About ISAM

The International Society of Addiction Medicine is an international fellowship of physicians founded in 1998 and committed to the:

  • Advancement of knowledge about Addiction is seen as a treatable disease
  • Recognition that physicians worldwide have a major role to play in its management
  • Enhancement of the credibility of the physician’s role
  • Emphasis on the importance of educational activities
  • Establishment of consensus documents and practice guidelines


  • Provision of a membership-based forum for physicians worldwide
  • Information website: www.isamweb.org to inform members and public about upcoming events
  • Newsletters
  • Annual and Regional Scientific Meetings in liaison with National/Regional Addiction Medicine Societies
  • Position papers on select topics relevant to the practice methods
  • NIDA-ISAM Grants in Aid of Travel fellowships for annual meetings
  • International Certification exam in Addiction Medicine

Membership Rates:

Based on a 4-Category system of $150US, $100US, $50US and $25US, using the World Bank economic listing of countries. Please consult chart for specific country (click here to view chart)


Full Members – Physicians practicing Addiction Medicine

  • Join and/or chair any task force/committee including Board positions

Associate Members – Allied Health Professionals making a contribution to Addiction Medicine

  • May join any Committee/Task Force but not chair nor run for Board positions

Affiliate Societies:

  • Per member dues (per World Bank categories) in discussion with applicable Regional Representative

Membership Benefits:

  • International communication network with colleagues
  • Information re: select issues and resources in 101 countries from all continents
  • Special member registration rates for Annual and Regional Meetings
  • NIDA-ISAM Grants-in-Aid of Travel for Young Investigators
  • Journal and Newsletters
  • Participation in ISAM position papers
  • Professional validation, teaching, accreditation and certification by exam.