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
Learn about MERF from the comments of those who have participated in our mentored learning experiences at conferences in the past.
'Traditional' MERF Scholarships
MERF provides scholarships to residents and faculty to attend the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) 2020 State of the Art Conference. Due to the pandemic, the CSAM Conference will be entirely virtual, and will span across four weeks: (August 28-29, September 16-17, 21, and 22-25).
Poster Abstract Submissions
MERF and the CSAM Committee on Education will be accepting poster abstract submissions beginning in March 2020 for the CSAM State of the Art in Addiction Medicine virtual conference (August 28-29, September 16-17, 21, and 22-25).