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Addiction Medicine

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Innate Immune System Involvement in Pain and Addiction
Medical Marijuana: Benefits, Side Effects, and the Law

Fantastic Speaker! We want him back soon. – St. Vincent’s Health

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Physician & Patient Medication Communication
The Psychology of Pharmacology: How to Get Patients to Take Their
Successfully Dealing with Difficult Patients
Adherence: The Silent CV Risk Factor
Identifying and Managing Suicidal Patients
Helping People Change Behavior: Practical Tips for Busy Clinicians
Motivational Interviewing for Busy Clinicians
Modern Treatment of Depression
The Primary Care Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis & Treatment of Anxiety
Taking Your Medicine: Facilitating Patient Adherence with Treatment
What Is At-Risk Drinking & How You Might Successfully Intervene
Just Say…??? How to Talk with Alcohol and Substance Abusers
Depression in Physicians
When a Colleague Commits Suicide
Dealing with Suicide
Psychopharmacology for Non-Physicians
Mid-Life Crisis
Don’t Panic!!! Finding and Treating Your Patients with Anxiety Disorders
A Smile on Their Faces: Effectively Recognizing and Treating Depression

“Very excellent lecture Ð content & level very appropriate for the audience. Actually very good patient care pointers. One of our best recent Grand Rounds ” – Good Samaritan Hospital”His talk was really good. He is entertaining to listen to and we had a full house.” – Providence Holy Cross Medical CenterGood, practical speaker with a great handout. – Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Co-Director, Gambling Studies Program
Professor of Psychiatry

E- Cigarettes
Pathological Gambling: The Hidden Addiction
Pharmacotherapy of Pathological Gambling
Evidenced-based Treatments for Addictive Disorder
Addiction Risks of Prescribed Narcotics
The Use and Abuse of Narcotics

Outstanding, practical speaker! – Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Pain & Palliative Care Specialist
Palliative Care Strategies

Abuse-Deterrence Technology for Opioids: Practical Tips for Use
Opioids: Minimizing Risks, Maximizing Safety with Opioid Prescribing
What’s New in Pain Management: Update of New Products, Delivery Systems and Guidelines for Care
End-of-Life Care: Blending Compassion with Pharmacology – Managing Pain and Other Symptoms
Let’s Quit Talking About Pain and Do Something: Practical Pain Management Tips for Busy Practitioners
Neuropathic Pain – Newer Treatment Options
New Trends in the Pharmacological Management of Acute and Chronic Pain
Advanced Pain Management: What to Do When All Else Fails
No Longer a Choice: Ethical Issues and Pain / Symptom Management
Pick an Opioid, Any Opioid? Reasons to Think Through the Decision Process
Opioids – Guidelines to Successful Treatment
Dealing with Difficult Pain Conditions and Challenging Patients
Managing Key Side Effects of Opioid Therapy
Understanding CDC Guidelines for Pain- Practical Tips for Busy Providers

Gregory L. Holmquist, PharmD, CPE, is the director and owner of Palliative Care Strategies, in Seattle, WA. He also provides direct patient care and consultative services for the chronic non-cancer pain and hospice teams at a large managed care organization in Washington. Dr. Holmquist has made numerous presentations about pain management, symptom control and palliative care throughout the United States, and he has been involved in a number of clinical trials and other research studies.Dr. Holmquist received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a board certified Oncology Pharmacist, an American Medical Association Certified Educator for Physicians on End-of-Life Care, and an American Society of Pain Educators Certified Pain Educator (C.P.E.). As a clinician and educator, Dr. Holmquists philosophy of care is summarized in one core statement, ÒMaking a difference in the lives of patientsÓ.
Very good speaker! – Heat to Heart Hospice “Greg did a great job today and received positive feedback from the attendees ” – Valley View Hospital “Gregory Holmquist brings to his educational offerings more than just words and pictures on slides. He brings years of real life clinical experience, a vast amount of research and scholarship, and a wonderful sense of humor to make it all the more enjoyable. Dr. Holmquist is a gifted pain educator” B. Elliot Cole, MD, MPA Executive Director American Society of Pain Educators “You are a dynamic educator. You gave a clear, comprehensive presentation on standard and innovative strategies to palliate uncontrolled pain…You enthusiastically and thoroughly covered the spectrum of pain problems and treatments! Your hands-on experience with a variety of situations gives your information a reality and practicality that attendees appreciate. Your talks attracted record turn-outs!” Bonnie Eckert, RN, BSN, CME Coordinator Patrick J Burns, DO, CME Director Kalispell Regional Medical Center “Just as promised, you did make a difference in the lives of our members attending the National Neuropathy Conference. Your delightful manner, candor, willingness to give everyone a chance to participate added up to a very much appreciated program. Remember the crowd waiting in line after your presentation for an opportunity to speak to you? You couldn’t miss it!” Al Porte, President Minnesota Neuropathy Association

