Sample Study References and CME Offerings

PREPARATION

When preparing for the ABAM certification examination, first review the ABAM EXAMINATION BLUEPRINT to identify your strengths and weaknesses. it is advisable to use a variety of resources to prepare as no one program, textbook, journal, course or resource list spans the entire scope of addiction medicine. Many resources can also provide long-term reference for professional practice and expand knowledge in the field of addiction medicine. ABAM does not endorse the products of any particular organization – the following list is suggestive in nature.

TWO LIVE REVIEW COURSES to choose

ASAM Addiction Medicine Review Course & ABAM Certification Exam Preparation Track September 18-20, 2014 / Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL / approx. 20 CME / $725; http://www.asam.org/education/review-course-in-addiction-medicine

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Review Course is widely recognized as the essential primer for physicians and other health care professionals who are preparing for a career in addiction medicine, as well as for primary care providers who wish to increase their skills in identifying and managing patients whose medical problems are caused or exacerbated by substance use disorders. The course features a three-day program of outstanding speakers, supported by an extensive print and electronic syllabus.  ASAM Study Resources: http://www.abam.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ASAM-Study-Resources-ABCs.pdf

CSAM Addiction Medicine Review Course & ABAM Certification Exam Preparation Track September 3-6, 2014 / Anaheim Marriott Hotel. Anaheim, CA / approx. 32 CME / $650; https://www.regonline.com/addictionmedicinereviewcourseandabamcertificatione

An intensive four-day conference for those taking the ABAM Certification Exam, those wanting an introduction to the essentials of addiction medicine, or those wanting a clinically-based update.  Features a separate question-based Certification Exam Prep Track. 

TEXTS

Principles of Addiction Medicine, The Essentials, 600 pages, $75 Carefully distilled from the authoritative resource in addiction medicine, Principles of Addiction Medicine, this text provides a quick reference on virtually all addiction medicine topics. Essentials focuses on key clinical points in a concise and readable manner, allowing quick comprehension of the underlying concepts in addiction care and research.  http://www.asam.org/publications/principles-the-essentials         OR

Principles of Addiction Medicine 5th Edition, 1,600 pages, $217 Get the authoritative text in addiction medicine that services as a basis for exam knowledge.  Written by leading experts, Principles of Addiction Medicine is a state-of-the-art reference text that blends the scientific principles underlying addiction with the practical essentials of clinical addiction medicine.  Purchasers get automatic access to a searchable online app version of the book that can be accessed where ever you are and includes over 200 chapter review questions.  Note:  This edition will not be available for purchase until June, 2014.  The 4th Edition will be steeply discounted on the various sites offering it for sale. http://www.asam.org/publications/principles-of-addiction-medicine

JOURNALS

Addiction - http://www.addictionjournal.org/

Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly  – http://www.addictionarena.com/alcoholism-treatment-quarterly-0734-7324

Drug and Alcohol Dependence  – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03768716

 Journal of Addictive Diseases – http://www.addictionarena.com/journal-of-addictive-diseases-1055-0887

 Journal of Addiction Medicine – http://journals.lww.com/journaladdictionmedicine/pages/default.aspx

 Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/07405472

 Substance Abuse - http://www.addictionarena.com/substance-abuse-0889-7077

 ONLINE Review Courses

California Society of Addiction Medicine 2012 Review Course in Addiction Medicine $125; http://www.csam-asam.org/prepare-abam-certification-exam-material-2012-review-course

American Society of Addiction Medicine 2012 IEP Review Course in Addiction Medicine $110; http://www.asam.org/education/review-course-in-addiction-medicine; Up to 23 CME/ http://www.asam.org/education/e-live-learning-center-(cme-non-cme)

LIVE CME

The 3rd Annual Massachusetts Society of Addiction Medicine Risk Management Course for All Providers, June 6-7, 2014 / Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA / Up to 13.25 CME / $300, http://www.masam.org/

California Society of Addiction Medicine: Addiction Medicine Review Course and Certification Examination Preparation Track, September 3-6, 2014 / Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA / Unknown CME / $645, http://www.csam-asam.org/events/cme/addiction-medicine-review-course-and-certification-exam-preparation-track

American Society of Addiction Medicine Review Course in Addiction Medicine, September 18-20 2014/ Orlando, FL/Up to 19 CME / $725, http://www.asam.org/education/review-course-in-addiction-medicine

American Society of Addiction Medicine ER/LA Opioid REMS Course, September 17, 2014 / Orlando, FL / Up to 3 CME/ FREE, http://www.asam.org/education/rems-courses

ONLINE, At-Home, Webinar, Mobile, or Audio CME

Addiction Treatment Forum, Multiple online and in-person courses, http://www.atforum.com/events/

Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health Newsletter, Many CME credits available/ FREE, http://www.bu.edu/aodhealth/index.html

American Society of Addiction Medicine e-Live Learning Center, Various CME/ Various Costs, http://www.asam.org/education/e-live-learning-center-(cme-non-cme)

Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, and Alcohol Dependence – NetCE, <$40; http://www.netce.com/

California Society of Addiction Medicine 2013 State-of-the-Art Online, Up to 15 CME/ $350; https://csam.astutetech.com/Users/Userlogin.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fDefault.aspx

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment SBIRT Training – American Society of Addiction Medicine and Clinical Tools, Inc.   Up to 4 CME/ $50,   http://www.sbirttraining.com/

Cannabis Use, Abuse, and Dependence – NetCE,  <$40,    http://www.netce.com/

American Society of Addiction Medicine 2013 State-of-the-Art Course in Addiction Medicine, Up to 20.5 CME / $825; http://www.asam.org/education/e-live-learning-center-(cme-non-cme)

Buprenorphine and Office Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence – American Society of Addiction Medicine and Clinical Tools, Inc.  Up to 9 CME/ $199; http://www.buppractice.com/

Cocaine Abuse and Dependence – NetCE,  <$40, http://www.netce.com/

American Society of Addiction Medicine 44th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference – 2013, Up to 93 CME/ $850,  http://www.asam.org/education/e-live-learning-center-(cme-non-cme)

Ruth Fox 2013 Course for Physicians – American Society of Addiction Medicine, 8 CME / $395, http://www.asam.org/education/e-live-learning-center-(cme-non-cme)

Minimizing the Risk of Prescription Opioid Misuse, Up to 3 CME/ $50, http://www.opioidrisk.com/coresplash

Rapid-Onset Opioids: Recognizing and Preventing Abuse, Addiction, and Diversion,http://www.medscape.org/

ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care, http://www.medscape.org/

Managing Pain Patients Who Abuse Prescription Drugs, http://www.medscape.org/

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth, http://www.medscape.org/

Arizona Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference, March 29, 2014 / Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ/ Up to 3 CME, http://www.asam.org/education/annual-medical-scientific-conference/pre-conference-courses/the-asam-criteria-course

OTHER Resources

www.ASAM.org

www.CSAM.org

http://www.atforum.com/events/

 

ABAM is not a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). ABAM's goal is to gain recognition of Addiction Medicine as a medical specialty, and the creation of a certification process through collaboration with the ABMS and its member Boards.