The nation's premiere event providing the latest innovations and scientific developments in addiction medicine.
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Thank You for a Record-Breaking 47th Annual Conference!

The ASAM 47th Annual Conference was an unprecedented success. ASAM sends a heartfelt thanks to everyone who came to Baltimore, MD to attend the conference and made it such a special event. Here are just a few of the records we set this year:

Registered attendees1,881
Pre-conference course registrations698

What a week it was! Looking forward to seeing all of you and more at The ASAM 48th Annual Conference in New Orleans!


Relive the Conference Experience

While the 47th Annual Conference is over, you still can enjoy the many conference and pre-conference presentations through the ASAM e-Learning Center.

The ASAM Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere event providing the latest innovations and scientific developments in addiction medicine. The program includes exciting changes in format and structure to provide learning in a more interactive, casual and fun environment.  

Meeting highlights include; symposia, workshops, poster presentations, special focus sessions and fun events designed to allow more effective learning and networking.  Participate in the front-running conference that specializes in addiction medicine:

  • Learn about new tools for diagnosis, treatment, patient care and public policy 
  • Explore the newest research and developments shaping the future of addiction medicine 
  • Network with medical professionals, researchers, leading scientists and policy advocates 
  • Find out about the latest science from leaders of federal agencies and institutions 
  • Discover evidence-based techniques, tools, technologies and practices 
  • Engage in discussions about strategies of integration of addiction medicine and primary care
  • Participate in special on and off-site sessions that dive into substance use in Baltimore and the programs that seek to address it.

Learning objectives

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Employ current and new clinical approaches to treatment in a variety of settings. 
  • Utilize and promote evidence-based approaches for clinical treatment of substance abuse disorders. 
  • Recognize issues that arise when treating individuals in diverse and special populations or with special physical, health and mental illnesses. 
  • Identify, diagnose, and treat substance use disorders in clinical populations. 
  • Describe the development of new science and treatments in addiction medicine.


Join us in Baltimore

The ASAM headquarter hotel, Hilton Baltimore, is a beautiful hotel 15 minutes from Baltimore Washington International (BWI) and located in the Inner Harbor district, a prime business and cultural area in Baltimore, MD. The hotel features artwork from more than 40 local artists and provides spectacular views of the inside of the Camden Yards baseball stadium.

who should attend

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians and Clinicians
  • Researchers and Academics
  • Counselors and Students
  • Other Health Care Professionals

Dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment and care.

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Download the Annual Conference & Pre-Conference App

Create an account with the event code that was emailed to you. No mobile device? Find all presentations HERE

Cooperating Organizations

  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The ASAM Fundamentals Workshop

8:00 am - 5:30 pm (Additional Fees Apply)

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine is a practical, case-based course designed to support primary care providers and clinicians and general psychiatrics in their clinical treatment of patients at risk for or with substance use disorders (SUD).

The ASAM Pain & Addiction Course

8:00 am - 5:30 pm (Additional Fees Apply)

This year's course will examine evidence-based methods of treating complex patients. The course reviews how to treat pain patients who are at risk for addiction and addiction patients with real pain problems.