IDAA 2016

Continuing Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Agenda

This activity, "IDAA 2016 Continuing Education: Overcoming Barriers to Progress" has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 10 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.


  • "Why Can't I Meditate?" Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM
  • "12 Steps 4 Values: Utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Defuse Resistance to Recovery" Bruce F. Singer, Psy.D.
  • "When Trauma and Substance Abuse Collide" Laura Moss MD
  • "Removing Barriers to Melding Medical and 12-Step Approaches" Greg Caudill, MD
  • "The Evolving ASAM Criteria: Treatment of the Safety Sensitive Worker" Paul H Earley, MD., DFASAM
  • "Childhood Trauma and Abuse: What You Need to Know and What You Need to Do" Dawn Obrecht MD
  • "Overcoming Barriers to 12-step Recovery in Adolescent and Young Adults with Addictive Disease" David E. Smith, MD
  • "Survival After Sexual Boundary Violations" Andrew Stone MD
  • "Are There Precursors for Substance Use Disorders in American Physicians?" Michael Oreskovich MD, FACS
  • "Controversies in Addiction Medicine" Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM, Penny Zeigler MD, Charles Morgan MD, Ken Thompson MD, Scott Teitlebaum MD, Marv Sepula MD, Chappy Sledge MD, and Terry Alley MD


  • Improved knowledge of the barriers to good treatment in multiple populations.
  • Increased knowledge of how to overcome barriers to good treatment in multiple populations.
  • Increased understanding of the role of psychological trauma in addiction and recovery.

Continuing Dental Education (CDE)

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