2022 OHSAM Annual Meeting

October 7, 2022
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The OHSAM annual meeting provides a unique opportunity to discuss, debate, and network with colleagues and build new relationships with leading experts in addiction medicine. Members benefit from learning and sharing together, the poster presentations will share clinical or and research work in the field of addiction medicine, and the exhibit hall is a great place to network with colleagues and connect with company representatives whose products and services are designed to help you and your patients.

Welcome from Dr. Ted Parran, MD, Incoming OHSAM President

Dear members of the Ohio chapter of ASAM.

I am writing this note as my first official communication as your elected president. It is a great honor to serve you and our state organization, and I look forward to closely working together over the next two years. It is with bittersweet feelings that I begin the presidency, knowing that my dear friend and colleague Dr. Christina Delos Reyes is not only stepping down from the presidency but will be much less involved with the treatment of addiction in Ohio in the upcoming years. I will miss her as president, but I greatly look forward to her continued assistance as immediate past president.

It is also a daunting proposition to follow Chris in any role whatsoever! Her incredible commitment, competence, thoughtfulness, close attention to detail and follow through are something that we all can only attempt to emulate!

I can say that due to the commitment of you, the members, and the leadership shown by Dr. Greg Boehm (who is now stepping out of the role of immediate past president) and Chris over the last four years, that OHSAM is known as a state chapter that is very stable and moving forward in exciting ways.

Each of the standing committees of our organization are active and vigorous. Our chapter’s efforts to expand membership and the diversity of our organization is exemplary. Our annual meeting is a mainstay of addiction education in the state of Ohio, and our education and executive committees are actively reaching out to network with the burgeoning number of addiction medicine and psychiatry fellowship training programs in Ohio to further our mutual support and relationships.

This is a very challenging time in the treatment of the of addictive disease, and organized groups of well-trained addiction treatment professionals are needed now more than ever to guide public policy, to inform quality assurance, to better train our medical, surgical and psychiatric colleagues, and to continue to move quality and parity of addiction treatment further and further into the mainstream of medical care and medical education.

It is exactly this kind of a challenging time when a strong vibrant organization like OHSAM can continue to lead in the state of Ohio. I greatly look forward to working with all of you as we move forward treating addictive diseases and teaching colleagues and our communitiesabout them.

Sincerely yours and with great humility,

Dr. Ted Parran, MD

Welcome from Dr. Boehm, MD - Chair, OHSAM Education Committee

We are all concerned over the increasing number of overdose deaths, beginning in 2019 —  a year before COVID! We know several reasons, such as the spread of fentanyl and its analogues; the shortage of addiction physicians, nurses, counselors; the increase in homeless, PTSD, survivors of trafficking (Ohio ranks fourth in the nation of reported human trafficking case according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline) and more.

We hope for greater integration of addiction medicine with all medical specialties, overcoming the “silo mentality” of our current health care system to address these problems.

Join us at the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Meeting and hear from content experts and nationally recognized speakers on topics such as the latest on Fentanyl Analogues, Treatment of Human Trafficked Survivors, Updates on the Hepatitis C Virus, Endocarditis and the most recent Harm Reduction Projects.

As always, we really look forward to the discussion with our colleagues from all over Ohio as we all  prepare to address the tragic reality of the ever increasing overdose fatalities.

On behalf of the OHSAM Executive and Education Committees, we look forward to see you Friday, Oct.  7 at the Renaissance Hotel Westerville Polaris. Registration is complimentary for OHSAM members!

Gregory X. Boehm MD, Chair, OHSAM Education Committee

Meeting Details

Friday, October 7, 2022
7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris  Hotel
409 Altair Parkway
Westerville OH 43082


OHSAM membership will be verified and you will be notified if there are any questions.

If you have not paid your 2022 membership dues, or aren’t sure of your membership status, go to
Your membership in ASAM includes OHSAM membership.

Online registration deadline is Sept. 30 or until capacity is reached.


