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Happy #GivingTuesday from ACAAM

Happy Giving Tuesday!

Today, #GivingTuesday, support the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine's mission to promote academic excellence and inspire leadership in addiction medicine.
 
What is Giving Tuesday? 
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. 
 
How does Giving Tuesday support the organization? 
While membership dues support our core services and operating budget of the organization, innovative programs begin because of the philanthropic efforts of members coming together to create transformative change within addiction medicine. 
 
ACAAM remains independent of commercial entities and interests and is beholden only to the best interests of patients and the science that supports our training. 
 
Where does my money go? 
Your gift, no matter the size, allows the organization to develop education, support new and existing addiction medicine fellowship programs, and nurture the future of the field.
 
Is my donation tax deductible? 
Yes! You will receive more information including ACAAM tax exemption details once you donate. 
 
We greatly appreciate your support for the future of academic addiction medicine!
 

Donate Today 

Veterans Day and Addiction Medicine

ACAAM honors veterans and addiction medicine specialists who served their country this Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we honor our veterans and share our profound gratitude for their sacrifices. We also thank the addiction medicine specialists who tirelessly treat veterans with substance use disorders and lead them into recovery. This year, we'd like to highlight two addiction medicine specialists who not only treat veterans, but were veterans themselves. 

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Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

2023 ACAAM Annual Meeting
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

April 11-12, 2023 | Gaylord National Resort | National Harbor, MD

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Attend the ACAAM Member Reception at AMERSA

November 11, 2022, 6 - 7 PM EDT

We can't wait to see our members who are attending the 2022 AMERSA Annual Conference. Stop by from 6-7 pm EDT at the Hyatt Regency Boston, Quincy Room. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

No registration is necessary. We look forward to seeing our members there!

Rescheduled Member Fellow-Only Virtual Convening

ACAAM Member Fellow-Only Virtual Convening 
November 1, 1:30 - 3:30 pm EDT

Addiction medicine fellows (ACAAM Members) are invited to join a virtual convening to learn about addiction medicine careers. Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD DFASM DABAM, will present, "Careers in Addiction Medicine: What Can I Do Within My Specialty?". This presentation will include an overview of career options within the field, many of which you have probably not even thought about. Dr. Baxter's presentation will be followed by small group networking. 

Check your email for your link! We hope to see you there. 

Members in the News: Gail D'Onofrio

Join us in congratulating our dedicated ACAAM Board Member, Gail D’Onofrio, MD MS, on receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University this September. Dr. D’Onofrio is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University and Physician-in Chief of Emergency Services at Yale New Haven Hospital. Congratulations again!

ACAAM Partnered with ASAM during NATW

This October 17-21, during National Addiction Treatment Week (NATW), ACAAM partnered with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) to help inspire upcoming leaders in addiction medicine. NATW is an initiative that highlights the treatment gap between the number of patients who need addiction treatment and the qualified medical professionals available to treat addiction. The partnership between the organizations included an effort to share fellows’ stories about the importance of addiction medicine fellowships. See their videos and more on the NATW website.

Announcing the 2022 -2023 AOD Health Richard Saitz Editorial Internship Recipient

ACAAM recently partnered with AOD Health to recruit the publication’s first-ever Richard Saitz Editorial Intern. Congratulations to this year’s recipient, Corey McBrayer, DO, from OhioHealth! Dr. McBrayer will join AOD Health Associate Editors to co-author summaries of current addiction medicine literature. This internship also includes participation in podcasts, interviews with authors, and more. Congratulations again to Dr. McBrayer, and thank you to all who applied for this opportunity!

Open Didactic Session: August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day

Working Together to Reduce Harm and Improve Safety for People Who Use Substances
August 31, 2022, 2 - 4 pm EDT

As part of the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine National Addiction Medicine Didactic series, we are hosting an open access session (anyone can attend) on August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day. This two-hour webinar will feature a didactic presentation on harm reduction in addiction medicine by Alexander Y. Walley, MD MSc, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, followed by a panel discussion with a multidisciplinary group on the front lines of substance use care focused on working together to reduce harm and improve safety for people who use substances.

