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2022 Annual APA Convention

Implementing a Public Health Approach to Addictions

August 4 - 7, 2022

Minneapolis, MN

The submission portal for the APA convention is open to accept Division 50 programming for the upcoming 2022 APA Convention Aug 4-7 in Minneapolis, MN! The deadline for submissions is December 17, 2021.


Our goal is to put together a strong program that highlights Dr. Sobell’s selected theme, “Implementing a Public Health Approach to Addictions.” Some examples could include programming that describes novel public health prevention and intervention strategies for addiction; identifies systems that enhance the accessibility, appeal and diversity of addiction services; and emphasizes natural recovery and self-change.


Programming types include:

  • Skill-building sessions (teaching sessions imparting skills or ways to move theory into practice)
  • Data blitz (a session of fast-paced (5 min) presentations on research)
  • Symposia/discussions (a series of presentations on a specific topic)
  • Posters


We strongly encourage you to consider electing to offer CE credits for your presentation when given the option within the submission portal. This will draw an audience to your presentation and help educate colleagues about addiction. To have your presentation considered, you must be prepared to list 3 learning objectives that clearly define what participants will know or be able to do as a result of attending the program.  


We hope to encourage new members to attend and participate in convention programming. To this end, we have also started a Division 50 convention session planning sheet as a google doc: This sheet should act as a way to facilitate communication for those of you with symposium ideas or interests, but unsure who or where to turn to next. You can find out there who to contact about mutual interests in setting up symposia.


Should anyone have questions about the submission process, feel free to contact the 2022 Program Committee with questions:


We are looking forward to reviewing your proposals soon! 


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