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WISAM 2024 Annual Conference

The WISAM 2024 Annual Conference will be held on September 26-27, 2024, at the Oshkosh Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This year’s theme will be "Bridges to Healing: Integrating Science, Compassion, and Community in Addiction Care.”

Addiction medicine professionals, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, counselors, peer support specialists and more, from across Wisconsin, will convene to explore innovative strategies, cutting-edge ideas, and best-practice approaches in the field.

If you possess expertise in these areas, we invite you to contribute your insights at our conference. Those interested may submit their proposals for workshops, presentations, and/or posters that align with our conference theme and objectives. We welcome proposals that delve into innovative approaches, research findings, clinical insights, and community-based initiatives aimed at advancing addiction care.

In particular, we are seeking presentations and workshops on topics related to cannabis and psychiatry, with a special emphasis on the intersection of psychiatry and addiction medicine. We encourage submissions that explore the latest research, treatment modalities, and best practices in addiction care.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions should use evidence-based information with appropriate references.
  • Submissions cannot be used to advertise or advocate for a specific commercial or proprietary interest.
  • Presenters are encouraged to engage with diverse perspectives and contribute to an inclusive learning environment.

Three Submission Types:

  • Workshop Proposal Submissions: should aim to be interactive to give learners an in-depth understanding of a specific clinical or scientific topic. Workshop sessions must use a variety of interactive teaching formats such as small group discussions, case-examples, demonstrations, worksheets, and other skill-building exercises. Workshops are 90 minutes in total and should have at least 30 minutes dedicated to interactivity. Required submission categories are as follows:
      • Title: 12 words maximum
      • Background and purpose: 50-350 words
      • Teaching methods and workshop timing breakdown (didactic, case studies, small group discussions, role playing/simulations)
      • Learning objectives: 2-4 concise and complete learning objectives
      • References: 3-5 scholarly or scientific publications that were used to create the submission; 50-350 words
      • Diversity, health equity, and inclusivity: describe how the submission promotes diversity, health equity and/or inclusivity; 20-200 words
  • Presentation/Breakout Session Proposal Submissions: should be didactic in nature, with at least 10-15 minutes for question and answer. Breakout sessions range from 45–60-minute presentations. Proposals should clearly outline the topic, learning objectives, and relevance to the conference theme. Requires submission categories are as follows:
      • Title: 12 words maximum
      • Background and purpose: 50-350 words
      • Learning objectives: 2-4 concise and complete learning objectives
      • References: 3-5 scholarly or scientific publications that were used to create the submission; 50-350 words
      • Diversity, health equity, and inclusivity: describe how the submission promotes diversity, health equity and/or inclusivity; 20-200 words
  • Poster Submissions: should provide a concise summary of the research, case study, or project, along with key findings or outcomes. Required submission categories are as follows:
      • Title: 12 words maximum
      • Abstract:
        • Background & Introduction; 20-200 words
        • Methods; 20-200 words
        • Results; 20-400 words
        • Conclusions & Discussion; 20-200 words
      • References: 3-5 scholarly or scientific publications that were used to create the abstract; 50-350 words
      • Diversity, health equity, and inclusivity: describe how the submission promotes diversity, health equity and/or inclusivity; 20-200 words

Proposal selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Contribution to discipline
  • Aims/objectives clearly described
  • Applicability
  • Quality of writing
  • Relevance to the conference theme
  • Evidence-base of material being presented
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Workshop session plan (applicable to workshops only)

Submissions will be accepted until May 1, 2024. The WISAM 2024 Conference Planning Committee will review all proposals. We estimate that all applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by June 1, 2024.

Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your expertise, insights, and experiences with fellow professionals in the field of addiction care. We welcome submissions from all backgrounds and disciplines dedicated to advancing addiction care.

Submit your proposal by clicking the button below and be a part of building bridges to healing!


SUBMIT BREAKOUT HERE    SUBMIT WORKSHOP HERE       SUBMIT POSTER HERE


Please contact WISAM@badgerbay.co with any questions.

We look forward to your participation in the WISAM 2024 Annual Conference!

Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine
563 Carter Court, Suite B,
Kimberly, WI 54136

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