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2018 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Meeting

Contextual Influences on the Etiology and Treatment of Addiction

March 15 - 17 2018

Le Méridien Tampa, Florida

The 2018 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Meeting will feature two keynote talks from Drs. Mary Larimer and Thomas Brandon, three pre-conference workshops, symposium sessions, integrated clinical training,  poster presentations, and numerous opportunities for networking during breaks, social hours, and meals.  The theme for the meeting recognizes that although a variety of relatively stable personality and biological risk factors influence substance use, contextual variables such as the availability of alternatives, stressful life events, and physical and social setting also influence the development, progression, and remission of addictive behaviors. These variables can also be harnessed to enhance prevention and treatment efforts. The sessions at CPA 2018 will consider the contextual influences on the etiology and treatment of addiction, as well as introduce exciting new addiction research and clinical practice innovations in the treatment of addiction. Earn up to 17 continuing education credits!

Symposia (75 minutes), Clinical Mini-Courses (up to 2 hours), and Poster Sessions for CPA 2018 may include (but are not limited to):

  • New approaches to addiction science–from basic laboratory research to epidemiology and policy--that may help us to better understand the etiology and nature of substance-related risk
  • New approaches for assessing substance use and contextual factors that might shed light on substance-related risks
  • Novel interventions and treatments that address contextual factors or existing interventions/ treatments that have been adapted to alter or enhance environmental or contextual influences 
  • New approaches to adopting, disseminating, and enhancing evidence-based practices to reach larger segments of the population and to address disparities
*** Priority will be given to symposia submissions that include presenters across varied career levels, those that involve presenters from different institutions, and translational proposals.  We intend for the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction meeting to provide a forum for the presentation of novel findings and new ideas for collaboration from research-to-practice-to-policy.  

***The Submissions Portal for the 2018 Meeting is now closed.***

Symposia and clinical mini-course proposals due September 22, 2017

Poster proposals due November 10, 2017

Registration includes including keynotes, symposia, integrated clinical training, and posters, social hours, and receptions.  Continuing education and pre-conference workshops for additional fee.

Member $275 $300
Early Career Member $200 $225
Student Member $150 $175
Non-Member $350 $375
Early Career Non-Member $275 $300
Student Non-Member $200 $225
Single Day Registration Member $175 $200
Single Day Registration Non-Member $250 $275
Single Day Student Member - Limited access registration (does not include social hours or receptions). Student status verification required by letter from mentor presented at registration desk. $50 $75
Pre-Conference 1/2 Day Workshop with Meeting Registration $80 $105
Pre-Conference 1/2 Day Workshop ONLY without Meeting Registration $150 $175
Continuing Education Fee $50 $50

Refunds/cancellations must be requested before February 10, 2018 and will incur a $50 processing fee. No refunds/cancellations after February 10, 2018.

The conference hotel room block is now sold out.  Please see this list of alternative hotels (pdf) nearby.

Conference Location

Le Méridien Tampa is part of the National Register of Historic Places, the century-old Historic Federal Courthouse has been transformed into Le Méridien Tampa. Stunning architecture juxtaposes with modern touches in the arts and entertainment district of downtown Tampa. Contemporary facilities include a business centre and a 24-hour fitness centre. Bizou Brasserie serves signature French comfort food, and Longitude Bar encourages mingling. The hotel’s 130 exquisite guest rooms and suites blend historic features with inviting comforts and state-of-the-art technology to ensure memorable experiences. Wood window trim and beautiful doors evoke the rooms’ past as judges’ chambers.

Le Meridien at Dusk

Transportation Information:

Address: 601 North Florida Avenue, Tampa FL 33602

Closest Airport: Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Distance: 8 miles

Taxi ~ $25/flat rate one-way

Ride share services (Uber and Lyft) ~ $10-$16/one-way

Other ground transportation options (shuttles, public transportation)

*Note, Orlando International Aiport (MCO) is approximately 84 miles from Tampa and may provide more (and cheaper) flight options from some cities.

About Tampa:

Downtown Tampa offers a variety of restaurants, nightlife, museums, and entertainment attractions along a beautiful waterfront setting. Take a stroll along the Riverwalk, a pedestrian trail that includes park areas, artwork, and city views.  Coast Bike Share allows you to rent bicycles at a variety of hubs. 

Head towards Channelside for more dining options, visit the Florida Aquarium, and watch cruise ships depart. Or cross over onto Bayshore Boulevard, a picturesque street bordering the Hillsborough Bay containing dolphins, stingrays, and the occasional pirate ship. 

A trolley from Downtown will bring you to Ybor City (pronounced E-bor), a historic neighborhood originally founded by Cuban immigrants in the cigar industry. Today, the traditional Spanish architecture hosts an eclectic assortment of restaurants, shopping, and museums.
A 40-minute drive from Downtown Tampa will bring you to Downtown St. Petersburg, home of the Salvador Dali Museum, the Chihuly Collection, and even more waterfront shopping and dining. Continue another 20 minutes to arrive at award-winning St. Pete Beach.  

Download the 2018 CPA Sponsorship Prospectus for more information about sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the 2018 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction meeting.  Sponsorships can be paid via check, credit card, or paypal. If paying via credit card or paypal you can access the sponsorship payment process via the registration page.  Contact Dr. Brandon Bergman at if you have questions about sponsorship and advertising options.

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