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2022 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Meeting

CPA 2022

Pushing the Boundaries for Innovation and Inclusivity: Celebrating 10 years of CPA

April 7 - 9 2022

Portland OR

The Program Committee and the Executive Committee of the Society of Addiction Psychology are thrilled to host the 10th annual Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) conference.

CPA has always represented a tremendous opportunity to present exciting research, network with scholars with shared interests, and learn about the latest addiction psychology research. The CPA community has steadily grown over the past decade, and we invite you to celebrate the 10-year milestone with us! Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the associated challenges in the last couple years, we thank you for your patience and continued support. According to our brief poll among Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP) members, there were strong interests for an in-person scientific meeting for 2022. With the approval and full-forced support from the SoAP Executive Committee, we are committed to hosting a safe and engaging in-person conference. CPA2022 will be held in Portland, Oregon during April 7-9, 2022.

To celebrate 10 years of CPA and look to the future of addiction psychology research, the selected theme for CPA2022 is: Pushing the Boundaries for Innovation and Inclusivity. We particularly aim to highlight novel and underutilized scientific approaches, research with underrepresented minority and underserved populations, and open science practices in addiction psychology. This year, we are introducing the Program Chairs’ Choice Paper Sessions, in which papers related to the CPA2022 theme will be selected and organized for presentation and lively discussion. Continuing education opportunities will be available for professionals seeking credits.

Consistent with past conferences, CPA2022 will offer opportunities to give and attend symposium and poster presentations, and participate in network programming and social events for professionals, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and post-baccalaureate trainees, and undergraduate students. We also offer several travel and registration awards to attendees whose proposals are highly rated by peer-reviewers.

Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook @apadivision50 using the hashtag #CPA2022 for updates and to share the excitement!

Priscilla Lui, Ph.D. and Keanan Joyner, Ph.D.

Program Co-Chairs


COVID-19 Protocol

The CPA2022 Program Committee and the Executive Committee of the Society of Addiction Psychology are excited about the upcoming in-person conference in Portland, Oregon. To promote a healthy and safe conference environment and positive experience for all, we are working diligently on requirements and safeguards related to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As the COVID situations in the U.S. and local Portland area evolve, these requirements may change to reflect science-based recommendations. Please check back regularly.


CPA2022 will follow public health guidelines and/or mandates put forth by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Oregon, and local government of Portland. These include, but are not limited to,

  • Maximize distance between conference participants
  • Require well-fitting face masks over nose and mouth in all indoor spaces 
  • Provide evidence of full vaccination status or negative COVID test results.



Maximize Distance in Conference Spaces

CPA2022 and the Benson Hotel will make provisions for safe spacing among conference presenters, attendees, and other participants. Room capacity and arrangements in meeting rooms will be adjusted accordingly. This measure will promote social/physical distancing in indoor spaces. Large sessions such as the opening reception, poster sessions, and award ceremony will take place in as large a meeting space as can be arranged by The Benson. CPA2022 scheduled events that involve food and beverages will take place in spaces that allow safe distancing.

Face Mask Requirement

All attendees are required to wear tight-fitting face masks (i.e., N95, KN95, KF94, surgical masks) throughout all CPA2022 scheduled events and while in public, indoor areas in The Benson Hotel. Masks must cover an individual’s mouth and nose entirely. There will be no exceptions to this requirement. It is the responsibility of all CPA2022 attendees to obtain sufficient face masks prior to their arrival in Portland, OR.

Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID Tests

All attendees are required to verify their full vaccination status or provide a negative COVID-19 test results upon check-in at CPA2022. Individuals who are unable to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID tests will not be allowed to participate in the conference.

Per up-to-date CDC guidelines, full vaccination status will require completion of the two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines or the single-dose J&J vaccine, at least two weeks prior to the conference. For individuals with immunocompromised diseases and chronic illnesses that heighten the risk of COVID-19, full vaccination status means completion of three doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines (or an additional dose of the Pfizer/Moderna in addition to the single-dose J&J vaccine) at least two weeks prior to the conference. We highly recommend that all CPA2022 attendees to complete booster COVID shots at least two weeks prior to the conference for maximized protection. CPA2022 attendees will be required to upload an electronic copy of their official CDC COVID-19 vaccination card to the Registration site (see below for detail and link) prior to the conference. The vaccination card must clearly show the attendee’s full name and other pertinent details about the vaccination. Furthermore, CPA2022 attendees must present their vaccination card in person at the conference check-in desk for verification.

