Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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NJHA Conference & Event Center 
760 Alexander Road
Princeton, NJ 08543

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Jennifer Contorno, Member Services Coordinator 
New Jersey Psychiatric Association 

NJPA's 2018 Addictions Conference
The Opioid Crisis in 2018: What You Need to Know

Program Overview
As the opioid crisis continues to grow, it is vital that all clinicians become comfortable assessing opioid use disorders. We are taking a unique approach with this conference by using the biopsychosocial-spiritual lens to examine and illuminate the diverse aspects of the crisis. Opioid use disorders are not only an individual issue but a societal one, as well. That makes it all the more imperative for clinicians to take a broader view of public health and policy interventions. At the level of the individual, we see the impact of neurobiological disruption alongside psychological and spiritual manifestations. This program will explore these varied approaches as we discuss innovative ways to address the core problem of opioid misuse.

Overall Desired Outcomes
At the conclusion of the conference, attendees will have a deeper understanding of the neurobiological aspects of opioid use disorder and the scientific basis for medication-assisted treatment. They will develop an appreciation for the psychodynamic and spiritual issues that our patients face during active addiction and during their recovery. Attendees will also explore the legislative and political landscape of opioid-related policies, especially as pertaining to take-home naloxone and other harm reduction initiatives.

Conference Agenda

Registration Breakfast Vendor Visits Bookstore Member Showcase

Biology: The Science and Art of Medication-Assisted Treatment
Erin Zerbo, MD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Psychology: Plumbing the Depths of the Psyche
Tony Juneja, MD, Manage Addiction Lifeline

Vendor Visits Bookstore Member Showcase

Society: Harm-Inducing and Harm-Reducing Policies
Roseanne Scotti, JD, New Jersey Drug Policy Alliance

Spirituality: The Quest for Meaning in Recovery
Sonya Lazarevic, MD, Evolution Medicine, PC

Q&A and Wrap-Up

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Member Showcase
NJPA members will have the opportunity to display personal works of art and crafts in the first-ever NJPA Member Showcase. Details to be provided in an upcoming NJPA Alert!.

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On-Site Bookstore
In partnership with the APA, the NJPA’s bookstore will offer addiction-related titles at a 20% discount.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and New Jersey Psychiatric Association (NJPA). The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.