2021-2022 ACAAM National Addiction Medicine Didactic Curriculum Schedule

Mark Your Calendar for Weekly Sessions on Timely Addiction Medicine Topics

The 2021-2022 ACAAM National Addiction Medicine Didactic Curriculum will begin July 21, 2021. Sessions take place weekly on Wednesdays at 2 - 4 pm ET.

Ways to Participate


Addiction Medicine fellowship programs can unlock access to weekly sessions for all of their fellows and faculty by joining. Physicians and physicians in training may also join ACAAM as individual members to gain access to curriculum sessions, along with ACAAM's full suite of member benefits.

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Purchase Access to Sessions or the Full Series

Anyone who would like to participate in curriculum sessions and who may not be interested in or eligible for membership is welcome to purchase single curriculum sessions ($30 each) or a package of the full year’s sessions ($750 – a nearly 50% discount from if you purchased all 48 sessions individually!).

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2021-2022 Session Dates and Topics

Please note that the following schedule is subject to change.

Date Topic
July 21, 2021 Epidemiology of Substance Use Disorders
July 28, 2021 Sedative Use Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis, Withdrawal, and Medical Management
August 4, 2021 Alcohol Use Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis, Withdrawal, and Medical Management 
August 11, 2021 Addiction in LGBTQ+ Communities, Crystal Methamphetamine, and Club Drugs
August 18, 2021 Neonatal Impact of Addiction
August 25, 2021 No Live Session - Encouraged to view recordings of past AR-DEI sessions
September 1, 2021 Cannabis Use Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis, Management
September 8, 2021 Impaired Professionals: Assessment and Treatment 
September 15, 2021  Prevention of Substance Use Disorders 
September 22, 2021 Co-Occurring Pain Disorders in Addiction Medicine  
September 29, 2021 Professionalism in Addiction: Ethics, Legal Issues and Advocacy 
October 6, 2021 Electronic Cigarettes: Background, Epidemiology, Regulatory Issues 
October 13, 2021 Gambling Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis, Management 
October 20, 2021 Addiction Medicine Physician as Change Agent 
October 27, 2021 Stigma and Discrimination in Addiction 
November 3, 2021 Opioid Use Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis, Withdrawal, and Medical Management 
November 10, 2021 Racial and Social Equity in Addition Topic 2 
November 17, 2021 Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders in Addiction Medicine 
November 24, 2021 Thanksgiving Break 
December 1, 2021 Co-Occurring Medical Disorders in Addiction Medicine 
December 8, 2021 Screening and Brief Intervention 
December 15, 2021 Women's Health in Addiction Medicine 
December 22, 2021 Harm Reduction 
December 29, 2021 Winter Break 
January 5, 2022 Cannabidiol 
January 12, 2022 History of Addiction Treatment 
January 19, 2022 Racial and Social Equity in Addiction Topic 3 
January 26, 2022 Drug Courts 
February 2, 2022 Care of the Incarcerated Patient with Addiction 
February 9, 2022 Toxicological Testing in Addiction 
February 16, 2022 Addiction Across the Lifespan 1: Adolescent Substance Use Disorders 
February 23, 2022  Tobacco Use Disorders
March 2, 2022 Addiction Across the Lifespan 2: Geriatric Populations 
March 9, 2022 Addiction Medicine in Veteran Populations 
March 16, 2022 12-Step Groups and Community Support Services 
March 23, 2022 Reducing Harm and Ensuring Equity for Patients Who Use Stimulants 
March 30, 2022 Behavioral Addictions Beyond Gambling 
April 6, 2022 Frontiers of Research from NIDA/NIAAA 
April 13, 2022 The Canadian Perspective on Addiction Medicine  
April 20, 2022 Anabolic Steroids 
April 27, 2022 Motivational Interviewing
May 4, 2022 Racial and Social Equity in Addiction Topic 4 
May 11, 2022 Critical Assessment of Research in Addiction 
May 18, 2022 Genetics of Addiction
May 25, 2022 Neurobiology of Addiction
June 1, 2022 Palliative Care for Addiction Patients 
June 8, 2022 Perioperative Care of Patients with Opioid Use Disorder 
June 15, 2022 Addiction Medicine Careers 
June 22, 2022 Review of Sham Science and Snake Oil in Addiction 


Download the 2021-2022 Schedule

Access a printable pdf version of the 2021-2022 ACAAM National Addiction Medicine Didactic Curriculum schedule.

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