When: September 9 - 11, 2021
Location: The ARCH Symposium will be hosted virtually using a Virtual Event Platform which utilizes a conference app/browser to allow attendees to connect with presenters, network with other participants, participate in interactive polling that provides real time results, and watch each presentation live.

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Overview and Background

This year's Addiction Research & Clinical Health Symposium aims to identify, discuss, and review information and strategies that promote evidence-based integrated addiction services. The emphasis of the Symposium is on social-justice and equity-based addiction services across the care spectrum.

Current confirmed topics include:

  • Substance Use Disorders Among Women Involve in the Criminal Justice System: Incorporating Best Practices to Develop Comprehensive Interventions
  • Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy for the Treatment of Methamphetamine Use Disorder
  • A Public Health Perspective on Substance Use Disorders
  • HIV and Substance Use: Syndemics and Intersectionality as a Roadmap for Interventions
  • The Legal Cannabis Market in the USA and its Implications to Pain Patient and Minorities
  • Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement: Clinical Efficacy and Biobehavioral Mechanisms of a Neuroscience-Based Treatment for Opioid Misuse and Chronic Pain
  • Addiction Medicine, Social Justice, and Health Advocacy
  • Building Systems of Care to Address the Overdose Crisis
  • Advances in Harm Reduction and Treatment for People Who Use Drugs
  • The Not-So-Hidden Epidemic of Compulsive and Addictive Sexual Behavior: Diagnosis and Implications for Treatment
  • and more to come!

Who Should Participate

This event is beneficial for anyone interested in the field of addiction and addiction care, including Students, Family Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Health Educators, Psychologists, Counselors, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, and Other care providers.

Continuing Education Units (CEU Hours)

We have partnered with Northwest AHEC to provide a number of continuing education credits across a number of professions, the continuing education to be offered will include contact hours, Psychology Category A for NC Psychologists, NBCC, and NASW-NC. We anticipate being able to offer up to 19 credit hours for the full event. This information will continue to be updated, please check back for more details in the coming weeks.