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31st Annual National
National Conference
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

6:00 - 9:00 pm AMERSA Executive Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 8, 2007

8:00 - 9:45 am Conference Registration

9:50 - 10:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:00 - 11:00 am Plenary Session - Aberrant Drug-Taking Behaviors During Pain Management:
What Do We Know?
Steven D. Passik, PhD, Weill College of Cornell Medical Center

11:10 - 12:10 pm Plenary Session - Circles of Recovery: What Science tells us About Self-Help
Groups for Addictions
Keith N. Humphreys, PhD, Stanford School of Medicine

12:15 - 2:00 pm Program Committee Meeting #1

12:15 - 2:00 pm Past Presidents’ Council Meeting

2:15 - 3:15 pm John P. McGovern Award Plenary Session
Herbert Kleber, MD, Columbia University Medical Center

3:15 - 3:30 pm Break

3:30 - 5:00 pm Skills-Based Workshops - Session #1

5:15 - 6:00 pm New Member/First Time Attendee Orientation

6:00 - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception and Scientific Poster Session

Friday, November 9, 2007

7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast Meeting: Career Development/Small Group Meetings

8:45 - 9:00 am Announcements and Introductory Remarks

9:00 - 10:00 am Betty Ford Award Plenary Session - Impact of Substance Use Disorders and their
Treatment on Family Health
Constance Weisner, Dr. Ph, MSW, Northern California Division of Research,
Kaiser Permanente

10:10 - 11:10 am Plenary Session - The Importance of Transdisciplinary Science
David B. Abrams, PhD, National Institutes of Health

11:10 - 11:25 pm Coffee Break
31st Annual National
National Conference
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11:30 - 12:30 pm Plenary Session - A Spicy Debate- Should We Implement Universal Profiling of
Physician Prescribing to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse?
Sidney H. Schnoll, MD, PhD, Pinney Associates, Inc., Bethesda, MD and
Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

12:30 - 1:30 pm Public Policy Lunch Session

1:45 - 3:45 pm Skills-Based Workshops - Session #2

4:00 - 5:00 pm Special Interest Groups Convene and Task Force Meetings

6:30 - 8:30 pm Awards Dinner and Auction

Saturday, November 10, 2007

6:30 - 7:30 am Annual Fun Run-Walk

7:45 - 8:45 am Breakfast Meeting: Special Interest Groups and Task Force Meetings

8:50 - 10:00 am Plenary Session - Presentations of Awards and Best Abstracts

10:15 - 12:00 pm Scientific Research, Programmatic and Curricula Evaluation Presentations

12:15 - 1:30 pm Program Committee Meeting #2

1:30 - 2:30 pm Business Meeting

AMERSA’s Mission An Invitation from the
Program Committee

AMERSA, founded in 1976, is a multidisciplinary organiza-

tion of health care professionals dedicated to improving

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to our 31st annual
education in the care of individuals with substance abuse

national conference. The Program Committee has worked

problems. AMERSA's mission is to:

hard to distinguish our conference as the best meeting

• Provide leadership and improve training for all health

professionals in the management of problems related yet. This year's meeting will reflect AMERSA's

interdisciplinary strengths and the commitment to

to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

• Disseminate state-of-the-art scientific information disseminate the latest developments in substance abuse

about substance abuse education and research education, prevention, treatment and research. The Hilton

Embassy Row offers the ideal setting for the meeting,

through the National AMERSA Conference and the

organization's journal, Substance Abuse with commodious rooms, outstanding service and a

• Provide mentoring for health care professionals terrific location near Dupont Circle and Rock Creek Park.

interested in becoming teachers, clinicians, and The sessions and venue promise to be first-rate.


