Register Now: Addiction Medicine Continuing Education Course


We invite clinicians, practitioners, and allied health professionals who treat clients with addictive disorders to attend the 2015 Addiction Medicine Continuing Education course now on Harvard Medical School’s campus at The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center on October 2-3, 2015.

The Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance presents "Addiction Medicine: A Case-based Approach to the Treatment of Addictive Disorders, with a Special Focus on the Traumatized Brain." Each year, this course provides cutting-edge information on methods of diagnosis and protocols for intervention and management strategies for patients with substance abuse and dependence. Our expert faculty provides a forum for dialogue and participant interaction through lectures, case-studies, and Q & A. During 2015, the course will include several presentations that provide recommendations for the treatment of addiction among individuals who have experienced brain trauma, including Wounded Warriors, accident victims, and athletes. Though our sub-focus helps to honor returning veterans specifically, the faculty will discuss principles of care that apply to all patients experiencing some form of brain trauma.

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Our credentialing agencies also include the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine’s (MA BORM’s) Opioid Education/Pain Management/Risk Management credits (select presentations only), the American Board of Addiction Medicine for the Maintenance of Certification Program, the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (CAS credit), Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certifications, Inc. (MCVCAC/MBSACC), National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (Substance Use Disorders continuing education contact hours), and National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). We certify that this course meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (Regulation 244 CMR 5.00) toward relicensing.

The Division on Addiction hosts this Continuing Education activity. Course Directors are Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, CAS; John R. Knight, MD; Debi A. LaPlante, PhD.; and Heather Gray, PhD. Tasha Chandler serves as Course Administrator.

Click here to register.

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at The Inn at Longwood Medical (342 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115) until September 1, 2015. Please specify that you are enrolled in this course to receive a reduced room rate of $209 per night. Hotel arrangements can be made by telephone at (617) 731-4700 or online at

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