Professional Events

Frontiers in Addiction Lectures Series

Presented by Thelma McMillen Center

Upcoming Lecture

Pain and Addiction: Challenges & Controversies

May 19, 2015

Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Drive, Torrance, CA
8:30 AM Breakfast; 9:00 - 11:30 AM Lecture

Educational Objectives

  • List examples of the complicated co-occurring diagnoses of chronic pain and addiction when they both occur in an individual
  • List implications for treatment interventions with chronic pain with specific discussion of central pain syndromes
  • Describe and show brain mechanisms for the experience of pain and suffering


Mel Pohl, M.D. Medical Director
Las Vegas Central Recovery
Las Vegas, Nevada

2015 Calendar

July 21

"Motivational Interviewing"
Thomas Freese, Ph.D. Director of Training
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program
Santa Monica, California

September 15

"Family Systems Treatment with Complex Clients"
Kenneth Perlmutter, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Founder Family Recovery Institute
San Francisco, California

November 17

"Adolescents, Families and Dual Diagnosis"
John D. Lieberman, MA COO
Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers
Malibu, Brentwood, Santa Monica

CME/CEU Credit

2.5 CMEs/CEUs certificates

Torrance Memorial Medical Center is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Torrance Memorial Medical Center takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category I credit TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

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