Call for Abstracts


Submit Abstracts

Second-Round Call for Poster Abstracts Open: January 3 - January 26, 2018

Goals & Objectives

ASAM members and non-members are invited to submit abstracts and presentation proposals for poster presentations, focus sessions, and workshops. ASAM encourages young investigators, researchers and physicians from diverse organizations and fields to submit. Presentation proposals could also include original presentation formats and teaching methods. 

The Annual Conference goals and objectives for accepted abstracts and presentation proposals are:
  • To present the best new scientific research available
  • To present the best practices, treatments, tools and modalities in all areas of addiction medicine
  • To bring science into clinical practice
  • For learners to experience concise, interactive, case-based and/or creative teaching methods. 

Please look at the other ASAM Call for Abstracts pages for additional information on presenter requirements, submission categories, possible topics, and abstract awards.

Review Process

All submissions are reviewed by the ASAM Annual Conference Program Planning Committee for quality, scientific value, interest to conference registrants, and overall appropriateness for inclusion in the program.

Abstracts will be evaluated based on the submission criteria using a scale ranging from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest). Abstracts will be reviewed by Planning Committee Members and the average score will be used to rank the priority of the presentation.

Committee members will also review the financial disclosures of the abstract authors in cases when there is a concern. Having a financial disclosure will NOT preclude an abstract’s acceptance.

Call for Abstracts Notification of Acceptance and Non-Acceptance

All notifications of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent by email. It is the submitter’s responsibility to ensure his/her email address is correct and current. ASAM is not responsible for notification emails not received due to incorrect contact information.

All abstract submitters will be asked to confirm receipt of their notification email and officially accept the invitation to present their abstract. 

If you do not receive a notification email by the end of November 2017, contact the Education Department,, immediately to confirm acceptance or non-acceptance of your submission.

Abstract Cancellation Policy

Please do not submit an abstract if you are not confident that you will be able to attend the conference and make the presentation. Cancellations impose a serious burden on the development of the conference program and may negatively impact the overall quality of the program.

If your presentation has been accepted but extenuating circumstances prevent your attendance, we ask that you attempt to find another individual to make the presentation and notify us of this change as soon as possible at

If no other individual is available to present the accepted abstract and cancellation becomes unavoidable, please contact us immediately at the aforementioned email address so we can remove your presentation from the conference program.