Opening Session and Keynote Address

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Potential Drugs of Abuse as Antidepressants and Anxiolytics: Pluses and Minuses
Thursday, March 28, 2018 - 5:45 -  7:00 pm

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ADAA Welcome Reception and Exhibits Grand Opening

Supported by the Sheraton Grand Chicago

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Room: Chicago Ballroom 6 

All registrants are invited to enjoy light fare and a cash bar during the first networking event of the ADAA 39th Annual Conference (following the Opening Session and Keynote Address).

Breakfast for First Time Attendees 

Supported by Barn Life Recovery

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Room: Fountainview Room

First time attending the ADAA Conference? Come join us for a special breakfast to welcome you. Long time ADAA members are welcome to come and engage first timers and show them what our community is all about!

Failure to Launch? Promises and Pitfalls of Genetic/Neuroimaging Predictors in Mental Health

Presented by the Genetics and Neuroscience Special Interest Group

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Room: Lakeview, Level 3

ADAA’s Genetic and Neuroscience SIG presents Failure to Launch? Promises and Pitfalls of Genetic/Neuroimaging Predictors in Mental Health featuring Roy Perlis, MD and Isaac Galatzer-Levy, PhD. Both speakers will give a 15-minute talk about the promises and pitfalls of genetic and neuroimaging predicators in mental health. An interactive discussion will follow. 

Piloting a Self-distancing Augmentation to Exposure Therapy

Presented by the Children and Adolescent Special Interest Group 

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Room: Arkansas, Level 2

Emily Bilek, PhD, winner of the Child and Adolescent SIG Student/Early Career Award will present her work on “Piloting a Self-distancing Augmentation to Exposure Therapy” at the Child and Adolescent SIG meeting. 

Special Interest Group Lunches - Meeting Times and Location 

Friday, March 29th SIG Meetings

Saturday, March 30th SIG Meetings

Please note: Times and locations are subject to change.


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We are excited to announce that we will be bringing back Dine-Arounds for #ADAA2019! Dine-Arounds are a fun way to meet network with other conference attendees over dinner. 

If you are an active ADAA member and would like to host a Dine-Around, sign up here. Registration to participate coming soon. 

Off-Site Event: Therapy Players

Friday, March 29, Time: 8:00 pm
The Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, IL

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Featuring ADAA member Dave Carbonell.

Special Invite to Attendees At the ADAA Conference:

Tickets and info at: use code “ADAA” for discounted tickets.

If you haven’t seen Therapy Players, you haven’t seen Chicago!

View the full Therapy Players flyer here.