2023 OHSAM Annual Meeting

October 13, 2023

Click HERE to read details and apply online

Submission deadline is September 3, 2023

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.

Meeting Details

Friday, October 13, 2023
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 2023 membership dues, or aren’t sure of your membership status, go to
Your membership in ASAM includes OHSAM membership.

Make your reservations by Sept. 28 for the discounted room rate of $159 plus tax.
  • Online: Go here to reserve a room online
  • By phone: Call the Renaissance at 1-833-427-0292 and mention the OHSAM meeting code: Oct2023 for the discount

VIEW THE MEETING AGENDA (subject to change)

7:00 am
Registration / Continental Breakfast / Visit Exhibits

8:00 am
Ted Parran, MD, OHSAM president

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

8:10 am
Treatment for Novel Psychoactive Substances
Michael Weaver, MD, DFASAM, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

8:40 am
Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment
Michael Weaver, MD, DFASAM, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

9:10 am
Thinking Critically about Child Welfare Referrals for Parents with Substance Use Disorders
Lulu Zhao, MD, FACOG, FASAM, Director of RISE-Moms, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

9:40 am
Special Considerations for Treating SUDs in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Patients Layne
A. Gritti, DO, Sweetgrass Psychiatry

10:10 am
Break / Visit Exhibits and Scientific Posters

11:00 am
Contraception Essentials for the Addiction Specialist
Zevidah Vickery, MD, MSCI, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University

11:30 am
Use of Buprenorphine in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
William Goldman, DO, FABP, Diplomate ABPM, Medical Director, Akron Children’s Hospital Addiction Services

11:45 am
Women & Children’s Health Panel Discussion
Drs. Zhao, Gritti, Vickery and Goldman – moderated by Dr. Boehm

12:00 pm
Lunch / Visit Exhibits and Scientific Posters

12:45 pm
State of Ohio Addiction Services Priorities & Initiatives
Director Lori Criss, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Service

1:15 pm
Ohio Office-based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) Rules Update
Jerica Stewart, Communications Officer, State Medical Board of Ohio

1:30 pm
Gambling Disorder, Treatment, and Recovery
Heather A. Chapman, PhD, ICGC II, BACC, Assistant Chief Psychology Service, Director Gambling Treatment Program, Deputy Director Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Addiction Recovery Program

2:00 pm
Addressing Barriers & Disparities in Addiction Treatment
Kathleen Alto, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MetroHealth

3:00 pm
Screening, Treatment and Pharmacological Clinical Considerations for HCV in Persons with Substance Use
James Hanje, MD, FAASLDO, Ohio Gastroenterology Group and Co-Medical Director for the Comprehensive Liver Center at Ohio Health Kenneth Barga, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, Ambulatory Hepatology Pharmacist, OhioHealth Comprehensive Liver Program

3:45 pm
HCV Panel Discussion

4:00 pm
Poster Awards / Business Meeting / Adjourn

Corporate Sponsors

OHSAM extends their appreciation to the 2023 Corporate Sponsors who proudly support this educational opportunity for you, your practice, and your patients


Interested in exhibiting? Contact Mary Whitacre at

  • Aware Recovery Care
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Orexo US, Inc.
  • Recovery Resources

Continuing Medical Education

Details pending – please check back for updates.

Cancellations made on or before close of business Oct. 6 will receive a full refund. No refunds on cancellations received thereafter.
Questions? Please contact Mary Whitacre at