• Promote cultural competence and inclusiveness

We also invite interested conference attendees to

among health care professionals in their work with participate in the two Program Committee meetings,

individuals affected by alcohol, tobacco and other scheduled over lunch on Friday and Saturday, and help

drug problems

set the stage for the 2008 AMERSA National

• Promote collaboration among multiple professions Conference.This is your chance to assure next year’s

including, but not limited to, medicine, nursing, social

meeting reflects your interests.
work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacology, public ○

health, and allied health

We are eager to meet you at the Welcome Reception on

• Build a national network of substance abuse experts

Thursday evening and formally welcome you to the

who can advise local, national, and international
AMERSA National Conference!

organizations on health professional substance

abuse education

Michael F. Bierer, MD, MPH

Stefan G. Kertesz, MD

Co-Chairs, Program Committee

Conference Site
The Hilton Washington Embassy Row’s unique position on the “Avenue of the Embassies” is highlighted by original
mural paintings of some notable neighbors. Elegant accommodations are enhanced by thoughtful amenities and
gracious, attentive service. The hotel, located at 2015 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., is ideal for business and leisure
travelers alike, with easy access to all major attractions and corporate offices downtown and 1/2 block from Dupont
Circle METRO (Red Line). Numerous galleries and museums are within walking distance in the pleasant neighborhood
just outside their door.
Conveniently located in the historic Dupont/Kalorama community, the hotel is just a 15 minute cab ride from Ronald
Reagan Airport. Transportation to both Dulles and BWI airports is easily arranged. Guests traveling by rail will
appreciate the convenient Metro access to Union Station. Guests can walk or take the Metro to the White House, the
Washington Monument, the Capitol, and many other museums and historical attractions.

Registration and Accommodations
A special rate of $175 per night for single or double occupancy is being offered. Reservations can be made by calling the
Hilton at (800) 695-7460. When making your reservations, indicate that you would like to reserve a room in the AMERSA
block. A one night’s deposit is required with your room reservation. Check in time is 3:00 pm and check out time is noon.
The deadline for hotel reservations is October 15, 2007. Please be sure to book your reservations early, as these rooms
will sell out! After that time, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis. The hotel facilities, guest
rooms, common areas and transportation services are in compliance with the public accommodation requirements of the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
Conference Objectives • Factor Structure of the Socrates Questionnaire in Hospi-

talized Medical Patients

At the end of this conference participants should be • A Qualitative Analysis of Brief Motivational Interventions

able to: in Pregnant Problem Drinkers

• Demonstrate innovative teaching and clinical skills • Playing into the Hands of the Alcohol Industry: A

• Discuss scientific advances in prevention and Comparative Analysis of Brewer-Sponsored and

treatment of addiction Scholarly Applications of Responsible Drinking

• Continue collaboration and mentoring relationships • A Model Assessing Characteristics College Students

with professional colleagues.

Associate with Responsible Drinking

• Exploring the Impact of Inpatient Treatment for Chemical

Continuing Education Credits Dependency upon Internalized Shame

• Medical Student Training on Buprenorphine and Opioid



• Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study of Commonly

This activity has been planned and implemented in

Abused Substances among University Students of

accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the
Anand, Gujarat

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

• Health Professional Student Self-Efficacy in Engaging

(ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The War-

Patients' Substance Use Disorders and Opportunities
ren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the

for Student-Driven Curricular Improvement

Association for Medical Education and Research in

• Sibling Corroboration of Parental Alcoholism and Other
Substance Abuse (AMERSA). The Warren Alpert Medi-

Life Events: A Methodological Study of Retrospective

cal School of Brown University is accredited by the

ACCME to provide continuing medical education for ○

• A Community-Based Prevention Group for At-Risk

Rural Pregnant & Parenting Mothers

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University • AIDS Risk and Retention in Drug Treatment: Unintended

School designates this educational activity for a Outcomes of an AIDS Prevention Program for Minority

maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Women in Recovery

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with

the extent of their participation in the activity. Scientific Research and Program and

Curricula Evaluation Presentations


These presentations will discuss state-of-the-art

Nursing continuing education contact hours have been

applied for through the Rhode Island State Nurses approaches to substance abuse prevention, treatment,

and health professions education. Abstract topic examples:

