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The Opioid Epidemic: Tools for Solutions Conference

Recognizing and Treating Opioid Abuse in Your Practice

Friday, July 21, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • POST TEST MUST complete before ABIM MOC can be issued.
  • Only available for American Board of Internal Medicine.
ACCME Commendation

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM - Maintenance of Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine - Maintenance of Certification Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure has approved this course for 3 HB1 hours.

Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Other Healthcare Professionals

Continuing education requirements vary from state to state. Many national accrediting organizations, such as AAPA, ANCC, AANPCP, as well as state boards, recognize ACCME-approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and these credits may be used as such toward continuing education requirements. Upon completion of attendance attestation and evaluation, all non-physician professional attendees will receive a certificate of attendance stating that the conference is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. It is the responsibility of each professional attendee to understand the requirements for license renewal.  SMA encourages all attendees to contact their state or national licensing board(s) and/or professional organization(s) to become familiar with their policies for acceptable continuing education credit.

Attendee Information

The goal of this activity is to provide practical strategies for change that healthcare providers can implement within their organizations to reverse the addiction crisis in communities.

Pre-Test and Post-Test

Registrants will be asked to test their knowledge prior to the conference by completing a pre-test. Completion of this anonymous pre-test allows us to evaluate your level of understanding before the meeting to ensure we are delivering the appropriate level of information and helps us to plan the highest quality of CME activities for you and your colleagues in the future.  The same test will be administered post-conference to measure your learning outcomes.

CME Credit and Conference Evaluation

CME credit is processed on-line. The credit and evaluation link will be provided in your meeting materials and in a post-meeting email. Your CME credit is determined from your completion of an on-line form.  Certificates will be e-mailed to the address you indicate on your submission within two weeks of the meeting.


The primary purpose of this CME conference is education.  Information presented and techniques discussed are intended to inform physicians of medical knowledge, clinical procedures, and experiences of physicians willing to share such information with colleagues.  It is recognized that a diversity of professional opinions exists in the contemporary practice of medicine, which influence the selection of methods and procedures.  The views and approaches of faculty are offered solely for educational purposes.  The Southern Medical Association disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages to any individual attending this CME conference and for all claims, which may result from the use of the information presented at this conference.


Southern Medical Association is the sponsor for this activity.  For questions or to request assistance for ADA special needs, contact SMA at 800-423-4992, ext. 620; by fax to 205-945-1830; by mail, SMA, 3500 Blue Lake Drive, Suite 360, Birmingham, AL 35243; website:

SMA Faculty Disclosure Policy and Conflict of Interest Resolution

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, it is SMA’s policy that all individuals involved with planning and implementation of the content of an SMA CME/CE activity are required to disclose to the audience 1) any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on, patients and 2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation. Conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to the activity.

Schedule is tentative. Session titles and times may change.

Friday, July 21

5:00 pm
Welcome and Overview of Objectives
Philip Hartman, MD

5:05 pm
Chronology of the Opioid Epidemic
Van Ingram

5:35 pm
How Practices Can Be Manipulated
Brian Stine

6:05 pm
Cognitive Therapies for Addiction/Recovery Coaching
Mike Foster

6:35 pm
Pharmacotherapies for Addiction
Mike Kalfas, MD

7:15 pm
Life After Addiction: A Patient Interview
Michael Stevens and Philip Hartman, MD

7:40 pm
Panel Discussion, Questions and Answers

7:55 pm
Call to Action
Philip Hartman, MD

8:00 pm

Philip Hartman, MD

Dr. Hartman is a family physician with St Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky. Born in Southwest Ohio, he went on to obtain his education from Wheeling Jesuit University and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

After medical school, he became a board certified Family Physician through training with St Elizabeth Healthcare of Northern Kentucky. He practices broad based, integrative medicine including inpatient and outpatient care settings, infants through the elderly, numerous procedures, acupuncture for the treatment of pain and traditional Western medicine for other chronic disease states and ailments such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and drug addiction. He is passionate about providing for his patients' needs with high quality, evidence-based care. Serving as the Counselor to the State of Kentucky for the Southern Medical Association, he strives to bring other physicians the tools they need to enjoy practicing excellent medicine.

He regularly teaches medical students from his own alma mater as well as University of Louisville where he holds a gratis associate faculty position. Taking his mission abroad, he has left the country numerous times to see patients in Belize and Haiti.

Mike Foster

In 2012 after a long and successful career in the music business as a percussion instructor, Mike Foster graduated from the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies in Fort Worth, TX. Mike did his practicum at The Right Step Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Euless, TX and was hired on as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern shortly after.