Former Director of Toxicology
Assistant Dean
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Cell Neurobiology
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Hypertension:  Very Elevated Blood Pressure in Asymptomatic Patient…Now What?
America’s Addiction to Opioids: What Health Professionals Need to Know
Homeless & the Hospital Emergency Department
Creepy Crawlies- Insects, Infestation, Marine Envenomation
Tobacco Use Performance Measures and Nicotine Dependence
Elder Abuse
Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation (CURS2)
Prescription Drug Abuse
Strategies for Cessation
Geriatric Polypharmacy and Adverse Drug Reactions
Electronic Cigarettes
Core Measures for Tobacco Use Treatment
ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care
Approach to the Poisoned Patient
North American Snake Envenomation
Spiders and Scorpion and Insect Envenomation
Newer Drugs of Abuse (Spice, Bath Salts, Wax and more)
The Overlooked Addict: Patients, Providers, and Prescription Drug Abuse
Newer Antidotes and Gastrointestinal Decontamination
Is it Hot in Here? Heat-related Illness
Adverse Drug Reaction and Post Marketing Surveillance and Adverse Drug Reaction
Botox and Other Cosmetic Procedure Poisoning
Cold and Hot Environmental Emergencies
Athletic Performance Enhancers and Dieting Agents
Nicotine and E-Cigarettes
Caffeine and Energy Drinks
Meet Me at the Rave- Club Drugs of Abuse
Rapid Sequence Intubation and Procedural Sedation Medication and Toxicity
Acetaminophen Poisoning
Salicylate Poisoning
Opioid Poisoning
Iron Poisoning
Seafood Poisoning
Herbal Medications
Botulism, Tetanus, and Strychnine
Pharmaceutical Additives and Toxicity
Anticoagulant Toxicity and Reversal
The Brady Bunch- Beta Blocker, Calcium Channel Blocker, Digoxin, Clonidine Poisoning
Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Other Sympathomimetics
Antidiabetic Agents and Toxicity
Anticonvulsant Toxicity
Antidepressants and Lithium Poisoning
Antipsychotic Poisoning
Ethanol and Ethanol Withdrawal
Ethanol, Benzodiazepines and Other Sedative-Hypnotics
LSD, Hallucinogenic Amphetamines and Herbal Drugs of Abuse
Inhalant Abuse and Caustic Poisoning
Lead and Other Heavy Metal Poisoning
Insecticide, Pesticide and Herbicide Poisoning
Rodenticide Poisoning
Methanol, Ethylene Glycol, and Other Toxic Alcohol Poisoning
Plant Poisoning
Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Inhalation
Cyanide, Toxic Gases, and Methemoglobinemia
Chemical, Biological and Radiation Weapons

Sean Patrick Nordt is a board-certified Emergency Physician, dual-boarded Toxicologist, and a Pharmacist. He is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. He is a lecturer in Pharmacology at Keck School of Medicine. He has over 40 original publications on emergency medicine and toxicology related topics with multiple research studies on snake and spider envenomation. He has authored multiple book chapters and is a monthly contributor to Emergency Medicine Review and Perspective (EM-RAP). He lectures throughout the United States and internationally on toxicology topics. He is also a reviewer for approximately 10 peer reviewed journals. Dr. Nordt has won several teaching awards from several residency programs. He is a former Associate Director of the California Poison Control System-San Diego and was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSD and also Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at UCSF. He has served on the Board of Director of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology.
Dr. Nordt + his subject matter was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!  It was SOOOOOOOOOOO well received by our physicians.  Again, I cannot thank you enough for finding this wonderful speaker for us!  – Providence Little Company of Mary Excellent, compelling speaker open to taking questions during his presentation.- Providence Holy Cross Medical Center He is an excellent speaker, and all attendees appreciated his presentation.- Southern California Hospital Dr. Nordt is our new star! What a great combination—PharmD and ED physician. We had standing room only today. He was excellent, and we want him back. – Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Todd Creager Center for Successful Relationships, Inc.

Assessing and Treating Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
Physicians and Their Intimate Relationships: Problems and Solutions