American Society of Addiciton Medicine

Addiction Medicine Advocacy Conference


Advocacy In Action

Addiction Medicine Advocacy Conference

Join advocates from across the country on September 23-24, 2024 for this two-day advocacy event.

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2024 Partners

ASAM welcomes our national advocacy partners:

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Join ASAM members from across the country on September 23-24, 2024 for this two-day in-person advocacy event in Washington, DC. The Addiction Medicine Advocacy Conference (AMAC) represents a unique opportunity for ASAM members to come together and advocate for advancements in addiction medicine policy. AMAC promises to be an educational and insightful event, encompassing a broad range of issues. On Day One, attendees will receive training from expert advocacy professionals on the issues most important to the practice of addiction medicine and help shape ASAM's policy priorities in 2025 through a new member resolution forum. On Day Two, attendees will participate in carefully planned meetings on Capitol Hill with policymakers and their staff to advance an ambitious policy agenda designed to support addiction treatment professionals as they treat patients and save lives.


Who Should Attend

ASAM Members interested in advancing addiction policy, making a meaningful impact on the field of addiction medicine, and saving lives.



During the conference, advocates will discuss a robust slate of policy proposals, including through a new member resolution forum. Stay tuned to learn about how Congress can help teach, standardize, and cover addiction medicine!


Registration Rates

This event is free and exclusive to ASAM members. 


Hotel Information


The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Capitol Hill
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20001

Registration is open until August 23, 2024.





Registration Questions?

American Society of Addiction Medicine
Phone: 301.656.3920


AMAC Member Resolution Forum


What is the AMAC Member Resolution Forum?

During the AMAC event on September 23, 2024, attendees will have the opportunity to present their own policy resolutions to attendees for discussion and voting during the “AMAC Member Resolution Forum.” If a majority of the AMAC attendees vote to approve a resolution, then it will undergo consideration by ASAM's Public Policy Coordinating Council (PPCC) at its next meeting. At that PPCC meeting, each passed resolution at AMAC will receive a numerical score based on an issue prioritization rubric, and the PPCC will subsequently provide its prioritization analysis to the relevant advocacy committee (Legislative Advocacy, Public Policy, or Practice Management and Regulatory Affairs). This prioritization analysis will assist these committees in determining their policy priorities for the year 2025.


Resolution Submissions

The PPCC is currently accepting resolution submissions for the upcoming AMAC. These submissions are exclusively accepted from ASAM members who have timely registered to attend AMAC, taking place on September 23-24, 2024, in Washington, DC.

By September 9, 2024, the PPCC will release a PDF booklet containing all the qualifying resolutions that have been submitted, which will be accessible to registered AMAC attendees. Any resolution submitted by individuals who are not ASAM members attending AMAC will not be considered for inclusion at the conference.


Resolution Submission Deadline is August 23, 2024, 5 p.m. Eastern.

All qualifying resolutions received by this deadline will be included in the resolution booklet for AMAC registered attendees.

Resolution Documents & Guidelines

A resolution template, instructions, and sample are provided below for resolution submissions.

Timely submit the completed resolution to



ASAM's 2019 Addiction Medicine Advocacy Conference