The International Society of Addiction Medicine welcomes both individual memberships and Affiliation with National Societies in the field with the listed advantages below.
The society should send an informal application letter to ISAM president and head office stating the general information on the society (aims, objectives), the main profession of members, number of members, contact persons, web pages of the society and declare any support from alcohol or tobacco industry to the society.
Upon Board approval of the affiliation in either Group I or Group II (see table):
At present, the AAAP (American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry), ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine), CSAM-SMCA (Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine) , VVGN – Dutch Society, Egyptian Psychiatric Association, ISATA – Iranian Institute for Science and Technology of Addiction, Japanese Society of Alcohol-Related Problems, KAAP – Korean Society of Addiction and the Swiss Society for Addiction Medicine are our Group I affiliates. The Finnish Society, Israeli Society, and Norwegian Society are considered Group II affiliations.
ISAM also has two Organizational Affiliates: EUROPAD and the NRC (National Rehabilitation Center), UAE
Group I Affiliates:
A) Large society (more than 1000 physician members)
B) Mid-level society (between 300 and 999 physician members)
C) Category C & D countries of the World Bank list – fees will be adjusted according to the Regional Council
The affiliated membership dues are be paid annually to the ISAM account either as a bank transfer or by credit card, please contact the head office for payment.
Head Office Contact Information: ISAM Office Attention: Marilyn Dorozio 47 Tuscany Ridge Terrace NW Calgary AB T3L3A5 CANADA Tel: 403 813-7217 E.mail: ISAM.firstname.lastname@example.org
|Organization Benefits||ISAM||Affiliate Organization |
|ORGANIZATION||Network of organizations||Closer links with international network||Same|
|PRODUCTS||Improved access to developed/ developing countries’ memberships;|
Enhanced Negotiation/ Purchase power
|Enhanced knowledge of each other’s products & reduced duplication||Same|
|Individual Benefits/Products||Active members||Affiliate members||Affiliate members|
|ORGANIZATION||Eligible for any ISAM position: Board, Committee Chairs, Editorship, representation to external bodies, etc.||Eligible for ISAM Committee/Task Force membership only and through eventual Council of Affiliate Societies which will have a representative on the Board||Advisory but not eligible for participation otherwise|
|ANNUAL/REGIONAL MEETINGS||Larger reduction in registration fee||Reduction in registration fee||No fee reduction|
|WEBSITE||Access to integrative linkages||Access to integrative linkages||Access to integrative linkages|
|Newsletter, Position papers, & other announcements||Emailed directly to member||Emailed to Affiliate Organization contact||Emailed to Affiliate Organization contact|
|SUBSTANCE ABUSE JOURNAL||Free online copy||One free copy sent to one Affiliate Organization contact||No free copy|
|INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAM||Discount for exam fee||Discount for exam fee||No discount|
|ASSOCIATE MEMBERS (Non-Medical)||Welcome||Welcome||Welcome|
|MEMBERSHIP DUES||As determined by Board||Support for ISAM annual dues collection||-|