ISAM in Brief

The International Society of Addiction Medicine, ISAM, is an international fellowship of physicians  founded in 1998 and committed to the advancement of knowledge about Addiction Medicine through the:
  • Recognition of physicians worldwide who have a major role to play in its management
  • Enhancement of the credibility of the physician’s role
  • Emphasis of the importance of educational activities

ISAM Information Brochure


  • Annual Scientific Congress: October 4-7, 2022 Valletta, Malta
  • Provision of a membership-based forum for physicians worldwide
  • Biannual email Newsletters, informing members of ISAM activities and meetings
  • ISAM Committees and position papers on select topics relevant to practice methods
  • International Certification Exam in Addiction Medicine
  • Textbook of Addiction Treatment: International Perspectives
  • ISAM Fundamental Modules held annually
  • Regularly offered webinars



Global Excellence in Addiction Medicine


A strong and forward looking society in addiction medicine that supports its members and affiliate organisations to deliver high-quality patient centered care all over the world.


Our values underpin everything we do at ISAM:
Innovation  •  Respect  •  Excellence  •  Collaboration  •  Learning  •  Diverse


Organogram of Internal Structure

ISAM Global Congress

ISAM Conferences Themes and Locations


VISA information for Malta: 


Our Congress Learning Objectives:

At the end of this program the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss issues related to addiction (alcohol, cannabis, opioids) which are occurring globally
  2. Review advances and research in the field of addiction medicine around the world
  3. Apply updated treatment, management, and prevention concepts and strategies to their practice


The 2021 Annual ISAM Global Congress Abstracts and presentations will be available in the Members’ Only section under the Members Tab

Collaborating International Organizations


EUFAS – European Federation of Addiction Societies




ICUDDRInternational Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction


WADDWorld Association of Dual Disorders 



EMCDDAEuropean Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

POMPIDOU GROUP – Pompidou Group

INHSU – The International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users