There he facilitated group therapy and provided counseling services to adult and adolescent clients. In January of 2016, Mike joined a team of treatment providers at Bridges Counseling and Family Services Center in Southeastern, Indiana as a Caseworker. It was through that experience that Mike was introduced to the idea of Recovery Coaching. Mike is currently a Certified Recovery Coach, Recovery Coach Certified Supervisor, and a Certified Nurturing Parenting Facilitator.

Van Ingram

Mr. Ingram is the Executive Director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. Van joined ODCP in November 2004, shortly after it was created with the mission of coordinating Kentucky’s substance abuse efforts in enforcement, treatment and prevention/education.

Van served with the Maysville Kentucky Police Department for more than 23 years, the last six as Chief of Police. He is a former President of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, and was named “Kentucky Chief of the Year” in 2001. He is the 2004 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement, as well as, the Melvin Shein Award for distinguished service to Kentucky law enforcement.

Van is a certified law enforcement instructor and has trained officers across the state on a variety of topics, including community oriented policing, case management, and “Kentucky Substance Abuse Issues” for Chiefs, Sheriff’s and command staff. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of substance abuse issues both in Kentucky and nationally.

Mina "Mike" Kalfas, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Kalfas was raised in Campbell County, Kentucky, and is a family medicine practitioner with deep roots in the community.  Dr. Kalfas received his medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his residency at Bethesda Family Practice Program in Cincinnati. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.

He joined The Christ Hospital Physicians after practicing in Pendleton County for 15 years as a primary care physician and as the medical director of the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Michael Stevens

A patient of Dr. Philip Hartman, Michael is a recovering addict who is celebrating over 16 months drug-free.  Addicted to heroin, he found all aspects of his life affected.  Seeking help, he has been able to regain control and his life has improved dramatically.  Michael wants to help others learn how they can overcome their addictions and take control of their lives as shown by the active role he has played in the recovery of friends.

Brian M. Stine

Mr. Stine is supervisory special agent for the Cincinnati DEA office, with 22 years as an agent and a total of 28 years in law enforcement.  His specialized areas of training include narcotics investigation, firearms, and tactics.


Watch SMA’s educational sessions in live streaming video over the Internet, and earn CME credit!

If you are unable to travel to Erlanger, your personal computer can provide access to the live conference from your office, home, or anywhere an Internet connection is available. NOTE: Schedule times are for the Eastern Time Zone

Broadcast Information

  • The day of the broadcast, plan to sign-in 15 minutes prior to the start time.
  • Access by the website by clicking the link in your confirmation email.
  • Approximately one week prior to the Conference, you will also receive instructions via email regarding accessing the on-line syllabus materials, as well as instructions for claiming CME/CE credit.

SMA Webcast - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Live Webcast?

A webcast is streaming audio and video of a conference, which you may watch live from your home or office computer.

Can multiple people from my company watch the webcast?

Yes; however, only the registered attendee will receive CME/CE credit.

Will I be able to ask questions through a chat session while watching the webcast?

At this time, you will not have the ability to ask questions during the live broadcast.

How long do I have access to the lectures following the course?

The broadcast will be available on-demand approximately 7 working days after the event.

NOTE:  In order to claim CME credit, you must watch the LIVE event.  Credit will NOT be awarded for watching the sessions “on-demand” after the conclusion of the conference.

Can I watch from my iPhone, iPad, or smart devices?

For best viewing results, the preferred format for viewing the webcast is on a PC or laptop computer.  You may view on smart devices (ie, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc); however, the graphics may not be as clear.

Will I need to install software in advance?


Will I need access to both the internet and a telephone?

All of our sessions are delivered via your personal computer or laptop’s speakers with access to the Internet.  Dial-in is not available.

How will I claim my CME credit?

After watching the sessions LIVE, you will be emailed a link to evaluate the sessions, and to claim CME credit.  You must attest that you watched the event “live” in order to claim the credit.

May I view the webcast on my Mac?


What is the minimal transfer rate for the Internet Connection (streaming rate)?

You will need a high speed connection, 5mbps minimum

Other Technical Requirements

  • Windows:  x86 or x64 (64-bit mode support for IE only).  1.6-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM, sound card and speakers.  Internet Explorer 7+, Google Chrome 12+, and Firefox 3.6+
  • Mac:  A Mac running Mac OS 10.4.11+ (Browsers must be in 32-bit mode), an Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM, sound capabilities, and Safari 5.5+, Google Chrome 16.0+
  • Internet Connection:  A Cable or DSL internet connection (200 kbps+) is highly recommended for the best experience.  A low speed modem connection (56k) can be used, but is not recommended and buffering is to be expected.
  • IMPORTANT – If you are planning to view any online course from a place of work, it is HIGHLY recommended that you first check with your IT department and/or Network Administrator to make sure that:
    • You are allowed access to install programs on your computer and
    • You are allowed access to view online streaming media.
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