International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM)

ECOSOC Status: Roster
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: Addiction Cntr, North Twr, Foothill Hsptl, 1403-29 Street NW, Calgary AB T2N 2T9
Country: Canada
Region: Northern America
UN Languages:
Other languages:
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Training
  • Drug Treatment

  • Other:'medical education, policy, international consensus'
Short description:
The International Society of Addiction Medicine is an international fellowship of physicians founded in 1998 and committed to the:
-Advancement of knowledge about Addiction seen as a treatable disease
-Recognition that physicians worldwide have a major role to play in its management
-Enhancement of the credibility of the physicians role
-Emphasis of the importance of educational activities
-Establishment of consensus documents and practice guidelines
-Position papers on select topics relevant to the practice methods
-WHO-ISAM travel fellowships for annual meetings
-International Certification exam in Addiction Medicine
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