NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals invites you to submit a proposal to present a virtual poster at its 2021 Annual Conference, which will be held virtually from October 28-30, 2021.

NAADAC members and non-members are invited to submit poster presentation proposals for display at the virtual 2021 Annual Conference. NAADAC encourages experienced trainers, young investigators, researchers, and addiction and co-occurring professionals from diverse organizations and disciplines to submit.

The submission deadline has passed. 
Chosen presenters have been notified.

Posters Subject to Final Approval: Please note that all acceptances will be tentative. Digital files of completed posters must be submitted to NAADAC by August 31, 2021 for final approval.

Presentation Topics

NAADAC and its partners are calling for poster presentation proposals that offer unique educational experiences for addiction and other helping professionals. We are seeking current and relevant information, including but not limited to within these nine topic areas:

  1. Practice Management, Administration/Operation & Technology: Health Information Technology (HIT), Electronic Health Records (EHR), Certification/Licensure, Patient Retention, Billing/Insurance, Social Media, Teletherapy, Policy/Regulatory Issues, Insurance/Medicaid Reimbursement, and Ethical, Legal, and Liability Issues
  2. Co-occurring Disorders: Integrated Treatment, DSM-5, Mental Health Disorders, Trauma Informed Care, and ICD 10
  3. Psychopharmacology, Medication-Assisted Treatment, Pharmacotherapy, or Advanced SUD-Specific Treatment: Neurobiology of Addiction, Pharmacotherapy/Medication-Assisted Treatment, Opioids, Alcohol, Marijuana, Sedatives, Stimulants, Synthetic Drugs, Tobacco/Nicotine, and Designer Drugs
  4. Clinical Skills: Evidence-based Practices, Case Studies, Relapse Prevention, Treatment Planning, Screening & Assessment, Counseling Theories and Practice Methods, The ASAM Criteria, Substance Use Prevention, and Promising Practices
  5. Cultural Humility: Introduction to Cultural Humility, Addiction-Specific Issues Involving LGBTQ, Racial/Ethnic Groups, Gender, Spirituality, Low-Income/Homeless, and Veterans/Military
  6. Process Addictions: Gambling Addiction, Sexual Addiction, Internet Addiction, Screen Addiction, and Eating Disorders
  7. Recovery Support (clinical): Community Navigation, Individual & Community Capital, Family Support, and Treatment Coordination
  8. Education/INCASE: Presentations 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
  9. Peer Recovery (non-clinical): Relationship-based roles of peers, peer support through a culturally-responsive lens, peer support through a trauma-informed lens, techniques for increasing self-awareness, self-care, and sustaining empathy and connection in peer support roles, and methods for incorporating organizational wellness strategies to create a holistic work environment

Presenter Eligibility

To be considered, presenters must have qualifications in good standing with their academic program or professional regulatory board, if applicable, and possess the technical expertise necessary to present on a subject effectively.

Benefits of Presenting

  • Up to two poster presenters per poster will receive a $30 discount on the conference registration fee. 
  • Promotion of poster presenters' biographies and credentials on NAADAC's website, in the 2021 Annual Conference Virtual Conference Platform, and in all relevant electronic marketing materials.
  • Recognition of poster presenters' expertise by NAADAC and by other industry professionals.
  • Networking opportunities.

Required Terminology

NAADAC requests that presenters refrain from using terminology that perpetuates the negative stigma surrounding those with substance use disorders or living in recovery:  

  • Instead of "addict," try "person with a substance use disorder"
  • Instead of "addicted to X," try "has an X use disorder," "has a serious X use disorder," or "has a substance use disorder involving X" (if more than one substance is involved)
  • Instead of "alcoholic," try "person with an alcohol use disorder"
  • Instead of "drug/substance abuse," try "substance use disorder"
  • Instead of "former addict," try "person in recovery" or "person in long-term recovery"

Selection Criteria

Application will only be considered if the following criteria are met:

  • All sections of the application are complete.
  • Poster presentation description is clearly written.
  • Learning objectives are clearly stated.
  • Poster presentation is supported by evidence-based data from research or demonstrated results.
  • Poster presenter has sufficient experience and knowledge of the subject matter.
  • Poster presentation is not using stigmatizing language (as outlined above).
  • Poster 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 June 16, 2021.