Conference attendees unable to provide proof of COVID vaccination will be required to present a negative test result (i.e., rapid, antigen test and polymerase chain reaction [PCR] test), obtained within 24-48 hours of check-in and retrieving conference badges will be required. Should attendees obtain the negative test result from a clinic, results must be sent electronically to a secure email account monitored by the Program Committee. Additional information about how to show proof of a negative COVID (at-home) test result is forthcoming. Additionally, these attendees must be subjected to an antigen test and show a negative test result at the CPA2022 check-in desk.

Cleaned High Touch Areas

The Benson Hotel is committed to keeping high touch surface areas sanitized and cleaned as frequently as possible. These include registration areas, podiums, and doorknobs. Disinfecting supplies will be available. Additional information from The Benson can be found HERE. 


Diversity Enhancement Efforts


The Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) Conference is committed to the inclusion of scientists, clinicians, and learners from diverse backgrounds who have a shared interest in understanding and treating addictive disorders. This mission is enhanced by a variety of perspectives, and our goal is to create an inclusive, respectful conference environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations. At CPA, we strive for every participant to feel welcome, included, and safe at the conference. To accomplish this, we actively seek to increase the diversity of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors through our calls for proposals, schedule of conference events, and through dialogue with the larger communities we serve. Based on attendee feedback from previous conferences, we are excited to continue implementing several initiatives for CPA. These include continuing to engage our CPA Diversity Committee in conference planning, offering a diversity-focused session in an expanded venue to allow for greater participation, continuing the Inclusion Travel Award for Underrepresented Scholars program, and reaching out to a broader community to enhance attendance by members of underrepresented groups. We believe that these initiatives can continue to move our conference in the right direction. We also recognize that this is an ongoing process that takes time and attendees are encouraged to speak with the Program Chairs regarding any concerns about diversity and inclusion at CPA.


Diversity issues such as considerations about generalizability of results to various groups, central concerns or mechanisms pertinent to underrepresented minority or underserved populations, and methods commonly used in multicultural and (cross-)cultural studies are commonly neglected. These diversity considerations sometimes may be compartmentalized when evaluating the quality of addiction psychology research. To promote the integration of diversity considerations in addiction research, this criterion is used along three other dimensions for evaluating and selecting proposals for inclusion into the CPA2022 program. All proposals are rated on a common metric in terms of (1) overall quality/importance, (2) innovation/originality, (3) approach/methodology, and (4) diversity considerations.


All travel and registration awards are determined based on reviewers’ favorable evaluation of the proposals. Per the Inclusion Travel Award for Underrepresented Scholars program, special considerations are made to ensure that the award selections represent individuals’ who come from underrepresented minority and disadvantaged backgrounds and who have demonstrated financial needs to attend CPA2022.

Additionally, we are introducing a poster award competition for presentations that highlight exceptional addiction research with historically underrepresented minority or underserved populations. The CPA Diversity Committee will evaluate the presentations to select the winner(s).


Welcome to CPA 2022! We are thrilled to have you join us for the 10th anniversary of the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction conference. With so many uncertainties and turmoil over the last two years, we are excited to be gathering again in person. This will be the first time CPA is hosted in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The Program Committee has worked hard to plan and execute this year’s conference amidst the backdrop of the global pandemic and its many uncertainties. We thank the Executive Committee of the Society of Addiction Psychology for the support throughout this process.   We are proud to be hosting a variety of symposia, panels, workshops, and poster presentations.  The Complete CPA 2022 program can be found at this link.  Daily schedule of events can be found here. The Continuing Education program is available at this link.

Presenter instructions for symposium, paper, and poster presentations can be found in emails to attendees dated 3/15/22. Reminder for poster presenters - the maximum print size should be 4' wide x 3' tall.

In reflecting on the past ten years of CPA and envisioning the next decades of addiction psychology, we hope to push the boundaries for innovation and inclusivity. With this in mind, we introduced the new presentation format named the Program Chairs’ Choice Papers. The paper presentations are organized around three thematic areas that we would like to highlight: (1) diversity considerations in addiction research, (2) novel and underused approaches in addiction psychology research, and (3) open science in addiction psychology. We continue our diversity enhancement efforts through systematic integration of diversity considerations in the abstract review process, the Inclusion Travel Award for Underrepresented Scholars program, and the introduction of a poster award competition that highlight exceptional research with historically underrepresented minority or underserved populations.  

