We hope you enjoyed the 13th Annual "Intersection of Science, Treatment and Policy" Conference in New York City. We will be posting the presentations listed below here, so please check back.


Friday, February 3rd - Public Policy Forum 

  • New Initiatives to Expand Access to Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Addiction in NY State -
  • Overcoming Obstacles to MAT-Increasing Participation Through Payment Reform and Insurance Incentives
  • Possible Impact of the New Federal Administration on the Provision and Payment for Addiction Treatment
  • Presentations from medical residents and fellows from across the state on how addiction affects their specialty 
  • Presentation - Lessons Taken from the use of Fentanyl Analogs During the Moscow Theater Incident

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

  • Clinical Cases Presentation and Discussion
  • Neuroscience Symposium
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Addiction, Depression, and Pain Management
  • Keynote Address: “My Career in Addiction. Where is the Field Going and Are We Making Progress?” by Herbert Kleber, MD
  • Lunch - Sponsored by Sovereign Health

Using Measurement-Based Care to Enhance Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Treatment Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, CEO, Sovereign Health Group
Resources for Treating Addiction in Adolescents
  • The 80 Hour Alcohol Test
  • Hospital Care of the "Narcotic Addict"
  • Developments in the Illicit Opioid Market:  Tools for monitoring the changing landscape of synthetic designer opioids 
  • Medical Toxicology Panel – Synthetic Opioids and the Opioid Overdose Epidemic




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.