CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 7, 1996, ASAM held
its most recent Addiction Medicine Certification Examination for physicians.
ASAM is proud to honor those physicians who passed this year's exam at its
Annual Awards Dinner in San Diego, April 19, 1997.
The ASAM Certification, established in 1985 as part of ASAM's medical
mission, was the first nationally recognized credential in the field of
addiction medicine. Since the first examination offering in 1986, ASAM has
certified 2,939 physicians, including many of the nation's top alcoholism and
substance abuse treatment professionals.
1997-1998 Certification Examination Cycle: ASAM offers the Certification
Examination once every two years in November or December. Applicants must
meet stringent criteria before being accepted to sit for the examination.
Applications will be accepted beginning in August 1997 through April 1998.
The next examination will be held November 21, 1998. For information or to
receive an application, please contact the ASAM Credentialing Department with
your request by fax (301-656-3815) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Early
Registration Deadline (for lowest fee): October 3l, 1997.
Publications: ASAM publishes several addiction publications vital to
addiction treatment professionals including Principles of Addiction Medicine,
the authoritative reference on addiction treatment; the ASAM Patient Placement
Criteria second edition (PPC-2) for the treatment of substance-related
disorders; and will soon publish the hypertext version of the PPC-2 text.
Membership: ASAM membership is open to all physicians and medical
students regardless of specialty. Members are entitled to discounts on all
ASAM publications, conferences, and certification. Members also receive the
quarterly Journal of Addictive Diseases, and a bi-monthly newsletter ASAM News
containing the latest in Addiction Medicine news.
ASAM is an international medical specialty society founded in 1954 with a
membership comprised of 3,300 physicians representing all areas of medicine
who are concerned about alcoholism, nicotine and other drug dependencies.
ASAM members are engaged in treatment, research and education on these
diseases. For more information on ASAM, please contact ASAM's office or visit
ASAM's Web page at http://members.aol.com/asamoffice.
SOURCE American Society of Addiction Medicine