Special Events Happening at #ADAA2019

Opening Session and Keynote Address

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Potential Drugs of Abuse as Antidepressants and Anxiolytics: Pluses and Minuses
Thursday, March 28, 5:45 -  7:00 pm
Room: Chicago Ballroom 10, Level 4

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Opening Session supported by Rogers Behavioral Health

ADAA Welcome Reception and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

Supported by the Sheraton Grand Chicago

sheraton.pngThursday, March 28, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Room: Chicago Ballroom 6, Level 4

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

Speakers-headshots.PNGFriday, March 29, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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. 

Early Career Professionals and Students Lunch and Early Career Special Interest Group Program Meeting

(complimentary for Students, Post-Docs, Residents, Trainees)

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Room: Chicago Ballroom 10, Level 4

Jill Ehrenreich-May, PhD, Jonathan Grayson, PhD and Barbara Rothbaum, PhD will be speaking at the Early Career Professionals and Students lunch complimentary for Students, Post-Docs, Residents and Trainees only. First come, first served.

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.

Free Professional Headshots

headshot-final_0.PNGFriday, March 29: 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Saturday, March 30: 12:30 pm -1:30 pm

Get your free professional headshot taken here at #ADAA2019 in the Exhibit Hall. Reminder alerts will be sent out via the mobile app. First come - first served.

Headshots courtesy of: Craig Skorburg, Owner/Operation of Skoburg & Associates Photography, Chicago, IL.


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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: www.therapyplayers.com 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.