2016 Annual Meeting

This program is jointly provided with the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM).  CSAM is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.

The California Board of Psychology accepts Category 1 CME for continuing education credit.  

Friday, February 19, 2016
12:00 pm Registration Opens
Lunch (on your own – perhaps at one of the many places on the Redondo Beach Marina)
1:30 pm Opening
1:45 pm CME #1 Medication v. Abstinence Based Treatment of Addiction in the Care of Health Professionals – A Thorough Review of the Facts
Greg Skipper, MD
3:00 pm CME #2 Naltrexone – Why it Works for Some and Not Others
Karen Miotto, MD
3:45 pm Break
4:00 pm AA #1 “New Freedom and New Happiness” Views from the Other Side of Recoery
Sheila T. and Jerry C.
4:50 pm Adjournment Free Time
6:00 pm Dinner – Neuropsychology of Recovery
Steve O.
8:30 pm Evening Breakout Meetings: AA and Al-Anon

Saturday, February 20, 2016
7:15 am Continental Breakfast
7:30 am Morning AA Meeting
8:30 am Reconvene
8:35 am CME #3 Effective Use of Mindfulness and Meditation for Chronic Pain and Addiction
Mel Pohl, MD
9:20 am CME #4 Diagnosing and Healing Second-Hand PTSD in Physicians and Therapists of Trauma and Abuse Victims
Johanna O’Flaherty, PhD
10:05 pm Break
10:20 am AA #2 Down the Scale We Have Gone: So, if we have gone really far “down the scale” and regret it, how can we not wish to “shut the door on it”? How can our past “disasters” really benefit others?
Ray K. and Mark H. (MD)
11:10 am AA #3 Freedom from Fear: People, Economic Insecurity, the Past
Paula B. and S.J.
12:00 pm Break for Lunch
12:15 pm Optional Session on development of a PHP for California Open meeting, status report and discussion conducted by the CSAM Committee on Physician Health
Karen Miotto, MD and Lee Snook, MD
2:00 pm Reconvene
AA #4 Attitude Adjustment: Staying “Right Sized” in Recovery
Mark H., DVM
Al-Anon #1 The Importance of Family Recovery
Ann S., Bobbi S., and Jenny G.
3:05 pm CME #5 Sensible Spirituality in Practice
John McAndrew, MA MDiv
4:30 pm Free Time
6:00 pm Dinner – The Principles as Opposed to the Steps
Mike R.
8:30 pm Evening Breakout Meetings

Sunday, February 21, 2016
7::30 am Continental Breakfast / Morning AA Meeting
8:30 am Reconvene
8:40 am CME #7 The Many, Many Twelve Step Programs: Overview, Similarities and Differences, and How to Discuss Them With Patients
Tracy Zemansky, PhD
9:20 am CME #8 Experiences in Recovery From Beyond the Western World
Terry Eagan, MD
10:00 am AA #5 Intuitive Management of Baffling Situations 101
Harry H. and Renee K.
11:00 am CONCURRENT:
AA #6 Allowing a Higher Power to Work While I Get Out of the Way
Ermanno D.
Al-Anon #2 Open Meeting
11:45 am Closing Session
Harry H. and John McA.
12:30 pm Adjournment
12:45 pm Planning Meeting for 2017