ASAM Awards & Luncheon
Saturday, April 27, 2013 12 Noon - 2:00 pm
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor
Price: $65/Per Person
Celebrate distinguished leaders in the field of addiction medicine at the Annual ASAM Awards Luncheon. This plated luncheon is an opportunity to network with colleagues, draw inspiration from outstanding accomplishments and welcome new Diplomates, who have successfully passed the ABAM Examination of Certification in Addiction Medicine.
Nora D. Volkow, MD, recipient of the John P. McGovern Award, will address the gathering with the Lecture on Addiction and Society. The John P. McGovern MD Award and Lecture on Addiction and Society was established in 1997 to recognize and honor an individual who has made highly meritorious contributions to public policy, treatment, research, or prevention which has increased our understanding of the relationship of addiction and society. The Award is sponsored by an endowment from the John P. McGovern Foundation.
Dr. Volkow, became Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health in May 2003. Her work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain. As a research psychiatrist and scientist, Dr. Volkow pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the toxic effects and addictive properties of abusable drugs. Her studies have documented changes in the dopamine system affecting, among others, the functions of frontal brain regions involved with motivation, drive, and pleasure in addiction. She has also made important contributions to the neurobiology of obesity, ADHD, and aging.
Additional Award Recipients:
The R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Lecture Award
Joseph Westermeyer, MD, MPH, PhD
Public Policy Award
H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM
“For outstanding contribution in advancing addiction treatment policy”
Medical-Scientific Program Committee Award
Timothy Wiegand, MD
Paper: “Addiction Training During Medical Toxicology Fellowship”
“For the abstract receiving the highest rating for its scientific merit”
Young Investigator Award
Kay Russos-Ross, MD
Paper: “Increasing Trends in Neo-Natal Abstinence Syndrome, What is the Cost?"
For the best abstract submitted by an author who is within five years receipt of a doctoral degree”
Mike Miller, MD, FASAM
“For outstanding contributions to the growth and vitality of our Society, for thoughtful leadership in the field, and for deep understanding of the art and science of addiction medicine”
Carlton Erickson, PhD
“For expanding the frontiers of the field of addiction medicine and broadening our understanding of the addiction process, through research and innovation”
Recognition of New ABAM Diplomates
On December 15, 2012, a record number of over 850 individuals sat for the bi-annual ABAM Certification Examination. At this year’s Annual Awards Luncheon successful candidates, who passed the examination for Certification will be named and recognized as they officially become ABAM Diplomates.
The ASAM Awards Luncheon is an ticketed event. Tickets for the luncheon are available for $65 per person. Please use the Registration Form to sign up for this event.
Exhibit Hall Closed during the 2013 ASAM Awards Luncheon.