Special Events Happening at #ADAA2020

Master Clinician Sessions

Thursday, March 19th, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Real-world solutions to real-world issues

The Master Clinician series will educate, inspire, and challenge you to solve problems and achieve breakthroughs. Master clinician sessions are interactive, experiential, and provide in-depth training to maximize outcomes. Click here to learn more. 

Opening Session and Keynote Address

Resilience in Science and Practice: Pathways to the Future
Ann S. Masten, PhD

Thursday, March 19th, 4:45 - 6:00 pm
Directly followed by the Welcome Reception and Partner Solutions Hall Grand Opening

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Welcome Reception and Partner Solutions Hall Grand Opening supported by Rogers Behavioral Health.

23rd Annual Scientific Research Symposium

Friday, March 20th, 8:30 am - 11:30 am  (please note that times are subject to change)

The SRS will be held at ADAA's 2020 annual conference. ADAA's Scientific Council includes leaders in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience. 

6th Annual Clinical Practice Symposium - The Nuts and Bolts of Working with PTSD, Depression, and Micro-Aggressions with Minority Clients Through the Lenses of CBT, ACT & FAP

Friday, March 20th, 12:30 - 2:30 pm


This year the 6th annual clinical symposium features a panel of expert clinicians demonstrating key assessments and interventions with an adult LGBTQ client struggling with complex trauma, depression and history of micro-aggressions.

Our panel of experts will demonstrate “hands on” interventions to assess and deliver interventions based on different theoretical models: Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in a culturally sensitive manner. Meet the presenters and learn more here.

Jerilyn Ross Lecture 

The State of the Art of Toxic Stress and Resilience Research: Implications for Best Practices with Vulnerable Populations

Friday, March 20th. 3:15pm - 4:45pm

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Jerilyn Ross Lecture and the Science Spotlights are supported by VistaGen Therapeutics.

Science Spotlights

This year we will be highlighting cutting edge, topical, research with our Science Spotlights. Science Spotlights feature invited speakers who are conducting paradigm shifting research that will help shape new directions in understanding and treating depression and anxiety disorders.

Saturday, March 21, 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Targeting Biological Mechanisms of Resilience to Identify New Therapeutics for Depression and PTSD

Dr. James Murrough is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Director of the Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 

Saturday, March 21, 9:30am to 10:30am
A Walk Through the Lifecycle of the Memory Engram

Dr. Daniella Schiller is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where she directs the affective neuroscience laboratory. 


Main Stage Event!

Celebrating ADAA’s 40th Anniversary

Saturday, March 21st, 7:00 pm
At the Marriott Rivercenter

This festive evening will feature live entertainment, award recognitions, tributes to our longtime ADAA members, a memorable culinary experience, opportunities to meet and network with ADAA members and peers, and more. Stay in San Antonio through Saturday night and come celebrate with us! More information coming soon.