7:00 am
Registration / Continental Breakfast / Visit Exhibits

8:00 am
Theodore Parran, MD, OHSAM president

Introductions & Moderator
Gregory Boehm, MD, FASAM, OHSAM education committee chair          

8:10 am
12-Step Facilitation Therapy – does it really work?
Gregory Boehm, MD, FASAM, Medical Director, Y-Haven and Boehm Psych Services

Despite proven efficacy, 12-Step Facilitation Therapy (STF) often encounters resistance and skepticism. Identifying these can offer solutions to aid long term recovery. By attending this session learners should be able to discuss Cochrane database findings of 12-STF efficacy, identify common barriers and resistance to 12-STF and prepare a plan to make AA easy and incorporate the MAAZE Method.

8:40 am
Safe and Effective Outpatient Detoxification
Akhil Anand, MD, Alcohol & Drug Recovery Center, Cleveland Clinic

Although inpatient hospital-based medical treatment continues to be the most common form of alcohol detoxification, in the majority of cases the symptoms of uncomplicated alcohol withdrawal does not require aggressive medical intervention. For the appropriate patient, alcohol detoxification outside the hospital can be as safe, efficacious, less costly, less time-consuming and less interfering with their work and day-to-day activities. By attending this session learners should be able to describe the pathophysiology of alcohol withdrawal, identify from the patient’s history and presentation potential for symptomatic alcohol withdrawal, stratify patients appropriate for inpatient and outpatient detoxification and identify the medications used for the management of outpatient alcohol withdrawal.

9:10 am
Scope of the Fentanyl Crisis & Interesting Addiction Medicine Cases
Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM, Associate Clinical Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Illicitly manufactured Fentanyl has contaminated or replaced heroin in the USA and is responsible for the majority of opioid overdose deaths. Due its high lipophilicity, Fentanyl has had a major negative impact on the treatment of opioid use disorder. Addiction Medicine specialists need to understand the unique properties of Fentanyl in order to provide optimal care to our patients. By attending this session learners should be able to discuss the triple overdose threat of Fentanyl, interpret Fentanyl urine toxicology testing results accurately, and describe the controversy over naloxone dosing in the Fentanyl era. We will conclude with interesting addiction medicine cases.

10:30 am
Break / Visit Exhibits and Scientific Posters

11:10 am
Hepatitis C Virus from Screening to Cure
Amitkumar Patel, MD, Medical Director, BrightView Health

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is quite prevalent among people who use drugs (PWUD) yet a small percentage initiate treatment, Patients would benefit from education about the risk of disease progression, diagnostics and treatment options to prevent further morbidity. By attending this session learners should be able to discuss hepatitis C in PWUD, examine models of care and recommend evidence based interventions and treatment options.

11:40 am
Intravenous Drug Use Endocarditis
David Streem, MD, Alcohol & Drug Recovery Center, Cleveland Clinic

Injection drug use (IDU) is a well-established risk factor for infective endocarditis (IE), but patients with IE differ in multiple ways from others with this disease. This condition has stymied health systems for decades, leading to hundreds of thousands of dollars wasted per se with often little beneficial outcome to show for it. By attending this session learners should be able to discuss the epidemiology of serious infections among patients with IDU, demonstrate how outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) and its role in addressing serious infections can create barriers to IDU treatment, and evaluate how different models of IDU treatment in the setting of OPAT can improve outcomes.

12:10 pm
Business Meeting

12:30 pm
Lunch / Visit Exhibits and Scientific Posters

1:30 pm
Increasing Resilience in Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals
Christina Delos Reyes, MD

OhioPHP completed a survey in 2021 about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of Ohio’s healthcare professionals. It is never been more important to provide services and education to healthcare professionals about the impact of burnout and how to build resiliency. By attending this session you should be able to describe three reasons to understand My Best Reflected Self, list three common challenges professionals have with feedback regarding their professionalism, identify four factors that impact most medical training, and explain how you can assist in building “office resiliency” and apply common qualities of resilient people.


2:00 pm
RREACT Program – Rapid Response Emergency Addiction Crisis Team
Matthew Parish, Captain and Paramedic, City of Columbus Division of Fire

The opiate epidemic and substance use disorder is a pernicious disease that impacts not only individuals but the entire family and communities. Most individuals are only familiar with resources and issues related to SUD treatment and the devastation caused by the opiate epidemic. A better understanding of the entire continuum of care for SUD and recovery will provide an opportunity to fill the gaps, leading to better outcomes and reduce deaths related to opiate overdose. By attending this session learners should be able to access RREACT services and what the team’s capabilities and capacity is to help individuals with SUD, describe the Co-Responder Team approach used in the RREACT Program and the benefits and challenges of a multi-discipline approach.

