ASAM Award Programs


ASAM offers a wide variety of award and recognition programs for members and those contributing to the field of addiction medicine. Below is a list of the various awards and applications available.

Awards Program

Awards Program

  • Annual Award

  • ASAM Annual Conference Program Planning Committee Award

  • ASAM Annual Fellowship Research Award - New!

  • ASAM Educator of the Year Award - New!

  • ASAM Late-Breaking Abstract Award

  • Media Award

  • Presidential Award

  • Public Policy Award

  • Ruth Fox Scholarships

  • The John P. McGovern Award on Addiction and Society

  • The R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award

  • Young Investigator Award


2018 Call for Award Nominations  

The ASAM Nominations and Awards Council is seeking nominations for the 2018 John P. McGovern MD Award, Annual Award, Media Award, and Public Policy Award to be presented at the ASAM 49thAnnual Conference in San Diego, California in April 2018.
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  • ASAM - Millennium Research Institute Annual Conference Program Committee Award

    This award was for the best abstract submitted for ASAM’s Medical Scientific Conference on the topic of drug testing, medication management, or biomarkers.

    2016 Timothy Wiegand, MD, FACMT, FAACT
    2015 Ashwin A. Patkar, MD, MRCPsych
    2014 Kenneth Blum, PhD
  • ASAM - Millennium Research Institute Research Fellowship Award

    The ASAM - Millennium Research Institute Research Fellowship Award was created to recognize and provide financial support for research efforts by Addiction Medicine Fellows. This award is to encourage Fellows to understand and research medication monitoring and drug testing in the early phases of their careers in the field of addiction medicine. The award will provide one fellow with a year of research support.

    2016 Rachel Sussman, MD, MA
    2015 Ahmed Hassan, MD, FRCPC
    2014 Sarah Bagley, MD