Call for Abstracts
Interdisciplinary Addiction Strategies:
Discover, Prevent, Treat, Teach
The 42nd AMERSA Annual National Conference
will be held
November 8-10, 2018
at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins – San Francisco
Important Deadlines – Coming Soon – Please Take Note!
May 11, 2018……….Conference Travel Award applications
We have planned an exciting conference featuring oral abstract and poster sessions, skill-focused workshops, one-on-one career mentoring, and plenary sessions addressing issues of national and international importance. Sessions include:
Call for Abstracts and Workshops
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS of recent substance use-related research and education innovations in one of three categories:
WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS – Each workshop will be 90 minutes in length and offer interactive learning about a specific substance-use related topic. Workshops must focus on building specific skills in clinical practice, education, research, community action, or policy/advocacy related to substance use. The most desirable workshop sessions will focus on a set of concrete skills or techniques that can be attained and practiced by participants in 90 minutes, and which participants can then introduce into their teaching, practice, research or community following the meeting. Workshop proposals from presenters trained in any discipline will be welcome. Workshop proposals that plan to disseminate information in a lecture or panel format only will not be accepted.
Please go to 2018 Call for Workshops for detailed online submission and instructions.
Deadline for submission – May 18, 2018
Conference Travel Awards
The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance
Abuse (AMERSA) provides opportunities for health professionals to learn about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use problems and disorders. *Travel awards are available to support attending the 2018 AMERSA National Conference.
NIDA sponsors this award program in order to help AMERSA increase the participation of educators, researchers and clinicians from underrepresented demographic groups and professions underrepresented in AMERSA. AMERSA also seeks to enhance dissemination of the knowledge that conference participants acquire to broader audiences. (*based on NIDA approved funding)
Apply online at Conference Travel Awards 2018
Deadline for submission – May 11, 2018
Applicants must be health professionals, in practice or in training, who are actively involved in education, research, clinical care, policy and/or other projects or programs related to substance use.
Preference will be given to:
(a) Health professionals from minority or underrepresented backgrounds
(b) Members of health professions that AMERSA is targeting for increased participation (for example, but not limited to: nursing, social work, psychology, pharmacology, dentistry, allied health professions)
(c) Individuals with the ability to disseminate knowledge and skills from the national meeting to their colleagues, students or trainees
(d) Individuals who submit an abstract, poster or workshop presentation
(e) Individuals whose teaching, research and/or clinical practice focus on underserved populations