Regional Conference Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | November 1-2, 2018

Los Angeles Convention Center

Addiction Medicine Express

Description

This session offers a "state-of-the-art" review of 2018 Addiction Medicine in the context of our current understanding of the addictive process. We will study how neurobiology approaches craving and control, and how these novel concepts inform our treatment options, both pharmacological and psychosocial.

Learning Objectives

Apply neurobiological concepts to treat patients who suffer from substance use disorders

Identify intoxication and withdrawal syndromes of alcohol, opioids, and sedatives

List three psychosocial and three pharmacological interventions in the treatment of addiction


Speakers

Petros Levounis, MD, MA

Petros Levounis, MD, MA, is professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and chief of service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Dr Levounis came to Rutgers from Columbia University where he serv...

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