2024 Annual Meeting

10th Annual Meeting  February 22-25, 2024 at Hyatt Regency La Jolla


Our 10th Annual Meeting is about Moving Towards a Psychic Change.

Just minutes from the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean, the beautiful Hyatt Regency La Jolla, located in La Jolla, California is sure to impress and help you relax! Come and join us in learning, experiencing growth, and having some fun!

Western Doctors in Recovery 10th Annual Meeting

February 22-25, 2024 / Hyatt Regency La Jolla

Conference Theme: Psychic Change
Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, February 22-23, 2024

Pre-conference Retreat Sessions   (registration at each is limited to 20 persons)
Thursday, February 22 — 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm with an optional session after dinner
Friday, February 23 – 8:30 am to 12:00 noon

A Men’s Retreat:
Walking into Vulnerability: Shame, Recovery, and Transformation
—Tracy Zemansky, PhD

A Women’s Retreat:
Our Spiritual Journeys: Traveling With Intention – Inspired by Creativity, Curiosity, and Connection
— Lynn Malinoff, EdD

Friday afternoon, February 23, 2024

1:30 pmWelcome — Steve G.
1:40CME #1 Neurobiology of Addiction and Recovery Chris Blazes, MD
2:50AA Al-Anon #1 – Couple’s Talk Ray and Jenny G
3:50CME #2 Chronic Pain and Addiction Herb Malinoff, MD
4:50Adjourn …for free time before dinner
6:00 pmFriday Dinner / Dinner speaker – Al-Anon My Discovery of Spirituality: Quieting My Outer Receptors to Hear My Inner Compass Jenny K
After dinnerAA and Al-Anon evening meetings

Saturday, February 24, 2024

6:30 amContinental breakfast 
7:00 amMorning AA and Al-Anon meetings
8:15Morning announcements
8:20 amCME #3 Emotional Currency Paul Helland, MD –
9:20AA Al-Anon #2 ACOA:  The Journey is the Journey.    Claire Ricewasser
10:25CME #4  Shame and Stigma Betsy Williams, PhD, MPH  
11:25AA Al-Anon #3 Barry L.
12:15CME #5  Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Normalizing Mental Health Help Seeking In Healthcare Jessi Gold, MD, MS
1:00Adjourn … for a free Saturday afternoon
6:30 pmSaturday Dinner / Dinner speaker Paul H.
After dinnerAA and Al-Anon evening meetings 

Sunday, February 25, 2024

7:30 amMorning AA and Al-Anon meetings
8:40Morning announcements
8:45 amSpirituality Breakfast     Peter C.
9:45 amAdjourn …until the 11th Annual Meeting in 2025 in LaJolla


The American Academy of Family Physicians has reviewed Tenth Annual Meeting:
Psychic Change and deemed it acceptable for up to 5.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits.
Term of Approval is from 02/23/2024 to 02/24/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note that AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.