Frontiers in Addiction Treatment 2017

Rochester, MN US
November 3, 2017

This activity has already taken place. See the 2018 course.

Course Directors: Tyler S. Oesterle, M.D., M.P.H., Terry D. Schneekloth, M.D.

This course will provide an update on the assessment and treatment of addictive disorders with an emphasis on the newest information relevant to practicing addiction treatment professionals. It will focus on the frontiers of evidence-based treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders in a range of treatment populations including adolescent and underserved groups. Topics will range from assessment techniques to novel psychosocial and pharmacologic treatment interventions. The Mayo Clinic model of addiction treatment has long included state-of-the-art psychiatric assessment and innovative treatment of co-morbid psychiatric disorders by a multidisciplinary team. This course will discuss the implications of co-morbid psychopathology on addiction recovery and new models of incorporation of psychological and psychiatric interventions into primary and post-primary addiction treatment.

Registration Fee

Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$225.00
Reduced Fee: RN, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$125.00

Target Audience

This course is designed for psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, licensed social workers, licensed alcohol and drug counselors, as well as physicians and advanced practice providers in the areas of family medicine and internal medicine. 

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe treatment of bipolar disorder and addiction, nicotine dependency and co-morbid addictions, ADHD and addiction, adolescent and addiction, cannabis use disorders, sleep disorder and addiction, and pain and addiction
  • Define the genetics and pharmacogenomics of addiction
  • Describe the use of medications to treat addiction
  • Describe the use of the ASAM criteria to treat addiction

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 LADC
  • 6.75 SWKR
Event starts: 
11/03/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/03/2017 - 5:00pm

Click here to view the program schedule on your mobile device. 

Assisi Heights
1001 14th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
United States

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the following downtown Rochester hotel. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the cutoff date of October 12, 2017, whichever comes first.

Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Frontiers in Addiction Treatment course when making your reservation.

Hilton Garden Inn
225 South Broadway

Online Reservations 

The hotel listed above are connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops, and restaurants. You may wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau website for additional accommodation options and area information.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

The hotel listed above are connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops, and restaurants. You may wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau website for additional accommodation options and area information.


Rochester, Minnesota, greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by an international airport with multiple flights daily via American or Delta Airlines.

Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.

Mayo Clinic’s appointed travel company, Ultramar Travel, is available to assist with your travel arrangements. To make your reservation, phone Ultramar Travel toll-free at 1-866-629-6885.

Note to Travelers: Several cities in the United States are named Rochester. When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minnesota (RST) and that your baggage has been properly tagged.

Mayo Faculty
Thomas W. Allert, L.A.D.C.
Ranly C. Dokken, L.A.D.C.
Jon O. Ebbert, M.D.
Mark A. Frye, M.D.
Wesley P. Gilliam, Ph.D., L.P.
Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D.
Victor M. Karpyak, M.D., Ph.D.
Bhanuprakash (Bhanu) Kolla, M.D.
Tyler S. Oesterle, M.D., M.P.H.
Terry D. Schneekloth, M.D.
Shirshendu Sinha, M.B.B.S.
Jacob L. Spehar, L.A.D.C.
Jeannie A. Sperry, Ph.D., L.P.
Nuria J. Thusius, M.D.
Cassie S. Welsh

AMA Credit:
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Work:
This course has been approved by the State of Minnesota Board of Social Work for 6.75 Social Work Continuing Education Hours.  

This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for 6.75 hours of credit for LADCs.

Available Credit

  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 LADC
  • 6.75 SWKR

Accreditation Period

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Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to  When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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