Association, which is accredited as an approver of

continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses

• Impact of a Web-Based Alcohol Screening and Brief

Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Intervention Module

• Barriers to Buprenorphine Treatment in Massachusetts

Social Workers

• Adherence Monitoring of Naltrexone: Literature Review

13 total continuing hours (11/8/07 - 5 hours; 11/9/07 - 6 of Clinical Trials for Alcohol Dependence

• Improved Care of Patients with HIV through Electronic

hours; 11/10/07 - 2 hours) will be provided by the

Continuing Education Program, Mandel School of Screening for Substance Disorders and Training of

Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve Staff in Motivational Interviewing

University, approved provider #RSXX-058715 of the • Youthful Drug Involvement in Bogotá, Colombia

Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board. These • Medical Students to Care for Active Drug Users - An

credits satisfy license renewal continuing education Early Clinical Experience at a Syringe Exchange

requirements. Program

• Electrocardiographic Abnormalities in Methamphet-

Poster Presentations amine Abusers

• Moving Empirically-Supported Treatments to Addiction

A poster reception will be held on Thursday, November

Programs: Recruiting Supervisors for Technology

8, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Authors will be available to Transfer

talk with other attendees, share specifics about methodol-

• Perceptions of Client Weight Gain and the Importance

ogy and findings, and receive constructive feedback.

of Health Promotion Behaviors in State-Supported

Light hors d’oeuvres served. Poster topic examples: Residential Alcohol and Drug Use Programs for

• Effect of Alpha-Theta EEG Biofeedback Training In Women in Massachusetts

High Risk Patients Of Alcohol Dependence • The Feasibility of a Tobacco Cessation Program in

• Buprenorphine Treatment in Primary Care Methadone Maintenance Clinics

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Conference Highlights

• The Impact of Substance Use on HIV-Care Appoint- develop a structured treatment plan for patients receiving

ment Adherence opioid medication for chronic non-malignant pain, includ-

• Does Readiness to Change Predict Alcohol Consump- ing those with an opioid or other substance use disorder,

tion in Medical Inpatients with Unhealthy Alcohol Use? 3) Incorporate participant feedback to improve the cur-

• Skills-Based Residency Training in Alcohol Screening riculum, which will be made available for dissemination

and Brief Intervention: Results from a Multi-Site Study after the workshop.

• Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Therapeutic

Community Treatment: Preliminary Report How to Successfully Use a Multidisciplinary Model of

• Impact on Counseling and Recovery Activities of Alcohol Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) with


Dependence Treatment with Injectable Extended-

Release Naltrexone Colleen LaBelle, RN; Lexie Pierson MSW; Daniel Alford,

MD, MPH, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

• Attachment, Reflective Function, Family Dysfunction,

and Psychological Distress among College Students

Since 2003, Boston Medical Center (BMC) has treated

with Alcoholic Parents over 400 opioid-dependent patients with buprenorphine

• The Efficacy of Retaining HIV-Infected Addicts in Intensive

utilizing a multidisciplinary model of care in an urban

Outpatient Treatment outpatient primary care setting. The workshop presenters

will describe the details of their OBOT program including

Skills-Based Workshops

how patient assessments, home and office induction,

and maintenance protocols are carried out using a mul-

Expert faculty will lead these small group interactive ○
○ tidisciplinary approach. The “job descriptions" of the
learning sessions. Attendance will be limited for each individuals making up this multidisciplinary team will also

session, so please indicate which workshops you plan to

be described. Using a small group interactive format,

attend on your registration form. The workshops are: participants will discuss their experiences with different

OBOT models as well as discuss the potential barriers

"What's A Parent To Do?" Principles of Parent

and resource needs to implement a multidisciplinary

Guidance: Working Effectively with Parents of Teens model in their practice setting.

who have Substance Use Disorders

Marianne Pugatch, MSW; Ximena Sanchez, MD; Patricia Impact of Organizational Culture on the Realization

