Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine

2018, 8th Annual Scientific Conference & Business Meeting


(This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.)

November 2 & 3, 2018
(Friday evening, all day Saturday)

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont
A Little Of Austria…A Lot Of Vermont

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Who should attend: Physicians and other health care professionals seeking up-to-date information about addiction issues affecting their patients. Practitioners interested in networking with other regional addiction professionals.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Learn how we, as treatment providers, can influence public perception and policy re: SUD.
  2. Understand an up-to-date protocol for alcohol detox of an out-pt. in a residential setting.
  3. Learn the concept of getting an OD patient into treatment before leaving the ER.
  4. Understand better the value of 12-Step / self-help programs.
  5. Understand “harm reduction” w/ pros and cons of legal safe injection sites and needle exchange.
  6. Understand the role of Professional Health Programs in treatment and support of impaired professionals.
  7. Understand the complex concerns of in-pt. treatment of NAS and a family-centered approach to ongoing healthy recovery of mother and infant

ADDICTION MEDICINE – CURRENT ISSUES ( & some controversies )



5:00 – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception / Registration w/ buffet

6:00 – 6:30 PM Michael Venn – talk by the filmmaker, followed by the acclaimed film

6:30 – 8:00 PM Film – The Heroin Effect – perspective in New Hampshire


7:00 – 9:00 AM Buffet Breakfast

7:45 – 9:00 AM Annual Business Meeting for NNESAM  members

9:10 – 10:40 AM Outpatient Alcohol Detox in a residential center in Maine

Non-CIWA  Protocol for Scheduled Benzodiazepines for Alcohol Withdrawal

10:50 – 11:50 AM Initiating Buprenorphine in the Emergency Room

11:50 – 12:35 PM Lunch

12:35 – 1:35 PM What Medical Practitioners Need to Know about 12 Step Recovery

1:45 – 2:45 PM Harm Reduction – Needle Exchange – Safe Injection Sites – The Vermont experience

2:55 – 3:55 PM Vermont Professionals Health Program

4:05 – 5:35 PM Opioid-exposed Newborns – a Baby-Friendly, Family-centered approach


CME credit

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) designates: This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Conference Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosure Information

Planning Committee:

  • James Berry, MD No disclosures
  • Mark Bucksbaum, MD No disclosures
  • Judy Burk, MD No disclosures
  • Earl Freeman, DO No disclosures
  • Audrey Kern, MD No disclosures
  • Todd Mandell, MD No disclosures
  • Mark Publicker, MD No disclosures
  • Deborah Wachtel, DNP No disclosures


  • Tom Allan No disclosures
  • Bruce Campbell, LCSW, LADC No disclosures
  • Julia Frew, MD No disclosures
  • Daisy Goodman, DNP, CNW No disclosures
  • Grace Keller, BA No disclosures
  • Randolph Knight, MD Vermont Medical Society:    independent contractor
  • Lisa Lambert, MD No disclosures
  • W. Allen Schaffer, MD Community Health & Counseling Services, Maine:    employee
  • Bonny Whalen, MD No disclosures

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Refund policy: requests for refunds will be considered on a case by case basis.

Direct all inquiries to:

c/o Judy Burk
749 Stetson Road
Newport ME 04953

or email