State of the Art Course in Addiction Medicine


October 6 - 8, 2016  
Washington Hilton│1919 Connecticut Ave, NW │Washington, DC

Registration opening February 2016

What is ASAM?

ASAM is a professional society representing over 3,200 physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.


 "The Nation's premiere conference on the science of addiction, taught by the Nation's leading addiction clinicians and researchers.” 

ASAM's State of the Art Course is designed specifically for the physician or other health care professional who seeks an advanced level of knowledge about recent breakthroughs in understanding, preventing, diagnosing and treating addiction and co-occurring medical and psychiatric disorders. 

Educational Objectives

The goal of ASAM's Course on the State of the Art Course in Addiction Medicine is to present the most up-to-date information on the science of addiction and the practice of addiction medicine. Program sessions will focus on the latest research into the causes, prevention and treatment of addictive disorders, and will translate the research findings into clinically useful knowledge. The course also provides an opportunity for participants to interact with leading researchers and clinical experts from around the U.S. and abroad.

Cooperating Organizations

ASAM works in close partnership with the key federal agencies with purview over public policy, research and treatment of addiction:

  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP/SAMHSA)
  • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT/SAMHSA)
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Course Benefits

ASAM's bi-annual State of the Art Course provides attendees with cutting-edge information and insights into developments in the field.  Course benefits include:

  • Three-day curriculum that showcases national experts and top leaders of federal agencies
  • Cutting-edge research, clinical studies and best practices in addiction medicine
  • Exclusive limited offering once every two years to ensure each event presents true advances in the field
  • Special audience interactions in a single plenary session
  • Extensive syllabus in print and electronic form

ER/LA Opioid REMS Course

Join us for the ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care course.  This course was developed by nationally renowned experts in the ER/LA opioid field. ASAM’s REMS course is CO*RE-branded material, but will also include a special focus on addiction medicine. Utilizing dynamic media presentation tools, this critical content will be presented through a variety of formats including lecture, case study, interactive audience response activities, and open discussion. Participants can earn up to 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit(s)™ upon completion of the course assessment and evaluation.

As an ACCME accredited provider of continuing medical education, The American Society of Addiction Medicine complies with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the ACCME and requires disclosure of and resolution of any conflicts of interest for those in control of content.

2013 State of the Art in Addiction Medicine Course

Visit ASAM’s e-Live Learning Center to access content from the State of the Art in Addiction Medicine course and earn up to 20.5 CME credits from the comfort of your home or office. These sessions are free for attendees of 2013 State of the Art course, or may be purchased for as little as $120 per session for ASAM members or $140 for non-members.


ASAM Meetings Department
American Society of Addiction Medicine
4601 North Park Avenue, Upper Arcade Suite 101
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3920
Phone: 301-656-3920