Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Annual Conference hosted virtually on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16. Conference attendees will receive access to the session recordings soon. If you are interested in registering to access the recordings, please check back soon! Click here to view the conference flyer.

SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE: (subject to change)

Friday, October 15
Time (Central)
7:45-8:15 a.m. Conference Welcome - Melissa Milne, APNP, Conference Chair & "2020 in review" - Charles Schauberger, MD, Co-Chair
8:15-9:00 a.m. Integrating Addiction Psychiatry into a Consultation Framework: The University of Nebraska Medical Center Experience; VaKara M. Meyer Karre, MD
9:00-10:00 a.m. Benzodiazepines; Matt Felgus, MD, FASAM
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibits
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Buprenorphine Treatment in the Age of Fentanyl; Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD MPH FAAFP FACPM DFASAM, Hannah Snyder, MD, Melissa Milne, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC, CARN-AP, Charles Schauberger, MD
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch with Exhibits and Annual Business Meeting
1:00-2:00 p.m. Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents: Trends, Neurobiology and Treatments; Lalit Singh, MD, MPH
2:00-3:00 p.m. MAT During an Epidemic and Pandemic; Beth Collier, LCSW, CSAC, ICS

3:00-3:30 p.m. Break with Exhibits
3:30-4:30 p.m. 
Gender Responsive Treatment for Women with Substance Use Disorders: A Family-Centered Approach; Claudia Vankoningsveld, MA, CADC, Melissa Lemke, MA

Saturday, October 16
Time (Central)
8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcome
8:15-9:15 a.m. Treating Methamphetamine Use Disorders; Kristin DePrey, MA, LPC, CSAC, ICS
9:15-10:15 a.m. Understanding Proposed Changes to DHS 75 Rules; David Galbis-Reig, MD, DFASAM
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: ASAM Criteria for the Future State; Corey Waller, MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM
11:30-11:45 a.m. Closing Remarks, Announcements and Conference Adjournment

OVERVIEW: Evolution or revolution? 2020 felt more like a revolution. Healthcare must respond to the ever-changing needs of our society and our patients; these changes seem to be occurring with increasing speed. This conference will focus on the changes occurring in addiction medicine to aid the busy practitioners of addiction care in staying abreast of current trends and provide new and better care.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This educational activity is designed for professionals across disciplines who work in addiction treatment and prevention, including physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, mental health and substance abuse counselors, recovery coaches, law enforcement and public health workers.

REGISTRATION: Registration for accessing the on-demand recordings will be available soon. 

SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS: Looking Check out our conference sponsors and exhibitors here.

QUESTIONS: Click HERE to view our FAQ page or contact our office with any questions.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 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.

Planning Committee and Faculty Disclosure Information:

(All faculty and planning committee members had no disclosures)

WISAM 2021 Conference Planning Committee:

  • Subhadeep Barman, MD, FASAM
  • Ritu Bhatnagar, MD
  • Nameeta Dookeran, MD, MSc, FASAM
  • Matthew Felgus, MD, FASAM
  • David Galbis-Reig, MD, DFASAM
  • Ted Hall, PharmD
  • Mary-Anne Kowol, MD
  • Alison Miller, DO
  • Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH
  • Charles Schauberger, MD, MS

 WISAM 2021 Conference Faculty:

  • Elizabeth Collier, LCSW, CSAC, ICS
  • Kristin DePrey, MA, LPC, CSAC, ICS
  • Matt Felgus, MD, DFASAM
  • David Galbis-Reig, MD, DFASAM  
  • VaKara M. Meyer Karre, MD
  • Claudia Van Koningsveld, MA, CADC
  • Melissa Lemke, MA
  • Melissa Milne, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC, CARN-AP
  • Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, DFASAM
  • Charles Schauberger, MD, MS
  • Lalit Singh, MD, MPH
  • Hannah Snyder, MD

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