Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education credits for the NCAD West are provided by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME).

Additional credit applications and approvals are pending for certified counselors. This page will be updated upon approval.

Please contact info@naccme.com for any specific requests or more information.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, pharmacists, advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, social workers, addiction professionals, prevention professionals, health education specialists, certified counselors, and psychologists.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME). NACCME 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.

LIVE

This interactive educational conference will occur from August 13-15, 2021 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. A question-and-answer session with the faculty will follow the presentations. To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must attend the full activity and submit a completed evaluation form. Participants who complete the evaluation online within 4 weeks of the live meeting will immediately receive documentation of credit.

ON DEMAND

This internet enduring (on demand) activity will be available for credit for 60 days immediately following the conclusion of the live activity. Participants are not eligible to receive credit for any part of this enduring material previously claimed as part of the live activity.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609.371.1137.

Credit Designation Statements

Physicians

LIVE

NACCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ON DEMAND

NACCME designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 36.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

LIVE

NACCME has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 16.25 AAPA Category 1 credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

ON DEMAND

NACCME has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 36.25 AAPA Category 1 credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nurses

LIVE

This continuing nursing education activity awards 16.25 contact hours. 
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 16.25 contact hours.

ON DEMAND

This continuing nursing education activity awards 36.25 contact hours. 
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 36.25 contact hours.

Psychologists

LIVE

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NACCME maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for all CE activities.
Instructional Level: Advanced
This activity will award 16.25 continuing education credits.

ON DEMAND

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NACCME maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for all CE activities.
Instructional Level: Advanced
This activity will award 36.25 continuing education credits.

Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

This course has been approved by NACCME, LLC, as a NAADAC-Approved Education Provider, to provide educational credits. NAADAC Provider #182840. NACCME is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

Social Workers (ASWB ACE)

LIVE

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, NACCME is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. NACCME maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 16.25 Advanced continuing education credits.

ON DEMAND

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, NACCME is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. NACCME maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 36.25 Advanced continuing education credits.

Pharmacists

LIVE

This live, knowledge-based activity (Universal Activity Number JA0006201-0000-21-139-L01-P) has been approved for a maximum of 16.25 contact hours (1.6 CEUs).

ON DEMAND

This internet enduring, knowledge-based activity (Universal Activity Number JA0006201-0000-21-064-L01-P) has been approved for a maximum of 36.25 contact hours (3.6 CEUs).

The certificate is not the official record of your participation in the activity. The official record of credit will be the information in the CPE Monitor system. Following ACPE Policy, NACCME must transmit your claim to CPE Monitor within 60 days from the date you complete this CPE activity. NACCME is not able to report your claimed credit after this 60-day period. Eligibility for pharmacy credit is contingent upon the successful completion of a post-test and/or evaluation for each activity or session attended.

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing education activity accredited by NACCME, LLC may contact Samantha Conforti, Manager, Accreditation and Compliance, by phone at 609-371-1137, by email at sconforti@naccme.com or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. Accreditation and Compliance will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the complaint. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Associate Director, Greaton Sellers,  Accreditation and Compliance, can be requested for a second level of review. Mr. Sellers can be contacted via phone at 609-371-1137, by email at gsellers@naccme.com or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520.

Ethics Credits

Physicians/Counselors who participate in the Ethics Track will be eligible to earn additional ethics hours (pending). Please see agenda to view credit hours for individual sessions.

CME Activity Planners & Staff

The 2021 NCAD West CME Planning Committee is comprised of:

  • Carol Boyer, Community Relations Director for Maryland House Detox, a Delphi Behavioral Health Group Company
  • Douglas J. Edwards, C-ATM, Director, HMP Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network
  • Allison Harden, MS, CPFS, NCPRSS, Chief Engagement Officer, Beyond Betty
  • Mary P. Hauser, MA, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
  • J. Gregory Hobelmann, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Ashley Treatment
  • Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC, Health Educator at Rutgers School of Public Health; President of NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Addiction Professionals and their Allies
  • Maeve O'Neill, MEd, LCDC, LPC-S, CHC, CDWF/CDTLF, Chief Regulatory Officer, Rogers Behavioral Health
  • Crystal Smalldon, Executive Director of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, Inc. (IC&RC)
  • Zach Snitzer, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development, Maryland Addiction Recovery Center
  • Nick Stavros, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Community Medical Services
  • Robert Valuck, PhD, RPH, FNAP, Director Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Mary Ryan Woods, RNC, LADC, MSHS, CEO, Mary Ryan Woods Consulting

NACCME planners and staff include Samantha Conforti, Michelle Hlavin, Raquel Gaerlan, Greaton Sellers, and Randy Robbin.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

NACCME, LLC is an independent provider of continuing medical education. NACCME, LLC has no proprietary or financial interest in medical or healthcare products over which the FDA (USA) or EMA (EU) has regulatory authority.

