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Brendan McEntee

Phone: 301-656-3920 x110


Bob Davis

Onsite: 916-220-3647    


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2015 Annual Conference Press Kit

Media Requirements

Journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations attending the meeting for the purpose of editorial coverage will be granted media credentials. To qualify, journalists must contact Brendan McEntee ( or  301-656-3920 x110. 

Please review our media policies for the 2015 Annual Conference HERE.

Daily Schedule of Media Opportunities


9:30am - 2:00pm Shatterproof Rappelling Event

ASAM and Shatterproof are combining forces to offer Annual Conference attendees an opportunity to participate in a unique fundraising rappelling event that starts at the rooftop of the Hilton Austin Hotel.


8:30am Opening Scientific Plenary Session

The ASAM 46th Annual Conference kicks off with the exciting Opening Scientific Plenary. Led by ASAM President Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA, DFAPA, the Opening Scientific Plenary features an exciting lineup of ASAM award winners and leaders in the Addiction Medicine field.  Michael Botticelli – Director, The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Special Guest.  More...

12:15pm Press Availability (12:00 set)

MICHAEL BOTTICELLI, Director, White House, Office National Drug Control Policy,  GEORGE KOOB, Director, NIH, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and WILSON COMPTON, Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse will be available to answer questions while attending the American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference in Austin.  Key opening statements followed by questions. Credentialed press only. This is not a public event.

Credentialing contact: 916-220-3647


10:00am National Release - Continuum, The ASAM Criteria Decision Engine

Continuum, The ASAM Criteria Decision Engine™ provides counselors, clinicians and other treatment team members with a computer-guided, structured interview for assessing and caring for patients with addictive, substance-related and co-occurring conditions.

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm  ASAM Annual Awards Luncheon

As the John P. McGovern Award recipient, Dr. Mark S. Gold will deliver the 2015 lecture on Addiction and Society during the Awards Luncheon. Luncheon information HERE.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm The ASAM Movie Night - Featuring "The Hungry Heart"

Join Director Bess O’Brien is the director/producer of numerous award-winning documentary films including The Hungry HeartAsk Us Who We AreJourney into CourageWhere is Stephanie, and Here Today. She is also the director/producer of the highly acclaimed feature film Shout it Out based on the lives of Vermont teens and the original Voices Project live musical. Bess O’Brien co-founded Kingdom County Productions with her husband Jay Cravenin 1990. O’Brien co-produced the feature films Where the Rivers Flow North starring Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal and Michael J. Fox, and A Stranger in the Kingdom starring Ernie Hudson and Martin Sheen.


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News & Announcements

ASAM weekly masthead

ASAM Weekly is a source of timely, useful news briefings of top stories for addiction medicine combined with ASAM developments in education, advocacy, state chapter news and more. ASAM Weekly is a great way to keep informed and is delivered to the inboxes of ASAM members every Tuesday. This enews brief is free to non-members as well as ASAM Members. MORE INFORMATION >