ACAAM Annual Meeting

The ACAAM 2021 Annual Meeting Is Going Virtual!

Registration is Now Open!

When: Wednesday, June 9, 11 am - 5:45 pm ET (Fellow Graduation to follow at 6 pm ET)
Where: Your computer - the event will be held virtually

Annual Meeting Registration Fees (Graduation is a separate event, no registration or fee required)

$195 - Program Directors and faculty
$0 - Program Administrators
$0 - Fellows, Residents, Medical Students

Agenda (all times ET)

11 am Welcome from ACAAM President Martha Wunsch, MD FAAP DFSAM

11:15 am – Remarks from Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD MHS, Chair, White House Health Equity Task Force

11:35 am – Antiracism in Addiction Medicine: Creating Space and Starting Essential Conversations

Join ACAAM’s Anti-Racism/Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members for a frank and open discussion that will explore the real-life experiences of URM fellows and faculty in addiction medicine. Session participants will leave with a better understanding of these experiences and examples of ways to provide safe spaces that will enhance the experience of your Underrepresented Minority colleagues across the country.

12:35 pm – Email Break

12:45 pm – Fellow Lightning Round Presentations

Hear from several addiction medicine fellows as they share brief, 5-6 minute, presentations on original research, case reports, clinical innovations, and education strategies. These fellows applied to participate during an open call for abstracts earlier in 2021.

2:00 pm – Midday Networking Break

Breakout rooms will be available for attendees to connect.

2:45 pm – Updates on Addiction Medicine Task Forces

Learn about the work to be undertaken by two program director-led task forces, one that will explore opportunities to enhance and strengthen the addiction medicine fellowship pipeline, and a second that will discuss next steps on the fellowship application timeline for the 2022 fellowship application window.

3:15 pm – Session To Be Announced

4:15 pm – Email Break

4:30 pm – Plenary presented by Ariel “Air” Britt, MSW, Associate Director of Outreach for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

5:30 pm – Closing Remarks from ACAAM President, Martha Wunsch, MD FAAP DFSAM

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm,  2020-2021 Class of Addiction Medicine Fellows Graduation Ceremony
Host: Timothy Brennan, MD MPH, Vice President for Medical & Academic Affairs for ACAAM

Dr. Volkow's headshot

Nora Volkow, MD

Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Dr. Koob's headshot

George Koob, PhD

Director, National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse




The Graduation Ceremony is a separate event from the Annual Meeting with no fees associated with it. A Zoom link will be provided on this page and shared with the community in advance of the ceremony. Graduates are encouraged to invite family and friends to join.

We look forward to your participation in this year’s meeting and to seeing you in person in 2022.

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