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Late-Breaking Submission Category

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations offer an opportunity to share research interests and ideas. Presenters are required to prepare physical and electronic posters, set them up and attend their poster during two (2) designated times. ASAM encourages everyone and especially young investigators to submit abstracts for posters either during the regular submission period or during the late-breaking submission period. Presenters should also plan to stand by their poster on Friday, April 7th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm and Saturday, April 8th from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Prospective poster submitters can view the 2016 accepted submissions here.   


Other Submission Categories

These are the submission categories accepted during the regular call for abstracts submission period. They are not accepted during the late-breaking call for abstracts submission period.

Focus Sessions

Focus sessions are 60-minute or 90-minute oral presentations designed to give learners an in-depth understanding of a specific clinical or scientific topic. Focus sessions are typically presented in a structured didactic format but other creative teaching methods are strongly encouraged. Presenters should be sure to include time for questions.

Workshop Sessions

Workshop sessions are 60-minute or 90-minute interactive and experiential sessions designed to give learners an in-depth understanding of a specific clinical or scientific topic. Workshop sessions use a variety of teaching formats such as small group discussion, case-examples, demonstrations, worksheets, and other skill-building exercises. 

Special Sessions

Special sessions are developed by invited experts in the field of addiction medicine. This includes specialized presentations presented by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).