ISAM Interest Groups


Neurosciences Interest Group Contact for information:


Prof Antonio Verdejo Garcia

Associate Professor

MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researchers Career Development Fellow II

Monash Institute of Cognitive & Clinical Neurosciences

Deputy Leader Addiction Program, School of Psychological Sciences

Monash University

18 Innovation Walk, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia

T +61 3 9905 5374

Prof. Douglas Steele

Professor of Neuroimaging/Consultant Psychiatrist

School of Medicine, University of Dundee

Dundee DD19SY Scotland, United Kingdom

T +44(0)1382496233

Terms of Reference

Behavioral Addiction

Adolescent & Youth Addiction


Donald J. Kurth, MD

10569 Apple Lane, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737  (909) 229-3832


September 30, 2018


Dear ISAM Colleagues,


Marc Galanter, M.D. has asked me to help organize the first International Society of Addiction Medicine “Twelve Step Interest Group” at our upcoming ISAM Busan 2018 Conference. The purpose of the group will be to explore the international application of Twelve Step recovery and help others to understand and apply those principles around the world. We hope to be organizing and presenting the Twelve Step Symposium at the Annual ISAM Conference and to be involved in patient care, research, and advocacy as interest and events allow.

Our inaugural organizational meeting will be held at the upcoming ISAM Busan 2018 Conference at a time and place to be determined. If you think you may be interested in joining us in this exciting and educational endeavor, please keep an eye out for our meeting announcement and plan to attend. Also, please join us in attending the very informative Twelve Step Symposium already scheduled at the ISAM Busan 2018 Conference.



Donald J. Kurth, MD

Fellow of the International Society of Addiction Medicine

Twelve Step Symposium Organizer


Terms of Reference

Inaugural meeting of the 12-Step Interest Group in Busan, Korea at ISAM 2018