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To all ISAM members & Affiliates
Wednesday August 17, 2022

Great news for those still wanting to register for ISAM 2022 Valletta – the Early Bird registration fees deadline has been extended to Sept 19, 2022.
Register soon to take advantage of the lower rate for this global educational event.
Our Regional Meeting in Cordoba, Argentina, South America will run August 25-26, 2022 jointly with RAAC (Red Asistencial de las Adicciones de Cordoba)

Plenary speakers:

Rodrigo Córdoba (Colombia)
Revisión clínico terapéutica sobre cannabis y primeros episodios psicóticos
(Clinical therapeutic review on cannabis and first psychotic episodes)
Alessandra Diehl (Brasil) 
Género y Trastorno por uso de sustancias
(Gender and Substance Use Disorder)
Carmen Betancur (Chile)
Ensayo clínico sobre tratamiento de adicción a pasta base/Experiencia Chilena de tratamiento de Trastornos por consumo de sustancias
(Clinical trial on base paste addiction treatment/Chilean Experience in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders)
Alicia Chu (Perú)
Patología dual en adolescentes: desafíos terapéuticos
(Dual Pathology in Adolescents : Therapeutic Challenges)
Pablo Fielitz (Uruguay) 
Accesibilidad al tratamiento en adicciones, la experiencia uruguaya
(Accessibility to addiction treatment: the Uruguayan experience)


Starting from this week UNODC/PTRS has opened two other roster recruitments (P2 and P3 level) which are for several positions in multiple duty stations.
PTRS is looking for Associate Expert (P2) candidates with knowledge and understanding of public health based approaches to treatment, care and rehabilitations of drug use disorders, with an academic background from health, social, or development field and 2 years experiences in project support or management.
There is also a Programme Officer P3 level opening, however, candidates are expected to have a 5-year work experience.
The deadline is 2 September 2022 for both. Please kindly see below the links and an image for ease of reference.
You could also retweet from @unodc_ptrs twitter account for example.
P2 opening
P3 opening
Anja Busse
Programme Officer
Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Highlighting IPA – Indonesian Society of Addiction Medicine
An ISAM Affiliate Society

Indonesia is a lush country popular for tourists who seek to enjoy its volcanic and green scenery.  An exciting and peaceful destination, Indonesia remains the largest drug destination in Asia. Some factors of Indonesian drug activity include drug dealers from other countries who sell drugs to foreigner tourists. With the reputation as a drug trafficking hub, Indonesia also experiences drug abuse as well as drug imports.

The country boasts 273,523,615 inhabitants, 6,000,000 of whom suffer from a drug and alcohol addiction, or a substance use disorder (SUD). In 2002, Indonesia saw an increase in substance abuse, with a reported 17.8% of people with an SUD dying from fatal overdoses. As of 2004, an estimated 1.5% of the population aged 15 to 64 years of age in Indonesia abused harmful chemicals. About 71% consumed Marijuana, and 15% abused Meth.

The Society of Addiction meeicine is a group of 100 psychiatrists working in the field.

Attendees at the Drugs Addiction: Evidence, Evolution and The Future conference

Our Affiliate Organization EUROPAD
15th European Congress: Heroin Addiction & related Clinical Problems

Participation by the ISAM NExT Committee at the California Society of Addiction Medicine – Aug 24-27, 2022
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Don’t Miss The Early Bird Registration Deadline for the CSAM-SMCA 2022 Conference:
The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine/la Société médicale canadienne sur l’addiction (CSAM-SMCA)
An ISAM Affiliate Organization

The CSAM-SMCA 2022 Scientific Conference will be held Nov 3-5, 2022 at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Register before August 31 and save up to $85 on your registration for the CSAM-SMCA 2022 Scientific Conference! Plus: For a limited time only, get special discounts on your room at the Delta Bessborough hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Visit the website to learn more and register today:


Conferences coming up in August/September/October
California Society of Addiction Medicine – CSAM 2022
State of the Art Addiction Medicine Conference and Board Exam Preparation Course
August 24-27, 2022
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
San Diego, CA
European Society of Biomedical Research on Alcoholism – ESBRA joint meeting with International Society of Biomedical Research on Alcoholism - ISBRA
Sept 17-20, 2022
Cracow, Poland
International Society of Addiction Medicine - ISAM
Oct 4-7, 2022
Valletta, Malta with virtual option

Australasian Professional Society of Alcohol and Other Drugs – APSAD
Oct 9-12, 2022
Darwin, Australia
10th International Conference on Health and Hepatitis Care in Substance users - INHSU
Oct 19-21, 2022
Glasgow, Scotland UK
International Society for the Study of Emerging Drugs – ISSED
Oct 24-26, 2022
Panama City, Panama
American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence – AATOD
Oct 30-Nov 3, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland US

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