June 14 - 15, 2019
Pre-conference workshops June 13
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Washington, DC

Optional Pre-conference Workshops

CURRENT PSYCHIATRY/AACP Focus on Neuropsychiatry will offer optional (pre-registration required) Addiction and Medical Cannabis Workshops on June 13, 2019 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. These workshops are open to CP/AACP Focus on Neuropsychiatry attendees only. Limited space available. First come - first served. Each workshop offers 3 CME/CE Credits.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Addiction Workshop

Directed by: Edwin Salsitz, MD
Medical Director, Office-Based Opioid Therapy
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine

The Addition Workshop will address the burden of medical disease as it is related to addictive use of tobacco, alcohol, prescription medications, and illicit drugs such as heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine. Psychiatrists can play a significant role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders.

1:30 - 2:15 PM

The Neurobiology of Addiction: Understanding Addiction from the Inside Out

2:15 - 3:00 PM

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

3:00 PM


3:15 - 4:00 PM

Special Populations: Pregnant, Adolescents and Elderly Addicted Populations

4:00 - 4:45 PM

Interesting Case Presentations with Discussion and Q&A

4:45 PM


Medical Cannabis for Psychiatrists: Science and Practice Workshop

Directed by: Kevin P. Hill, MD
Substance Abuse Consultation Service
Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Unbiased Truth: The Science of Cannabis in the Context of Changing Policy

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM

Q & A

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM

Benefits and Risks of Medical Cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD)

4:20 PM - 4:30 PM

Q & A

4:30 PM - 5:20 PM

Medical Cannabis: Practical Considerations for Psychiatrists and Hospitals 

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM

Q & A

5:30 PM


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