Panelists:
Emily Lapidus, LICSW, Social Worker, Boston Medical Center Addiction Consult Service, Boston, MA
Stephen Murray, NRP, MPH, Community Implementation Specialist, Boston Medical Center Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Boston, MA
Theresa Rolley, CARC, Wellness and Recovery Advocate, Boston Medical Center Addiction Consult Service, Boston, MA





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Richard Saitz Addiction Medicine Editorial Internship

Fellow Internship Opportunity: ACAAM Partners with AOD Health for Editorial Internship Opportunity

ACAAM has partnered with the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center and its Alcohol, Other Drugs & Health: Current Evidence (AOD Health) newsletter to create an editorial internship for a 2022-2023 addiction medicine fellow. The editorial intern will be mentored by senior addiction medicine faculty to gain experience in rigorous review of the addiction medicine literature and the field of academic publishing.

The internship, which will be directed by Darius Rastegar, MD, from Johns Hopkins Medicine, will commence on October 1 and require the selected intern to spend approximately 5 hours per month on several tasks included in the official position description and application form. The selected fellow will receive a $2,000 stipend for the work.

The deadline to apply is August 31. If you have questions, contact AOD Health Editorial Director Casy Calver at [email protected]

 APPLY NOW. 

A letter from Dr. Alex Walley: Help grow the addiction medicine field

Dear Colleagues,

The American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM) is built from our members’ determination and passion for advancing academic addiction medicine. With our first year of membership coming to a close, we are so grateful for your energy, ingenuity, and focus to create a healthier future for those across this nation who need high-quality substance use care.

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Gift an ACAAM Membership

Give the Gift of ACAAM Membership

Looking for something to gift your graduating fellows? 

ACAAM is providing the opportunity for Program Directors and Administrators to gift their graduating fellows their 2022-2023 ACAAM membership. Please click the link, below, to gift a graduating fellow a Recent Fellowship Graduate Membership ($100). Select the amount of memberships you would like to gift and upload a roster with their information. We'll handle the rest!

Membership Gifting

Please download this certificate to share the great news with your fellows about their new membership. 

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REACH Application Deadline is June 30

REACH Application Deadline is June 30

ACAAM is a proud partner in REACH (REACH: Recognizing and Eliminating disparities in Addiction through Culturally informed Healthcare), which is supported by a federal grant to the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

Minority candidates for 2023-24 Addiction Medicine fellowships are encouraged to apply for the REACH Scholar program, which provides funding as well as additional training, mentorship and scholarly activity.

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Upcoming ACAAM Events

Upcoming Events: May and June

Addiction Medicine Fellowship Recruitment Fair
Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 pm EDT

Anticipation is building for the ACAAM Addiction Medicine Fellowship Recruitment Fair. The virtual 90-minute event will get under way with a welcome from ACAAM President Jeanette Tetrault, MD. Following a presentation on addiction medicine training by ACAAM Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs Timothy Brennan, MD, MPH, the remainder of the fair will be a learning and networking opportunity where participants can visit fellowships at individual breakout “tables.” Residency programs across the nation have been invited to have their residents attend. Thank you to the program directors in the ACAAM Pipeline Task Group for helping plan the event. 

Virtual Addiction Medicine Fellowship Graduation
Thursday, June 9, 6:00 pm EDT

Two national leaders in addiction research will return to give the opening remarks for the 2022 Virtual Addiction Medicine Fellowship Graduation. Nora Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will join George Koob, PhD, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, in celebrating the Class of 2022, along with family, friends, faculty and others. Drs. Volkow and Koob, who have both been instrumental in advancing Addiction Medicine, also spoke at last year’s virtual graduation. Following their remarks, this year’s graduates will be recognized in a virtual procession of individual slides as ACAAM leaders announce their names.

Open Now: Reserve your spot for fellows event

Fellow only virtual event will focus on resilience, professionalism, and boundary issues

COME TOGETHER: An Addiction Medicine Fellow Only Networking Event

DATE:
February 17, 7:30 PM EST/4:30 PM PT

LEarn more AND REGISTER:

Click here to learn more and reserve your spot.

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Save the Date for an Exclusive Fellow Only Virtual Event

COME TOGETHER: An Addiction Medicine Fellow Only Networking Event

ACAAM invites all addiction medicine fellows who are members to an exclusive and unique virtual event. Connect with peers across the country to share training experiences, stories, and resources. Enjoy a keynote speaker and small group conversations using an interactive virtual event platform. The event is free to ACAAM members.

WHEN:
February 17, 7:30 PM EST/4:30 PM PT

WHAT:
This virtual session will focus on resilience, professionalism, and boundary issues led by Charlene Dewey, MD MEd FACP, Vanderbilt University Center for Professional Health





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