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President's Message, May 2018

May 10, 2018 1:44 PM | Sally Winkelman (Administrator)

Dear WISAM Members,

It's been an interesting month. For those of you who were not able to make it to the Annual ASAM conference in San Diego, we hope you'll consider attending the 2019 conference. Mark your calendars now for April 4-7, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

While in San Diego, several WISAM officers and members were interviewed by Ashley Luthern, a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who showed a real interest for, and an understanding of, the issues we face in treating the disease of addiction. View article.

Also at the conference, we connected with our counterparts from Illinois (ISAM). Dr Raymond Bertino, ISAM President, plans to distribute our Wisconsin Chapter Annual Conference information to Illinois Chapter members, so we are hoping for a good turnout from colleagues to the south.

The WISAM 2018 Annual Conference, Road to Recovery: The Science of Addiction and Practical Applications, is September 27-29 at the Pyle Center in Madison. Our conference committee has put together an exciting program, and registration is now open! The detailed registration brochure will be available soon.

In other news, I’d like to express my thanks to WISAM member Britni Bolduc, who has volunteered to get our WISAM Facebook page up and running. Stay tuned for details on connecting with us on Facebook.

WISAM is launching its four-part webinar series, Treatment of Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care, funded through a WMS Foundation educational grant. The topics and speakers are confirmed, and sessions are scheduled to begin June 20th. Each session in the series will be presented as a live educational activity at Meriter Hospital in Madison, and will be recorded for members to view on-demand for up to one year following the recorded presentation. 

And finally, after an April break, our monthly teleconference series will resume on Thursday May 24th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Dr. David Galbis-Reig, WISAM President-Elect, will lead the discussion. Stay tuned for more information.

Enjoy your spring!

Matt Felgus, MD, FASAM

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