Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcement

March 6, 2020

Building the Addiction Physician Workforce in Health/Treatment Systems

Tuesday, March 10 at 2:00 pm ET (60 minutes duration)

Webinar Goals:

  • Promote understanding of the addiction physician’s role in meeting the needs for substance use prevention and treatment.
  • Provide information and resources for efforts to expand the addiction physician workforce.
  • Highlight the need to expand the Addiction Medicine workforce and the desire to develop new fellowship opportunities.

Please Register:  https://ems9.intellor.com/?do=register&t=1&p=901264


  • James Carroll, J.D., Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Tim Brennan, M.D., MPH, Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs, American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM); Director, Addiction Institute, Mt. Sinai West & Morningside Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Karen Drexler, M.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine; Medical Director, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)
  • Michael Hoefer, M.D., Director, UCSF Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship; Director, SFVA Opioid Treatment Program, HS Assistant Clinical Professor Psychiatry UCSF;Education Committee Chair, AAAP
  • Kevin Kunz, M.D., Executive Vice President, ACAAM
  • Larissa Mooney, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, UCLA; Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Clinic; President-Elect, AAAP

Moderator:  Michael McNeely, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS, Hospital State Division Deputy Director/ RCORP Co-Lead, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration

Background: The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)’s Public Health, Education and Treatment component, in collaboration with the above agencies and associations, designed this webinar for medical professionals and addiction medicine specialists, addiction psychiatry specialists, and other physicians. Participants will learn about the role of an addiction physician and how health systems, hospitals, medical schools and community health centers can integrate them into their workforce.

This webinar will communicate the Administration’s support of expanding the addiction medicine workforce to support prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those who suffer from the chronic disease of addiction.