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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 2020 Workshop will be virtual for 2020 and will run next at ISAM 2021 Valletta

To register for these click on Learn More below:
Due to the COVID impact – a modified ISAM workshop will be offered virtually.
Details to follow
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

The BC Government made an announcement last week that they will not allow meetings of over 50 persons till there is a vaccine for COVID-19.  This has impacted the planned ISAM-CSAM 2020 meeting in Victoria scheduled for Nov 12-14, 2020.
The current plans are to host an educational event that will now be virtual.

We appreciate your interest in ISAM-​CSAM 2020 and hope you will submit an abstract and/or register for the conference once the conference fees have been adjusted for a virtual format.  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

Virtual Conference Format

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ISAM 2021 Valletta, Malta

Venue: Mediterranean Conference Centre

Sept 28 – Oct 1, 2021

Thanks to all who took part in the two ISSDP/@UNODC webinars on the #WorldDrugReport today. Fascinating data, questions and analysis. #issdpwdr20

Fruitful discussions around "A consensus on best approaches for strengthening cognition in addiction treatment" took place in the 2nd ISAM-NIG's webinar 🧠

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Latest News

Monthly ISAM NIG Talk Series: In-Love with Addicted Brains starting July 23, 2020

July 1

In this talk series, addiction neuroscientists from across the world share their personal stories/experiences on the beauty of addiction neuroscience and how/why they have decided to invest their scientific life in this field. Neuroscience interest group (NIG) of the international society for addiction medicine (ISAM) hopes this talk series encourages and supports a new generation […]

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WHO Webinar on Gaming and COVID-19

June 28

The Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (ADA) team at the World Health Organization (WHO)  in collaboration with the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), United Arab Emirates is offering a: WHO Webinar on Gaming and COVID-19 June 30, 2020     9:30-1:15 (GMT + 2)/ 11:30-13:15 (GMT + 4) AGENDA below. Announcement The webinar will focus on: evidence of […]

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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

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Upcoming Annual Meetings

Annual Meetings:

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

ISAM 2021 Sept 28- Oct 1, Valletta, Malta