About Merf

MERF was established in 1981 to increase and improve the education of physicians about alcoholism and other drug dependencies— specifically about the evidence, the science base, and how to apply it with patients. We particularly stress the clinical continuum of diagnosis, treatment and recovery for the patient and their family members

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MERF Participants

Learn about MERF from the comments of those who have participated in our mentored learning experiences at conferences in the past.

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‘Traditional’ MERF Scholarships

MERF provides scholarships to residents and faculty to attend the 2024 CSAM State of the Art Addiction Medicine Conference. The 2023 CSAM Conference will be held in-person this year on August 21, 2024 (Board Exam Prep Track and Pre-Conference Workshops) and also from August 22 – August 24, 2024 (State of the Art Addiction Medicine Conference).

Submission deadline for 2024 is June 7, 2024!

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Poster Abstract Submissions

Early Bird Deadline: June 1, 2024
Final Deadline: July 1, 2024

The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) and the Medical Education Research Foundation (MERF) invite you and your colleagues to submit a poster abstract for the 2024 Addiction Medicine Review Conference.

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Support MERF

Click here to read about the different ways you can help support MERF!

Questions? Contact MERF at:
merfadmin @ gmail.com