APSI has been established with the vision of providing a vibrant platform to professionals for promoting excellence in training, research and clinical care in the field of addiction psychiatry. The stated missions of the society includes, developing addiction psychiatry as a specialty; enhancing access to and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating and training health-care and other professionals, and the general public; collaborating with various global agencies, societies and all stakeholders working in the field of addiction psychiatry. Soon after its inception APSI organized its first professional activity in the form of a Continuing Medical Education (CME) program titled “ICD-11 – Disorders due to substance use and addictive behaviours: Developing a consensus”, on 31 January 2021. The online event held on Zoom and streamed live on YouTube had more than 1000 professionals attending and discussing the nuances of ICD 11 classification and its implications for the field of addiction psychiatry. The society plan to hold periodic academic activities including national level conferences. Currently the APSI is on a membership drive and every month, dozens of professionals have been displaying their interest in joining APSI.
Dr. Atul Ambekar, M.D.
National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre and Department of Psychiatry
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
New Delhi, India – 110029
ARSAM announces their inaugural virtual conference
June 26, 2021
1900 hrs Argentine time: information below
“Adherencia al tratamiento de la dependencia del alcohol”
Servicio de Psiquiatría, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, España
Instituto de Investigación 12 de Octubre (I+12), Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, España
Departamento de Medicina Legal, Psiquiatría y Anatomía, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, España
Red de Trastornos Adictivos (RETIS), Instituto Carlos III, Madrid, España
Palabras de bienvenida: Dr. Alex Baldaccino (Escocia) presidente de ISAM y Dario Gigena Parker (Argentina) presidente de ArSAM – Coordina: Gustavo de Vega
ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional medical society representing over 6,600 physicians, clinicians, and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.
Moving Beyond the Barriers of Treating Opioid Use Disorder
July 20, 2021 | Virtual-Live Course (OB/GYN Focus)
A course for DEA-waivered clinicians to address and overcome common barriers that prevent successful implementation of office-based treatment for patients with opioid use disorder. Learn more>>
Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Workshop
July 21, 2021 | Virtual-Live Workshop
October 20, 2021 | Virtual-Live Workshop
A practical, case-based, interactive workshop for non-addiction specialists to screen, diagnose, treat, and/or refer patients at risk for or with addiction. www.ASAM.org/Fundamentals
Review Course in Addiction Medicine – July 22 – 24, 2021 | Virtual-Live Course
The essential primer for physicians and healthcare providers preparing for a career in addiction medicine, with sessions mapped to the addiction medicine certification exam blueprint of topics. www.ASAMReviewCourse.org
A NEW intermediate-level course designed for those who have some experience treating pain and addiction to apply essential treatment skills to their practice. www.ASAM.org/ PainandAddiction
Motivational Interviewing Workshop – October 19, 2021 | Virtual-Live Workshop
An interactive workshop designed to introduce and expand participants’ knowledge on utilizing Motivational Interviewing in an addiction treatment setting. www.ASAM.org/ MotivationalInterviewing
State of the Art Course in Addiction Medicine – October 21 – 23, 2021 | Washington, DC
This course is designed specifically for physicians and health care professionals seeking an advanced level of knowledge about breakthroughs in the field of addiction medicine. www.ASAM. org/StateoftheArt
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The ASAM 53rd Annual Conference – Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science – March 31 – April 3, 2022 | The Diplomat Beach Resort | Hollywood, FL
The ASAM 54th Annual Conference – Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science – April 13 – 16, 2023 | Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center | National Harbor, MD
The ASAM 55th Annual Conference – Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science – April 4 – 7, 2024 | Gaylord Texan | Grapevine, TX
The ASAM 56th Annual Conference – Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science – April 24 – 27, 2025 | Gaylord Rockies | Denver, CO
Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM-SMCA)
The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine is a national society of medical professionals and scientists committed to helping Canadians understand, accept, and recover from substance use disorders. CSAM-SMCA is the largest organization of regulated healthcare professionals in Canada. Our members include educators, researchers, clinicians and learners. Our primary mandate is to educate health professionals, government leaders, and everyday Canadians about the prevention, assessment, and treatment of substance use disorders in our communities.
The CSAM-SMCA 2021 Scientific Conference, October 21 – 23, 2021, is Canada’s premier online education and networking event for addiction medicine educators, researchers, clinicians and learners. This three-day virtual conference will offer unrivalled access to relevant, curated industry-leading addiction medicine education including scientific research, best practices and evidence-based interventions, care and treatments. A significant proportion of the conference will be dedicated to opioid issues. An important professional networking event for addiction medicine practitioners, the conference also aims to encourage the sharing of diverse perspectives on addiction treatment and recovery. Attendees build authentic relationships that support them in their efforts to work with and advocate for people living with substance use disorders and behavioural addictions.
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Dear ACDP Partners,
Greetings from the Asian Center for Drug Policy!
ACDP is pleased to announce its pre-conference webinar series which will be held in conjunction with the upcoming research and policy forum with the theme, “Substance Use in the Philippines: Governance, Research & Practice”, to be held on June 15, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM via Zoom.
The pre-conference webinars will be happening weekly every Wednesday from April 28 to May 19, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN via Zoom. These pre-conference webinars will explore each of the research and policy forum topics, with paper presentations and discussions from esteemed substance use professionals.
See the different sub-topics and relevant details below. We hope to receive your abstracts and see you at our events soon!Respectfully yours,
The Global and Local Situation on Substance Use: Identifying Key Issues
April 21, 2021 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN
The scope of the drug situation in the Philippines and Asia consists of a myriad of overlapping circumstances, lenses, and frameworks. In this session, presenters will be honing in on exactly how deep these issues run, what is being done to address them, and which specific sectors the drug problem impacts.
Public Health Dimensions of Substance Use
April 28, 2021 |9:00 AM to 12:00 NN
Substance use affects vulnerable communities across various ages, genders, and socioeconomic situations. This session will focus on mapping out these dimensions with respect to the client, their families, and the greater community. In particular, presenters will be providing a glimpse into how substance abuse impacts both adults and children.
Support Systems for Persons Who Use Drugs
May 5, 2021 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN
Support systems are crucial for individuals and communities dealing with substance use. In this session, presenters will be focusing on the different frameworks, best practices, and lenses through which professionals can provide support to those who are dealing with substance use.
The Science of Substance Use
May 12, 2021 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN
How does substance use work? What mechanisms are at play and what do we need to know to better understand the nature of these phenomena? In this session, presenters will be looking at the science behind substance use and the concrete factors that come into play for persons who use drugs.
Public Health Policy & Interventions
May 5, 2021 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 NNSupport systems are crucial for individuals and communities dealing with substance use. In this session, presenters will be focusing on the different frameworks, best practices, and lenses through which professionals can provide support to those who are dealing with substance use.