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The Winding Road of Addiction: Hope on the Horizon Webinar

April 28, 2017
Via Live Webinar
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Join us for this 4.25-hour live streaming webinar focusing on addiction. Using lifelong research and experience, international experts will mine the pathology of addiction highlighting the medical, psychological, socioeconomic, and environmental contributors to this disease. With this underlying knowledge, they will explore complementary and alternative therapies that lead to a better understanding of this illness and to greater hope for effective treatment and prevention.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Special offer: Register NOW at the special price of $199 (30% off the regular price of $300)
World-renowned faculty for this groundbreaking event will address:
Addiction in the Age of Brain Science
Markus Heilig, MD, PhD
Professor of Neuro Psychiatry and Founding Director, Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience (CSAN), Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
Beyond the Disease Model: Trauma and Stress in the Genesis and Healing of Addiction
Gabor Maté, MD
Bestselling Author, Co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
Substance Use Disorder: The New Commodity Based Approach to Preventing and Treating Drug Addiction
A. Thomas McLellan, PhD  
Chair of the Board and Co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Overcoming Addiction Stigma: Reflections on the Care of Pregnant Women
Mishka Terplan MD, MPH, FACOG, FASAM
Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry, Associate Director Addiction Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Activity Objectives:
After participating in this activity, you should be able to:
  • Explain how drugs affect the brain's reward circuit and the role brain science plays in addiction
  • Describe the contributing role of stress and trauma in people with addictions
  • Discuss 2–3 evidence-based approaches to substance use disorder treatment currently available
  • List best practices for stigma reduction techniques
Accreditation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study, including 4.0 credits in effective pain management and prescribing of controlled substances.

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