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Annual Awards Luncheon

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2017 Annual Awards Luncheon

Saturday, April 8, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
Price: $75/Per Person

You won’t want to miss this great opportunity to draw insight and inspiration from outstanding award winners. The ASAM Annual Awards Luncheon is an opportunity to honor those making notable contributions to the field of addiction medicine and policy.

You will see and hear about all awardees, with a special address from David Mee-Lee, MD, FASAM, recipient of the John P. McGovern Award, with his presentation entitled, “Past Stories; Lessons Learned; Present Implications.” 

Conference registration does not include tickets to The ASAM Annual Awards Luncheon. Be sure to purchase a ticket ($75/person) by selecting the Awards Luncheon option when registering for the conference.

2017 Award Winners

Mee-Lee

David Mee-Lee, MD, FASAM, is receiving the John P. McGovern AwardAs the John P. McGovern Award recipient, Dr. David Mee-Lee will deliver the 2017 lecture entitled, “Past Stories; Lessons Learned; Present Implications.” He will recount stories from four decades of addiction treatment and policy, and highlight significant lessons learned from mistakes made and successes achieved. The lecture will conclude with present implications for building on the lessons and successes of the past. Dr. Mee-Lee is currently Senior Vice President forThe Change Companies and consults for a multitude oforganizations across the globe. He is well known for hiscontributions in addiction treatment and the creation ofThe ASAM Criteria. 

 
Mason

Barbara Mason, PhD, is receiving the R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award to recognize and honor an individual who has made highly meritorious contributions in advancing the scientific understanding of alcoholism, its prevention and treatment. 

 
Shumlin

Former Governor Peter Shumlin (VT) is receiving the ASAM Public Policy Award to recognize an elected official (federal, state, local) who has effectively advanced public policies that promote the health of Americans, especially persons with addictions, addiction medicine physicians, the education of physicians and medical trainees regarding substance use and addiction, or recognition of the practice of addiction medicine. 

 
Baxter

Louis E Baxter Sr, MD, DFASAM is receiving the ASAM Annual Award to recognize 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, and for expanding the frontiers of the field of addiction medicine and broadening our understanding of the addictive process, through research and innovation. 

 
Publicker

Mark Publicker, MD, DFASAM is receiving the ASAM Annual Award to recognize 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, and for expanding the frontiers of the field of addiction medicine and broadening our understanding of the addictive process, through research and innovation.

 
Sheff

David Sheff is receiving the ASAM 2017 Media Award to recognize a person or entity that improves the public’s understanding of addiction, addiction treatment, recovery, or the profession of addiction medicine through the use of a media or publication source.

 
Selby

Peter Selby, MBBS, CFCP, FCFP, DFASAM is receiving the ASAM Educator of the Year Award. To recognize one educator who has made outstanding contributions to ASAM’s addiction medicine education.

 
Deverman

Arlene C. Deverman, MA, CAE, CFRE is receiving the 2017 Presidential Award to recognize an individual who has exhibited commitment to evidence-based treatment approaches to address the disease of addiction. 

 
Brown

Lawrence Brown, MD, MPH, DFASAM is receiving the ASAM Annual Conference Program Planning Committee Award to recognize the primary author of the submitted abstract receiving the highest score for its scientific merit during the regular abstract submission period. 

 
Haque

Lamia Y. Haque, MD, MPH is receiving the Young Investigator Award to recognize the best submitted abstract by a primary author who is within five years of the completion of a medical residency or receipt of a doctoral degree. 

 
Melby

Katrine Melby, MD is receiving the ASAM Late-Breaking Abstract Award to recognize the primary author of the submitted abstract receiving the highest score for its scientific merit during the late-breaking abstract submission period.