2020 Annual Meeting

Friday, February21, 2020
1:30 pm Welcome and Opening Session
1:40 pm CME: How Both Genes and Environment Impact the Alcoholism Risk
Marc Schuckit, MD
2:30 pm Al-Anon For Me? Honestly?
Linda N.
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Honesty and Personal Transformation
Ted A.
4:51 pm CME: Treating Tobacco Use Disorders Amongst Individuals in Recovery
Douglas Ziedonis, MD
5:15 pm Adjourn
6:30 pm Friday Dinner / Dinner Speaker – Bill H.
8:00 pm AA Evening Meeting

Saturday, February 22, 2020
6:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am Morning AA and Al-Anon meetings
8:00 am Opening Welcome
8:05 am The Honesty of Needing Al-Anon Along with My AA Program 3 member panel
Tom S, David N, Deborah M
8:50 am CME: Comprehensive Opioid Response with Twelve Steps (COR-12)
Marv Seppala, MD
9:40 am Being Honest About Recovery: How Open Should I Be?
Gary S. and Steven G.
10:25 am Break
10:40 am CME: The Place of Death in Recovery – From Lao Tzu to Mark Twain and W.H. Auden
Bill Haning, MD
11:40 am CME: Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder – Brain-Based Disease or Self-Deceit?
Alex Katehakis, PhD
12:40 pm Adjourn
Free time until dinner
6:30 pm Saturday Dinner / Dinner Speaker: Jim T.
8:00 pm AA and Al-Anon evening meetings

Sunday, Feburary 23, 2020
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:30 am Morning AA Meeting
8:30 am CME: Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention: A Program to Augment Recovery and the 11th Step
Kathryn Hirst, MD
9:35 am Believer/Agnostic/Atheist – Cultivating an Honest Relationship with a Higher Power
Fran L.
10:20 am Closing Session
10:30 am Adjourn

Planners for the 6th Annual Meeting

Jeannine Clark
Ray Glendrange, MD
Chris Halaburka, MD
Glenn Matney, MD
Jenny Melamed, MD
Karen Miotto, MD
Mel Pohl, MD
Bobbi Specht
Tracy Zemansky, PhD


This Live activity, 6th Annual Meeting: Honesty Essential to Recovery, with a beginning date of 02/21/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Thank you for the financial support

Western Doctors in Recovery gratefully acknowledges the financial support of

  • Santé Medical Group
  • Affinity Online Solutions
  • Bradford Health Services Healthcare Professionals Program

Mark your calendars for 2021 and 2022

7th Annual Meeting – Feb. 18–21, 2021, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
8th Annual Meeting – Feb. 24–27, 2022, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

IDAA Annual Meeting 2020

Welcome to Spokane, Washington
August 5 – 9, 2020
At the Spokane Convention Center
and the Davenport Grand Hotel