Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Upcoming Addiction Conferences in the Pacific NW Region


Inspiring Innovations: Behavioral Health Workforce Summit
April 3, 2019 – Spokane, WA
April 5, 2019 – Seattle, WA

The UW Evidence-Based Practice Institute (EBPI), the Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center, and the Integrated Care Training Program (ICTP) are sponsoring summits to explore opportunities for creating academic and industry partnerships to train the workforce of the future — a workforce prepared to deliver evidence-based treatments and increase reach to deliver access to behavioral health treatment in primary care and other non-traditional settings.

Oregon Conference on Opioids & Other Drugs, Pain & Addiction Treatment (OPAT) 2019 
May 29 – 31, 2019
Riverhouse Resort, Bend, OR

***Early Bird Conference Registration ends March 31 

The 2019 OPAT conference is the must-attend event for those interested in meeting the challenge of opioids, pain and addiction. This year’s conference will be held at the Riverhouse in Bend, providing a central location that will reach interested stakeholders from around the state.

Research Society on Marijuana (RSMj), 3rd Annual Conference
July 26-28
Vancouver, WA

*** Abstract Submission Deadline: April 15, 2019

RSMj is a network of scientists with the shared goal of promoting understanding through empirical research of the determinants, correlates, consequences, contexts, and assessment of marijuana use as well as the treatment of problematic marijuana use, including cannabis use disorder.  Keynote speakers: Alan Budney, Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, will discuss, “Communicating about Cannabis: Safe, High Risk, Therapeutic, Cannabinoids, Evidence” and Jan Copeland, Professor at the University of New South Wales, will discuss, “Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Cannabis Use Disorder: Timing, Technologies, and the Potential for Adjunctive Cannabinoid Replacement?” 

5th Biennial Society for Implementation Research (SIRC) Conference: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: The Intersection of Research, Policy, and Practice 
Sep 12-14, 2019
UW Seattle Campus

*** Abstract Submission Deadline: Mar 31, 2019

The goal of the 5th Biennial SIRC Conference is to explore ways in which research, policy and practice intersect to advance the field and improve outcomes for populations served. Where does the “rubber meet the road” and how do our advances in implementation science have a direct and relevant impact on policies and programs in real world settings?   Contact:

For more, visit our calendar of Northwest Region Conferences and Events