IDAA 2011

Continuing Education

CME Handouts now available -- click here

Our objectives for the educational portion of the meeting are to learn about how the disease of addiction affects health professionals and their families; to learn more about the value of spirituality; to learn how we recover; and how we can apply this information in our lives.

Dental Credits will be accredited by the California Dental Society.

For ease of remembering where and when you want to be, we have decided to have all CDE at the same time and location each day Thurs & Fri.

Meetings will be 2 hrs each day, held in the San Luis 1&2, from 3:00-5:00 PM.

CDE Program Agenda IDAA 2011

Thursday, August 4th

  • 3:00 P.M. - "Prescription Writing Boundaries and Protocols" Alan Blanton, D.D.S., M.S.
  • 4:00 P.M. - "Codependency in the Dental Practice" Rick Hardt, D.D.S.

Friday, August 5th

  • 3:00 P.M. - "Addictions in Dentistry: An Addictionologist's Perspective" Omar Manejwala, M.D.
  • 4:00 P.M. - "Prosthodontic Care for Addicted Veterans" Gerald Trkula, D.M.D.

For ease of remembering where and when you want to be, we have decided to have all CME at the same time and location each day Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat.

Meetings will be 2 hrs each day, held in the Tucson Ballroom, from 3:00-5:00 PM.

CME Program Agenda IDAA 2011

"Addiction, Impairment, and Recovery for Physicians: IDAA 2011"

Wednesday August 3rd, 2011

  • 3:00PM - 4:00PM "Pathologic Gambling" Renee Siegel, MA
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM "Disability Concepts" Mark Seltzer, J.D., Esq.

Thursday August 4th, 2011

  • 3:00PM - 4:00PM "Controversies in the Treatment of Impaired Physicians" Paul Earley, M.D., FASAM
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM "One Day at a Timefor Health Care Professions" Harry Haroutunian, M.D

Friday August 5th, 2011

  • 3:00PM - 4:00PM "Emotional Sobriety" Allen Berger, PhD
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM "The Out of Sync Physician: Renewing Heart, Mind & Spirit" Rob Johnson, D.O.

Saturday August 6th, 2011

  • 3:00PM - 4:00PM "Safe Prescribing for Chemically Dependent Patients" Michael Scott, M.D.
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM "National Study on Physician Health Programs and Their Outcomes" Greg Skipper, M.D., FASAM

This activity, "Addiction, Impairment, and Recovery for Physicians: IDAA 2011" with a beginning date of August 3, 2011, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.00 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency:

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit? 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.

The Learning Objectives for the 8 1-hour CME Lectures are listed in order:

  1. Identify the behaviors and consequences of untreated pathologic gambling. Be familiar enough with Screening and Brief Intervention techniques to apply them to pathologic gamblers who present in their practice and then be able to be aware of the monitoring and recovery process needed.
  2. Understand disability concepts that apply to those with addictive disorders and other impairing medical conditions and be able to competently complete documents needed in claims processing, and advocating for the patient in the legal process if needed.
  3. Learn about the controversies surrounding monitoring and treatment of physicians impaired from substance use and addictions. Better understand the risks and benefits of current recommendations as they pertain to recovery in their peer group, and for public safety. Be able to advocate for physician recovery, and support treatmentrecommendations.
  4. Increase understanding of the non-pharmacologic cognitive,behavioral, and spiritual principles used in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.Be able to support these concepts when presented in their patient's treatment plans, or during patient interviews.
  5. Become familiar with the psychological underpinnings of emotional sobriety, especially as it applies to stress, interpersonal and professional relationships during the practice of medicine and in personal recovery from alcoholism. Be able to identify and support these changes in patients.
  6. Increase recognition of personal, and career medical practice goals as they change over time. Use this understanding to question, analyze, and support changes that improve physician practice satisfaction and reduce relapse risk to addictive behavior.
  7. Understand the pharmacotherapy that may be safely used to treat pain and psychiatric conditions in patients prone to addictive disorders and unsafe use of certain medications. Promote such prescribing changes in practice.
  8. Review the national published data on physician health programs, their impact on physician licensing boards, and the effect on public safety. Be able to advocate for demonstrated improved safety outcome in physician peers.

CME Handout Downloads Now Available

Slides for the continuing education presentations are now available. Each day's presentations are combined into single PDF files. These files are rather large so downloading can take several minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection -- please be patient.

For most, the easiest way to download is to right-click on the appropriate link below, select "Save Link As" from the popup menu then decide where on your computer you wish to save the files. Once downloaded use your PDF viewer to review the material.

Presentations - Day 1 -- (PDF -- requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Presentations - Day 2 -- (PDF -- requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Presentations - Day 3 -- (PDF -- requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Presentations - Day 4 -- (PDF -- requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

All Presentations Combined -- (PDF -- requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).