The ASAM 48th Annual Conference


48th annual conference

The nation’s premiere conference on the latest science, research, best practices and innovations in addiction medicine.

The ASAM 48th Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere conference on the latest science, research, best practices and innovations in addiction medicine. The 2017 program includes more education offerings such as; seven concurrent sessions offerings at a time instead of six, three pre-conference courses instead of two.  There will also be three Plenary Sessions that include the popular Opening Plenary Session and Policy Plenary Session and new this year the National Perspectives Plenary Session moderated by the ASAM president with leaders from national federal agencies. There will be other exciting changes to provide learning in a more interactive, casual and fun environment.  

Additional 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 and:

  • 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 a special off-site session that dives into substance use in New Orleans and the programs that seek to address it.


Join Us In New Orleans

The ASAM headquarters hotel is the award-winning Hilton New Orleans Riverside, with a spectacular location in the heart of New Orleans. It is located on the Riverwalk, just a few blocks away from the French Quarter and Jackson Square, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy outstanding restaurants and an exciting variety of live music.  The hotel is 13 miles away from the New Orleans International Airport (Moisant Field) and offers stunning views of the city and the Mississippi River. Enjoy easy access to historic New Orleans streetcar lines, top attractions, and more of the rich flavor of the Big Easy.

47th Annual Conference

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify and describe the new developments affecting the science, policy, and clinical practice of addiction medicine.
  • Compare presented clinical guidelines/best practices with the participant's current practice and identify strengths or gaps.
  • Analyze new research and science to develop practical applications for treatment or further research.
  • Explain recent or upcoming policy changes and identify implications or areas for provider involvement.
  • Create a network of professionals or a set of resources that can be used to support the participant's practice.

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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.

Cooperating Organizations

  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)>
  • 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)

CME for Annual Conference and Three Pre-Courses/Workshops

The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Pre-Conference Offerings - Thursday, April 6, 2017


8:00 am - 5:30 pm

(Separate Registration Required)

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

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Motivational Interviewing Workshop

8:00 am - 5:30 pm - SOLD OUT

(Separate Registration Required)

ASAM is offering this new workshop on “Improving Conversations About Change.”  The course will explain and demonstrate ways experts or novices can use motivational interviewing to improve patient engagement.  Registration is limited to 100 people.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Pain & Addiction XVIII Logo

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

(Separate Registration Required)

ASAM’s most popular Pre-Conference Course moves into it's 18th year addressing the challenging overlap between pain and addiction. The course will review the latest research and clinical guidelines that address this patient population.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.