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Renew Your ACAAM Membership Today

It's time to renew your ACAAM Membership

ACAAM Members: Your ACAAM membership runs on an academic year (July 1 - June 30) — make sure to renew your ACAAM membership today before your benefits expire on June 30. Visit and click 'My Profile' to access your membership information. 

Renew Your Individual Membership

We look forward to Trainees, Fellows, and Recent Fellowship Program Graduates to continue on the renewal pathway to grow a network of addiction medicine peers and further your knowledge in the field. Trainees and Fellows will renew as a Recent Fellowship Program Graduate, and Recent Graduates will renew as Regular Members. Regular Members will continue as Regular Members. 

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Give the Gift of ACAAM to your Graduate(s)

Looking for something to gift your graduating fellows?

ACAAM is providing the opportunity for Program Directors and Administrators to gift their graduating fellows their ACAAM membership for the 2024-2025 renewal cycle. Please click the link below to gift a graduating fellow a Recent Fellowship Graduate Membership ($105). Select the number of memberships you would like to gift, enter the graduating fellow's contact information, and submit your payment. We'll handle the rest!

Gift A Membership Today!
The Gifting Process
  • Upon receipt of your form submission and payment, ACAAM will update your graduating fellow's profile indicating membership is paid through June 30, 2025.
  • The individual receives an automated email noting payment and an updated membership expiration date of June 30, 2025.
  • An ACAAM team member follows up with an email to inform them of the gifted purchase.
  • As part of the gifting program, ACAAM can also mail you gift cards to present to your graduate(s). This option is available through June 14, 2024. Please allow for 7-10 business days to receive the gift cards. 

A message from President Alexander Walley, MD MSc, about gifting:
"A core mission of Addiction Medicine Fellowships and ACAAM is to ensure that our graduates are equipped to become board certified and deliver high quality addiction specialty care. By gifting the graduating fellows with a new graduate ACAAM membership, our fellowship makes sure that our fellows can stay connected with fellowship programs and training. They maintain access to ACAAM's ADEPT training exam as a membership benefit which will help them prepare for their board exam, which most take in the fall after they graduate. They also can access the weekly Wednesday Didactic Series that can keep them current on core addiction medicine clinical issues. Experiencing the benefits of an individual ACAAM membership will help graduates continue as ACAAM members and help grow academic addiction medicine."

2023 Annual Report: By the Numbers

Explore ACAAM's 2023 Highlights: Growth in Membership and Engagement

Dive into the highlights of ACAAM's journey towards academic excellence and leadership in addiction medicine. Our 2023 Annual Report, titled "By the Numbers," showcases our key achievements across various fronts:
  • Membership Updates
  • Networking and Engagement 
  • Education, Programs, & Products
  • Workforce and Academic Development
  • Financial Outlook

Join us in celebrating these milestones and envisioning a future of excellence and equity in academic addiction medicine! Learn more about ACAAM's mission.

ACAAM by the Numbers

Upcoming ACAAM Early Career Education Series - Part 2

Join us on January 17 for Part 2 of the ACAAM Early Career Education Series About Disseminating Your Research

Part 2 of the ACAAM Early Career Education Series is coming up on Wednesday, January 17, from 3-4 pm ET. Join us for a presentation on "Dissemination of Your Work and Research Through Manuscripts and Conference Submissions." This is the second part of a three-part series for fellows, recent program graduates, and junior faculty.

The final session will be held on February 15 at 3 pm ET. 

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Upcoming ACAAM Virtual Learning Series - Part 2

Register for Part 2 of the ACAAM Virtual Learning Series on January 11

Join us for the second part of our ACAAM Virtual Learning Series, "Leveraging ACGME Requirements to Create a Community-Based Addiction Medicine Rotation to Educate and Mentor Internists in Harm Reduction," on Thursday, January 11, from 3-4 pm ETThis FREE session is the second part of a three-part series geared toward faculty in established and emerging fellowship programs, although all are welcome.

The final session will be held on April 18 at 3 pm ET. 

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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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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

February 17, 7:30 PM EST/4:30 PM PT


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.

February 17, 7:30 PM EST/4:30 PM PT

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].

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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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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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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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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