COMMITTEES

Education Committee

Dr. Susanna Galea-Singer and vacancy (Co-Chairs)

Terms of Reference

The purpose of the Training and Education committees is to increase and improve the capability and capacity of addiction medicine training and educational activities. Training activities will largely seek to address training needs of addiction specialists (including postgraduate training needs). Education activities will largely seek to address education needs of those either working within the field of addiction who are not addiction specialists (including undergraduate medical students and trainee doctors) or those working in other fields looking to increase their knowledge, skill and confidence in addiction medicine.

 

This will be accomplished through a number of activities that will be determined through a shared education and training strategy, including:

  • Training and education workshops and symposia at the annual ISAM Conference
  • Scoping activities to identify areas of training and education need internationally, through surveys of the ISAM global membership and consensus-based prioritization
  • Development of training and education modules or packages to be delivered in response to areas of need
  • Joint work in collaboration with international ISAM affiliate organisations to deliver training and education activities in response to local areas of need

Co-Chairs:

Dr. Susanna Galea-Singer (New Zealand)

 

Co-Chair vacancy

 

ISAM Education and Training committee members

Communication Committee

Dr. Helena Hansen and Dr. Marica Ferri (Co-Chairs)

Terms of Reference

 

The purpose of this committee is to increase and improve the communication capability and capacity of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) to its members (individual and affiliate societies).

This committee will be composed of individuals working in the field of addiction interested and or specialists in the fields of clinical delivery and leadership, quality improvement, healthcare systems innovation, clinical governance and precision/personalised medicine and are additionally able to utilise effectively different communication platforms.

 

This will be accomplished through:

  • Fortnightly executive summaries to all ISAM members
  • Regular communication that is of specific value to either ISAM individual members and/or ISAM affiliate societies
  • Maximise the Twitter, Linkidn and other social media handles
  • Regularly sustain the news feeds within the ISAM website

 

Co-Chairs:

Dr. Helena Hansen (USA)

Professor and Chair
Research Theme in Translational Social Science and Health Equity
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Email: hhansen@mednet.ucla.edu

 

Dr. Marica Ferri (Portugal)
Head of Sector – Support to Practice
Public Health Unit
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction – EMDDCA
Lisbon, Portugal
Email: marica.ferri.emddca.europa.eu

 

Committee members:

Regional Council Updates
Dr. Tomohiro Shirasaka (Japan)
Director, Department of Psychiatry, Teine Keijinkai Medical Center.
E-mail : shirasaka.t@gmail.com

 

Visual Communications
Dr Joe Tay Wee Teck (UK)
Clinical Director, Forward Leeds
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Medicine
St Andrews University, Scotland

 

Twitter and LinkedIn
Hossein Mohaddes Ardabili (Iran)
Psychiatry resident
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Ibn-e-Sina Hospital, Faculty of Medicine,
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Email: H.MohaddesArdabili@Gmail.com

 

Website updates
Sarah Namirembe (Uganda)
Student , Medical Anthropology
Email: namires12@gmail.com

 

Newsletter Liaison
Prof Fatima Elmori  (Morocco)
Fatima_elmori@hotmail.com

Finance Committee and External Funding

Dr. Riaz Khan, Treasurer (Chair)

The ISAM Finance Committee will seek opportunities to develop new revenue streams for ISAM and bring these opportunities to the ISAM Board for approval/further development

 

Terms of Reference

 

PROPOSED ISAM Conflict of Interest Policies

General Firewalls:

  • Companies must apply to ISAM for participating corporation status (See Below). In this application the company must demonstrate their interest in and commitment to the mission of ISAM
  • Grants from companies must be unencumbered of obligation to the sponsor, support legitimate scientific or educational purposes, be based on objective criteria, and must not represent payment for influence or favorable treatment.
  • Grants are only accepted by ISAM in support of programs that are designed to be of benefit to the field and are independently managed by members of the ISAM.  Grants are only accepted from companies that have been approved as participating corporations.
  • All grants are publicly disclosed on the ISAM website. All funds received from grants are used for the purpose designated in the grant. Any funds that may remain from those grants are reported on our annual audited financial statement, are carried over and used for that purpose in subsequent years, or are returned to the granting company.
  • The ISAM Executive Office staff handles all financial matters with participating corporations, i.e. collecting fees and making grant requests.  Staff members have no vote on any official ISAM program activities.  The ISAM members who participate in those official College activities are not involved in financial matters and often are not aware of the financial contributions that may or may not have been made by any company.
  • All members of key ISAM bodies, such as the Board of Directors, are required to fully disclose all potential conflicts of interest at least annually
  • Annual Meeting Firewalls:
  • All participating corporations are treated the same.  Each is offered the same opportunity to support the meeting and each is acknowledged and recognized in meeting materials based on the amount of grant support provided. No specific sessions are identified as having been sponsored by a certain company. No support is accepted from any company that has not been approved by the ISAM Board as a participating corporation.
  • Participating corporations are not allowed to sponsor social activities, satellite sessions, or other events that take meeting attendees away from the meeting site.
  • The activities of participating corporations at the Annual Meeting are monitored by asking all meeting attendees to report on the meeting evaluation any activity that they believed to be inappropriate.

