Thursday, October 22

Neurobiology: New Breakthroughs

8:30 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Murtuza Ghadiali, MD, Conference Chair

8:35 AM
How Does Science Inform the Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Alcoholism?
George Koob, PhD, Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

9:25 AM
Addiction and Parenting: Can Neural Circuitry Effects Be Addressed Through Intervention?
Nancy Suchman, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

10:05 AM
Table Discussion: Introductions

10:15 AM
Break with Exhibitors

Technology and Addiction

10:35 AM
Using the ECHO Model to Expand Access to Addiction Treatment
Miriam Komarony, MD, Associate Director at Project ECHO; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of New Mexico

11:00 AM
How Patients are Using the “Hidden Web” to Access Drugs
Karen Miotto, MD, Director of UCLA Addiction Medicine Service; Associate Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

11:15 AM
Table Discussion: Bringing Technology Into Your Addiction Medicine Practice

11:35 AM
Learning About Drug Use from Patient Internet Information Exchange
Diana Maclean, PhD, Information Analyst

12:00 PM
Break for Lunch

12:15 PM
Networking Lunch
Grab a lunch and meet with colleagues from your locale.

People and Places

2:00 PM
Gender Differences in Addiction: Implications for Women’s Addiction Treatment
Shelly Greenfield, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Women’s Mental Health, McLean Hospital, Boston; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston

2:50 PM
Seeing Addiction Where it Lives: A View from Anthropology
Kelly Knight, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine

3:35 PM
Break with Exhibitors

Integrating Whole Health into Addiction Medicine

3:55 PM
Integrative Addiction Medicine: What is it? What is the Evidence?
Sharone Abramowitz, MD, Director, Behavioral and Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency, Division of Primary Care, Alameda Health System

4:35 PM
Neurobiology of Food Addiction
Eric Zorrilla, PhD, Associate Professor, The Scripps Research Institute; Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurosciences, UC San Diego

5:15 PM
Table Discussion: Incorporating Integrative Approaches Into Your Practice

5:35 PM
Physician Resilience: What Have We Learned?
Karen Miotto, MD, Director of UCLA Addiction Medicine Service; Associate Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

6:00 PM
End Thursday Plenary

7:30 PM
Dessert Reception with The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble
Playback Theatre transforms personal stories told by audience members into theatre pieces on the spot using movement, ritual, music and spoken improvisation.