The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) is going virtual for their 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium (December 10-13, 2020). The goal of their event is to recognize emerging issues and trends in addiction psychiatry and be on the forefront of diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders.
Symposium III, happening December 12, 2020 will focus on “Increasing Access to and Utilization of Medications for Addiction Treatment.” This symposium will provide insight into the importance of implementing tailored approaches in addiction treatment methods to increasing access to and utilization of medications. Jonathan Craig Allen, MD, Rushford Treatment Center, Hartford Healthcare is one of four groups who have put this methodology into practice. On Saturday, December 12, 2020 he will examine the results of the Medication for Addiction Treatment Close To Home (MATCH) project.
MATCH is a SAMHSA grant-funded project designed to expand the footprint for opioid use disorder treatment in Central and Eastern Connecticut. MATCH aims to enhance community-based clinics’ use of tele-health, digital technology and recovery support specialists to engage clients in substance use disorder treatment initiation and retention. These interventions were designed to encourage hospital based and primary care inductions, as well as improving retention of patients engaged in treatment.
The MATCH model utilizes TryCycle, a clinical decision support tool and mobile health monitoring system to help providers and patients work together on recovery.
The model also provides community-based programming where patients access psychosocial, psychopharmacologic and recovery support services (RSS) in one location.
About the AAAP Annual Meeting
The goal of the conference is to recognize emerging issues and trends in addiction psychiatry and be on the forefront of diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders.
For specialists in Addiction Psychiatry, general psychiatrists, primary care providers, researchers, medical students and other health care professionals, AAAP is an engaging group of like-minded professionals who are leading experts in translating work from the laboratory to solutions in the real world. This event provides the latest scientific developments in substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and allied health professionals.