WISAM Open Exchange 

The Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine hosts a monthly "Open Exchange" virtual series for discussion on issues affecting one's practice, patient care or the overall addiction medicine landscape. The Zoom calls serve as an open forum for members and non-members alike to informally interact with WISAM leaders.

Non-member clinicians may participate by signing up to receive notifications. Let us know if you have a topic for future discussion!

Schedule of 2023 Open Exchange Calls
(7:00-8:00 p.m. Central Time) -- subject to change


Monday, September 25, 2023 - REGISTER HERE

Discussion Topic: "Discussion on Proposed Kratom Legislation"

Lead by: David Galbis-Reig, MD, DFASAM and Ritu Bhatnagar, MD, MPH


Monday, August 28, 2023

Discussion Topic: "I prescribe buprenorphine for addiction; do I need to certify under DHS-75?"

Lead by: David Galbis-Reig, MD, DFASAM

Monday, January 23, 2023

Discussion Topic: 2023 Series Introduction

Lead by: Melissa Milne, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC, CARN-AP

Monday, February 27, 2023

Discussion Topic: Harm Reduction Approaches from the Emergency Room Setting

Featured Speaker: Dr. Christopher Eberlein, MD

Lead by: Charles Schauberger, MD

Monday, March 27, 2023

Discussion Topic: Substance Use Disorder in Native American Populations: Challenges and Resiliency
Featured Speaker: CAPT. Ted Hall, PharmD, BCPP, USPHS/Indian Health Services
Lead by: Ritu Bhatnagar, MD, MPH, FASAM, WISAM Chapter President

Monday, May 22, 2023 - View Recording

Discussion Topic: Wisconsin Addiction Recovery "211" Helpline
Lead by: Ezra Lyon, MD
Featured Speakers:

  • Charlene Mouille, President and CEO, United Way of Wisconsin
    Charlene Mouille is the President and CEO of United Way of Wisconsin, and partners with Wisconsin’s 40 local United Ways that are dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit sector and improve education, financial stability, and health outcomes to improve lives. Charlene joined the United Way network in 2014. In 2015, Charlene was asked to also lead 211 Wisconsin to strengthen the statewide information and referral system and coordinate with Wisconsin’s eight regional contact centers that make more than 450,000 referrals annually. Charlene led a 211-modernization initiative and is currently engaged in developing the Wisconsin Information and Referral Exchange.
  • Megan Kenney, State Program Director, 211 Program
    Megan Kenney is the 211 State Program Director for United Way of Wisconsin. Megan joined the United Way of Wisconsin team in 2018 and works daily to support the 211 Wisconsin System. 211 Wisconsin works to connect everyone in Wisconsin with quick and easy access to community-based health and human services information and resources

Monday, July 24, 2023 - View Recording

Discussion Topic: Treating opioid and alcohol use disorder - expanding capacity in primary care.
Featured Speaker: Erin Trost, MD
Lead by: Ritu Bhatnagar, MD, MPH, FASAM, WISAM Chapter President
Review "Opioid Use Disorder: A Primary Care Approach" before recording.

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