Sanchez, MD; Sharon Levy, MD, Children's Hospital,

of Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Mental

Boston, MA Health and Substance Use Disorders

This workshop is designed to teach basic principles of Eugene P. Schoener, PhD and Cheryl L. Madeja, LMSW,

parent guidance when working with parents of adoles- Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

cents who use substances. Facilitators will focus on the This interactive session will employ an even-balanced

impact of different parenting styles on adolescent behav-

mix of didactic presentation, discussion and small group

ior and how certain parenting styles can impact an process. The didactic components of the session will

adolescent's risk of developing a substance use disorder.

provide a common platform for all participants to explore

Facilitators will lead a discussion of strategies for helping aspects of organizational culture that influence clinical

parents support adolescent development while making behavior and delivery of services. Organizational policies,

steps toward behavior change. By the end of this work- structure and operations that relate to integrated interdis-

shop participants will be able to discuss the impact of ciplinary care will be examined. Discussions will be

substance use disorders on traditional parent guidance

practical and case based. Ultimately, participants work-

techniques. Participants will learn an approach to parent ing in small groups will design strategies to manage the

guidance of teens with substance use disorders and will identified culture-based challenges to successful imple-

gain the tools to begin to implement these techniques in mentation of integrated interdisciplinary care for persons

their practice. with co-occurring mental health and substance use dis-


Diagnosis and Management of Opioid Use Disorders

Among Patients Being Treated with Chronic Opioid Taking the Next Step: The Integration of Motivational

Medication Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Psychody-

Erik Gunderson, MD and Nancy Chang, MD, Columbia namic Interventions with Dual Diagnosis Clients

University/NYSPI, New York, NY Barbara Kistenmacher, PhD and Kamala Greene, PhD,

Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Institute for Community Living

The objectives of this workshop are to: 1) Improve partici-

pant ability to diagnose DSM-IV Opioid Use Disorders At the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1)

among patients receiving opioid medication for chronic Conceptualize a substance abuse case using the stages

non-malignant pain, 2) Improve participant ability to of change model, concepts from Motivational Interviewing

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(MI) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and foun- discussion on topics related to addiction treatment,

dations of psychodynamic psychotherapy. 2) Under- education, research and special populations. If you have

stand when various models of treatment (e.g., Motiva- an interest group that you would like to lead and need

tional Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and designated meeting space during the national meeting,

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy) are most likely to be

contact the Program Committee at

useful when working with a dual-diagnosis client. The interest group should submit a brief request including

(1) name of the interest group, (2) name of the group

Publish Don't Perish: Everything You Wanted to

leader(s), and (3) statement of preferred meeting time on

Know About Journal and Book Publishing
Friday 4:00-5:00 pm, or Saturday 7:45-8:45 am, or both.

S. Lala A. Straussner, DSW/PhD, CAS, New York

Examples of interest groups include General Internal

University School of Social Work, New York, NY

Medicine, Advances in Prevention, Methamphetamine

Objectives: Abuse, and Teaching Students about Evidence-based

1. Understand the basics of professional publishing Treatment Methods. All meeting participants are invited to

2. Learn what’s required to write a publishable paper

attend special interest group discussions.

3. Understand the journal peer review process

4. Understand the process of submitting a book proposal

One-on-One Mentoring

Management of Chemical Dependency (CD) and

This one-on-one session is an opportunity for selected

Pregnancy: Experience from the Eleonore Hutzel individuals to meet one-on-one with national leaders in the
Recovery Center ○

field of alcohol and other drug abuse. This session is
Carl Christensen, MD, PhD and Cathy Christensen, RN,

designed for consultation on career development and/or

Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Superior research, teaching, and related issues. Mentors are inter-

