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Conference at a Glance

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 – Saturday, November 4th, 2017

The 41st Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) Annual National Conference will be held November 2-4, 2017 at the Marriott, Washington, DC

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017

6:00 pm Informal optional offsite dinner for arriving AMERSA attendees

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Morning
6:00 – 7:00 am Fun Run-Walk
7:15 – 8:15 am Past President’s Breakfast
7:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:00 am Plenary Session: Addiction and Stigma: Science = Solutions
Nora D. Volkow, MD – Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:45 am Interdisciplinary Panel Session: Addiction Treatment for Incarcerated Populations
Megan Comfort, PhD – Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International’s Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research Division, Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH – The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Emily Wang, MD, MAS – Yale School of Medicine and the Transitions Clinic Network
Afternoon
11:45 – 1:15 pm Luncheon – Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General Reports on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA – United States Surgeon General, Special Guest (Invited)
1:30 – 2:30 pm Betty Ford Award Plenary Session:
Colleen Labelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN – Boston Medical Center
2:30 – 2:45 pm Break
2:45- 4:15 pm Oral Presentations (Session 1)
4:30 – 5:00 pm New Member/First Time Attendee Orientation
5:00 – 5:30 pm Mentor/Mentee Meetings
5:45 – 7:30 pm Scientific Poster Session, Welcome Reception

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

Morning
6:00 – 7:00 am Fun Run-Walk
7:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet
7:00 – 8:30 am Special Interest Groups and Ad Hoc Groups
8:45 – 9:45 am Plenary Session: Harm Reduction in U.S.: Next Steps
Jessie M. Gaeta, MD – Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and Boston University School of Medicine
9:45 – 10:00 am Break
10:00 – 11:15 am Spicy Debate: Positive Role of Stigma for Tobacco Cessation: Implications for Marijuana Policy
Ronald Bayer, PhD (Invited) – Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, and Scott Burris, JD – Temple University, Beasley School of Law
Moderator: Kimber Richter, PhD, MPH – University of Kansas Medical Center
11:15 – 11:30 am Break
11:30 – 12:45 pm Plenary Interdisciplinary Panel Session: Myths & Realities of the Opioid Epidemic
Richard C. Dart, MD, PhD – University of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, and Scott Novak, PhD – RTI International
Afternoon
12:45 – 2:15 pm Lunch on Your Own OR Story Telling
2:15 – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 – 4:00 pm Skills-Based Workshops
4:00- 4:15 pm Break
4:15 – 5:15 pm McGovern Award Plenary Session
Patrick G. O’Connor, MD, MPH – Yale University School of Medicine
5:30 – 6:00 pm Mentor/Mentee Meetings (New—extra time added for mentoring)
6:00 – 8:00 pm Awards Dinner/Reception

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

Morning
6:00 – 7:00 am Fun Run-Walk
7:30 – 8:30 am Yoga
7:30 – 8:45 am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15 am Plenary Session Best Abstract Presentations and Presentation of Best Abstract and Workshop Awards
10:15 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 12:15 pm Oral Presentations (Session 2)
12:30 – 1:30 pm Conference Planning Luncheon
1:30 – 2:00 pm Business Meeting