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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MERF provides mentored learning experiences at the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) annual conferences. The 2018 CSAM Conference dates and location are tbd.

The application process will open in the Spring of 2018. The submission deadline will be on or around mid-May to June. READ MORE

screening and brief intervention

MERF supports SBIRT activities to improve teaching skills about screening for and assessing alcohol and drug use, conducting brief intervention and making referrals.

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support MERF

Contact MERF at:
merfadmin @ gmail.com