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2024 – 2025 Academic Year Schedule

Date Topic/Title Presenter
July 19, 2024 Review of Medications to Treat Stimulant Use Disorder (New ASAM guidelines) David Leinweber, MD
August 16, 2024 Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder: Review of FDA Approved and Off-label MAUD Randy Brown, MD, PhD
September 20, 2024 Plans for the Use of Wisconsin Opioid Settlement Funds Michelle R. Haese CAPSW, CSAC
October 18, 2024 Lessons Learned Using Brixadi Alison Miller, DO
November 15, 2024 Marijuana Use in the Perinatal Patient Dr. Elizabeth Hovis – Periscope Project
December 20, 2024 Sharing a Model of Care (Compass) for Low Threshold, Accessible MOUD for people who use drugs – with an emphasis around stigma Elizabeth Salisbury Afshar, MD
January 17, 2025 Proposed SAMHSA Changes to Methadone Regulations for Treatment of OUD Hillary Tamar, MD, FASAM
February 21, 2025 Caring for Individuals with Co-occurring SUDs and Personality Disorders Virginia Medinilla, MD, PhD
March 21, 2025 Co-morbid PTSD and SUD Management – with Pharmacotherapeutic Aspects Dana Marlowe, MD
April 18, 2025 Cannabis and ADHD on College Campus Ritu Bhatnagar, MD, MPH, FASAM, DFAPA
May 16, 2025 Caring for Older Patients with Substance Use Disorders Laurel Bessey, MD


2023 – 2024 Academic Year Schedule

Date Topic/Title Presenter
July 21, 2023 Telehealth to Deliver Addiction Medicine Services in Rural Communities Jillian Landeck, MD
August 18, 2023 WI HCV elimination plan Kailynn Mitchell, MPH – Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
September 15, 2023 Delivering Harm Reduction Care and Balancing w/ Plans for Treatment/Recovery Ben Bruso – Supervisor, Prevention Services, Vivent Health
October 20, 2023 Sublocade Pearls: Real World Lessons from Using Buprenorphine-XR Alison Miller, DO – Clinical Associate Professor, DFMCH
November 17, 2023 Mobile OTP Units Dan Bizjak, MSW, LCSW, ICS, CSAC – State Opioid Treatment Authority (SOTA), Wisconsin Department of Health Services
December 15, 2023 Coordination of Care for Patients Coming In/Out of Correctional Facilities Elizabeth Salibury Afshar -Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH
Program Director, Preventive Medicine Residency
Medical Director of Harm Reduction Services, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health and Population Health Sciences
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
January 19, 2024 A Brief Review of How to Complete ASAM Criteria to Connect Patients to the Best Level of Care Laura Menningen, LPC, CSAC, ICS
Clinical Supervisor – Substance Abuse (OP)
Clinical Supervisor – Center for Addictive Disorders (IP)
Health Link Clinical Super User
UW Heath – Behavioral Health and Recovery
February 16, 2024 Pain Management of End of Life with Those with SUD – General Guidelines for Care Eric Marty, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor
Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
March 15, 2024 Pain Management in the Setting of OUD + Buprenorphine Maintenance Ana Pearson, MD (she/her)
Resident Physician, PGY-3
Dept. of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Wisconsin—Madison
April 19, 2024 Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in the Emergency Room Julie Doniere, MD
May 17, 2024 TBD TBD
June 21, 2024 Use of Psychedelics to Treat SUDs: A Review of Current Research Randall Brown, MD, PhD, DFASAM
Professor – Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Director – UW Hospital, Center for Addictive Disorders; Program Director – UW Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program