Michelle Aurelius, Sandra Bishop-Freeman and Starleen Scott-Robbins, LCSW, Melissa Godwin, LCSW

April 9

Opening Plenary [8:00AM - 10:00AM]

  • Welcome and Overview of Themes and Objectives – Drs. Sara McEwen and James Finch
  • The New Normal: Drug Overdose Data and Studies Update – Scott Proscholdbell, MPH and Mary Beth Cox, MPH
  • Keynote: What Would True Evidence-Based Care Look Like and How Do We Get There? – Dr. Paul Earley, ASAM President  

Morning Break [10:00AM - 10:15AM]

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

  • Federal Update – Robert I.L. Morrison, Executive Director of National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
  • North Carolina Updates – Victor Armstrong, Director of DMHDDSAS
  • COVID Update: Where are We Now, Where Are We Headed: What Do Clinicians Need To Know?  – Drs. Erica Pettigrew and Cameron Wolfe

Lunch with LIVE Executive Sponsors [12:15PM - 12:45PM]

Afternoon Plenary: Clinical Applications of SUD and MH Comorbidity in Setting of Pandemic [12:45PM - 2:15PM]

  • Mental Health and SUD: What is the Same and What is Different? – Dr. Ashwin Patkar
  • Panel: Facilitated Case-Based Application to MH Clinical Situations – Drs. Ashwin Patkar, Thomas Penders, Steven Prakken and TBD

Afternoon Break [2:15PM - 2:30PM]

Afternoon Plenary: [2:30PM - 4:45PM]

  • Racial Inequities in Substance Use – Dr. Michelle Durham
  • Compulsive/Binge Eating: Overview and How Is It Impacted by the Pandemic – Dr. Stephanie Ferrin
  • “Weed is the only thing that helps my anxiety!” Addressing Adolescent Mental Health Needs in the Context of Substance Use – Dr. Martha Perry

Glaser Award Presentation [4:45PM - 5:00PM]

April 10

Morning Plenary Clinical Perspectives on Applying, Changing and Adapting Models of Care [8:00AM - 10:15AM]

  • A Clinicians Perspective on Adapting and Changing SUD Models of Care – Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas
  • Telemedicine Care to Improve Treatment Access in Rural America – Drs. Anthony Dekker and Patricia Roe
  • What Can Medical Ethics Provide Clinicians in a Time of Change and Challenge? – Dr. James Finch

Morning Break [10:15AM - 10:30AM]

Morning Plenary [10:30AM - 12:00PM]

  • Safe Sailing in the Tricky Waters of the Psych/Substance/Pain World – Dr. Steven Prakken
  • Opioid Use Disorders Treatment Update – Dr. Stephen Wyatt and Dr. Sandra Bishop-Freeman

Lunch with LIVE Executive Sponsors [12:00PM - 12:30PM]

Afternoon Plenary: Substance Use Disorders and Medical Comorbidity [12:30PM - 2:15PM]

  • Interdisciplinary Model Programs in Hospital Setting for OUD  – Dr. Robyn Jordan, Dr. Dana Clifton and Dr. Jamie Carter
  • Update on Emerging or Escalating SUD Related Medical Complications – Dr. Shuchin Shukla

Afternoon Break [2:15PM - 2:30PM]

Afternoon Plenary: [2:30PM - 4:00PM]

  • Windows to the Brain: Updates in TBI and Its Comorbidities in Times of COVID-19 – Dr. Robin Hurley
  • Update on Emerging COVID Long-Term Medical Sequelae – Dr. John Baratta

Physician Registration

Registration Fee TBD  

Non-Physician Registration

Registration Fee TBD  

Single Day Registration

Registration Fee TBD  


Conference Credit

American Academy of Family Physicians: The AAFP has reviewed 2021 Virtual Addiction Medicine Conference and deemed it acceptable for up to 17.50 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 04/08/2021 to 04/10/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 has been reviewed and approved as an American College of Academic Addiction Medicine recommended educational activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education: The North Carolina Association of Pharmacists has approved the 2021 Addition Medicine Conference for 17.5 hours of CPE. Program approval number is NC04102144.

North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board: North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board has approved the Addiction Medicine Conference for up to 17.50 hours (SS, GSB, EBT, PSY & ETHICS hours available based on sessions attended). Approval number code 21-315-C

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


NC Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence

North Carolina Society of Addiction Medicine

Opioid Response Network

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The 2022 Addiction Medicine Conference Exhibit Hall is LIVE!

We’re back!! The 13th annual Addiction Medicine Conference will be held IN-PERSON next year in Asheville, North Carolina. Reserve a spot and mark your calendars for April 8-9, 2022. 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. We expect sponsor and exhibitor spots to fill up fast! Get registered today!

Learn more with the brochure below or register!



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.