2019 Hawai’i Addictions Conference

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The University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine and the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine are proud to present the 2019 Hawai’i Addictions Conference, Hawai’i’s premier training, education, networking, and skill-building opportunity centering on addictions. The conference will explore new horizons in the diagnosis and treatment of addictions, breakthroughs in evidence-based research, the changing climate of drug policy, and the current culture of patient care.

Who should attend?

  • Physicians and Clinicians
  • Social Workers
  • Substance Abuse Counselors and Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Physician Residents
  • Students
  • Researchers and Academics
  • Policy Makers and Advocates
  • Allied Health Professionals

Speaker Bios

Jerry Moe, M.A.

JerryMoeJerry Moe, MA, is National Director of Children’s Programs at the Betty Ford Center, a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. An Advisory Board Member of the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA), he is an author, lecturer, and trainer on issues for children and families hurt by addiction.

His latest book is Through a Child’s Eyes: Understanding Addiction and Recovery. He was featured in the Emmy award winning Nick News special “Under the Influence: Children of Addiction”. Jerry recently appeared on NBC Nightly News to discuss the opioid/heroin epidemic and its impact on children.

Richard Rawson, Ph.D.

RichardRawsonRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is a Research Professor in the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont and an Emeritus Professor in the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson has spent his career conducting research and providing training on innovative behavioral and medication treatments for addictions. He just completed an evaluation of the Vermont Hub and Spoke opioid addiction treatment system. He is principal investigator of a grant from the California Department of Health Services to export the Vermont Hub and Spoke model to California.

Dr. Rawson has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. He has contributed to the development of evidence-based addiction treatment in Vietnam, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and other countries. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 220 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions.

Steven Jurd, M.D.

StevenJurdDr Jurd graduated from the University of Sydney in 1978 and trained in psychiatry at Macquarie Hospital. He initiated, then led the Drug and Alcohol Services at Royal North Shore Hospital from 1984 to 2006, creating Herbert St Clinic. He initiated Phoenix Unit, a prominent Minnesota model rehab. He has been active within the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), chairing the Section on Alcohol and Other Drugs for 6 years, then being inaugural chair of the Subcommittee for Advanced Training in Addiction Psychiatry and most recently chairing the RANZCP Committee for Training from 2008 to 2014. Since 2006 he has been Director of Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry in Northern Sydney, overseeing more than 100 trainees. He has published 30 scientific papers, participated in the development of clinical guidelines and has presented at national and international meetings. He has been granted the title of Clinical Associate Professor in the Discipline of Addiction Medicine at the University of Sydney. He is blessed by over 40 years of marriage to Libby and by three children and 7 grandchildren.

George Mammen, Ph.D.

Dr. George Mammen is currently a Scientific Evaluator for the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch at Health Canada. Dr. Mammen completed his PhD (2015) in Exercise Science from the University of Toronto, where his research focused on the role of physical activity in preventing the onset of depression. Following this, Dr. Mammen completed a 2-year Post-Doctoral fellowship (2015-2017) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, where his research focused on the role of cannabis on symptomatic and treatment outcomes in those living with anxiety or mood disorders.

The Queen’s Conference Center – 1221 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, HI 96813

Parking Information

  • Visitors to Queen’s Medical Center are highly encouraged to valet park at the Miller Street Garage. Parking validation will be provided at the conference center. There is a $5 parking fee to be paid upon exit, and valet gratuity is optional.
  • To access Miller Street Garage, enter the Queen’s Medical Center campus from Punchbowl Street and proceed into the underground tunnel. Pull forward to the parking attendant.
  • Vehicle Pick-Up: Upon drop-off a valet will give you special instructions for where to pick up your vehicle.
  • For a Parking Garage Map and additional parking information, please visit: https://www.queens.org/the-queens-medical-center/patients-and-visitors/parking-directions-qmc

Registration Information

  • The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education (HCCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The HCCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The State of Hawai’i, Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division designates this activity for a maximum of 8 CEU/CE credits.
  • The National Association of Social Workers, Hawai’i Chapter designates this activity for a maximum of 8 CEU credits.
  • This educational activity is also eligible for a maximum of 8 CE credits for nurses, APRNs.
  • Verification of attendance will be provided upon request.