The 13th Annual "Intersection of Science, Treatment and Policy" Conference will be held on February 3-4, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City.

Register now for an Outstanding Two-Day Event!

Friday, February 3rd - Public Policy Afternoon focusing on New Initiatives and Overcoming Obstacles to Expanding Access to Medicated Assisted Treatment

Agenda:

  **New Initiatives to Expand Access to Medicated Assisted Treatment of Opioid Addiction in NY State - Hillary Kunins and Narelle Ellendon - Department of Health and Charles Morgan, MD - OASAS

**Overcoming Obstacles to MAT-Increasing Participation Through Payment Reform and Insurance Incentives -  Jackie Le Grand - ASAM

** Possible Effects of the New Administration on the Provision and Payment for Addiction Treatment Corey Waller, MD

*Networking Dinner - Enjoy a festive evening of dinner and socializing with fellow addiction professionals.
Featured Speaker - Paul Wax, MD will discuss Lessons Taken from the use of Carfentanyl during the Moscow Theater Incident.

 

Saturday, February 4th - Full Day Conference focused on the latest trends in addiction treatment.

  Agenda:

**Clinical Cases Presentation and Discussion - Edwin Salsitz, MD

  **Neuroscience Symposium - Yasmin Hurd, PhD, Muhammad Parvaz, PhD, Gabor Egervari, MD, and Erin Calipari, PhD.

**Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Addiction, Depression, and Pain - Ricardo Cruciani, MD

**Resources for Treating Addiction in Adolescents - Kevin Kunz

**The 80 hour Alcohol Test - Michael Holland

**Hospital Care of the Narcotic Addict - JoAn Laes, MD

**Medical Toxicology Panel - Tim Wiegand, MD and Barry Logan, MD 

**Special Keynote Address by Herbert Kleber, MD

 

A special room block has been set aside at the Crowne Plaza for the event. Click here if you would like to reserve you a room. Space is limited!

We hope to see you there! 

 

Advocacy

Urgent Action: Contact the Senate Leadership

Please contact the NYS Senate leadership and ask them to remove medical marijuana from the budget bill and to vote no.

Lobby Day

June 7, 2010 (was May 25)
Albany, NY

We plan visits to various Senators, Assemblyman, and to OASAS. Medical Marijuana is the priority item but not the only one. Email Dr. Norm Wetterau if interested in participating. Read more here.

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Welcome to the New York Society of Addiction Medicine’s website

The New York Society of Addiction Medicine (NYSAM) is an organization of physicians in New York State from all medical specialities, dedicated to understanding and preventing addiction problems and to improving addiction treatment. NYSAM is a State Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. 

The site is less than a year old, but is already a useful resource. We are actively soliciting content from our members, so send us items for the News page, and please make use of our Classifieds section. 

Many pages have related links and resources, in particular the Science journal. You'll find topical articles on the Public Policy page, where you can access policy materials such as NYSDOH bulletins, NYS legislation/bills, NYSAM memoranda and position papers, published articles, and more. The Upcoming page will help members stay informed of NYSAM events, CME and meetings. We are building contacts with Regional groups (New Jersey and New England) and welcome your submissions for addiction medicine-related groups, organizations, events and meetings.

More about the site

We envision the NYSAM website will: increase communication among the membership; streamline the distribution of important and time-sensitive news and information; increase interest in becoming a NYSAM member; offer advocacy tools; and, will generally be an indispensable membership resource. 

Get involved!

We need feedback, ideas, and engagement. We believe this will continue to be a great member resource. Please bookmark us, visit often, contribute content, contact us and tell your colleagues about us. Keep an eye on your email inbox for updates, and if you'd like to get involved, please get in touch.