Township, MI

ested in meeting, learning about and providing guidance

Management of the high risk pregnant patient with CD to less senior members of the organization. The one-on-

requires understanding of both complex medical prob- one session will take place at a time convenient for the two

lems. Historically, two separate treatment programs are of you during the AMERSA meeting. If you would like to

used for these difficult patients, often with less than

spend one hour with a mentor, submit your request to

optimal results. We will review a successful 30 year+ You will be given your mentor’s

program, combining both obstetrics and addiction medicine,

email address so you can arrange a meeting. This year’s

and demonstrate how it can be done in other settings. mentors and areas of interest include:

Task Forces Maryann Amodeo, MSW, PhD, Substance abuse edu-

cation and training, Helping addiction agencies use

Task forces are groups, meeting for a period of several evidence-based practices, Substance-abusing families

months or one to two years, to achieve specific goals and

objectives related to the AMERSA mission. AMERSA Julia Arnsten, MD, MPH, Treating nicotine addiction in

members who wish to apply for task force status and a methadone maintenance programs, Using standardized

patients to teach about substance abuse, Integrated

designated meeting space during the national meeting

should submit a request to the Program Committee at substance abuse, HIV, and hepatitis C treatment The request should include Henrietta Robin Barnes, MD, Careers of clinician-

(1) name of the task force, (2) name of the group educators in addiction medicine, particularly those people

leader(s), (3) a brief summary of the group's goals and

who plan to work primarily in their main specialty (internal

objectives, and (4) statement of preferred meeting time medicine, family medicine, pediatrics) and do their addic-

on Friday 4:00-5:00 pm, or Saturday 7:45-8:45 am, or tions work in that setting

both. Previous task forces have included Physician

Education, Culturally Competent Clinical Practice, Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH, Primary care manage-

Assistance for Impaired Healthcare Professionals, and ment of substance use disorders, Opioids and chronic

Faculty Development. All meeting attendees are invited to pain, Substance abuse education and research

participate in task force meetings and join in other task

Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS, Screening and brief interven-
force activities if they occur during the year.

tion, Practitioner education regarding substance abuse,

Motivating practitioners to change

Special Interest Groups

Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH, Organization of addic-

Special interest groups, less structured than task forces, tion treatment services, Role of primary care providers,

provide an opportunity for attendees to have a focused

Treatment of criminal justice settings

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Marc Gourevitch, MD, MPH, Integrating substance Awards

abuse care into general medical settings, Opioid agonist

treatment, Substance abuse treatment and population In order to support and recognize outstanding individual

achievements in the substance abuse field, AMERSA


will present the following awards.

J. Harry Isaacson, MD, Screening and brief interventions

The John P. McGovern Lectureship Award is given to

in primary care, Prescription drug abuse, Medical

an individual who has made important contributions to

education regarding alcohol problems in primary care

substance abuse education and research. The 2007

Mark Kraus, MD, Ambulatory management of patients recipient is Herbert D. Kleber, MD, Professor of

with addictive disorders; Public policy especially pertain- Psychiatry and Director of the Division on Substance

ing to addiction

Abuse at the Columbia University College of Physicians

and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Theresa Madden, DDS, PhD, Interdisciplinary collabora-

tions, Substance Abuse and Oral Health, Complementary The Betty Ford Award is given to an individual who has

Medicine and Substance Abuse SBIRT and Motivational played a significant role in the treatment and recovery

Interviewing in Clinical Practice of drug-dependent individuals, particularly women. The

Marianne Marcus, EdD, RN, FAAN, Faculty develop- 2007 recipient is Constance Weisner, DrPH, MSW,

Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California,

ment, Behavioral therapy trials, Therapeutic community

San Francisco and Investigator in the Division of Re-


search, Northern California Kaiser Permanente.

Patrick O'Connor, MD, MPH, Role of/careers for gen-

The Excellence in Mentorship Award is given to an
eralists in managing substance abuse, Pharmacotherapy ○
individual from any discipline who has provided outstand-

for opioid dependence and alcohol dependence

ing mentoring to junior faculty and/or trainees, resulting in

Kimber Richter, PhD, MPH, Tobacco treatment, Policy the faculty member's or trainee's increased scholastic

Advocacy (State level), Training grants ("K" Awards), productivity and career advancement in the area of sub-

Building your CV, Public/professional service

stance abuse education or research. This year's recipient

is Julia Arnsten, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of General

Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, Unhealthy alcohol use,

Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center.

