Substance Use Disorders: A Comprehensive Review and Update 2025

Lake Buena Vista, FL US
February 17, 2025 to February 19, 2025

We invite you to join us at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for our annual Substance Use Disorder conference. 

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Attend this conference on substance use disorders to hear the latest research and find guidance that enhances your care for patients.

Substance use disorders are complex and have a huge impact on patients, families and communities They challenge even experienced health care professionals to stay current with evolving guidelines.  And they are seen and treated across all professions, disciplines and practice settings. This includes primary care, psychiatry, social work, psychology, family practice, nursing and more.

That's why our agenda focuses on a broad update across the spectrum of substance use disorders. Sessions cover everything from neuroscience and developmental perspectives all the way through recovery-oriented systems of care. Our faculty share their experience as both clinical caregivers and research experts. They make time to answer questions and help you find solutions for complex conditions.


MDs/Doctoral-Level Professionals
Early Bird Registration (before January 1, 2025) $995

Regular Registration (after January 1, 2025): $1095.00

Other Professionals or Trainees
Early Bird Registration (before January 1, 2025) $895

Regular Registration (after January 1, 2025): $995.00


The conference syllabus is a printed book with all slide presentations and space to take notes adjacent to each slide.

Syllabus Book: $65


We provide all attendees with completely free access to all slide presentations in digital PDF format prior to the conference. This is an environmentally friendly alternative and helps keep costs lower for all attendees. The e-syllabus will be available for 30 days after the conference. 

Cancellation Policy

A refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee will be issued for refund requests received by January 1, 2025. Payments made may not be applied to future conferences or other educational activities. There are no exceptions to these policies.






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Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • General and Family Physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers

Learning Objectives

Our conference lets you engage dozens of renowned clinician-researchers, get your clinical questions answered, and translate enhanced knowledge into optimal patient care.

Here are some of the ways that participants plan to change their clinical practice as a result of attending our conference:

  • Describe the best practices for treatment of substance use disorders
  • Discuss how to properly screen and diagnose substance use disorders
  • List rational, evidence based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for patients with substance use disorders
  • Assess relative utility and strengths of recovery oriented models of care
  • Assess and treat patients with co-morbid substance use, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, pain, and infectious diseases.
  • Discuss how to manage complicated withdrawal
  • Utilize motivational interviewing, CBT and contingency management techniques when working with patients suffering from substance use disorders
  • Describe the effects of and interventions for marijuana and synthetics
  • List the different approaches and challenges associated with opioid, alcohol and nicotine treatment
  • Discuss the challenges associated with identification and management of substance use disorders in the emergency department
Course summary
Registration opens: 
Course closes: 
Event starts: 
02/17/2025 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
02/19/2025 - 5:00pm EST

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Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8451
United States
+1 (407) 824-3000


Join us at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for our Annual Substance Use Disorder Conference

Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication at this lavish Disney Resort hotel. Unwind outdoors, indulge in a luxurious massage and watch evening fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle. Just one stop to Magic Kingdom Park on the complimentary Resort Monorail, this timeless Victorian-style marvel evokes Palm Beach’s golden era.

                                                                  Please check back for room block information. 

We have arranged a special discounted rate for our valued Substance User Disorder 2025 attendees. Please note, discount hotel room reservations can only be honored for those that register for the course. Rooms booked without an accompanying MGH (Massachusetts General Hospital) course registration are subject to cancellation.


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