Call for Workshop & Fellow Lightning Round Abstracts Now Open!

Closes December 1, 2022 for Workshop Submissions and January 3, 2023 for Fellow Lightning Round Submissions

ACAAM members and nonmembers are invited to submit abstracts for workshop sessions on any of the core categories outlined below. We encourage ALL program faculty, fellows, and program administrators to submit. Addiction medicine fellows (ACAAM Members Only) are also invited to submit abstracts for a 5-minute presentation on a topic of their choice for presentation during the Fellow Lightning Round. Selected proposals will be presented April 12, 2023. 

Submit a Workshop Abstract
Submit a Fellow Lightning Round Abstract

Workshop Submission Requirements

The hallmark of a workshop is interaction, and when applicable, practices of the task with feedback (eg, active piloting of ideas in small groups). In workshops, presenters share an idea or method. The categories are related to teaching the teacher/future teacher. Program administrators are encouraged to partner with their program directors and faculty on workshop topics that would be of interest to both communities. 

  • What innovative teaching/learning model(s) are you using at your institution that would benefit the field if more training programs had access to this information?
  • Is there technology your program is using that has resulted in new, updated, or better quality outcomes? 
  • Are there leadership and career development strategies, tools, and tips you can present to support rising and current leaders in the field? This may also include sessions on well-being, burnout, and setting boundaries.
  • Have you or your team developed curriculum or identified key competencies that all training programs could be using?
  • What are the tools you are using to run your program effectively?

Workshop Core Categories ("Teach the Teachers/Future Teachers")

  • Teaching/Education*/Curriculum Development (*not clinically based)
  • Technology [technology evolves teaching/learning that isn't readily being used currently (new/updated/better quality outcomes)]
  • Leadership/Administrative Development
  • Career Development (early, mid, and late)
  • Competencies (including Cultural Humility, Healthcare Equity, AR-DEI, and Lifelong Learning) 

When submitting an abstract be prepared to enter the following information:

  • Title of Abstract (titles should be explicit)
  • Abstract (250-words maximum). The review process is blinded, so be sure to remove all institutional and/or presenter references from your abstract submission. 
  • Three Learning Objectives based on desired results (best practice)
  • Teaching Methodologies
  • Intended Audience
  • Workshop Category
  • ACGME/ABMS/IOM Competencies - checkboxes indicating which competencies the submission will address
  • Audio Visual equipment necessary (technical support is provided onsite)
  • Presenter Information (name, credentials/degrees, institution, address, email, phone, presentation order)

Fellow Lightning Round Submission Requirements

Addiction medicine fellows (ACAAM Members) are invited to submit abstracts for a 5-minute presentation on a topic of their choice for consideration of presentation. Presentations can cover original research, case reports, clinical and educational innovations.

When submitting, be prepared to enter the following information:

  • Presentation Title (titles should be explicit)
  • 3-5 sentences describing content
  • 5-slide PowerPoint Presentation (.pdf format for submission process, maximum of 5 slides)


  • All presenters (accepted proposals) are required to register for the ACAAM Annual Meeting and able to present in-person. Registration information will be posted online as it becomes available.
  • Submissions cannot be used to advertise or advocate for a specific commercial interest.
  • Accepted abstracts will appear in full in multiple places, including but not limited to: and onsite publications. Submitters are responsible for ensuring that there are no conflicts with making the abstract information available, prior to submission of the abstract.
  • Disclosures/Attestations: All presenters (accepted proposals) will be required to complete an online questionnaire noting any and all disclosures/attestations. Details will be emailed with acceptance notification.
  • All workshop proposal applicants will be notified regarding acceptance by January 15, 2023, with Fellow Lightning Round applicants by the second week in February. 
  • Questions: contact Dawn Levreau, [email protected]
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