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Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference
Pain and Addiction, Best Practices and Proper Prescribing:
Addiction and Behavioral Health Post-COVID

The Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference has been developed specifically in cooperation with the WV Board of Medicine, WV Board of Osteopathic Medicine, WV Board of Nursing, and WV Board Pharmacy to meet the 3-hour CME requirement for all physicians, nurses, physician assistants, podiatrists, pharmacists and others who prescribe/dispense controlled substances. Registration fee of $110 includes access to all sessions until March 1, 2022.

CMEs Available:

  • 16 CMEs for MDs, DOs, PA, Pharmacists, Nurses, Counselors, Social Workers, LPCs and addiction professionals.
  • Attorney MCLE 18 credits with 1.2 Ethic credits
  • CE Credits jointly provided by CAMC Institute

An American Board of Addiction Medicine Recognized Activity
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 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing the Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference; Pain and Addiction, Best Practices & Proper Prescribing Virtual Event.

This virtual conference is supported by a Physician Education Grant provided by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health and administered by the WV Medical Professionals Health Program; Grant #G210667.

Conference Partners




2021 Exhibit and Support Invitation – October 28-29, 2021

We wish to invite you to consider sponsorship of and participation in the Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference: Pain and Addiction, Best Practices and Proper Prescribing scheduled for October 28 and 29, 2021 as a Virtual Conference Event.

West Virginia law requires all physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, advanced registered nurse practitioners, dentists, etc. who prescribe/dispense controlled substances to complete a continuing education program approved by their respective licensing board. This conference has been developed specifically in cooperation with the West Virginia Board of Medicine and West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine to meet the 3-hour CME requirement for all physicians, physician assistants and podiatrists. ~16 hours of CME/CEs for multiple disciplines.

There are several exhibitor or other supportive sponsorships available. Please see attached Exhibitor Application/Contract for details. We also look forward to acknowledging your contribution during the conference.

Click on speaker names below for bios.


Thursday, October 28, 2021

2021-10-28 08:00:00

8:00–8:15 am Virtual Audience “Housekeeping and Introduction”

P. Bradley Hall, MD
WV Medical Professionals Health Program
2021-10-28 08:15:00

8:15-9:45 am COVID-19, Addiction, Mental Illness, State of the State

Ayne Amjad, MD, MPH
WVDHHR Bureau for Public Health
Christina Mullins
WVDHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health
Matthew Christiansen, MD
WVDHHR Office of Drug Control Policy

9:45–9:55 am Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2021-10-28 09:55:55

9:55–10:55 am Drug Courts 2021

Terrence D. Walton
National Association of Drug Court Professionals

10:55–11:05 am Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2021-10-28 11:05:00

11:05 am–12:05 pm Methamphetamine

Patrick Marshalek, MD
West Virginia University School of Medicine

12:05–12:15 pm Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2021-10-28 12:15:00

12:15–1:15 pm Pregnancy and SUD

Tricia Wright, MD
University of California

1:15–1:25 pm Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2021-10-28 13:25:00

1:25–2:25 pm Applying Quality Improvement to Medication for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD) Services

Todd Molfenter
NIATx Foundation

2:25–2:35 pm Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2021-10-28 14:35:00

2:35–3:35 pm Telemedicine and the New Face of Healthcare Delivery

Kari-Beth Law, MD
West Virginia University

3:35–3:45 pm Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2021-10-28 15:45:00

3:45–4:45 pm Confronting Implicit Bias in Ourselves and Our Institutions

Shelvy Campbell-Monroe, PhD
Marshall University

4:45–5:05 Wrap-up and Raffle

Friday, October 29, 2021

2021-10-29 08:00:00

8:00–8:15 Virtual Audience “Housekeeping”

P. Bradley Hall, MD
WV Medical Professionals Health Program
2021-10-29 08:15:00

8:15–9:15 am Overdose Statistics 2021 Update

Allen Mock, MD
State of WV Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

9:15–9:25 am Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2021-10-29 09:25:00

9:25–10:25 am Combining Medications with 12-Step Model Treatment Improves OUD Outcomes

Robert DuPont, MD
Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.

10:25 AM – 10:35 AM Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2021-10-29 10:35:00

10:35- 11:35 am One-Year Later- Avoiding Professional Burnout and Attending to Mental Health in the New Normal

Jessica Gold, MD
Washington University

11:35–11:45 am Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2021-10-29 11:45:00

11:45 am–12:45 pm Legislative Update and WV Laws, Rules, Regulations and CSMP

Elliott Birckhead
WVDHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health

12:45–12:55 pm Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2021-10-29 12:55:00

12:55–1:55 pm Women, Addiction and Trauma

Stephanie Covington, PhD, LCSW
Institute for Relational Development and Center for Gender and Justice

1:55–2:05 pm Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2021-10-29 14:05:00

2:05–3:35 pm Best Practices of Pain Treatment and Proper Prescribing

Michael Baron, MD, MPH
Tennessee Medical Foundation

3:35–3:45 pm Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2021-10-29 15:45:00

3:45–4:45 pm Infectious Disease and Injection Drug Use: Deadly Synergies

Judith Feinberg, MD
West Virginia University School of Medicine
2021-10-29 16:45:00

4:45–5:45 pm Overdose and Compassion Fatigue

James Berry, DO
West Virginia University
Erin Winstanley, PhD
West Virginia University

5:45–6:05 pm Wrap-up and Raffle

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Frequently Asked Questions

The virtual event is scheduled for October 28 – 29, 2021.
As long as you are registered prior to October 28, 2021, access to the virtual event, including CME, will remain available until March 1, 2022.
Yes, the conference will offer ~16 hours of CME/CEs for multiple disciplines.

Yes, in order to receive the 3-hour licensure board mandated CME, you MUST view each of the following sessions:

Friday, October 28, 2021
  • 8:15 a.m. Allen Mock MD, Overdose Statistics 2021 Update;
  • 11:45 a.m. Elliott Birckhead, Legislative Update and WV Laws, Rules, Regulations and CSMP
Friday, October 28, 2021:
  • 2:05 p.m. Michael Baron, MD, MPH, Best Practices of Pain Treatment and Proper Prescribing
Yes, you need to register for the event to be able to access the speaker sessions and visit exhibitor booths and obtain the CME/CE available.
Yes, the attendee registration fee is $110. Exhibitor fees are based on the type of sponsorship level chosen, please review the exhibitor page for more information on the different packages of sponsor levels.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the internet. Chrome internet browser is preferred.
Using the credential’s you created while registering, which is your login id (this is the email id you entered) and password, you can login to the live virtual event October 28 – 29, 2021; and anytime up to March 1, 2022 . Once logged in you will be taken to the virtual lobby where you will see the ‘auditorium’ for speaker sessions and the ‘exhibit hall’ to visit exhibitors.
The vFairs Platform has created an automated process to create and populate each Exhibitor’s Booth. Once participation is confirmed, our team will send you a link to begin the process. Exhibitors will be provided a range of booth templates to choose from. Once completed, company information, logos, documents, etc. will be uploaded.

Each booth includes the following items:

  • Company profile and logo
  • Contact information
  • Links to Company Website, Social Media Pages, etc.
  • Video Vignettes (if desired)
  • Upload docs and presentations
  • Ability to connect with attendees in chatbox, individually or as a group
Yes, Exhibitors can chat with attendees during the virtual event. Exhibitors can do group chat as well as private chat with attendees.
Technical and Customer Service help is available by emailing aapdac@getvfairs.io or calling 1-415-230-0098 M-F 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST.