Society News

Addiction Performance Project set for 6:30 tonight
The National Institute on Drug Abuse will present the Addiction Performance Project, featuring actors Harris Yulin and Blythe Danner, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Room on Concourse Level.

In Addiction Performance Project, the actors perform readings from a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about one family’s struggle with alcoholism and prescription drug abuse. Then, a multidisciplinary panel briefly shares responses to the performance, relating their experiences caring for patients with substance abuse and addiction, followed by a facilitator-guided audience discussion using the play’s key themes to focus on the experience of addiction from patient, caregiver, and societal perspectives.

The Addiction Performance Project is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Mobile App Developed for Journal of Addiction Medicine
Members of the American Society of Addiction Medicine may access Journal of Addiction Medicine articles from their mobile phones, thanks to this service from journal publisher Wolters-Kluwer Health, a unit of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. All ASAM members need to do to is access their mobile application store, enter “search,” type in “Unbound Medicine” and then select the Journal of Addiction Medicine from the various health and wellness titles Wolters-Kluwer offers. ASAM members will need to submit their subscription log-in information, which is the same one members use to access the journal’s website. (Activation of an ASAM members subscription online requires the 12-digit code that is on your mailing label.) Once on the Journal of Addiction Medicine, access the article of your choice and read it from the convenient portability of your mobile device.

Chapter Meetings Scheduled for Saturday
You are invited to attend a meeting of the members in your chapter area during the conference. All meetings will be in the Gunston Room on the Terrace level, except where otherwise noted. This is the meeting list as of Saturday.


  • GASAM, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • NNESAM, noon to 1 p.m.
  • OHSAM, 1 to 2 p.m.

New Members Have Opportunity to Win iPad at ASAM Booth
There are plenty of good reasons to join ASAM, but here’s one more: Everyone who becomes a new member or renews their existing membership will be entered into a drawing for an iPad.

Stop by the ASAM Exhibit Booth (No. 303) during normal exhibit hours to enter.

ASAM is the leading professional society actively seeking to define and expand the field of addiction medicine. Members get free subscriptions to the Journal of Addiction Medicine and ASAM News, and discounts on courses, conferences, workshops and other publications. They are also able to access online job boards and provided with the opportunity to participate in the ASAM Mentoring Network and other networking opportunities with members.

Discounted memberships are also available for medical students and residents.

Print Out CME Certificates Using ASAM Live Learning Center
Handouts, brochures, business cards. There is plenty of paperwork to deal with after attending a conference. Thanks to the ASAM’s Live Learning Center, Medical-Scientific Conference attendees have one less thing to worry about when they get home.

By logging into the Live Learning Center, users will have a chance to see what CME credit they earned at the conference and print out the certificates from work or home.

“This is a great, simple process,” said Lisa Watson, ASAM director of meetings and conferences. “While members are at the conference they should keep record of which courses they have attended. Then they can either come by the ASAM Exhibit Booth (No. 303) where we’ll have computers available for them to log their hours, or log them on their own computer.”

The Live Learning Center will be available about six weeks after the conclusion of the Medical-Scientific Conference through a link on the ASAM home page (

Sign up to Receive ASAM Weekly, all the Society news
Stay up to date on all the news in the Society by receiving the ASAM Weekly by email.

If you are not receiving ASAM Weekly, stop by the ASAM Exhibit Booth (No. 303) to sign up.

All Conference Attendees Registered for PCSS-M and PCSS-P Projects
All Medical-Scientific Conference attendees are automatically registered for ASAM’s Physician Clinical Support System-Methadone (PCSS-M) and Physician Clinical Support System-Primary Care (PCSS-P) projects. Look for your confirmation email with opt-out instructions when you return home from the conference.

Be a participant in ASAM’s Patient Placement Criteria research study. Visit the ASAM Exhibit Booth for more information.

ASAM Merchandise
Purchase your “Treat Addiction – Save Lives”TM merchandise at the ASAM Booth.  Proceeds benefit Chapters Council programming.