2024 ACMT Symposium | Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents & Young Adults April 11, 2024  |  OmniShoreham Hotel, Washington DC

2024 ACMT Symposium | SUD in Adolescents & Young Adults

April 11, 2024
OmniShoreham Hotel,
Washington DC

Join the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and the Maryland-DC Society of Addiction Medicine (MDDCSAM) on Thursday, April 11, 2024 for a Symposium on "Substance Use Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults: Unique Challenges." 

Adolescents comprise approximately 15% of the population, and the number of adolescents who use non-prescribed substances is staggering, with about 2.08 million (8.33%) of 12- to 17-year-olds nationwide reporting use within the past month. Non-prescribed substance use increased 61% among 8th graders between 2016 and 2020. Unfortunately, treatment resources are limited and there is a lack of exposure to training physicians in the treatment of these patients. Additionally, there are unique challenges within this patient population, including the on-going brain development throughout puberty and adolescence that can impact decision making and substance use. Many who are exposed to illicit substances in youth progress to develop substance use disorders as adults.The increasing novelty of substances of abuse, the rise of fentanyl and marijuana use in the adolescent population, and the overall lack of adequate treatment for this group (including medication-assisted therapy) will increase the need to have informed providers to care for this population. 

This symposium gathers experts, researchers, and healthcare professionals to explore the unique challenges surrounding adolescent substance use, including biologic differences in adolescents, psycho-social motivational differences, and medication recommendations and therapeutic interventions for this patient population. This educational event is tailored for medical toxicologists, addiction medicine specialists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and all healthcare providers dedicated to improving the lives of young individuals battling substance use disorders.

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Continuing Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits are available for this activity for an additional fee. To receive continuing education credits, learners must attend the sessions in-person or watch them on-demand after the event.

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ACMT has secured a discounted rate at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC for attendees of our 2024 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting & Symposia. We encourage you to book your stay at the Omni Shoreham using the link below for the best selection and price!

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