ASAM SUMMIT AT UKESAD 2008
THE ROLE OF DOCTORS IN THE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH ADDICTION
Chaired by Dr Andrea Barthwell,
with Dr Michael Miller (us), Dr Michael Wilks (Europe), Dr Mike McPhillips (uk)
Doctors have opportunities for powerful interventions – but too often waste them. In its first European summit, the American Society of Addiction Medicine shares its research, experience and campaign expertise.
Dr Michael Wilks is president of the Standing Committee of European Doctors/ Comite Permanent des Medecins Europeens which represents about 2million doctors across Europe. He is also chair of the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners trust, chair of the Society of Forensic Physicians and only recently retired as head of the British Medical Asosciation’s Ethics committee.
Dr Mike McPhillips is a trustee of the Addiction Recovery Foundation and heads up its medical affairs committee. He is a consultant psychiatrist to the Priory Hospital Roehampton the Causeway. A general adult psychiatrist with specialist training in
substance misuse, he was NHS consultant to the Riverside Substance Misuse Service in Kensington and Chelsea (1998-2002), a lecturer in psychiatry at Imperial College Medical School (1994-1997), and is author of over 20 research papers, book chapters and other articles.
Dr Andrea Bartwell is ceo of the global healthcare and policy-consulting firm EMGlobal LLC. President George W Bush nominated her as deputy director for Demand Reduction in the Unodcp Office of National Drug Control Policy. Andrea was a principal adviser in the [White House] Executive Office of the President on policies aimed at reducing the demand for illicit drugs. During her tenure, the Bush administration publicised science-based facts about the dangers of marijuana and drug legalisation, promoted student drug testing as a deterrent and an identification tool, and promoted drug courts.
Andrea was also a member of the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged Youth and its Domestic Violence Working Group. She worked with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to define its research scope. She hosted a weekly cable show on Aids, and is past president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In 2003, Andrea received the Betty Ford Award, from the Association for Medical Education & Research in Substance Abuse. In 1997, she was named one of the “Best Doctors in America” in addiction. She is a trustee of the Addiction Recovery Foundation, which organises Ukesad.
Dr Mike Miller is president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, having previously served as its secretary. He is medical director of Meriter/New Start, specialising in addiction.