2:30 pm
Understanding and Responding to Human Trafficking in Ohio
Maria Busch, MA, State Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Ohio Department of Public Safety

Health care professionals are in a strategic position to identify potential victims of human trafficking and intervene. Human trafficking is also very difficult to identify due to the hidden nature of the crime, the prevalence of trauma bonding with the trafficker, language barriers, and the reality that victims are often threatened by their trafficker to prevent them from reporting or seeking help. Due to the complexity of the crime, training is essential in equipping professionals to identify and respond. By attending this session learners should be able to define human trafficking, discuss the nature and prevalence of human trafficking in Ohio, and identify and respond to a potential victim of human trafficking.

3:00 pm
MAT in Prisons and Handoff/Transition to Treatment on Release
Paul Manning, DO, ABAM
Joan Papp, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Office of Opioid Safety, MetroHealth

MOUD is not widely available to people who are incarcerated despite a significantly higher risk of fatal overdose after release in this vulnerable population. Offering MOUD can reduce the risk of relapse, fatal overdose and recidivism. By attending this sessions learners should be able to describe risk factors for overdose associated with criminal justice setting; explain benefits and barriers to MOUD initiation in criminal justice setting, and apply essential steps to ensure continuity of treatment after release from the criminal justice system.

3:30 pm

4:00 pm

Overnight accommodations are available at The Renaissance Hotel Westerville-Polaris, 409 Altair Parkway, Westerville OH 43082. The reservation deadline to recounted room rate of $159 plus tax is Sept. 16. Click the button to the right to reserve a room online or call the Renaissance at 1-800-Marriott and mention the OHSAM meeting code: Oct2022 for the discount.

Corporate Sponsors

OHSAM extends their appreciation to the 2022 Corporate Sponsors who proudly support this educational opportunity for you, your practice, and your patients.


The following companies will be available during registration, breaks and lunch to discuss their products and services to help you and your practice. OHSAM greatly appreciates their financial support of the annual meeting.

  • AbbVie
  • Action Recovery/Boehm Psych Services
  • AmeriHealth Caritas of Ohio
  • Aware Recovery Care
    In-Home Addiction Treatment
  • BrightView
  • Buckeye Health Plan
  • Community Medical Services
  • Genoa Healthcare Pharmacy
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Hikma Speciality USA Inc.
  • Indivior
  • LabCorp
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Ohio for Responsible Gambling
  • OhioPHP
  • Orexo US, Inc.
  • Pear Therapeutics
  • Sonara Health
  • US WorldMeds

Continuing Medical Education

AMA PRA Category 1™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) and the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine. The OSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The OSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

No one involved in the planning and or presentation of this activity has any financial relationships to disclose.

AOA Category 1-A
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine designates this program for a maximum of 6 credits of AOA Category 1-A credit and will report the CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity

American Board of Preventive Medicine
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 5.0 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements. If requested, OHSAM will report your attendance to the ABPM.

American Board of Addiction Medicine
This course is a recognized activity for American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Diplomates enrolled in the Transitional Continuous Certification Program (TraCC). This course has been recognized by ABAM. Physicians enrolled in ABAM TraCC can apply a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing the 2022 Ohio Society of Addition Medicine Annual Meeting. Learners are responsible for reporting CME credits directly to the ABAM.

Nursing / Physician Assistant Education / Other
Through their reciprocity agreements, many licensing, credentialing and professional organizations accept courses from any provider who is ACCME accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1™ credit.

Cancellations made on or before close of business Sept. 30 will receive a full refund. No refunds on cancellations received thereafter. Even if no registration was paid, please extend the courtesy of notifying the OHSAM if you registered but cannot attend.
We will offer breakfast and lunch buffets to meet a variety dietary requests but if you have special accommodation requests please email Mary Whitacre at by Sept. 28. Same day requests cannot be accommodated.
Questions? Please contact Mary Whitacre at