Screening and brief intervention

The New Investigator/Educator Award is given to an

Jeffrey H. Samet, MD, MA, MPH, HIV, Hepatitis and

AMERSA member who has made significant contribu-

alcohol use, Linkage of substance abuse and medical

tions to substance abuse education or research at an

treatment system, HIV prevention among substance
early stage in his or her career, and demonstrates the

users in international settings

potential for future achievements in the field. This year's

Sidney H. Schnoll, MD, PhD, Prescription drug abuse, recipient is Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MSc, Assistant

Perinatal addiction and treatment, Alternate career Professor of Medicine within the Divisions of Preventive

opportunities Medicine and General Internal Medicine at the University

of Alabama at Birmingham.

Eugene Schoener, PhD, Community based effective-

ness research on evidence based practices, Co-occurring

The Best Abstract Award is given to the author of the

substance use and mental health disorders best abstract. This year's recipient is Joshua Lee, MD,

MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the NYU Division

S. Lala Straussner, DSW, Women and addictions,

Social work, Ethnocultural issues, Publications of General Internal Medicine.

The Best Workshop Award is given to the author of the
Career Development/Small Groups

best workshop at last year's conference. This year's

Enjoy breakfast along with an invigorating discussion. A recipient is Theresa Ford, PhD, LPC, Mental Health

leader in substance abuse education, practice or Consultant, Washington, DC.

research will host the conversation at your table. Each

invited expert has selected a question to stimulate Fun Run/Walk with the President

informal debate. Come with your own questions and

Join us for 30 minutes of fresh air and exer-

opinions. Last year’s attendees enjoyed discussing

"Where to Look for Research and Education Resources", cise on Saturday morning. Bring your run-

ning shoes or comfortable walking shoes

"Getting your Paper Published", and "Life after Academia."

and meet us near the registration desk in the

Look for this year's list of topics in the program brochure
and on signs near the breakfast buffet. main lobby at 6:30 a.m.!

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Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse
Registration Form

Name & Degree(s): _____________________________________________ Presenter: _________ yes _________ no
Print or Type

First Time Attendee: ____ yes ____ no If yes, please indicate name of AMERSA sponsor: ________________________

Organization: __________________________________ Department: __________________________________________

Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________

City, State & Zip: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________ Fax Number: _________________________________________

Email Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Please check the appropriate space below. This information is voluntary and will remain confidential.

____ Black (non-Hispanic) ______ Hispanic _____ Asian/Pacific Islander

____ White (non-Hispanic) ______ Native American/Alaskan Native

Please indicate if you are applying for CME or CEU credits (cost is included in registration fee).
† CEU credits for Nurses † CME credits for Physicians † CEU credits for Social Workers

Skills-Based Workshops
Please indicate the workshop(s) you plan to attend. You may choose one workshop for each day. There is no additional charge.

Thursday, November 8, 2007 ~ 3:30 - 5:00 pm
† How to Successfully Use a Multidisciplinary Model of Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) with
† Impact of Organizational Culture on the Realization of Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Mental Health and
Substance Use Disorders
† Publish Don't Perish: Everything You Wanted to Know About Journal and Book Publishing
Friday, November 9, 2007 ~1:45- 3:45 pm
† "What's A Parent To Do?" Principles of Parent Guidance: Working Effectively with Parents of Teens who have
Substance Use Disorders
† Diagnosis and Management of Opioid Use Disorders Among Patients Being Treated with Chronic Opioid Medication
† Management of Chemical Dependency (CD) and Pregnancy: Experience from the Eleonore Hutzel Recovery
† Taking the Next Step: The Integration of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Psychodynamic
Interventions with Dual Diagnosis Clients

