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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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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!

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!

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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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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Thank you to ACAAM's Volunteers

ACAAM would like to thank the more than 70 addiction medicine physicians who provided volunteer service to the organization in 2021. From service on the Board of Directors, Committees, an Task Forces, to serving as a leader of our new Recruitment Fair and other programs, these leaders served in a variety of ways and provided significant support to ACAAM as it continued its efforts to meet its mission.

As the year comes to a close, thank you for your ongoing efforts and continued support of the organization. And if you are an ACAAM member who would like to get involved in the organization, please feel free to share your interest with ACAAM staff by emailing [email protected].

ACAAM Honors Outgoing Board Members

At its December 2021 meeting, the ACAAM Board of Directors honored outgoing Board members who have spent significant time and provided tremendous effort to ensure the organization has been successful over the last decade plus.

These Board members were devoted stewards of both the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the several iterations of the organization that is today known as ACAAM. Their dedication and wisdom will be missed, but will not be lost, as they will be regularly called upon for advice and involvement.

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Announcing ACAAM’s New Officers

At its December meeting, ACAAM’s Board of Directors approved a slate of new officers for the organization, who officially take office on January 1, 2022, and serve in the roles through December 31, 2023.

The new officers include:

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Join ACAAM’s Anti-Racism/Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

ACAAM has an opportunity for members to share their interest in joining the organization’s Anti-Racism/Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee for 2022.

This opportunity will allow you to work with several accomplished and returning committee members to develop, implement, integrate, and support strategies and activities to achieve priority goals related to anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion and to create an equitable and welcoming environment within ACAAM.

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ACAAM Celebrates Fellowship Program Membership Milestone

More than 30 ADM Fellowship Programs Enrolled as ACAAM Members

The American College of Addiction Medicine (ACAAM) has established itself as the go-to resource and advocate for academic addiction medicine fellowship programs. Today the organization is excited to announce it has exceeded 30 fellowship program institutional members, with a total of 32 programs currently enrolled. The ACAAM membership program was launched in May 2021.

“We are ecstatic to see fellowship programs enrolling as members and unlocking access to valuable benefits and resources for the faculty and fellows in their programs,” says ACAAM Membership Committee Chair, Alex Walley, MD. “The more programs that join our ACAAM membership coalition, the stronger our voices will be as we continue to advocate for resources needed to expand a fellowship-trained addiction medicine workforce.”

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