Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine

10th Annual Scientific Conference & Business Meeting


Business Meeting, 8:00 AM-8:50 AM
NNESAM Members will receive a link to the business meeting via email

Conference Schedule

Saturday November 7, 2020, 9 A.M. – 5:50 P.M. 

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ASAM designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Introduction
James Berry MD, President, NNESAM

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

How a Population Health Approach Can Transform our Care of Substance Use Disorder Jill Warrington, MD, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Vermont School of Medicine

9:10 AM – 10:10 AM

Break   10:10 AM -10:20 AM

Stimulants: A 2020 Update
Richard Rawson, PhD, researcher professor at the University of Vermont Center for Behavioral Health

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM

Break   11:20 AM – 11:30 AM

DEA Update on the Opioid Crisis
Michael Wardrop, DEA, Resident Agent in Charge of the Portland Maine Office

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Lunch Break   12:30 – 1:10 PM

Genetics of Addiction
Vivek Kumar, PhD Geneticist, researcher at the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor, Maine

1:10 PM – 2:10 PM

Break   2:10 PM – 2:20 PM

The Challenge of Moving from Trauma Informed Services to Trauma Responsive Services
Theresa McCafferty, PhD psychologist, DCCMHC, has particular expertise and experience working with survivors of trauma in outpatient and residential SUD treatment settings.

2:20 PM – 3:20 PM

Break   3:20 PM – 3:30 PM

MAT in the Vermont Department of Corrections
Annie Ramniceanu, LCMHC, LADC, Director of the Addiction and Mental Health System in the Vermont Department of Corrections

Kathleen Maurer, MD, MPH, MBA, Vermont Medical Director for VitalCore Health Services, which provides mental health care in the Vermont Department of Corrections

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Break 4:40 PM – 4:50 PM

Patterns of Drug-Induced Deaths in Northern New England
Marcella Sorg, PhD, medical and forensic anthropologist. Directs epidemiological research at the University of Maine with a focus on drug related deaths

4:40 PM – 5:40 PM

Closing Remarks
James Berry, MD, President, NNESAM

5:40 PM – 5:50 PM

Registration Fees

Members $60             

Non-members $125       

Students $10       

Medical residents and fellows $25