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35th Annual AMERSA National Conference

The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse national conference is scheduled for November 2011, will offer continuing education credites and feature research abstracts, skill-focused workshops, and plenary speakers addressing issues of national and international importance

The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) is pleased to announce its 35th Annual AMERSA National Conference to be held on November 3-5, 2011, at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, VA. The meeting will reflect on AMERSA’s interdisciplinary strengths and the commitment to disseminate the latest developments in substance abuse education, prevention, treatment and research that challenge all health care professionals. We have planned an exciting program featuring research abstracts, skill-focused workshops, and plenary speakers addressing issues of national and international importance. Both CME and CEU credits will be offered. AMERSA is pleased, once again, to offer full or partial awards for up to 15 health care professionals (new attendees only) to attend the 2011 AMERSA National Conference. More information.

Plenary Sessions

  • James G. Murphy, PhD: Behavioral Economics: Implications for the Conceptualization and Treatment of Addiction

  • J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD, Marianne Pugatch, MSW, LICSW, Ximena Sanchez-Samper, MD, Miriam Schizer, MD, MPH, and Patricia Schram, MD will participate in a Plenary Panel discussion : I Want a New Drug! Novelties in Adolescence Substance Abuse

  • Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH and A. Seiji Hayashi, MD, MPH: The Role of the Medical Home in the Treatment of Addictions

  • A Spicy Debate on the topic - Should we Provide Smokers with Financial Incentives to Quit?

  • Sharon Walsh, PhD will receive the prestigious Betty Ford Award honoring her valuable contributions to the substance abuse field