The goal of this year’s conference is to educate, and promote the acceptance and integration of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) options by all stakeholders and systems affected by the opioid crisis. The workshop committee has assembled an outstanding curriculum that not only reflects this theme but one that is fresh, dynamic, diverse and appealing to a broad range of disciplines, and includes workshops on the most cutting edge topics facilitated by experts in the field. These include the integration of MAT and the criminal justice system, pain management in MAT, technology assisted treatment, expanding MAT in rural areas, and innovative approaches to increase access and retention. There will be more workshops on specific counseling approaches and a selection on better known but still timely topics such as peer recovery supports, stigma, and cannabis use in MAT. For those newer to the field or those who want a refresher on the basics, we have once again included a “Foundations” track which will include selections on MAT 101, pharmacology, co-occurring disorders, core counseling skills, and much more.
We are also pleased to once again include the popular Hot Topics Roundtable Discussions. There will be five topics facilitated by experts, which will include a comparison of the three approved medications used in MAT, the use of technology to improve care, the effect of legal cannabis on treatment, insurance parity, and stigma. There will also be Posters on display during the conference along with scheduled Poster Author Sessions to facilitate discussions on cutting edge research being conducted across the world.
to view the listing and descriptions of the conference sessions. We hope to see you in October!