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Member News

  • CSAM Change in Management Announcement Wednesday March 06th, 2024
    For the past four years, CSAM’s Executive Director, Kim Andosca, and our staff have provided their services through the Advocacy & Management Group (AMG). We extend our gratitude to Kim and the team for their hard work and dedication to CSAM. However, in light of future considerations and after careful deliberation on CSAM’s evolving needs, ...
  • Medical Board of California Announcement: Friday September 15th, 2023
    Certain Licensing Documents Must be Submitted Online Starting January 1, 2024 The Direct Online Certification Submission (DOCS) service is a secure, fast, and reliable online document delivery system that allows medical schools and postgraduate training programs to submit certain primary-source licensing documents to the Board. Effective January 1, 2024, the Board will only accept the following documents ...

CSAM News

  • CSAM is now accepting nomination submissions for the Vernelle Fox & Community Service Awards! Thursday May 09th, 2024
    CSAM Vernelle Fox AwardHonoring an Inquiring Mind, Courage, and Enthusiasm Inquiring Mind – Contributions to the understanding of the field Courage – Resolution and tenacity Enthusiasm – Energy for the positive CSAM recognizes physicians who have made noteworthy and lasting contributions in line with the mission of the Society: contributions which improve the quality of health care services, increase communication and education ...
  • CSAM Legislative “Walk the Halls” Day Thursday April 11th, 2024
    CSAM members “walked the halls” of the State Capitol in Sacramento on April 9, where they met with California legislators and their staff to discuss crucial bills making their way through the legislative process. CSAM Members Soraya Azari, MD, Delani Gunawardena, MD, Randy Holmes, MD, Raheel Khan, MD, Dymon Morgan, MD, (UCSF Fellow), Manu Saini, ...
  • CSAM Legislative Day – Sacramento – April 9 Friday March 15th, 2024
    Join us for CSAM’s annual Legislative Day on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Dr. Randy Holmes, Chair of CSAM’s Government Affairs Committee, and legislative advocate Robert Harris invite you to participate in individual meetings California legislators and their staff. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and educate California’s elected ...
  • CSAM Change in Management Announcement Wednesday March 06th, 2024
    For the past four years, CSAM’s Executive Director, Kim Andosca, and our staff have provided their services through the Advocacy & Management Group (AMG). We extend our gratitude to Kim and the team for their hard work and dedication to CSAM. However, in light of future considerations and after careful deliberation on CSAM’s evolving needs, ...
  • CSAM Winter 2023 Newsletter Monday December 18th, 2023
    CSAM News: The Voice for Treatment | Winter 2023 Included in this issue: Letter from the CSAM President, Sharone Abramowitz MD, FSASAM; 50th Anniversary Party Highlights; Message from the CSAM SOA 2024 Conference Committee Chair, Farah Zaidi, MD; Update from the Government Affairs Committee Chair, Randolph Holmes, MD, FAAFP, DFASAM; ASAM 2024 Diversity Scholarship. Read the Newsletter ...
  • Join Team DHCS! Wednesday November 08th, 2023
    DHCS is seeking a mission-driven MD/DO to guide DHCS’ ambitious agenda to ensure high-quality and accessible mental health and substance use disorder services in Medi-Cal and other public programs. The Medical Consultant II position will provide clinical expertise and strategic advice to DHCS Behavioral Health leadership on the development and implementation of policy and initiatives designed ...
  • Medical Board of California Announcement: Friday September 15th, 2023
    Certain Licensing Documents Must be Submitted Online Starting January 1, 2024 The Direct Online Certification Submission (DOCS) service is a secure, fast, and reliable online document delivery system that allows medical schools and postgraduate training programs to submit certain primary-source licensing documents to the Board. Effective January 1, 2024, the Board will only accept the following documents ...
  • CSAM Members’ Meeting – August 23, 2023 Thursday August 24th, 2023
  • DEA Hosts Public Listening Sessions on Telemedicine Regulations on September 12-13, 2023 Wednesday August 16th, 2023
    WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host public listening sessions to receive comments from healthcare practitioners, experts, advocates, patients, and other members of the public to inform DEA’s regulations on prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine. The listening sessions will be held in person and livestreamed with remote participation available. WHAT: Public Listening Sessions on Telemedicine ...
  • U.S. House Vote Tomorrow (May 25): Oppose Harsh Drug Penalties Wednesday May 24th, 2023
    FROM THE DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE: The U.S. House will vote on the HALT Fentanyl Act tomorrow. This misguided bill would ramp up harsh mandatory minimum sentences for fentanyl analogues. And it would permanently make all fentanyl-related substances Schedule I without first testing them for benefits or harm.  Criminalization has failed to keep us safer. Instead, it’s actually fueling ...

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