Call for Submissions

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We are accepting abstracts for individual presentations and proposals for symposium sessions. Abstracts present results from a single study, either for a poster or oral presentation. Symposium proposals create an entire conference session and must include three or four abstracts with a common theme.

Abstracts must be submitted by the person who intends to present the study in the case of individual abstracts, and by the organizer/chair in the case of a symposium session.

An author may submit a maximum of two abstracts where they would be the presenter/first author.

Authors looking to submit an abstract or symposium proposal will be redirected to Dryfta, our abstract submission portal, via the button below.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Substance Use & Addiction Journal (SAj).

The deadline for all submissions is: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts for Individual Presentations

Please have the following information ready when you are submitting an abstract:

  • Abstract title
  • Submission type (oral presentation only, poster only, either oral or poster).
  • Submission theme – you will be asked to choose up to two themes that most closely align with the research:
    • Health Disparities, Health Equity, Racism
    • Health Economics & Policy
    • Dissemination and Implementation Science
    • Methods and Models
    • System-wide Interventions
    • Treatment Development and Evaluation
    • Other
  • Structure Abstract (up to 300 words, not including title) with the following included:
    • Background/Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion
  • Keywords (2-5)
  • Disclaimers/Funding
  • Authors’/co-authors’ names, titles, and affiliations
  • If early career investigator: Must be a student in training (e.g., undergraduates, doctoral students), or a researcher (post-doctoral fellows, research scientists, faculty) within 5 years of receiving their terminal degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent).

Proposals for Symposium Sessions

Please have the following information ready when you are submitting a proposal for a symposium:

  • Title of the symposium session
  • Name and affiliation of organizer/chair of the symposium
  • Brief description of the symposium (up to 300 words, not including title)
  • The proposal should include three or four abstracts (each abstract should have the information above)
  • Abstracts will be considered for individual sessions in the event that the symposium is not selected.

If you need help submitting an abstract or symposium online, please contact: [email protected]


April 10Abstract submission portal goes live
May 31Deadline for abstract submissions
July 24-28Abstract decisions sent to all submitters
October 18Pre-conference workshops, reception, and first poster session
October 19-20Conference
*Please keep in mind, dates are subject to change.