Addiction—its diagnosis, treatment, fields of research and related policy initiatives—has arrived at the edge of new frontier. The struggle to adequately control and ultimately contain the impact of any disease often evolves over time--from early emergency measures and speculative cures into carefully researched and well-established patterns of diagnosis, treatment and carefully designed research. Ultimately, the field matures further and its leaders begin to think strategically about pathways to innovation and opportunities to integrate a once specialized concern into the mainstream of medical practice and patient care. This year’s Medical-Scientific Conference explores this exciting new frontier—“Innovation and Integration Strategies in Addiction Medicine.”
ASAM invites you to join with medical professionals, clinicians, researchers, leading scientists and policy advocates to explore the newest developments that are defining the field of addiction medicine and shaping future strategies for diagnosis, treatment, patient care and public policy. Learn about the latest research initiatives from the leaders of federal agencies, institutions and clinical researchers and leading clinicians. Discover the newest technologies, techniques and practices that are expanding the array of tools available to address addiction and its impact on patients, families, communities and the health care system. Engage in living discussions with thought leaders about new strategies to integrate addiction medicine into the work of the primary care physician, parent, educator, and policy maker.
The 45th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference is the premier conference in the addiction field and your best opportunity to develop a strong professional network that will enhance your work and improve patient outcomes. ASAM has assembled a broad range of timely topics and powerful presenters to explore, “Innovation and Integration Strategies in Addiction Medicine.”