Frontiers in Addiction Treatment 2018

Rochester, MN US
November 2, 2018

This activity has already taken place.  See the 2019 course.

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

This course will provide an update for clinicians 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 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 psychologic and psychiatric interventions into primary and post-primary addiction treatment.

Registration Fee

Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Ph.D., Psy.D.$275.00
Reduced Fee: RN, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional (Counselor, Social Worker, etc.), Retiree$175.00

Target Audience

This course is designed for psychiatrists, psychologists, 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 the treatment of alcohol use disorders and other substance use disorders, including in the context of co-morbid mood disorders, ADHD, and pain disorders
  • Identify critical issues in the assessment and treatment of adolescents with substance use disorders
  • Describe a rational approach to cannabis in the context of the national debate
  • Define the genetics and pharmacogenomics of addiction
  • Describe the use of medications to treat alcoholism
  • Identify specific roles for the team physician, counselor, social worker and nurse in multidisciplinary addiction team patient care

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: 
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.50 ANCC
  • 7.50 Attendance
  • 7.50 LADC
  • 7.50 SWKR
Event starts: 
11/02/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/02/2018 - 4:45pm
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Mayo Clinic: Leighton Auditorium - Siebens Building
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN 55902
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 11, 2018, or 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 is 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.


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.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s)


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for 7.5 continuing education hours for licensed alcohol and drug counselors.

Social Work

This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 7.5 continuing education hours for Social Workers. Continuing Education (CE) Provider Approval CEP #991.

Other Healthcare Professionals

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.50 ANCC
  • 7.50 Attendance
  • 7.50 LADC
  • 7.50 SWKR

Accreditation Period

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