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Why Join ISAM?  We Provide a Window to the World!  Benefits Include:

  • Networking and exchange of information with the international community
  • Access to information concerning resources and products from a variety of organizations in 101 countries from all continents
  • Ability to inform and influence public policy at a global level through participation in ISAM position papers and other activities
  • Participation in the establishment of global public policy through ISAM position papers and other activities
  • Participation in the establishment of international standards for education, certification & treatment of addictions; possible audit
  • Reduced Rates For Registration and Other Products
  • Travel Fellowships
  • Journal, Newsletters, and more!


How to Join

ISAM Workshops will run at ISAM-CSAM 2020 Victoria on November 11, 2020

To register for these click on Learn More below:
Leadership Workshop
$200 US for ISAM members
$300 US for non-ISAM members
$100 US for Low or Middle Income countries (please see World Bank list)

Training/Knowledge Transfer Workshop
$200 US for ISAM members
$300 US for non-ISAM members
$100 US for Low or Middle Income countries (please see World Bank list)

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Annual Meetings

ISAM-CSAM are aware of the ongoing developments and impact of the Covid-19 virus.  At this time our 2020 annual meeting and scientific conference in Victoria, Canada is still going ahead as planned Nov 12-14, 2020.

 We will follow the Government of Canada recommendations regarding gatherings and international travel.  As the conference is not until November 2020, there are no recommendations regarding events at that time yet.  Should the conference be cancelled full registration fees paid would be refunded.

 We appreciate your interest in ISAM-​CSAM 2020 and hope you will submit an abstract and/or register for the conference.  Any updates to our conference plans will be posted on the webpages.  



Click on the above and you will be redirected to the CSAM webpages which is the platform we will be using for the joint 2020 ISAM-CSAM meeting.

*** Prior to submitting an abstract you will need to register for a FREE Abstract membership to help in communication giving you an identifier number – it is the last category under CSAM membership (follow prompts on the Abstract Submission page

Please contact the office by email if there are problems


ISAM 2020 Victoria, BC, Canada

Nov 12-14, 2020

Venue: Victoria Conference Centre

Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel

Discounts: on Westjet and Air Canada flights as well as Harbour Air

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ISAM 2021 Valletta, Malta

Venue: Mediterranean Conference Centre

Sept 28 – Oct 1, 2021

ISAM-NIG announces two webinar series on "Developing, translating, and implementing neuroscience findings in the daily practice of addiction treatment and prevention", as well as "COVID-19 and addiction medicine". @ISAMAddiction
via @NIDAnews

Missed our @ISAMAddiction webinar on #Covid_19 earlier this week? We recorded it! Watch here to learn more about how #addiction services globally are changing how they deliver care at this challenging time.

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Latest News

Financial Assistance for those recovering from Addiction

March 29

  Click on title below for the complete article. Financial Assistance for Those Recovering From Addiction

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COVID19 and Substance Use Disorders: Recommendations to a Comprehensive Healthcare Response

March 27

Please click on link to access information:

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Board of Directors

  • Dr. Kathleen Brady (USA), President
  • Dr. Alex Baldacchino (UK), President-Elect
  • Dr. Riaz Khan (Switzerland) Treasurer
  • Dr. Gregory Bunt (USA) Past-President
  • Dr. Hamad Al Ghaferi (UAE)
  • Dr. Henrietta M Bowden-Jones (UK)
  • Dr. Marc Potenza (USA)
  • Dr. Helena Hansen (USA)


  • Dr. Nady el-Guebaly (Canada) – Chief Examiner

ISAM Board of Directors

Benefits for Members

Contact one of our Regional reps for information

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Upcoming Annual Meetings

Next Annual Meetings:

ISAM 2020 Nov 12-14, Victoria, BC, Canada

ISAM 2021 Valletta, Malta