Education News

  • September 3, 2020

    New Appointments for Education Committees and the Medical Education Council

    ASAM members continually get involved in ASAM initiatives in order to increase the qualified workforce of addiction medicine specialists. One way to do that is by joining various committees and councils. We congratulate the new appointments for Education Committees and the Medical Education Council and thank you for the work you do.
  • July 14, 2020

    AMA Ed Hub™ now offers ASAM educational activities

    The newly enhanced AMA Ed Hub™ offers physicians and their care teams access to educational activities developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
  • April 17, 2020

    Update on Methamphetamines

    Richard Rawson, PhD, research professor and professor emeritus at the University of Vermont, University of California, Los Angeles, said some are referring to the re-emergence of methamphetamine and cocaine as the fourth wave of the 21st Century opioid crisis.
  • April 17, 2020

    Expert Panel Discusses Hospital-Based Addiction Medicine

    During the recent ASAM Virtual 2020 workshop entitled “Hospital Based Addiction Medicine Cases & Challenges,” a panel of women leaders in addiction medicine discussed treatment approaches to challenging addiction medicine cases in the hospital setting.
  • April 7, 2020

    Panel Discusses Compassionate Care for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    During the opioid crisis, the United States experienced a five-fold increase in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), or newborn withdrawal due to in utero opioid exposure.
  • April 7, 2020

    Big Ideas Session: How Digital Health is Shaping the Future of Addiction Medicine

    Lisa Marsch, PhD, professor of psychiatry at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, lead and energetic session on how digital health is shaping the future of addiction medicine.
  • April 7, 2020

    Opening Scientific Session Kicks off ASAM Virtual 2020

    The ASAM Virtual 2020 officially began with the Opening Scientific Session and Distinguished Scientific Lecture. This session, moderated by ASAM President Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM, took place Friday, April 3rd. This year’s three speakers helped motivate and energize attendees as this year’s virtual experience got underway.
  • March 6, 2020

    ASAM Announces Partnership with ACOG to Provide Waiver Qualifying Course on Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

    This ASAM and ACOG collaboration builds on a long-standing, successful partnership that ensures that obstetrician–gynecologists have the training necessary to recognize, screen for, and treat addiction in their practices.