Submission Categories

These are the submission categories accepted during the first abstract submission period. Poster presentation submissions are the only submission type that will be accepted during the second abstract 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.

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 13th from 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm and Saturday, April 14th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Prospective poster submitters can view the 2017 accepted submissions here.  
Special Sessions (Only available to those with prior approval to submit in this category)
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).