In accordance with our disclosure policies, NACCME is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited continuing education. These policies include assigning relevance to, and mitigating, all perceived or real conflicts of interest between any individual with control over the content and any ineligible company (commercial interest) as defined by the ACCME.

Any individual with control over accredited content, including planner, faculty, and reviewer, is required to globally disclose:

  1. Individual relationship(s) or lack thereof, and its nature, with any/all ineligible company, and;
  2. any investigational, off-label, or non-FDA approved content or discussion

NACCME has reviewed these disclosures, assigned relevance based on the relationship and scope of content, and identified those with the potential to compromise the goals and educational integrity of the education. Relevant relationships, or lack thereof, are shared with the learner.

Education has been independently peer-reviewed to validate content, mitigate identified conflicts of interest, and ensure:

  1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine is based on evidence that is accepted within the medical profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
  2. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in accredited continuing education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
  3. Content is appropriate, fair and balanced, unbiased, referenced, and non-promotional.

FACULTY

The faculty has reported the following:

Hilarie Cash: reSTART Life, PLLC (Self): I am co-owner of reSTART and may benefit from referrals made as a result of my presentation. (Status: Ongoing)

Marc Fishman: Alkermes (Self): Consultant (Status: Ongoing), medication for research study; travel to scientific meeting (Status: Ongoing), Other Financial or Material Support (Status: Ongoing), Other Financial or Material Support (Status: Ongoing); American Society of Addiction Medicine (Self): Consultant (Status: Ongoing); Drug Delivery LLC (Self): Consultant (Status: Ongoing); National Drug Court Institute (Self): Consultant (Status: Ongoing); US Worldmeds (Self): Other Financial or Material Support (Status: Termi­nated --- 2018), Other Financial or Material Support (Status: Terminated --- 2018), research grant (Status: Terminated --- 2018)

Trish Henrie-Barrus: Riverwoods Behavioral Health (Self): Owner (Status: Ongoing)

Matthew Johnson: AWAKN Life Sciences Inc (Self): Advisory Board (Status: Ongoing); Beckley Psytech Ltd (Self): Advisory Board (Status: Ongoing); Entheon Biomedical Corp. (Self): Advisory Board (Status: Ongoing); Field Trip Psychedelics Inc (Self): Consultant (Status: Ongoing); Mind Medicine Inc (Self): Advisory Board (Status: Ongoing); Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization Inc., (Self): Consultant (Status: Ongoing); Silo Pharma, Inc. (Self): Advisory Board (Status: Ongoing)

Siobhan Morse: UHS (Self): employee (Status: On­going)

Kristina Padilla: CCAPP (Self): employment and the Vice President of Education and strategic development (Status: Ongoing), Other Financial or Material Support (Status: Ongoing); Kpadillaconsulting KPC (Self): Consultant (Status: Ongoing); NALGAP (Self): Advisory Board (Status: Ongoing)

CLINICAL REVIEWERS

Douglas Noordsy, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, New Hampshire

William C. Torrey, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, New Hampshire

Drs. Noordsy and Torrey have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

PLANNING COMMITTEE

No planning committee member or NACCME planner or staff has disclosed a relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

At the time of this posting, the following planners/faculty have not disclosed: Carol Boyer, Mary Hauser, Christina Kocol, John Southern, Aimee Techau, and Josh Weum. The disclosure summary will be updated as disclosures are received. Full disclosure will be made prior to presentation of education.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

ADA Statement

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call (770) 751-7332 / (609) 371-1137.

Privacy Policy

NACCME protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. NACCME and our joint sponsors will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency.

NACCME maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your non-public personal information.

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Commercial Support

Applications for commercial support from health care related industries are pending. Commercial support will be acknowledged as it is received.