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The 2018 National Meeting is now open for submissions. Please direct any questions to Cindy Clouner at 614-292-5572.

2018 National Meeting:

Implementing Change in Urgent Times

October 15-18, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio

Submission Deadline: April 20


The 2018 National Meeting Committee is seeking proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research, and practice. Recognizing that there is renewed national urgency to address alcohol and other drug misuse, the theme seeks to highlight the steps, skills and processes needed to effectively implement evidence-based prevention, intervention, and recovery support strategies and solutions. Thus, “Implementing Change in Urgent Times” highlights the critical need to use best practices in implementation science to move campus resources towards effective change. Three main elements are implicit within this theme: (1) understanding the urgent need, (2) selection and adaptation of evidence-based responses, and (3) successfully implementing and evaluating programs, policies and practices in a sustainable and impactful way.

The committee invites proposals that:

-Reflect innovation and cutting edge ideas and programming within the three elements described within the theme.
-Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
-Present best-practice implementation steps which, whenever possible, have been evaluated within an implementation science framework
-Target new, mid-career, and seasoned campus professionals

The overall program will result in a diverse array of presenters and perspectives, including different expertise, different levels of experience, and a variety of institutional and organizational types.

General sessions will take place October 16-18 and are 60 minutes in length. Additionally, the National Meeting will offer pre-conference sessions on October 15. These 3 hour sessions will provide attendees the opportunity to take a deeper dive into a focus area. A limited number of pre-conference sessions will be accepted. A follow-up request for additional information will take place prior to the acceptance of pre-conference proposals.

Submission deadline is April 20, 2018.  Applicants can expect a response by May 18, 2018.

Presenters of accepted proposals will be able to register at a discounted rate of $325.00. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, hotel, and per diem expenses.

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