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WISAM 2018 Annual Conference

  • 27 Sep 2018
  • 29 Sep 2018
  • The Pyle Center, Madison, WI



The WISAM 2018 Annual Conference will return to The Pyle Center in Madison, September 27-29. Professionals across disciplines are welcome, including Physicians, PAs, APNPs, RNs, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselors, Recovery Coaches, Law Enforcement, Public Health and other professionals interested in the field of addiction.

Early Bird Rates are valid through August 15, 2018. Register today!

Schedule of Events
subject to change


8:30-8:45 am - Welcoming Remarks

8:45-9:45 am - Trauma Informed Care in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

10:15-11:45 am - Workshops

  1. Veterans and Addiction
  2. Withdrawal Management for Alcohol and other Substance Use Disorders
  3. Marijuana and the Regulatory Status of Cannabidiol
  4. Treatment of Opioid Use

12:30-1:00 pm - Love Wisconsin: The Role of Storytelling in Reducing Stigma

1:30-2:30 pm - Emerging Pharmacotherapies and Associated Genetics for Alcohol Use Disorders

2:30-3:30 pm - Mental Health and Addiction: Clinical Pearls

3:45-5:15 pm - Workshops (repeated from morning)

5:15-6:30 pm – Reception


8:30-9:45 am - A Message of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery

10:00-11:30 am – Workshops

  1. The Role of Recovery Networks in Maintaining Long-Term Remission
  2. Opioid Treatment Programs/Daily Dosing Clinics
  3. Pain Management Approaches for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
  4. Fourth Trimester: The First Year After Delivery for Women with Substance Use Disorders

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Annual Business Meeting

1:00-2:30 pm – Workshops (repeated from morning)

2:45-3:30 pm -Therapeutic Potential of Psychedelics in Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health

3:30-4:15 pm - Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

Saturday Sept. 29 Workshop Day:  Treating Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders: Clinical Skills-Building Workshops for Front Line Clinicians.  This high-impact workshop day will provide education on high quality, evidence-based practices. The case-based learning format is designed for front line clinicians and trainees who have faced and will face the challenge of helping patients with substance use disorders. Clinicians who will benefit include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, primary care providers, emergency room providers, and other sub-specialists. Separate registration and fees are required for anyone wishing to attend one or more workshops on Saturday. Learn more and register

Designation: The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Thursday, September 27 (6 CME)
Friday, September 28 (4.5 CME)
Saturday, September 29 Workshops (6 CME)*:

  • Training Workshop 1: Naltrexone  (3 CME)
  • Training Workshop 2:  Buprenorphine 2.0 (3 CME)
*The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course is also being offered on Saturday morning, Sept. 29 but is accredited separately from the rest of the WISAM conference.  Separate registration is required for each of Saturday's workshop options. 

ACCME Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and The Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine (WISAM). The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Lodging:  Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis at The Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703 (adjacent to The Pyle Center). A discounted rate of $115/standard or $124/deluxe is offered in the WISAM room block if booked prior to August 29, 2018. Book online (case sensitive) at: http://bit.ly/wisam26sep or call the Lowell Center at 608-256-2621 and mention group code: WISAM.

Vendors: Please join us for an opportunity to meet and interact with healthcare and other professionals interested in the field of addiction. Learn more and register to exhibit here

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