Volume 4, Issue 2 | Summer
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Summer 2018 NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the latest edition of the ISAM newsletter. This issue brings updates about the 2018 ISAM conference in BUSAN, Republic of Korea, and other events.
          DEADLINE FOR REGULAR REGISTRATION FEE: AUGUST 31, 2018                       

Both workshops will run on 2 November at the same time and registration for either of them is available on The registration fee is 200 USD for ISAM members and 300 USD for non-members.
During the ISAM 2018 "FUNDAMENTALS IN LEADERSHIP", this question will be answered during a one-day workshop facilitated by two senior ISAM members committed to strengthen effective leadership among next generation healthcare professionals.
Leadership is a core competence for addiction medicine (AM) professionals. Physicians/ clinicians and other AM professionals often default to a single traditional, heroic and least effective "command and control" leadership style. However in an era of patient-professional collaboration, multi-disciplinary treatment approach and shared decision-making, AM professionals must be able, depending on the situation, to use a wider range of effective leadership styles.
This training offers clinicians, trainers, researchers and policy makers, working in the AM field, a one-day, hands-on, highly participative introductory workshop in the basics of effective leadership. This workshop offers both a tasting panel and a roadmap for AM professionals wishing to extend their professional leadership skills. 
In an open, safe and stimulating learning environment, small group work and plenary discussions will be used to facilitate awareness and learning of various individual and organisational leadership styles and to share best practices in AM leadership education.  Workshop and courseware will be in English and will cover themes such as situational and organisational leadership, teamwork, coaching, change management, appreciative inquiry, negotiation and conflict management.  

Dr. Lucas Pinxten, MD, MSc, MPH, is an international health consultant and the lecturer Public Health & Leadership of Dutch Master in Addiction Medicine (MIAM) at the Radboud University in the Netherlands. He has a long international health career in Africa and Asia, and, has facilitated - among others - the development of the Indonesian Master Degree Course in Addiction Medicine. 
Dr. Annabel Mead, MBBS FAChAM dipABAM, is the Director of the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use Addiction Medicine Fellowship program in Vancouver, Canada. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, and has extensive clinical and leadership experience in outpatient and residential treatment settings.
In the ISAM 2018 Fundamentals "BEST PRACTICE IN TEACHING ADDICTION MEDICINE" this question will be answered by two members of the education and training committee.  
Training in the field of Addiction Medicine is often lacunar and patchy at under- and postgraduate level. In our era we have competent physicians and healthcare workers in addiction medicine. The next step is that we need to transfer our knowledge to our colleagues and the next generation.
The course is developed for clinicians, teachers and policy makers from different disciplines who are interested in medical education and who want to improve addiction medicine training in their clinic, their university or at a governmental level. This fundamentals is highly relevant for all addiction medicine specialists and scientists who want to transfer their knowledge to the next generation, and for those who are already doing this and want to improve their skills in teaching.
Examples of “best practice in education” exist and will be shared. Exchange of ideas and experiences will be stimulated by means of plenary and small group discussions and exercises: Learning from each other by collaborating! Curiosity is highly appreciated. The effect of training increases if a course is also fun. A learning environment will be created that is open, safe, enjoyable and relaxing.
This is how we want to make the next step in teaching Addiction Medicine.
Prof. Dr.Barbara Broers
Prof. Dr. Cornelis DeJong
To register for either of the seminars please go to the ISAM webpages:

Other Upcoming Scientific Events

7th International Conference on Addictive Disorders, Addiction Medicine and Pharmaceuticals 
September 19-20, 2018
San Diego, USA

2nd World Congress of the World Association on Dual Disorders
October 25-27, 2018
Convitto della Calza, Florence, Italy.

9th International Conference on Addiction & Psychiatry
November 12-13, 2018
Dubai, UAE.

8th World Congress on Addictive Disorders & Addiction Therapy
May 9-10, 2019
London, UK.

Don't forget that ISAM 2019 will be in New Delhi, India
and ISAM 2020 will be in Auckland, New Zealand.


Newsletter Editorial Board :
Adrian Abagiu (Romania); Jenna Butner (USA); Susanna Galea (New Zealand); Jan Klimas (Canada);
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