2024 Annual NNESAM Conference - April 26-27 Wolfeboro, NH Registration is now open - 2024 Pricing: in-person $150, member $120, student, $25 Virtual $120, virtual member $90, virtual student $25

14th Annual NNESAM Business Meeting

& Scientific Educational Conference

Friday April 26 & Saturday April 27th, 2024

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

Registration Closes April 24th at 6PM

Wolfeboro Inn Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Group Rate No Longer Available

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Inside and outside of conference room overlooking adjoining deck

Application for 6 hours of professional continuing education credit certification is in progress for the following:

AMA PRA Category 1                NBCC Credit Hours            ACPE Contact Hours          ASWB ACE CE 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.

Friday Evening 5 PM to 7:30 PM – Guests welcome

Haight Ashbury 1967 Summer of Love-The Birth of the Free Clinic
Informal Discussion with Dr. David Smith – founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic, and pioneer in the field of addiction medicine (Not approved for professional continuing education credit) – Available via Virtual conference link – More About Dr. Smith

Saturday Programming

General Membership Business Meeting

NNESAM Members Only

7:15 AM to 8:15 AM – Attend virtually or in-person.
You do not need to register beforehand to attend this meeting.
Please send agenda items to Holly Robertson manager@nnesam.org prior to Friday April 19.

On Thursday, April 25th, all NNESAM Members will receive a Zoom link for this meeting via email from contactNNESAM@gmail.com For questions contact Holly Robertson manager@nnesam.org.

Scientific Educational Program – 8:30 AM to 5 PM

Non Substance or Behavioral Addictions in the DSM-5 and ICD-11: Clinical and Practical Considerations
Marc Potenza MD, PhD, Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine; Director of the Division on Addictions Research, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, Women and Addictive Disorders Core Health Research at Yale and Yale Research Program on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders; President Elect of International Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM affiliate)

Addiction, Pain and Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)
Elisabeth Mock MD, MPH, FAAFP, FASAM, NNESAM member, Board Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, Clinical and Policy Consultant for the Maine Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Psychedelics and the Treatment of SUD: The Risks and Potential Rewards of Using Psychedelics in Recovery
David E. Smith MD,MS (pharmacology); Post Doc Fellowship Pharmacology and Toxicology; Diplomat, American Board of Medicine (ABAM); Fellow/Past President of ASAM; Charter Member of the California Society for the Treatment of Alcoholism and other Drug Dependencies (now CSAM); Charter member and Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Pharmacologists (FAACT); Founder, Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic, San Francisco; Founder and Executive Editor of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (formerly known as Journal of Psychedelic Drugs)

Emotional Sobriety and the Science of Addiction
Andrew Seefeld MD, Board certified in Emergency Medicine; Director of Speare Memorial Hospital Emergency Department; Director of Trauma and Emergency Medical Services programs; member of ASAM and NNESAM;  Currently pursuing Addiction Medicine Board Certification

Hep Free NNE – Hepatitis Elimination in Northern New England
David de Gijsel, MD, MPH, MSc, Fellow of ASAM; NNESAM member; Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine;  Chief Health Officer at Better Life Partners /Belonging Medical Group in Hanover, NH; staff physician in the Section of Infectious Diseases and International Health at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH; Assistant Professor at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice


Understanding Kratom – Consumption, Addiction: A Workshop for Clinicians
Cornel Stanciu, MD, FASAM, NNESAM member, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Director of Addiction Services at New Hampshire Hospital

Closing Remarks
Clifton “Fred” Lord MD, President of NNESAM, ASAM Fellow, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, CEO/Medical Director/Chairman of the Board of CT Valley Addiction Recovery Inc

Registration Closes April 24th at 6PM

Have Questions? Please email Holly Robertson.

NNESAM Thanks Our Supporters

The New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, administered by AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc., provides training and technical assistance the professional and volunteer prevention workforce in the New England states. The New England PTTC serves as a hub of specialty expertise, collaborating with states to hold live, in-person training events featuring the latest prevention science, as well as multiple distance learning opportunities. pttcnetwork.org/centers/content/new-england-ptttc

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 1,055,677 people. To learn more about how we can keep you and your family smiling, go to nedelta.com

Please Visit Our Exhibitors

Gilead: creating posibilities

At Gilead, we’re committed to creating a healthier world for everyone – no matter the challenges ahead of us. For more than 30 years, we’ve pursued the impossible, chased it down, tackled it for answers and surrounded it for a way in. We have worked tirelessly to bring forward medicines for life-threatening diseases. Gilead.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

The New Hampshire Council on Problem Gambling is a private, non-profit organization providing education, advocacy, and prevention services. If needed, we direct people negatively affected by gambling to treatment resources. 24-hour Help Line (603)724-1605. nhproblemgambling.org

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We transform the management of OUD to help people begin and sustain recovery. Sign up for Braeburn News.

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Granite Recovery Centers recently opened New Freedom Academy Behavioral Health in Canterbury, New Hampshire – the state’s only residential adult primary mental health program. Here we support people struggling with psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. In addition to primary mental health, Granite Recovery Centers offers residential primary drug and alcohol (SUD) treatment at 4 dual diagnosis treatment facilities, including our flagship location, Green Mountain Treatment Center. Green Mountain is also home to Rally Point Recovery, New England’s premier Veteran and First Responder- specific programming. GRC offers a full continuum of care (detox, residential, PHP, IOP) at all locations. We are in-network with every major insurance carrier in New England, including the VA as a Community Care Network (VACCN) provider.