The New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
May 18, 2024
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NECCAP Member @ $75 per person

Non-Member  @ $90 per person

This conference qualifies for 3 credits on opioids & pain management continuing medical education required by MA BORIM in each license renewal
Sharon Weinstein, MD – Medical Director & President 

The New England Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


2024 Update

What Every Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Needs to Know About Opioids, Marijuana, and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

May 18th, 2024

8:30am – 12:30pm (Virtual) 

Sharon Weinstein, MD and Abita Raj, MD, Co-Directors



Massachusetts and the United States are currently in the midst of a public health crisis due to the opioid epidemic. More child and adolescent psychiatrists and other pediatric providers who understand how to work with adolescents and families are needed to support young people with substance use disorders, including opioid use disorders. This training will provide background on the opioid epidemic, review assessment and treatment for opioid use disorders, including drug testing, medication, therapy, and family interventions, and accessing care. Guidance for working with parents of children with opioid use disorders will also be reviewed.  Finally, an update on cannabis and its uses in the context of legalization in Massachusetts, neurobiology of marijuana in the developing brain, and multimodal treatment strategies for adolescent cannabis use disorders will be provided.


Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders and Psychiatric Disorders in Adolescents

Amy Yule, MD – Vice Chair of Addiction Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine


  Medication for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD) and Pain Management: Where do adolescents stand?

Sarah Bagley, MD – Medical Director of the Center for Addiction Treatment for Adolescent/Young Adults Who Use Substances (CATALYST), Boston Medical Center

  Golden Ticket to Accessing Care and Resources for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

Abita Raj, MD – Medical Director of Community Healthlink (CHL), Child Division, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UMASS Chan Medical School.


Behavioral and Family Interventions for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

Jessica Nargiso, Ph.D – Clinical Psychologist, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School


 Drug Testing in Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

Miriam Schizer, MD, MPH– Medical Director of the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program (ASAP), Division of Addiction Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

 Marijuana in Teenagers: A Pandemic in a Pandemic?

Tim Wilens, MD – Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Co-Director, Center for Addiction Medicine; MGH Trustees Chair in Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School