This year ASAM presents two exciting Pre-Conference Offerings.


  1. A separate fee is required to attend either The Pain & Addiction:Common Threads Course XIX or The ASAM Motivational Interviewing Workshop.
  2. Please register for only ONE of the pre-conference courses.
  3. All activities will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018; 8:00 am - 5:30 pm at the ASAM headquarters hotel, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
  4. Check back frequently for program updates.

The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course XIX

Thursday, April 12, 2018
8:00 am - 5:30 pm  
(Separate Registration Required)

ASAM's most popular Pre-Conference Course moves into its 19th year addressing the challenging overlap between pain and addiction. The course will review the latest research and clinical guidelines that address this patient population. 

The ASAM Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Thursday, April 12, 2018
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Separate Registration Required

ASAM is creating and offering a new workshop on Motivational Interviewing for physicians and clinicians who work with patients with addiction. This workshop has short lectures and will mostly be interactive with attendees demonstrating and conducting Motivational Interviewing techniques. 

Creating Innovative and Successful Treatment Outcomes

Off-Site Learning Experience - Betty Ford Center, Part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Thursday, April 12, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (SOLD OUT)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (SOLD OUT)
Separate Registration Required

NOTE: Concurrent with Pre-Conference Offerings

Experience the world-famous Betty Ford Center in San Diego. Learn about their unified system of care, moving from expert clinical intervention to self-management, and advancements in medical education on addiction. Programs covered include Comprehensive Opioid Response with Twelve Steps (COR-12™), Young Adult Program, feedback-informed treatment, uses of technology in recovery environments, and Medical and Professional Education (MPE). A separate fee of $35 is required to attend this special tour/educational event and transportation is included. A portion of all registration proceeds will be donated to the Betty Ford Center.

Betty Ford Center, Part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
11720 El Camino Real, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130