Symposium on Adolescent and Young Adult Addiction

October 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Stewart Hotel
371 7th Ave
New York, NY 10001
$125. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and CE/CME credits.

Columbia University Division on Substance Use Disorders
The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation

Building a Bridge: From Research To Treatment

Symposium on Adolescent and Young Adult Addiction

Each day we are confronted with the devastation of lives lost as a result to opioid overdose, drunk driving, and mental health crises and quite often young people are involved. In an effort to better prepare health professionals in preventing, identifying, and treating young people at risk or with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders Columbia University and the Smithers Foundation joined efforts and enlisted the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and University of Missouri-Kansas City in presenting a one-day conference dedicated to “adolescents and young adults suffering from substance use disorders” on Friday, October 19, 2018 in New York.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference and urge you to share this invitation with your colleagues.  This is a limited opportunity so plan to register today.

A symposium highlighting the latest research and clinical practices in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.

8:00 – 9:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Frances R. Levin, MD
Kennedy-Leavy Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University

     Current State of Alcohol and Other Drug Use Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults and Related Research
John E. Schulenberg, PhD
Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

     Addressing Psychiatric Comorbidity in Adolescents and Young Adults with Substance Use Disorders
Timothy E. Wilens, MD
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Pharmacotherapy Research for Youth Substance Use Disorders
Kevin Gray, MD
Professor, Medical University of South Carolina

Kim Kirby, PhD, BCBA-D
Professor, Medical University of South Carolina

12:30 – 1:30 PM
Lunch with highlights from the field from Mr. Christopher Smithers, President, Smithers Foundation

1:30 – 2:30 PM
     Combining Evidence-Based Practices in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders Next Steps in Confronting the Opioid Epidemic
Marc Fishman, MD
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Parent and Patient Provide Their Experiences

2:45 – 3:45 PM Concurrent Clinical Consults
Co-Occurring Disorders: Timothy E. Wilens, MD

Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training (CRAFT): Kim Kirby, PhD, BCBA-D

Pharmacotherapy for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders: Kevin Gray, MD

Evidence-Based Treatments for Adolescents with Opioid Use Disorders: Marc Fishman, MD

3:45 – 4:00 PM Conference Concludes

Register Here