2022 Conference Committee

The Annual Conference Committee is responsible for all aspects of the annual meeting including program theme, invited sessions, balance across disorders and disciplines, peer-review, and much more. ADAA embraces diversity and inclusiveness as a core value and strives to ensure that ADAA's programming reflects this core value.
Conference committee members encourage a broad range of submission. Additionally, subcommittees work to ensure specific topics and appropriate expertise are well represented.
Please email ADAA for more information, including how to join the conference committee.



Chadi G. Abdallah, MD                             Lynnette Averill, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine and              Baylor College of Medicine and 
VA Medical Center, Houston                   VA Medical Center, Houston



Master Clinician Sessions

Jill M. Emanuele, PhD
Child Mind Institute, New York

Rachel Busman, PsyD, ABPP                  Robert Brady, PhD
Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants,        Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
New York


Lillian Reuman, PhD
Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts

Practice Symposium 

Prakash Chandra, MD
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
Career Development 

Lauren Sippel, PhD
National Center for PTSD and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Vermont


Ashley Clausen, PhD                                Mbemba Jabbi, PhD
Kansas City VA Medical Center,             University of Texas Dell Medical School, Austin



James Murrough, MD, PhD                      Michael Wheaton, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount       Barnard College, New York
Sinai, New York



Amy Przeworski, PhD                               Sandra Llera, PhD
Case Western Reserve University,         Towson University, Towson
Cleveland                                                  (Photo Credit: Kanji Takeno, Towson University)



Jerry Halverson, MD
Rogers Behavioral Health, Wisconsin

Jill M. Emanuele, PhD
Child Mind Institute, New York

Scientific Council Liaison

Martin Paulus, MD
Laureate Institute for Brain Research

Professional Development Committee Liaison

Barbara Kamholz, PhD, ABPP
VA Boston Healthcare System
Boston University School of Medicine
Kamholz Clinical Psychology Services, LLC

ADAA Board Liaison

Sanjay Mathew, MD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

ADAA Staff Liaisons
Susan Gurley
Executive Director

Vickie Spielman
Associate Director, Membership and Education

Learn more about #ADAA2022 here.

Future Conference Co-Chairs

#ADAA2023 - Washington, DC


Jonathan Alpert, MD, PhD                             Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT
Montefiore Medical Center,                           Montefiore Medical Center,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY       Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY