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Media Contact

PRIMARY: Erin Foxworthy

Email will produce a quicker response.

Email: press@asam.org

Phone: 301-547-3115

 

National Press Training - The Opioid Epidemic

Thank you to the reporters and outlets who attended our 47th Annual Conference and National Press Foundation training in 2016. Our purpose was to increase journalists' knowledge of complex issues surrounding the opioid epidemic in order to improve public understanding. If you click on any module in the link below, you will find audio, text, slides, photos and selected 5-minute videos from each session.

 

Opioids National Epidemic

The ASAM Weekly

The ASAM Weekly is a source of timely, useful news briefings of top stories for addiction medicine combined with ASAM developments in education, advocacy, state chapter news and more. ASAM Weekly is a great way to keep informed and is delivered to the inboxes every Tuesday.

 

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2017 Media Event Requirements

Journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations attend special meetings and events for the purpose of editorial coverage will be granted media credentials. To qualify, journalists must contact Bob Davis (bdavis@asam.org) at 301.547.4112 and provide the following:

  1. Letter verifying assignment to the meeting on the letterhead of the news organization being represented.
  2. Media identification (such as an international, accredited press pass or an official media-outlet-issued credential).
  3. Documentary film crews and video production companies must submit a written request in advance of the annual meeting no less than one week prior to ASAM that includes information about the purpose of attending the event, synopsis of film/video/documentary, and information on the supporters of the project.

Companies or organizations producing publications, videos, and/or other electronic media intended for internal use, marketing, advertising, financial analysis, or public relations purposes may not register as media. Financial analysts, sales, advertising, marketing and public relations personnel may not register as media.

In addition, representatives from medical education companies attending the event or meeting for the purpose of creating continuing medical education (CME) or other commercial educational content (e.g., webcasts, online or printed educational modules, etc.) may not register as media.

Information regarding media registrants is proprietary. ASAM does not give, rent, or sell current, past, or on-site media registration lists.