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ASAM Inspires Next Generation of Addiction Medicine Specialists

by ASAM Staff | Feb 27, 2019

Rockville, MD (February 27, 2019) – The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) proudly announces its 2019 Ruth Fox Scholarship Recipients.  The Ruth Fox Addiction Medicine Scholarship program plays a significant role in growing the qualified workforce desperately needed to treat addiction. It represents ASAM’s dedication to increasing opportunities for residents to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders.

This year, through the Ruth Fox Scholarship program, ASAM offers 18 physicians-in-training with the opportunity to learn more about addiction and its treatment.   The 2019 Ruth Fox Scholars include:

  • Michael Baca-Atlas, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Benjamin Bearnot, Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Brandon Bentzley, California, Stanford Healthcare
  • Bradley Buchheit, Massachusetts, Boston Medical Center
  • Rachel Caspar, Utah, University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
  • Triveni DeFries, California, University of California - San Francisco
  • Jose Feliberti, California, Kaweah Delta Healthcare District
  • Kalvin Foo, Pennsylvania, Temple University Hospital
  • Susan Franchuk, Ontario, Canada, CAMH-Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
  • David Goodman, California, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Miriam Harris, Massachusetts, Boston Medical Center
  • Jeoffrey Hill, Massachusetts, Boston Medical Center
  • Alexander Pappas, Maryland, University of Maryland, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Arpit Parmar, New Delhi India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Daniela Rakocevic, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic
  • David Serota, Georgia, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Takeo Toyoshima, California, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry
  • Aaron Wolfgang, Hawaii, United States Army

Ruth Fox Scholars receive complimentary registration to the Society’s Annual Conference and a three-year ASAM membership.  By attending the conference, Ruth Fox Scholars will have access to over 70 CME hours of addiction medicine education.  These young scholars will make an important impact on improving the care and treatment of people with addiction and advancing the future practice of addiction medicine. More than 150 physicians-in-training have been awarded this scholarship thus far.

Ruth Fox Scholars will attend the ASAM 50th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, from April 4-7, 2019. In addition to attending the conference’s presentations, Ruth Fox Scholars participate in several opportunities uniquely designed for them.

The program is named after Dr. Ruth Fox, the founder and first president of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies (the precursor to ASAM) in 1954. Dr. Fox was a psychoanalyst, who in 1959 became the first medical director of The National Council on Alcoholism, an agency devoted to alcoholism prevention. She performed pioneering research on the use of Antabuse, a chemical used widely in alcoholism treatment today. Learn more about the Ruth Fox Scholarship program and how to support the next generation of addiction medicine specialists to treat addiction and saves online at www.ASAM.org.

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Media Contact:

Christine Merrifield, 301-547-4140

cmerrifield@ASAM.org

 
 
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ASAM Inspires Next Generation of Addiction Medicine Specialists

by ASAM Staff | Feb 27, 2019

Rockville, MD (February 27, 2019) – The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) proudly announces its 2019 Ruth Fox Scholarship Recipients.  The Ruth Fox Addiction Medicine Scholarship program plays a significant role in growing the qualified workforce desperately needed to treat addiction. It represents ASAM’s dedication to increasing opportunities for residents to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders.

This year, through the Ruth Fox Scholarship program, ASAM offers 18 physicians-in-training with the opportunity to learn more about addiction and its treatment.   The 2019 Ruth Fox Scholars include:

  • Michael Baca-Atlas, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Benjamin Bearnot, Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Brandon Bentzley, California, Stanford Healthcare
  • Bradley Buchheit, Massachusetts, Boston Medical Center
  • Rachel Caspar, Utah, University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
  • Triveni DeFries, California, University of California - San Francisco
  • Jose Feliberti, California, Kaweah Delta Healthcare District
  • Kalvin Foo, Pennsylvania, Temple University Hospital
  • Susan Franchuk, Ontario, Canada, CAMH-Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
  • David Goodman, California, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Miriam Harris, Massachusetts, Boston Medical Center
  • Jeoffrey Hill, Massachusetts, Boston Medical Center
  • Alexander Pappas, Maryland, University of Maryland, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Arpit Parmar, New Delhi India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Daniela Rakocevic, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic
  • David Serota, Georgia, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Takeo Toyoshima, California, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry
  • Aaron Wolfgang, Hawaii, United States Army

Ruth Fox Scholars receive complimentary registration to the Society’s Annual Conference and a three-year ASAM membership.  By attending the conference, Ruth Fox Scholars will have access to over 70 CME hours of addiction medicine education.  These young scholars will make an important impact on improving the care and treatment of people with addiction and advancing the future practice of addiction medicine. More than 150 physicians-in-training have been awarded this scholarship thus far.

Ruth Fox Scholars will attend the ASAM 50th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, from April 4-7, 2019. In addition to attending the conference’s presentations, Ruth Fox Scholars participate in several opportunities uniquely designed for them.

The program is named after Dr. Ruth Fox, the founder and first president of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies (the precursor to ASAM) in 1954. Dr. Fox was a psychoanalyst, who in 1959 became the first medical director of The National Council on Alcoholism, an agency devoted to alcoholism prevention. She performed pioneering research on the use of Antabuse, a chemical used widely in alcoholism treatment today. Learn more about the Ruth Fox Scholarship program and how to support the next generation of addiction medicine specialists to treat addiction and saves online at www.ASAM.org.

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Media Contact:

Christine Merrifield, 301-547-4140

cmerrifield@ASAM.org

 
 
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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.