EXTERNAL FUNDINGTerms of Reference

Membership Committee

Vacant Chair

The purpose of the committee is to maintain and increase the membership in the society.

 

This will be accomplished through:

  • Updating the criteria for membership in the society.
  • Assessing the qualifications of membership applicants.
  • Issuing membership certificates.
  • Promoting campaigns to maintain and increase membership in the society.

 

Membership:

  • The committee will consist of a Chair and a maximum of 10
  • The Chair and members must be ISAM members.
  • The Chair will be nominated by the president, subject to Board approval.
  • Members will be nominated by the Chair, subject to Board approval.
  • The Chair and members should ideally represent different global regions.
  • The membership term will be three years.

 

The 2021 Categories of membership are:

ISAM Medical Practitioners member

ISAM Non-Medical Practitioners members

ISAM undergraduate students

ISAM Clinical and Non-Clinical Scientists  

ISAM-NEXT members

Honorary/Emeritus ISAM Members

Retired ISAM Members

NExT Committee (New professionals Exploration, Training and Education)

Dr. Roshan Bhad (Chair)

Terms of Reference

The purpose of the committee is to increase and improve the capability and capacity of addiction medicine training and other educational activities. The name of the committee will be ISAM-NEXT with pre-defined role of Exploration (Opportunities and Research), Training & Education for new professionals in the field.

 

 

Objective:

  • To mentor (mentor-mentee activities) early career addiction medicine professionals for specific issues in research, training (e.g. leadership/trainer of trainers), clinical practice as well as career progression to mid-level career
  • To emphasize on supporting this community of young addiction medicine professionals and promote liaison and communication between early career addiction medicine specialists of different countries
  • To promote participation of early career addiction medicine professionals in various scientific meetings by offering fellowship or funding, organization of special symposia for this community
  • To promote evidence and competency based medical education in the field of addiction medicine
  • To encourage and motivate graduate health professionals to take

 

The ISAM NExt Committee has six sub-committies:

  1. Training and education
  2. Publications
  3. Mentorship, Scholarships and Job Opportunities
  4. Social Media and Communications
  5. International Collaboration and Newtorking
  6. Gender and Diversity in Addiction Medicine

 

Chair:

Dr. Roshan Bhad (India)
Assistant Professor,
National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC),
AIIMS, New Delhi
EMAIL: roshan@aiims.edu

Co-Chairs:

Dr. Sophie Achab (Switzerland)
Medical Associate Deputy
(University Hospitals of Geneva),
WHO Collaborating Center for Training and Research in Mental Health,
Board member of ISSBA

 

Dr. Hossein Mohaddes Ardabili (Iran)
Psychiatric Assistant,
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences,
Mashhad, Iran

 

Committee Secretary:

Ms. Parnian Rafei. MSc(Clinical Psychology),
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Publications Committee

Dr. Marc Potenza (Chair)

Terms of Reference

  • Promote and ensure liaison with publication and member participation in submissions for publication

 

Co-Chairs:

Dr. Marc Potenza (USA)
Director, Division on Addiction Research, Yale University
Director, Yale Center of Excellence in Gambling Research
Director, Women and Addictions Core of Women’s Health research, Yale
Director, Yale Impulsivity Research Program
Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Child Study, Yale School of Medicine

Email: marc.potenza@yale.edu

 

Dr. Geert Dom (Belgium)
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Antwerp
Medical Director, PC Multiversum, Boechout, Belgium
President, European Federaton of Addiction Socieites (EUFAS)
President, Belgian Professional Society of Medical Specialists in Psychiatry

Email: geert.dom@uantwerpen.be

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Training Committee

Dr. Shalini Arunogiri and Dr. Cor de Jong (Co-Chairs)

 

The purpose of the Training and Education committees is to increase and improve the capability and capacity of addiction medicine training and educational activities. Training activities will largely seek to address training needs of addiction specialists (including postgraduate training needs). Education activities will largely seek to address education needs of those either working within the field of addiction who are not addiction specialists (including undergraduate medical students and trainee doctors) or those working in other fields looking to increase their knowledge, skill and confidence in addiction medicine.

 

This will be accomplished through a number of activities that will be determined through a shared education and training strategy, including:

  • Training and education workshops and symposia at the annual ISAM Conference
  • Scoping activities to identify areas of training and education need internationally, through surveys of the ISAM global membership and consensus-based prioritization
  • Development of training and education modules or packages to be delivered in response to areas of need
  • Joint work in collaboration with international ISAM affiliate organisations to deliver training and education activities in response to local areas of need

Co-Chairs: 

Dr. Shalini Arunogiri (Australia)
Deputy Clinical Director at Turning Point (national addiction treatment and research centre)
Deputy Head and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Central Clinical School, Monash University, Australia.
Chair of the RANZCP Binational Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry, for psychiatrists across Australia and New Zealand.

Email: shalini.arunogiri@gmail.com

 

Dr. Cor de Jong (Netherlands)
Emeritus professor in addiction care, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Former scientific director, Nijmegen Institute for Scientist-Practitioner in Addictions – NISPA
Email: nipsa.dejong@gmail.com

 

Committee members