We also have numerous social activities planned—to help us all try to remember how to network and socialize again after so much time on Zoom! On Thursday night following the poster session, come join us for a social hour followed by a student “speed-networking” event. We especially encourage first-time student attendees to come out and meet your colleagues. On Friday morning, we will have a run/walk event along the waterfront down a few blocks from The Benson Hotel. Per tradition, we will have our mentor-mentee lunch (requiring prior RSVP). In the evening following the poster session on Friday, there is another social hour sponsored by the ‘Promoting Underrepresented Minorities in Psychology’ (PUMP) program. Please consider stopping by and finding out more about this new program lead by APA Division 50’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee created to help us support, recruit, and retain scholars from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds.   We thank all the volunteers who made this conference possible. We hope you enjoy all CPA 2022 has to offer this year!  

Priscilla Lui, Ph.D. & Keanan Joyner, Ph.D.  Program Co-Chairs    

Click HERE to access the CPA2022 Registration Portal

Registration includes symposia, Program Chairs’ Choice Paper sessions, posters, continental breakfast, coffee/snack breaks, and networking events and social hours (a cash bar will be available). Continuing education credits are available for an additional fee. A limited number of Travel and Registration Awards are available for student trainees and early-career professionals.

**Presenters MUST register for the conference. If you are a presenter and you have NOT registered, please contact Keanan Joyner by email ( for instructions on how to register.**

Registration includes including symposia, integrated clinical training, and posters, social hours, and receptions. Continuing education credits are an additional fee.

Registration Type


Division 50 Member


Early Career Division 50 Member


Student Division 50 Member




Early Career Non-Member


Student Non-Member


Single-Day Registration Member


Single-Day Registration Non-Member


Single-Day Registration Student


Continuing Education Fee


Refunds/cancellations must be requested before March 15, 2022 and will incur a $50 processing fee. No refunds/cancellations after March 15, 2022 (Exception: In the case of a positive COVID test, refunds will be honored with a $50 processing fee).



Conference and Lodging Location:

The Benson Hotel 

Address: 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205  

Phone: 503.228.2000

We are excited to host CPA2022 for the first time in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The Benson is a landmark, European-style hotel in downtown Portland. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Benson received the 2021 Travelers’ Choice award from TripAdvisor and is a member of the Hilton Honors program.

CPA has negotiated a room block of standard guest rooms for Wednesday (April 6, 2022) through Saturday (April 9, 2022) at The Benson. The conference guest room rate for single or double occupancy is $179.00/night + tax. There is an additional per-person charge of $15.00/night for triple or quadruple occupancy. For CPA2022 hotel guests, a customary hotel services and amenity fee of $26.00/night has been waived. Hotel room guests will enjoy in-room complimentary Starbucks coffee/tea, in-house fitness center that is open 24/7, complimentary Wi-Fi internet, complimentary bottled water, in-room save, premium bath products, and more. The cut-off date for guest room booking using the CPA2022 room block rate is March 22, 2022. The room block is limited; attendees are strongly encouraged to reserve their accommodations early.

Overflow Hotel Options:

There is a possibility that CPA2022 Program Committee can negotiate an expanded room block (guest room rate may be higher than above-mentioned), depending on availability at The Benson and demand from attendees. Please contact the Program Co-Chairs with more information.

Several other hotels in the downtown Portland area are within walking distance to The Benson. CPA2022 does not have negotiated rates at these hotels. A search for CPA2022 dates showed average price of $200/night + tax + fees.

Traveling to Portland, OR:

CPA2022 attendees will find the Portland International Airport (PDX) to be the closest airport, which is easily accessible by various ground transportation options.



Please see the Sponsorship Propsectus here and support CPA2022 by becoming a sponsor, donating as a "Friend of CPA", or purchasing advertising for your organization in the conference program book and during conference events. Sponsorships can be paid via check, credit card, or paypal. Deadline for sponsorhip is February 15, 2022.  Please email the CPA Sponsorship Chair, Dr. Ryan Carpenter, if you have questions about sponsorship options or want to sponsor the meeting.


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