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 California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) 2020 State of the Art Conference at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, August 26-28, 2020. The 2020 application period is now open.

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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 conference August 26-29, 2020 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

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support MERF

Contact MERF at:
merfadmin @ gmail.com