IDAA 2014

Continuing Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Agenda

This activity, "IDAA 2014 And IDAA 2014 Friday Night Spirituality Lecture" has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13 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.


  • "Avoiding Goofball Pitfalls in Sobriety" Bobby Mooney, MD
  • "From Science to Serenity: A personal and historical perspective on addiction medicine" Al J. Mooney, MD, FASAM, ABAM, FAAFP
  • "Medications and Monitoring to Leverage Long-term Recovery" Greg Skipper, MD
  • "Abstinence and change" Lloyd Gordon, MD
  • "Changing the Family Legacy" Jerry Moe
  • "Pain and Addiction: Your Worst Nightmare" Mel Pohl, MD
  • "The 12 best ways to screw up your disability claim" Mark Seltzer
  • "Two Brains: Are you taking Care of Both Parts of Your Brain? An Update to the Big Book's been Right All Along: Anatomy of the Disease" Melissa Lee Warner, MD
  • "The Art of Connection" Miles Adcox, MS
  • "Being Sober" Harry L. Haroutunian, MD
  • "Exploring Trauma, Addiction and Recovery from a Depth Psychological Perspective" Johanna O'Flaherty, PhD
  • "Spiritual Evolution" George Vaillant, MD and Garrett O'Connor, MD


  • Gain historical perspective on concerns of prescription substance use.
  • The participant will be able to explain three important and enduring principles of addiction medicine that are often under-emphasized in physician education.
  • The participant will be able to list 4 areas of recent scholarly inquiry that support the perceived success of Alcoholics Anonymous and abstinent based recovery.
  • Discuss the 10 year follow-up study that is underway for physicians post monitoring and what they describe as the most important components of treatment on monitoring contributing to their success.
  • Know relationship between abstinence and extinguishing reward behaviors and reconditioning neurotransmitters and receptors.
  • List the healing stages for children from addicted families.
  • Differentiate acute and chronic pain.
  • Recognize strategies employed by the disability insurance companies to dissuade or defeat disability claims.
  • Recognize the significance of craving; and other relapse factors.
  • Explain why unresolved trauma and codependence are often the back seat drivers of addiction.
  • As a result of this presentation, attendees will understand and recognize what principal based thinking involves.

Continuing Dental Education (CDE)

Details for the CDE program will be available here closer to meeting time.