The ACAAM Early Career Education Series was a three-part virtual series offering early career development content to ACAAM members covering topics related to advocating on behalf of your patients, submitting your work and research for publication and presentation, and negotiating your contract and salary. 

There was no cost to ACAAM members to attend a live session. 

Past Sessions

November 28      Advocating on Behalf of Your Patients
The session will provide learners with a nuanced understanding of the role of addiction medicine physicians as advocates. Attendees will leave with an understanding of a range of opportunities for advocacy, including for individual patients, at institutions, and at broader city, state and national levels, and concrete ideas for how to get more involved in advocacy. The session will be led by Sarah Wakeman, MDMedical Director for Substance Use Disorder at Mass General Brigham, Medical Director for the MGH Substance Use Disorder Initiative, program director of the Mass General Addiction Medicine fellowship, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Program for Substance Use and Addiction Services, MGH Division of General Internal Medicine. 

January 17          Dissemination of Your Work and Research Through Manuscripts and Conference Submissions

The session will provide learners with foundational knowledge around important areas for future career enhancement – submitting your work and research for publication and presentation. Participants will learn mechanics for submitting conference abstracts and manuscripts to journals, as well as tangible ideas and steps for creating effective proposals for presentation at conferences. The session will be led by Elizabeth (Liz) Samuels, MD MPH MHS, an Addiction Medicine Board Certified Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at UCLA.

February 15        Contract and Salary Negotiation
The session will provide an overview of job offers in academic medicine with an emphasis on research, clinical, and educational positions, and will also cover key components of contract negotiation. The session be led by Scott Hadland, MD MPH MSChief of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Harvard Medical School.