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New Appointments for Education Committees and the Medical Education Council

by | Sep 03, 2020

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.

 

Annual Conference Program Planning Committee

New Chair: Anika Alvanzo, MD, MS, FACP, DFASAM

New committee members:

  • Ruchi Fitzgerald, MD
  • Gregg Lund, DO, MS, FAAP
  • Jasleen Salwan, MD, MPH
  • Nishant Shah, MD

 

ASAM Criteria Education Planning Committee

New committee member: Alvin D. Pelt, MD, FASAM

 

CME Committee

New Chair: Cara A. Poland, MD, MEd, DFASAM

 

Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Program Planning Committee

New Vice Chair: Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD

 

Continuing Certification Program (CCP) (formerly Maintenance of Certification) Committee

New Chair: Mark A. Weiner, MD, DFASAM

 

 

Pain and Addiction: Common Threads Program Planning Committee

New Chair: William S. Jacobs, Jr, MD, FASAM

New Vice Chair: Gregory D. Rudolf, MD, DFASAM

New committee members:

  • Gregory X. Boehm, MD, DFASAM
  • Harithsa S. Asuri, MD

 

Review Course in Addiction Medicine Program Planning Committee

New committee member: James W. Finch, MD, DFASAM

 

State of the Art Course in Addiction Medicine Program Planning Committee

New Chair: Michael Fingerhood, MD, FACP, DFASAM

 

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Committee

New Chair: Melissa B. Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM

 

Medical Education Council

New council members representing new committee Chairs and Vice Chairs:

  • Anika Alvanzo, MD, MS, FACP, DFASAM (Chair, Annual Conference Planning Committee)
  • Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM (Chair, Motivational Interviewing Planning Committee)
  • William S. Jacobs, MD, FASAM (Chair, Pain & Addiction Program Planning Committee)
  • Cara Poland, MD, MEd, DFASAM (Chair, CME Committee)
  • Melissa B. Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM (Chair, TOUD Committee)
  • Erin A. Zerbo, MD, FASAM (Vice Chair, Review Course Planning Committee)