Sailing July 29th, 2020 - August 10th, 2020
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Claudia Black, Ph.D. is a renowned author, speaker and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Her writings and teachings have become a standard in the fields of addiction and trauma. Claudia is the Clinical Architect of The Claudia Black Young Adult Center and Senior Fellow at The Meadows in Arizona. She is the author of over fifteen books, her latest title being Unspoken Legacy: Addressing the Impact of Trauma and Addiction within the Family.
Dr. Alan Brookstone MBBCh is an addiction medicine and family physician and internationally recognized expert on Electronic Medical Records and health information technology. He has 30 years of clinical experience and more than 15 years of experience as a health IT consultant and has worked on regional, provincial and national programs at the operational and strategic planning levels in Canada, the United States and Singapore. He is the program director for Precision Medical Monitoring and the Alliance Clinic in Surrey, British Columbia.
Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM is a Family Practitioner and is the Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC). Dr. Pohl was a major force in developing LVRC’s Chronic Pain Recovery Program. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is the author of A Day without Pain, revised edition (Central Recovery Press, 2011) and The Pain Antidote – Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain, Avoid Addiction to Painkillers, and Reclaim Your Life (DaCapo, 2015). Dr. Pohl filmed a show for PBS on chronic pain which aired around the country in 2016.
Dr. Jennifer Melamed MBChB, B.Sc., ABAM Diplomate, FASAM, CCSAM, CISAM, MRO, CSAT Candidate is board certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She was a consulting physician at both the Cordova and Vancouver Detox Centres in Vancouver and is Co-owner of the Alliance Clinic, a comprehensive addiction services clinic in Surrey. In 2014, in conjunction with Dr. Durnin, she founded Precision Medical Monitoring Ltd. to monitor occupational health clients with addiction disorders in safety sensitive and non safety sensitive positions. Dr. Melamed is a member of both the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM). In addition and she is a certified Medical Review Officer. She has received training as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).
Dr. Paul Sobey MD CCFP CCSAM ABAM is a full-time addiction medicine physician who completed fellowship training in Addiction Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University in 1999. He was a family doctor in Surrey for 12 prior to this. He is the current Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine President. He received Board Certification from the American Board of Addiction Medicine in 2010 and is a Clinical Instructor, with the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Practice. He is Lead Physician on the Royal Columbian Hospital Addiction Medicine service and acts as an Occupational Addiction Medicine consultant to both public and private organizations. He has an active methadone practice in New Westminster and has worked extensively in abstinence based care and with incarcerated individuals. He is the former Regional Divisional Lead for Addictions in the Fraser Health Authority and the former chair of BC College of Physicians and Surgeons Methadone Maintenance Committee.
This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.
|Conference Tuition||Book Before October 24th, 2019||Book After October 24th, 2019|
|Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other||$895||$1045|
|Date||Port / Location||Arrival Time||Departure Time||Notes / CME Details|
|July 29th||Amsterdam, Netherlands||5:00 PM|
|July 30th||At Sea||8:00 AM—12:30 PM|
|July 31st||At Sea||8:00 AM—12:00 PM; 1:00 PM—3:00 PM|
|August 1st||Helsinki, Finland||12:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|August 2nd||St. Petersburg, Russia||7:00 AM|
|August 3rd||St. Petersburg, Russia||6:00 PM|
|August 4th||Tallinn, Estonia||7:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|August 5th||Stockholm, Sweden||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|August 6th||At Sea||8:00 AM—12:00 PM|
|August 7th||Aarhus, Denmark||7:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|August 8th||Copenhagen, Denmark||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|August 9th||At Sea||8:00 AM—12:15 PM|
|August 10th||Amsterdam, Netherlands||6:00 AM|