13th Annual NNESAM Business Meeting & Scientific Educational Conference 2023

Friday April 28 & Saturday April 29th

Target Audience: Addiction care providers of all disciplines; primary care providers; interested stakeholders

Sheraton at Sable Oaks South Portland, Maine

2023 NNESAM General Membership Business Meeting
NNESAM Members Only

Saturday, April 29th
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Attend virtually or in-person at the Sheraton at Sable Oaks in South Portland.
Please send agenda items to Holly Robertson prior to Friday April 21.

On Thursday, April 27th, all NNESAM Members will receive a Zoom link for this meeting via email. You do not need to attend the Scientific Educational Conference to attend this meeting. You do not need to register beforehand to attend this meeting.

Scientific Educational Conference REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

This activity has been approved for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Required CME Statements and Conflict of Interest Disclosures, Click Here.

For detailed information about the presentations and speakers, click on the presentation title

Friday Evening, April 28th

Conference Check-in and Welcome Reception

5 PM – 7 PM

7 PM – 8 PM

Saturday, April 29th

Conference Check-in and Hot Breakfast Buffet (Concurrent with Business Meeting for NNESAM Members)

7 AM – 9 AM

Welcome Remarks

9 AM – 9:05 AM

Brain Injury in People with Substance Use Disorders

Carolyn Lemsky, PhD Clinical Neuropsychologist

9:05 AM – 11:05 AM

Pediatric Poisoning Involving Liquid Methadone, Buprenorphine, Cannabis Edibles, and Vaping Cartridge

Karen Simone, PharmD Toxicologist, Director, Northern New England Poison Center, Maine Medical Center

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM

On-site Lunch (included with registration)   12:05 PM – 1:00 PM

Cannabis and Driving. What is Known.  What Can Providers Do?

Karen Simone, Pharm D Toxicologist, Director, Northern New England Poison Center, Maine Medical Center

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Nicotine Vaping – What Should Providers Tell Their Patients? What About that Cough?

Jonathan C. Fellers MD, Board-Certified in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Psychiatry

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Low Barrier Buprenorphine – What Does It Look Like?  What is the Evidence?

Andrew Seaman, MD Vermont Medical Director, Better Life Partners Associate Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Sciences University

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Closing Remarks

4:30 PM – 4:35 PM


Have Questions? Please email Holly Robertson.

NNESAM Thanks Our Sponsors

Funded by ME Office of Behavioral Health

Funded by Maine DHHS Office of Substance Abuse

Funded by ME Office of Behavioral Health

An independent, private nonprofit health foundation pursuing broader access to health care and working to improve health in Maine. guided by voices and experiences of communities across the state. In addition to funding, we share information, encourage dialogue, and foster collaboration with and among grantees, partners, and other funders locally and nationally MeHAF.org

Northeast Delta Dental is the region’s most trusted name in dental insurance for
companies of all sizes, individuals, and families in Maine, New Hampshire, and
Vermont, administering dental benefits for more than 1,014,000 people. To learn
more about their products and how they can keep you smiling. nedelta.com

Please Visit Our Exhibitors

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Liberty Bay Recovery Center’s alcohol and drug rehab program is home to a group of compassionate, experienced, committed addiction recovery experts. Helping people recover from addiction is our life’s work.  Liberty Bay Recovery Center offers an unparalleled medical detox, residential and outpatient experience in Portland, Maine. www.libertybayrecovery.com

Radeas sets the gold standard in toxicology with an innovative approach in detecting prescription medications and illicit drugs. Radeas tests for an extensive and evolving panel of drug classes including opioids, synthetics, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, amphetamines, stimulants, and behavioral health medications. All testing utilizes state-of-the-art equipment overseen by a team of world-class scientists, enabling medical practitioners to make the best possible decisions regarding a patient’s care. radeas.com