ASAM COVID-19 Resources
- National and State Health Guidance
- Supporting Access to Telehealth for Addiction Services: Regulatory Overview and General Practice Considerations
- Adjusting Drug Testing Protocols
- Adjusting Medication Dosage or Formulation
- Promoting Support Group Attendance
COVID-19 Resources from ASAM
COVID-19 Resources from the NAM’s Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic
11:00 am | Welcome
- Elizabeth Finkelman, MPP – Director, Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, National Academy of Medicine
- Kelly Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM – Immediate Past President, American Society for Addiction Medicine
11:10 am | Panel Presentations
Moderator: Kelly Clark
- Brian Hurley, MD, MBA – Director of Addiction Medicine, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
- Chris Bundy, MD, MPH – Executive Medical Director, Washington Physicians Health Program
- Cortney Lovell – Recovery Coach and Co-Founder, Our Wellness Collective
11:55 am | Moderated Discussion and Audience Q&A
12:25 pm | Closing Remarks
12:30 pm | Adjourn
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The American Society of Addiction Medicine and National Academy of Medicine. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals:
This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.5 Continuing Education (CE) credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.
Elizabeth Finkelman, MPP, Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Medicine
Elizabeth Finkelman is a Senior Program Officer in the Office of the President at the National Academy of Medicine. In her role, she directs NAM special projects and initiatives, including the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, and previously, the Vital Directions for Health and Health Care initiative. Prior to joining the NAM in 2015, Elizabeth spent several years working in program administration and research within the Division on Earth and Life Studies at the National Academies. She completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University, double majoring in cell and molecular biology and political science. Elizabeth has a Master of Public Policy degree from the George Washington University with a concentration in health policy.
Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, Immediate Past President, American Society of Addiction Medicine
Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM currently serves as President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the largest group of physicians specializing in addiction in the country with over 5,500 addiction physician specialists and allied health professionals. In addition to direct clinical practice, Kelly has focused her career on issues of addictive disease, evidence informed and quality behavioral health care, and payment reform. Board certified in both psychiatry and addiction medicine, Clark founded Addiction Crisis Solutions to provide both consulting and education of all stakeholder groups in the service of transforming addiction care into evidence-based, cost-effective practice. Dr. Clark’s previous work includes roles as CMO of CleanSlate Centers, CMO of Behavioral Health Group, medical director at CVS Caremark focusing on overutilization of controlled substances, and the behavioral health medical director lead for the in-sourcing of that benefit at Capitol District Physician’s Health Plan. A frequent speaker and addiction policy contributor, she has provided expertise about the opioid crisis to the US Presidential Opioid Commission, FDA, SAMHSA, the Office of Comptroller General; the Pew Trusts, National Safety Council, and National Business Group on Health; as well as numerous provider and payer organizations. Clark earned her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University with additional Certification in Health Sector Management, her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin, and a BA from Coe College.
Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, Director of Addiction Medicine for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM is an addiction physician and the Director of Addiction Medicine for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Brian currently provides clinical psychiatric services to LA County inmates at Twin Towers Correctional Facility. He is currently a Director at Large on the board of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, co-chairs the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Substance Use Disorders Workgroup and the SafeMedLA Medications for Addiction Treatment Action Team, and is the Clinical Director of the Treatment Starts Here in Primary Care program through the Center for Clinical Innovation, focused on increasing the delivery of Medications for Addiction Treatment in California’s community health centers. He is a Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor of Addiction Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and serves on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s Addiction Psychiatry examination writing committee.
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, Executive Medical Director, Washington Physicians Health Program
Dr. Bundy is the Executive Medical Director of the Washington Physicians Health Program (WPHP), President of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine. Prior to joining WPHP, he served as Mental Health Service Chief and Chief of Psychiatry at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System. Dr. Bundy draws on his experience as a health-care leader, medical educator, and recovering physician to support education and advocacy efforts related to physician health and wellbeing.
Cortney Lovell, CRPA, CARC, RCP, Recovery Coach, and Co-Founder, Our Wellness Collective
Widely regarded as one of the world’s top leaders in Recovery Coaching, Cortney Lovell is a modern messenger for change. Driven by her personal experience of growth and transformation, study and reflection, she is challenging traditional treatment systems to truly meet individuals who use drugs where they are, with the support they need. Cortney co-founded Our Wellness Collective and RecoveryTraining.Online to better support the growing recovery profession. She currently serves on the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee for Women’s Services, National Academy of Medicine’s Opioid Collaborative, is the Director of Cross Systems Education for Families Together in New York State and a regular addiction media correspondent.
This webinar will be recorded, and that video along with presenter slides will be posted on our website after the event concludes.
This webinar is the first in a series called “Supporting People With Addiction During COVID-19”, hosted by the National Academy of Medicine and the American Society for Addiction Medicine. Join our U.S. Opioid Epidemic listserv to be notified of new resources and upcoming events.
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