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
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.
nd 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
ABEAD: founded in 1989 in Brazil, It is a non-profit association that does not receive any funding or collaboration from the tobacco, alcohol and/or marijuana industry. ABEAD is a professional team with members from various places all over Brazil and from many areas of interest regarding substance use disorders, drug prevention and public policies.
Membership is mixed in terms of professional qualifications of members and among our members, we have general practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, legal practitioners, teachers and people on his/hers recovering process.
We currently have 276 associates. Our mission is the dissemination and encouragement of an informed debate on alcohol, tobacco and other drug policies, and also new trends on all issues surrounding the use of legal and illegal drugs in the country, as well as behavioral addictions. We seek to identify new challenges in the field of substance dependence and be an independent platform that integrates scientific, political and social issues, as well as encourage and promote new scientific research and the exchange of experiences among our members.
ABEAD organizes national and local seminars, lectures, and conferences on the most varied topics in the area addiction, in which there is an exchange of ideas with invited experts from the country and abroad. ABEAD events are annual, but every 2 years, a larger meeting is held – the ABEAD Congress-, together with the ordinary General Assembly of its members, in which professionals from other countries usually also participate.
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 Scientific Conference, held annually, 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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In 2018, Dr Greg Bunt met with addiction professionals at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, and encouraged the organization of a Philippine Chapter of the International Society in Addiction Medicine (ISAM). The initiative brought together addiction specialists representing the breadth of addiction medicine service provision, training and research. A fledgling organization, it’s membership represents current and future expertise from the academe, clinical service providers, government agencies, policy makers and implementors, and the clients themselves. With a vision to provide synergy for heretofore unlinked addiction medicine initiatives and activities, we gratefully look forward to our engagement with ISAM with excitement and hope.
Enderun Colleges, 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila, Philippines
Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) – RACP
RACP – Royal Australasian College of Physicians Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) is the peak body for addiction medicine physicians in Australia and New Zealand. RACP connects, represents and trains Physicians and trainee physicians across Australia and New Zealand.
Membership to the RACP affords physicians and paediatricians various benefits and continual care support as they progress through their careers. Current membership is 250.