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.


Pricing

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


PRINTED SYLLABUS  Price: $65.00  

The conference syllabus is a printed book with all slide presentations and space to take notes adjacent to each slide.Please note, all syllabus purchases are non-refundable and non-shippable and must be picked up onsite at the conference.

 


E-SYLLABUS

As an alternative to purchasing a conference syllabus, 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: 
02/18/2024
Course closes: 
02/19/2025
Event starts: 
02/17/2025 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
02/19/2025 - 5:00pm EST
Cost:
$995.00
Rating: 
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Substance Use Disorders: A Comprehensive Review and Update

February 17-19, 2025

Lake Buena Vista, FL

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2025

8:00 – 8:05 AM             Welcome & Introduction        

David H. Rubin, MD

MODULE TOPIC 1: NEUROSCIENCE

8:05 – 8:25 AM              Neurobiology of Addiction     

Timothy E. Wilens, MD

8:25 - 8:45 AM              Genetics of Substance Use Disorders              

Robert R. Althoff, MD, PhD            

MODULE TOPIC 2: ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE  

8:45– 9:05 AM              Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Part I     

Timothy E. Wilens, MD

9:05 – 9:25 AM             Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Part II   

Robert R. Althoff, MD, PhD      

9:25 – 9:45 AM             ADHD                                                            

                                    Timothy Wilens, MD

9:45 – 10:15 AM            Panel Discussion                                            

Moderator: David H. Rubin, MD

Panelists: Robert R. Althoff, MD, PhD, Timothy E. Wilens, MD

10:15 – 10:35 AM           Break

MODULE TOPIC 3: FROM ATHLETICS TO CARE DELIVERY

10:35 – 10:55 AM           Athletes and Substance Use Disorders                                    

                                    Timothy Wilens, MD

10:55 – 11:15 AM           Advocacy and Regulatory Updates

Laura G. Kehoe, MD, MPH, FASAM

11:15 – 11:35 AM           Benzodiazepines & Addiction

Timothy Wilens, MD

11:35 – 11:55 AM           Polysubstance Use Cases                    
Laura G. Kehoe, MD, MPH, FASAM

11:55 – 12:25 PM           Panel Discussion                                

Moderator: Timothy E. Wilens, MD

Panelists: Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE, Laura G. Kehoe, MD, MPH, FASAM

12:25 – 1:25 PM             Lunch Break

MODULE TOPIC 4: OPIOIDS

1:25 – 1:45 PM             Buprenorphine 101                  

Jessica Gray, MD

1:45 – 2:05 PM              Novel Buprenorphine Strategies         
Laura Kehoe, MD, MPH, FASAM

2:05 – 2:25 PM             Naltrexone Intramuscular                  

Jessica Gray, MD

2:25 – 2:45 PM              Methadone                             
Laura Kehoe, MD, MPH, FASAM

2:45 – 3:05 PM             Break

3:05 – 3:35 PM             Panel Discussion                    

Moderator: Laura G. Kehoe, MD, MPH, FASAM

       Panelist: Jessica Gray, MD

MODULE TOPIC 5: PAIN, WOMEN & ADDICTION

3:35 – 3:55 PM             Pain                            

                                     Jessica Gray, MD

3:55 – 4:15 PM              Pregnancy                   

                                    Jessica Gray, MD

4:15 – 4:35 PM              Women & Addiction               

                                    Jessica Gray, MD

4:35 – 5:05 PM              Panel Discussion                    

Moderator: Laura G. Kehoe, MD, MPH, FASAM,

Panelist: Jessica Gray, MD

5:05 PM                       Adjourn

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2025

8:00 – 8:05 AM              Welcome & Introduction

Timothy E. Wilens, MD

MODULE TOPIC 6: TREATMENT IN CONTINUING CARE

8:05 – 8:25 AM              Motivational Interviewing                  

James Mckowen, PhD

8:25 – 8:45 AM             CBT

James Mckowen, PhD

8:45 – 9:05 AM              DBT or Acceptance Therapy or Other Therapy

James Mckowen, PhD

9:05 – 9:25 AM             Discrimination & Disparities

                                    Abigail Judge, MD                     

9:25 – 9:55 AM             Panel Discussion                                            

Moderator: David H. Rubin, MD
Panelists: Abigail Judge, MD, James Mckowen, PhD

9:55 – 10:15 AM            Break

MODULE TOPIC 7: CANNABIS & PSYCHEDELICS  

10:15 – 10:35 AM           Cannabis 101                           

                                    Timothy E. Wilens, MD

10:35 – 10:55 AM           Cannabis 102   

                                    Timothy E. Wilens, MD

10:55 – 11:15 AM           Clinical Management              

Robert R. Althoff, MD, PhD

11:15 – 11:35 AM           Psychedelics   

                                    Timothy E. Wilens, MD

11:35 – 12:00 PM           Panel Discussion

Moderator: Robert R. Althoff, MD, PhD

Panelist: Timothy E. Wilens, MD

12:00 – 1:00 PM             Lunch Break

MODULE TOPIC 8: COMORBIDITY I – SUBSTANCE USE, TRAUMA AND SEX TRAFFICKING

1:00 – 1:20 PM              Trauma 101                 

                                    Abigail Judge, PhD

1:20 – 1:40 PM              Trauma 102                 

                                    Abigail Judge, PhD

1:40 – 2:00 PM              The Intersection between Substance Use and Sex Trafficking

                                    Abigail Judge, PhD

2:00 – 2:30 PM             Panel Discussion                    

Moderator: Timothy E. Wilens, MD

Panelist: Abigail Judge, PhD

2:30 PM                       Adjourn

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2025

8:00 – 8:05 AM              Welcome & Introduction

David Rubin, MD

MODULE TOPIC 9: STIMULANTS & NICOTINE

8:05 – 8:25 AM              Cocaine           
Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE

8:25 – 8:45 AM              Methamphetamine     
Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE

8:45 – 9:05 PM              Nicotine                      
Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE

MODULE TOPIC 10: RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES

9:05 – 9:35 AM              Peer Support and Residential Communities    
Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE

9:35 – 10:05 AM            Panel Discussion                    

Moderator: Vinod Rao, MD, PhD          
Panelist: Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE

10:05 – 10:25 AM           Break

MODULE TOPIC 11: ALCOHOL & COMORBIDITY

10:25 – 10:45 AM           Alcohol: Assessment and Maintenance Medications   

Vinod Rao, MD, PhD

10:45 – 11:05 AM           Inpatient & Outpatient Medically Managed Withdrawal

Vinod Rao, MD, PhD

11:05 – 11:25 AM           Anxiety & Mood                     

Vinod Rao, MD, PhD

11:25 – 11:45 AM           Managing Insomnia in Substance Use Disorders                    

Vinod Rao, MD, PhD

11:45 – 12:15 PM           Panel Discussion                    

Moderator: Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE

Panelists: Vinod Rao, MD, PhD

12:15 PM                      Adjourn

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.

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. Once you register for the course, you will receive a hotel booking link for the discounted rates.                 Rooms booked without an accompanying MGH (Massachusetts General Hospital) course registration are subject to cancellation.

 

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