Society News

Chapter Meetings Scheduled for Friday, 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. The list of meetings is current as of Thursday.

MNSAM, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
CSAM, Noon to 1 p.m.
NYSAM, 1-2pm
NJSAM, 2 to 3 p.m.
Region VIII, 2 to 3 p.m.
Region X, 4 to 5 p.m.
MDSAM, VASAM, WDCSAM, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. in Lincoln East on the Concourse Level
TXSAM, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Georgetown on the Concourse Level (during Dessert Reception)
GASAM, 10 to 11 a.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 to receive ASAM Weekly.

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.

Creator of Video Series to Receive Media Award Saturday
Dirk Wales, creator of the eight-video series from several years ago, “Wearing Masks,” will receive ASAM’s third Media Award Saturday at the Awards Luncheon.

The series educates viewers about the dangers of addiction among anesthesia personnel, physicians, and the addicted population at-large. Addicted individuals hide their disease behind a mask of normalcy; the series removes that mask and exposes addiction in full.

A new video made in honor of the award includes Michael M. Miller, M.D., FASAM, FAPA, Penelope P. Ziegler, M.D., FASAM, and Paul H. Earley, M.D., FASAM, chatting, as well as ASAM’s Definition of Addiction, adopted by the Board of Directors a few months ago.

Copies of a DVD of this 30-minute video, which is built around excerpts from the original “Wearing Masks” series, have been inserted into the conference tote bags and given to every on-site attendee at ASAM’s Booth in the Exhibit Hall.

Update your ASAM Membership information by visiting ASAM Exhibit Booth.

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.

Place your advertisement in ASAM’s on-line membership directory/doctor finder during Med-Sci and receive a discount off the regular rate. – See more at: