Med-Sci 2013 Blows into the Windy City

ASAM members in Chicago are looking forward to introducing their fellow ASAM members from around the country to the sights, sounds, and foods the Windy City for next year’s ASAM Medical-Scientific Conference April 25-28, 2013 in Chicago. The conference venue will be the Chicago Hilton.

Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) President John Peterson, M.D. says his chapter hopes to contribute to the speakers featured at next year’s conference.

“Chicago is a good place to hold a conference,” he says. “It will mean a lot to our chapter to have the conference in Chicago because it will allow more of us to attend.”

ISAM Chapter members will no doubt take an active role in staffing the 2013 ASAM Annual Medical-Scientific Conference, says Dr. Peterson, an Urbana, IL. Emergency Room Physician. He is also complimentary of the support ASAM offers its members and says the organization continues to serve as “the voice” of addiction medicine.

“Nobody does a better job of keeping addiction medicine professionals up to date with the research and policy affecting our specialty,” he says.

While launching the planning phase for next year, Dr. Peterson says the Illinois chapter is currently involved in literary reviews of key topics within the field. In May, ISAM will review White Paper on Marijuana by Andrea Barthwell, M.D. Likewise, Dr. Peterson says ISAM maintains a close watch on the state’s Medicaid funding cuts and its impact on addiction medicine.