A Masterclass on Leadership in Training and Education in Addiction Medicine

In this ISAM Master Class two members of the ISAM Training Committee will address the issue how to transfer knowledge, skills and professional attitude to the next generation.

Training in the field of addiction medicine, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, is often lacunar and patchy. Even if we have competent physicians and healthcare workers in addiction medicine in many countries, there is definitely a need for competent teachers. This one-day Masterclass is for those who would like to take up this important role.



In our opinion a teacher in postgraduate medicine is a leader in the field with excellent teaching skills The course is developed for clinicians, teachers, and policy makers from different disciplines who are interested in medical education. They want to improve addiction medicine training in their clinic, their university, or at a governmental level. This fundamental workshop is highly relevant for all addiction medicine specialists and scientists who want to be leaders in education who transfer their knowledge to the next generation, and for those who are already doing this and want to improve their skills in teaching and leadership in teaching.


We are endeavouring to offer on Sept 4, 2024 in Istanbul, Turkiye as an ISAM pre-conference activity



Examples of “best practices in education” exist and will be shared. The exchange of ideas and experiences will be stimulated by means of plenary and small group discussions and exercises: Learning from each other by collaborating! Curiosity is highly appreciated. The effect of training increases if a course is also fun. A learning environment will be created that is open, safe, enjoyable, and relaxing.

This is how we want to make the next step in teaching Addiction Medicine.


Prof. Dr. Barbara Broers

Barbara Broers, MD, MSc, PD, is a professor in addiction medicine, and head of the Dependencies Unit of the Primary Care Division, Geneva University Hospitals. She has over 30 years of clinical, teaching, and research experience at the Geneva University Hospitals in the field of substance use, addiction, HIV, and harm reduction.  She was for 20 years vice-president of the Swiss Society of Addiction Medicine, vice-president of the Swiss Federal Commission on Addiction-related Questions, and a founding member of the Swiss Society for Cannabinoids in Medicine.


Prof. Dr. Cornelis DeJong

Cor A. J. De Jong, MD, Ph.D., is an emeritus professor in addiction and addiction care at the faculty of social sciences of the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He was trained as a medical doctor and formed as a scientist and psychotherapist. Until 2016 he was the scientific director of the Nijmegen Institute for Scientist-Practitioners in Addiction (NISPA). He was the founder and first principal lecturer (2006 – 2016) of the Dutch postgraduate training course addiction medicine. He is the author of more than 200 international papers in peer-reviewed journals. A selection of his publications can be found at ResearchGate. He is one of the founders of the Dutch Physicians Health Program. He is co-chair of the Training Committee of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM).

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