Monday, January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015

Invitation to Present at NAADAC 2015 Annual Conference

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, announces the Call for Presentations for its 2015 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The 2015 Annual Conference will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center from October 9-13, 2015, including pre-conference training sessions on October 9th and an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill onOctober 13th. Regular conference sessions will take placeOctober 10-12th.

NAADAC members and non-members are invited to submit presentations for pre-conference sessions, breakout sessions, and plenary sessions. NAADAC encourages young investigators, researchers, and addiction professionals from diverse organizations and fields to submit.

Deadline: Monday, February 9, 2015

Presentation Tracks & Topics

NAADAC and its partners are calling for workshop proposals that offer unique educational experiences for addiction focused professionals. We are seeking current and relevant information within these seven tracks:
Practice Management & Technology: Health Information Technology (HIT), Electronic Health Records (EHR), Certification/Licensure, Patient Retention, Billing/Insurance, Social Media, Teletherapy, and Ethical, Legal, and Liability Issues.

Co-Occurring Disorders:Integrated Treatment, Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5, Mental Health Disorders, Trauma, and ICD 10.

Psychopharmacology: Neurobiology of Addiction, Pharmacotherapy/Medication-Assisted Treatment, Opioids, Alcohol, Marijuana, Sedatives, Stimulants, Synthetic Drugs, Tobcacco/Nicotine, and Designer Drugs.

Advocacy: Policy/Regulatory Issues, Affordable Care Act (ACA), and How to Advocate.

Clinical Skills: Evidence-based Practices, Case Studies, Relapse Prevention, Treatment Planning, Screening & Assessment, Counseling Theories, The ASAM Criteria, and Promising Practices.

Cultural Humility: Introduction to Cultural Humility, Addiction-Specific Issues Involving LGBTQ, Racial/Ethnic Groups, Gender, Spirituality, Low-Income/Homeless, and Veterans/Military.

Process Addictions:Gambling Addiction, Sexual Addiction, Internet Addiction, and Eating Disorders.

Education/INCASE: Applications with a post-secondary educational focus, designed for an audience of college level faculty who are seeking to enhance the quality of training and education in addiction studies, to disseminate professional knowledge and share ideas regarding addiction studies, students and scholarship in the field of addiction studies with a creative evidence-based focus. The topics can be as broad as national policy level discussions, and as narrow as creative improvement of a single course--originality is key to acceptance.
Presenter Eligibility

To be considered, presenters must have professional qualifications in good standing with their professional regulatory board, if applicable, possess the technical expertise necessary to present on a subject effectively, and meet one or more of the following:
Be a faculty member of a college or university;
Have received specialized graduate or post-graduate level training in subject of presentation; and/or
Have extensive experience including at least five years of practical application or research involving subject of presentation.
Benefits of Presenting

Presenters will receive a complimentary daily conference pass for the day of their presentation. Admission will include access to all education and networking events, meal functions, and receptions on that day.
Promotion of your credentials on our website, in our conference app, and in all electronic and print marketing materials.
Recognition of your expertise by NAADAC and by other industry professionals
Networking opportunities.
Selection Criteria

Applications will be selected according to the following criteria:
All sections of the application are complete.
Presentation description is clearly written.
Learning objectives are clearly stated.
Session structure and organization are clearly defined.
Presentation is supported by evidence-based data from research or demonstrated results.
Presenters have sufficient experience and knowledge of the subject matter.
Presentation is not used to market products or services, and is free from commercial bias.

Scoring Criteria

The Conference Committee will rank each presentation out of ten points: three points for topic relevance; three points for a compelling description and use of evidence-based practices; three points for unique approach to/or delivery; and one point for being a current NAADAC member.Notification of Selection

Chosen presenters will be notified of their selection by email by March 16, 2015.Additional Questions?

Please email Jessica Gleason with any other presentation-related questions. For general conference-related questions, please contact NAADAC at or 800.548.0497.

The Association for Addiction Professionals
1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 201, 
Alexandria, VA 22314

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