We hope you enjoyed the 13th Annual "Intersection of Science, Treatment and Policy" Conference in New York City. Presentations are available. Please click on the title below:

 

Friday, February 3rd - Public Policy Forum 

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

 

 

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.

Membership in NYSAM/ASAM

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Member Benefits

ASAM membership offers involvement in the largest leading professional society actively seeking to define and expand the field of addiction medicine and affords the opportunity to formulate and execute the Society's policies and programs, through service in elective office, in Chapters, on committees, and in other ways. Members may serve on future focus groups to determine members' needs and what members, non-members, and former members want from ASAM.

  • Receive discounts on ASAM publications, conferences, and courses.
  • Advocacy for comprehensive benefits for the treatment of addictive disorders, at full parity with benefits for the treatment of other medical disorders.
  • Discount on Revised Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM PPC-2R) National Guidelines
  • Involvement in the largest leading professional society actively seeking to define and expand the field of addiction medicine.
  • FREE ASAM News (bimonthly), Journal of Addictive Diseases (quarterly), ASAM’s Annual Membership Directory
  • Exert influence on managed care's approach to addictions treatment through development of joint policy statements, use of the ASAM PPC-2R, and member involvement in managed care organizations and policies.
  • Access to a network of leading experts in the field; meet friends, colleagues, mentors, role models, admired experts, and more in ASAM.
  • Healthcare Professional and Accrediting Organization Representation in the AMA, AOA, JCAHO, NCQA, to name a few.
  • Opportunity to develop treatment guidelines and protocols and to foster clinical research
  • List your professional areas of interest on ASAM’s website for possible referrals
  • Access advocacy tools
  • Save money and receive up to 21 CME Credits – attend ASAM’s 35th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference in Washington DC.

Membership Benefits
for Medical Students

ASAM offers a special, discounted national membership for medical students and residents. National Membership is free* for medical students and $35* for residents.  Membership is valid from the day you join until the end of the year.

ASAM membership offers involvement in the largest leading professional society actively seeking to define and expand the field of addiction medicine and affords the opportunity to formulate and execute the Society's policies and programs, through service in elective office, in Chapters, on committees, and in other ways. Members may serve on future focus groups to determine members' needs and what members, non-members, and former members want from ASAM.

* see ASAM website for further details

  • Free registration for residents and medical students to attend the Annual Medical-Scientific Conference.
  • Receive discounts on ASAM publications and courses
  • Discount on Revised Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM PPC-2R) – National Guidelines
  • Free Screening and Brief Interventions for Alcoholism laminated pocket cards
  • Representation in the AMA House of Delegates (including the Medical Student Section, the Residency Physician Section, and the Young Physician Section)
  • Representation in deliberations of national accrediting organizations, including JCAHO
  • Advocacy for comprehensive benefits for the treatment of addictive disorders, at full parity with benefits for the treatment of other medical disorders
  • Access to a network of leading experts in the field; meet friends, colleagues, mentors, role models, admired experts, and more in ASAM
  • FREE ASAM News (bimonthly), Journal of Addictive Diseases (quarterly), ASAM’s Annual Membership Directory
  • Access to advocacy tools