CSAM 2024 – Registration is Open!


Addiction Medicine Board Exam Preparation Track
(7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
The Addiction Medicine Board Exam Preparation Workshop is designed for those preparing to take the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) Addiction Medicine Board Exam and is aligned with the Board’s exam content Blueprint. The faculty of experienced educators will cover 16 key topic areas, with sample exam questions and rationale provided for answers. Test-taking and study tips will be covered. Registration for the all-day workshop includes access to the online High Yield Question Bank after the conclusion of the conference. 
CME Credits: 7

Navigating Pain Management: The Role of Buprenorphine and Methadone Amidst the Opioid Crisis
(8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Learners will take away systematic approaches to acute and chronic pain management for people with a history of substance use disorder. This will include being able to summarize the evidence base for buprenorphine for the treatment of chronic pain (in the absence of opioid use disorder), the reasons for and steps to transition a patient from high dose opioids to buprenorphine, and how to have clinical conversations about this transition. The role of methadone in this population will also be covered. The expert faculty will also explore the forefront of pain management with a glimpse into emerging novel treatments, such as learning 2-3 therapies on the horizon for chronic non-cancer pain sufferers.
Faculty: Soraya Azari, MD | Joan Deng, MD, PhD | Caitin Garvey, RN, MS, AGPCNP-bc
CME Credits: 3 

Train the Trainer: Develop and Implement a Destigmatization Workshop for Your Clinical and Administrative Staff (Limited Seating)
(8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Break new ground in combating stigma within substance use disorder (SUD) treatment by joining our workshop designed to equip clinical and administrative support staff with specialized education. The vital influence of non-addiction medicine clinicians and staff on patient care remains overlooked. Our workshop fills this crucial gap by offering insights into stigma within SUD care and delivering a templated Destigmatization Workshop tailored for both clinical and administrative teams. Engage in dynamic breakout sessions customized to various clinical settings, from inpatient to outpatient, emergency department and palliative care. Walk away with a concrete plan for workshop development and implementation, empowering you to lead transformative education initiatives within your practice.
Faculty: Jesse Ristau, MD | Irina (Era) Kryzhanovskaya, MD | Debora Ghosh
CME Credits: 3

Shifting Paradigms: Navigating Psychedelic Therapy in Mental Health and Addiction
(1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
This workshop will focus on the safe, effective, and relational delivery of psychedelic medicines to individuals with addictive disorders. In addition to developing an understanding of the history, mechanisms of action, and ongoing research, attendees will come away with a deeper understanding of the delivery of these medicines as part of relationship, spirituality and community. Through case presentations, panel discussions, and presentations by leading experts, we will explore the importance of providing these medicines within the context of a collaborative therapeutic approach. Target audience: clinicians interested in the safe, holistic, relational use of psychedelics in treatment of addiction.
Faculty: Eva Altobelli, MD | Steve Rosonke, MD | Veronika Gold, MA, LMFT | Ivy Rose Marsh, LCSW | Yeshiva Blakeney | Amy de la Garza, MD, FASAM, IFMCP
CME Credits: 3

Motivational Interviewing for Busy Clinicians and Educators (Limited Seating)
(1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
Learn or refine your clinical and teaching skills in Motivational Interviewing (MI) to promote behavior change for unhealthy alcohol and drug use, as well as other lifestyle changes commonly addressed in primary care and other specialties. Strategies will be developed through mentored learning in breakout groups, clinical skills acquisition, and practice.  All participants will develop continuing learning plans to increase their MI proficiency. 
Faculty: Matt Tierney, MD | Jennifer Hettema, PhD
CME Credits: 3.75


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Integrating Addiction Medicine with Treatment Courts
Saturday, August 24, 2024 12:45 pm – 4:45 pm

This FREE course will introduce you to the basics of addiction medicine and treatment courts. You will learn practical methods for addressing systemic challenges like reducing stigma, advocating for your patients, and creating an effective partnership between medical providers, treatment court specialists, and patients. National experts will also use case studies to teach best practices for diagnosis and treatment of patients involved in the criminal legal system. This is a great way to build a new skill set or improve upon what you already know about treatments courts.

Acknowledgement: ASAM has partnered with the All Rise through an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) grant initiative to allow medical providers active with and new to the drug treatment court field access to training to help guide them in the successful integration of services for individuals with substance use disorders involved in the justice system. CME credit will be given by ASAM and not CSAM for this workshop.

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Registration Deadlines:
Early Bird Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2024
Pre-Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Onsite Registration: Additional $50

What’s Included:
Pre-Conference Workshops (Wednesday) include morning and afternoon coffee breaks and access to PPT presentations in PDF format on the conference app for the workshop(s) you are registered for.

Full Conference Plenary (Thursday – Saturday) includes continental breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, access to PPT presentations in PDF format on the conference app and access to recorded content from this year’s State of the Art Conference post event.

One-Day Conference Plenary includes continental breakfast, morning, and afternoon coffee breaks on the day you are registered and access to PPT presentations in PDF format on the conference app.

Half-Day Conference Plenary (Saturday Only) includes continental breakfast and access to PPT presentations in PDF format on the conference app.

Cancellations on or before July 31 are subject to a $200 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellation will be given after July 31. All requests for refunds must be received in writing. Substitutions may be accepted.

Special Assistance:
If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the CSAM Office at 415.764.4855.

Group Registration:
Groups of 10 or more from the same office/institution wishing to pay via a single payment method may be accepted. Contact csam@csam-asam.org.  

The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) reserves the right to cancel or postpone an activity at our sole discretion. In the unlikely event that this occurs, any registration fee(s) paid will be refunded. Be advised that CSAM is not responsible for related costs including airline tickets, hotel costs, or any similar fee penalties incurred as a result of any meeting cancellations or changes.


Hyatt Regency San Francisco
555 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is the host hotel for CSAM’s State of the Art Addiction Medicine Conference. Located at 555 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, the hotel is approximately 30 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and easily accessible by MUNI, BART and FERRY. The Hyatt has just completed a multimillion-dollar renovation which has transformed their spacious rooms and suites into sophisticated urban retreats with inviting modernist style in a natural palette with State of the Art amenities and spectacular balcony views of the city or San Francisco Bay. A State of the Art hotel for a State of the Art Conference!

The world-famous Ferry Building is across the street, bustling with shops and restaurants as well as its beloved and celebrated Farmers Market offering the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products from California’s most notable and sustainable farms, finest food makers and chefs.

Benefits of Staying at the Hyatt
CSAM has secured a block of rooms at a discounted room rate. The daily destination fee per room has been waived for the group. Booking your room at the host hotel helps CSAM meet its room block commitment. The attendees, networking, and all things CSAM take place at the hotel!

Room Rate: $259 single/double

Hotel Reservation Cut-Off: Monday, July 29, 2024. Book Your Room

Hotel Cancellation: Cancellations made 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival will be accepted or pay a fee equal to one night’s room and tax.