Agenda-At-A-Glance

Pre-Conference Policy Day – Thursday, June 6, 2019

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11:00AM – 5:00pM

Registration/Check-in

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11:00AM – 12:00PM

Pre-Conference Lunch

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12:00PM - 1:30PM

Opium to Opioids: U.S. Drug Policy Past, Present, and Future

Speaker: David Courtwright, Presidential Professor

To explain the evolution of United States drug policy with respect to critical issues such as the legal status of psychoactive drugs, agonist therapies for addicted patients, and sanctions for the sale and possession of controlled substances. Historical analysis informed by epidemiology will show why U.S. drug policy has been relatively unstable and often punitive in character, and offer clues to its near-term direction.

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1:30PM - 2:30PM

Language is Important: Words Matter

Speaker: Wendy Coughlin, PhD

The way we use language impacts our beliefs and our perceptions. Traditionally, words used to describe substance use, abuse, and dependency carried negative connotations. The DSM 5 introduced a medical-based nomenclature that may help eliminate stigmatizing language. From “drunk, inebriate, methhead and junkie” to “person with Alcohol, Amphetamine, or Opioid Use Disorder,” – we will explore how the words we use impact how we see ourselves and others.

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2:30PM – 3:00PM

Refreshment Break

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3:00PM - 4:30PM

Panel: Efforts of Sober Homes Task Force

Panel Members: Alan Johnson, Chief Assistant State Attorney; David Aaronberg; other Panelists TBD

Panel discussion on the Efforts of Sober Homes Task Force which has put together to help lobby for legislative support for needs of Addiction Medicine providers in the state of Florida.

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4:30PM - 5:00PM

Opioid Treatment Guidelines

Speaker: David Sherman, MD FASAM

Goals & Objectives

1. Combined approach to opioid addiction treatment
2. Importance of medication assistance for stabilization
3. Importance of therapeutic counseling

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5:15PM - 6:15PM

Chat & Chew Networking Reception

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8:00PM - 9:00PM

Open 12 Step Meeting

Summit Day 1 – Friday, June 7, 2019  | Science Day

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7:00am – 8:00am

Early Bird AA Meeting

Al-Anon Meetings

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7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast

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7:30am – 4:30pm

Registration/Check-in

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8:00AM - 8:30AM

Newcomer Eye Opener

Mandatory for Scholarship recipients

Description coming soon.

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8:30AM - 10:00AM

The Science of Meditation

Speaker: Kelly Brady, M.D.

After a review of the history of various meditative techniques and their efficacy supporting recovery from substance abuse and its co-morbidity, participants will be able to meet three broad objectives.

  1. Understand the difference between Mindfulness and Meditation
  2. Identify patient populations where Meditation is contraindicated
  3. Explain the benefits of meditation and mindfulness to the recovery process
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10:00AM – 10:15AM

Refreshment Break

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10:00AM – 12:00PM

Intro to the Steps for Newcomers

with Rick Seely, MD
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10:25AM - 11:55AM

The Science of Change

Speaker: Marla Golden, D.O., M.S.

Description coming soon.

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12:00PM − 1:30PM

Al-Anon Luncheon for all Attendees

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1:30PM − 3:00PM

Understanding Problematic Sexual Behaviors

Speaker: Mary Deitch; JD, Psy.D

Clients and patients often present with addictive issues that many feel equipped to assess for and treat. However, often clients have sexual behaviors that are misunderstood or overlooked. Often clinicians feel ill equipped to talk about sex, let alone discern if the behaviors are problematic. This presentation will aim to assist clinicians in understanding the scope of problematic sexual behaviors. Understanding how to assess for these issues can better arm clinicians in treatment planning and creating goals to best help our clients in having healthy and safe lives. This presentation will help clinicians understand what exactly problematic sexual behaviors are, how to discuss them, and assess for them. This potentially overwhelming topic area will become less cumbersome and clinicians will find themselves armed for anything.

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3:00PM – 3:30PM

Refreshment Break

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3:30PM - 4:30PM

Vaping Update: Understand the Risks and Impact on Patients

Speaker: Ilene Robeck, M.D.

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand the current vaping options available that are currently being used
  2. To understand the evolving list of risks associated with vaping
  3. To review a case based discussion related to evaluation and treatment  for patients dependent on vaping. 
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4:30PM – 5:15PM

FSAM Board Meeting

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5:15PM – 6:00PM

FMPG Board Meeting

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6:00PM − 8:00PM

Reception BBQ for PRN Participants Only

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6:30PM − 8:00PM

Board Dinner

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8:30PM - 9:30PM

Open 12 Step Meeting

Summit Day 2 – Saturday, June 8, 2019  | Recovery Day

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7:30am – 8:30am

Early Bird AA Meeting

Al-Anon Meetings

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7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast

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8:00am – 8:30am

Breathing Exercise: “The Breath of Gratitude”

Speaker: Kelly Brady, M.D.

Kelly Brady will lead us in a guided meditative breath practice that will allow participants to find stillness, peace, and gratitude.
*No prior experience with meditation is necessary.

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8:30AM - 10:00AM

It Gets Much Easier When You Can Just Talk About Sex

Speaker: Mary Deitch, JD, Psy.D

Many people struggle with maladaptive coping skills that were created to actually adapt to their environments or needs. These needs are not the problem, the coping skills, however, may be. Often when seeking help for one area, other concerns find a way to pop up. Or the behavior you were thinking was the problem was actually just masking the reality. Today we are going to talk about one of the easiest behaviors we can use to cope-SEX! It might not appear easy, but you’ll learn that often just talking about it, can open doors. We are going to talk openly and honestly about the needs that sex gives us. We will explore how one can learn if their sexual behaviors are causing issues (or when maybe it’s not actually the sexual behavior). Participants will be able to see how one can easily move from one coping skill to another. Then, if sex is the problem, we will explore the solutions that involve embracing a new view of not just oneself but of one’s sexuality. This presentation will demonstrate for both clinicians and the public how to understand when sex is a concern, and, importantly what can be done about it.

 

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10:00AM - 10:15AM

Break

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10:00AM − 12:00PM

PRN Facilitator Meeting

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10:15AM − 11:15AM

Listening to the Choir

Speaker: Leon Smith, M.D.
  • Recount the circumstances of my sons death.
  • Share with the audience my experiences with recovery as a family.
  • Express what I would like to learn more about from this conference.
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11:15AM - 12:15PM

Symptom Reduction in Treating Addiction and Mental Health Issues

Speaker: Jennifer Barbieri, LCSW

This presentation will explore the relationship between addiction and unresolved trauma, review the biological and psychological dynamics of trauma and the resulting symptoms including addiction and examine treatment methods to address unresolved trauma and addiction. This presentation will also present URGES Therapy, a trauma resolution, urge and symptom reduction method.

 

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12:15PM − 2:00PM

Newcomer Luncheon for All Attendees

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2:00PM − 4:00PM

PRN Meeting

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