Please indicate function(s) you plan to attend. Cost is included in registration fee if reserved in advance.
† Thursday Welcome Reception † Friday Breakfast Meeting † Saturday Fun Run/Walk
& Poster Session † Friday Public Policy Lunch † Saturday Breakfast Meeting
† Thursday Program Committee † Friday Awards Dinner &Auction † Saturday Program Committee
Luncheon Meeting Luncheon Meeting
† Saturday Business Meeting
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Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse

Conference Fees
(Please circle appropriate fees)

Early Bird Regular Fee
Received by 10/11 Received after 10/11

AMERSA members $395.00 $445.00

Non-members $445.00 $495.00

First Time Attendee Sponsored by an AMERSA Member
includes Membership and Registration $300.00 $350.00
(Please submit membership application with registration form)

(Pre-doctoral, health professional, full-time student; letter from registrar $150.00 $200.00
confirming status must accompany registration form (you can send via mail, or fax
letter to (877) 418-8769, or e-mail to:

Method of Payment

† Check US funds only. Make check payable to AMERSA and mail completed form with payment to
AMERSA, 125 Whipple Street, Providence, RI 02908
† Register online at:

† Credit Card (please circle one): Visa MasterCard American Express

Card # _____________________________________________________________________________

Name as it appears on Card: ____________________________________________________________

Exp. Date: _________________ Telephone Number, inc. Area Code: ___________________________

Authorized Signature: __________________________________________________________________

Note: If your credit card billing address is different than the address on the registration form, please indicate
your billing address below. We will not be able to process your credit card without the proper billing address.

Name: _____________________________________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________________________________
City, State & Zip: _____________________________________________________________________

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Join AMERSA Now and Save!
What is AMERSA?

The Association for Medical Education and Research Membership Application

in Substance Abuse is a national multidisciplinary

organization of health care professionals dedicated to

improving education and research on the care of First Name (Print or Type)

individuals with substance abuse problems. With

support from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Last Name (Degrees)

Alcoholism, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse,

AMERSA is expanding science-based education in Institution

substance abuse for all health care professionals.


Why Should I Join?

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Membership in AMERSA connects you to a network of

health care professionals active in substance abuse

education. By joining AMERSA you will receive City, State & Zip

subscriptions to Substance Abuse, AMERSA's peer-

reviewed journal; discounted rates to the national


conference; and the opportunity to participate on the ○

national and local levels in activities which support

academic programs in universities, professional schools,

and organizations that emphasize substance abuse

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education and research. The continuing success of

AMERSA is the result of multidisciplinary leadership

and collaboration, which creates a deeper understanding Discipline

of substance abuse and more effective treatment and

prevention strategies.

Membership Categories

Membership (circle one)

Full Membership is open to all persons engaging in

Full Associate Emeritus Corporate

substance abuse research or education and/or holding

$150 $75 $50 $1,000

faculty appointments at schools for health professionals.

Members shall have the right to vote and hold office.

Associate Membership is open to medical students,

graduate students, interns, residents and fellows with a

demonstrated interest/involvement in the field of sub- Please refer to registration form for payment

stance abuse. Associate members shall have the right information.

to vote and hold office as Associate Members-at-Large.


Emeritus Membership is by invitation only in recogni- 125 Whipple Street

tion of long service to AMERSA. Emeritus members shall 3rd Floor, Suite 300

have the right to vote. Providence, RI 02908

Corporate Membership is open to corporations and

organizations with a demonstrated interest in substance For further information contact AMERSA at:

abuse education or research. Corporate members Telephone: (401) 243-8460

receive a complimentary subscription to Substance


Abuse and a complimentary registration to the annual

national conference. Corporate members shall not have

the right to vote or hold office.

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3rd Floor, Suite 300
Providence, RI 02908

31st Annual AMERSA National Conference
November 8-10, 2007
Hilton Washington Embassy Row
Register by October 11th for early bird registration fees! Register online at