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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Prepares a long range plan and implement CME activities of CSAM; ensures that all CME activities meet the standards set by ACCME and the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ); acts for the Society (with no action of the CSAM Board required) in all matters related to programs of continuing medical education.
2019 COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION ROSTER
Make recommendations for CSAM and drafts policy statements for approval by the CSAM Board; makes the addiction medicine physician's voice heard on legislative and regulatory matters affecting treatment for opioid dependence, issues policy statements and white papers, and recommends to the Committee on Education educational activities on the treatment of opioid dependence.
With the guidance of CSAM’s policy advisor, prepares recommendations for positions on legislation and regulatory matters, issues position statements and initiates activities intended to influence public policy in California about matters related to treatment of substance use disorders, monitors legislative and regulatory activity at the Federal, State, and/or County levels; identifies other like-minded organizations and cultivates alliances.
Reviews issues related to physician health and wellbeing; develops CSAM position statements; serves as a resource to hospital medical staffs and well-being committees needing guidance to inspire and rejuvenate referral efforts; speaks for CSAM at the Medical Board of California and at various regulatory meetings.
The Committee on Communications is responsible for all of CSAM's regular publications such as the newsletter, email broadcasts, and the CSAM website, ensuring that each contributes to the mission of the Society and furthers its goals and objectives. The Committee on Communications exercises the final responsibility for and decision about the content of CSAM's regular publications.
The CSAM Membership Committee is primarily responsible for the recruitment of new members into CSAM. The Committee also promotes active participation among the membership. The Committee will monitor benefits and services, evaluate membership surveys, explore new benefits and make recommendations to the CSAM Board.
The Committee works to achieve: access to patient-centered, evidence-based, treatment for all patients at risk for substance use disorders (SUDs), including a focus on access to treatment for the historically underserved. The Committee will promote: integration of evidence-based addiction treatment with primary care and other systems of care based on best systems practices; adoption of health system performance standards related to SUDs; SUD education and training standards for physicians, and; elimination of barriers that prevent quality addiction treatment for all, including financial, geographic, treatment ‘silos’, and cultural biases. The Committee will implement these goals through:1) recommendations to the Committee on Education regarding related educational activities; 2) recommendations to the Committee on Public Policy regarding related policy initiatives; 3) reviewing guidelines and performance standards appropriate for implementation in California; 4) identifying other key organizations and stakeholders with whom CSAM should partner to achieve shared goals, and; 5) facilitating CSAM membership involvement with these goals.
The Committee plans the annual CSAM conference that is one of the nation's foremost annual gatherings of physicians and other healthcare professionals who specialize in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders and practicing physicians in both primary care and other specialty fields who are seeking an overview of the field of Addiction Medicine.
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