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​ASAM Honors Select Physicians with Distinguished Fellowship of Addiction Medicine Designation

by ASAM Staff | Feb 25, 2019

Rockville, MD (February 22, 2019) – The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) proudly announces its 2019 List of Distinguished Fellows of Addiction Medicine (DFASAM).  Each, year ASAM and the Board of Directors honor select professionals as "Distinguished Fellows" for their outstanding and long sustained demonstration of top-ranking competence in the field of addiction medicine, exceptional professionalism, consummate integrity, demonstrated service, significant contribution, and noted leadership. This year’s honorees include:

  • Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, DFASAM
  • Anika Alvanzo, MD, MS, FACP, DFASAM
  • Michael Fingerhood, MD, FACP, DFASAM
  • Paul Katz, DO, FACA, DFASAM
  • David Mee-Lee, MD, DFASAM
  • Sharon L. Stancliff, MD, DFASAM
  • Tricia E. Wright, MD, MS, FACOG, DFASAM

Authorized members may employ the DFASAM designation after their names as a mark of distinction and to provide a description of their unique position. The designation represents "Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine."

Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM, president of ASAM, will award this year’s Distinguished Fellows at ASAM’s 50th Annual Conference on Saturday, April 7 in Orlando, Florida. 

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​ASAM Honors Select Physicians with Distinguished Fellowship of Addiction Medicine Designation

by ASAM Staff | Feb 25, 2019

Rockville, MD (February 22, 2019) – The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) proudly announces its 2019 List of Distinguished Fellows of Addiction Medicine (DFASAM).  Each, year ASAM and the Board of Directors honor select professionals as "Distinguished Fellows" for their outstanding and long sustained demonstration of top-ranking competence in the field of addiction medicine, exceptional professionalism, consummate integrity, demonstrated service, significant contribution, and noted leadership. This year’s honorees include:

  • Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, DFASAM
  • Anika Alvanzo, MD, MS, FACP, DFASAM
  • Michael Fingerhood, MD, FACP, DFASAM
  • Paul Katz, DO, FACA, DFASAM
  • David Mee-Lee, MD, DFASAM
  • Sharon L. Stancliff, MD, DFASAM
  • Tricia E. Wright, MD, MS, FACOG, DFASAM

Authorized members may employ the DFASAM designation after their names as a mark of distinction and to provide a description of their unique position. The designation represents "Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine."

Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM, president of ASAM, will award this year’s Distinguished Fellows at ASAM’s 50th Annual Conference on Saturday, April 7 in Orlando, Florida. 

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Drug Court Resources

Tens of thousands of Americans access addiction pharmacotherapies through drug courts every year. New resources are now available. Created in partnership with the NADCP National Association of Drug Court Professionals.

JAM Podcast
 
In episode eleven of Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract, we are joined by Dr. Honora Englander, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and the Director and Principal Investigator of the Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT). In her recent article, Dr. Englander and her colleagues discuss using hospitalization as a "reachable moment" for highly vulnerable patients who are not engaged in treatment elsewhere and utilizing the IMPACT team in this process.

 

Journal of Addiction Medicine March/April 2019, Volume 13, Issue 2;

Education

MOC Guide

Considering a career in Addiction Medicine or expanding your practice services?

Physicians who have a primary ABMS board may apply to take the ABPM Addiction Medicine exam to become or continue to be an addiction medicine specialist. This specific pathway will expire in 2021. Download the NEW ASAM Information Guide on Certification and MOC.

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Review Course 2019

The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine is widely recognized as the essential primer for physicians preparing for the ABPM Addiction Medicine Exam and primary care providers who wish to increase their skills in identifying and managing patients whose medical problems are caused or exacerbated by substance use disorders. 

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Opportunities

ASAM invites applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief of The ASAM Criteria

The ASAM Criteria® is the most widely used set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions. The ongoing advances in the addiction medicine field and lessons learned from real-world implementations of The ASAM Criteria call for more regular updates to these guidelines.

The Editor-in-Chief is expected to participate in the development and execution of a process for reviewing data from real-world implementations of the ASAM Criteria, including the ASAM CONTINUUM Software, and working with the editorial team to make empirically-driven revisions of the ASAM Criteria text.

Interested individuals are referred to the position description online at https://www.asam.org/about-us/jobs/editor-in-chief-the-asam-criteria for detailed information about qualifications, duties, and responsibilities.

Applications for this position must be received by close of business on June 6, 2019.