Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Annual Education Program - The Winding Road of Addiction: Hope on the Horizon

MMS Annual Education Program - The Winding Road of Addiction: Hope on the Horizon

8:00 am – 8:10 am

Opening Remarks
James S. Gessner, MD - Moderator
President, Massachusetts Medical Society

8:10 am – 9:05 am

Addiction in the Age of Brain Science
Markus Heilig, MD, PhD, Centre for Translational Psychiatric Research
Linköping University, Sweden 

9:05 am – 10:05 am

Beyond The Disease Model: Trauma and Stress in the Genesis and Healing of Addiction
Gabor Maté, MD, author, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Vancouver, Canada

  • Presentation Not Available

10:05 am – 10:20 am


10:20 am – 11:15 am

Substance Use Disorder: The New Commodity Based Approach to Preventing and Treating Drug Addiction
A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, founder and chairman of the Board of Directors
Treatment Research Institute
Philadelphia, PA

11:15 am – 12:10 pm

Overcoming Addiction Stigma: Reflections on the Care of Pregnant Women
Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, FACOG, FASAM, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry; Associate Director of Addiction Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA

12:10 pm – 12:15 pm

Closing Remarks
James Gessner, MD

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