University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies

Registration Information

ADMITTANCE APPLICATION — In order to facilitate the registration process and to ensure admittance and reservation, pre-registration is recommended. You cannot register online. Download and print a copy of the application form, make check payable to the University of Utah and mail the application form and a $60.00 deposit or full payment to:

School on Alcohol and Drugs
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Clinic
30 N. 1900 E., Room 2C462
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Advance applications must be received at the School office by May 30, 2014, to be pre-registered. Full payment by credit card or a $60.00 deposit on tuition by check is required to be submitted with the application. 

Applications may be faxed [801-585-5498] or emailed [] if making full payment by credit card.  Please do not put credit card numbers on an application sent by email. Fill in all the other information and call us at [801-585-5296] to give us the credit card numbers. Additional information and a copy of the completed registration form will be mailed to pre-registered attendees. Attendees whose applications are received after the May 30 deadline will not be pre-registered. However, they may register Sunday, June 15 or Monday, June 16. Tuition will increase $30 for those who register after May 30. On-campus dormitory accommodations need to be made in advance by May 20, 2014.

NOTE: No one will be allowed to charge fees to any agency without written authorization from the agency.


FEES — Registration/conference fee, $410; Physicians Section, $485. Anyone not registered for the full session must register by the day at $125 per day; Physicians Section $150 per day. Tuition after June 1, $440; Physicians Section $515; per day tuition $140; Physician Section per day tuition $165. Credit fee, $50 [if University of Utah credit is desired]. Continuing Medical Education fee, $35 [must attend the Physicians Section and sign a statement verifying attendance]. Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, N/C [must attend pharmacy section and sign a statement verifying attendance]. Room in dormitory housing, $34 per person, per night.

U.S. FUNDS ONLY. Returned checks subject to a $25.00 service charge. Make checks payable to: University of Utah.

PARKING — Free parking will be available in the parking lot located on the northwest corner of North Campus Drive and Central Campus Drive (except in reserved or restricted areas) and then you may use the free Campus Shuttle Bus to get any where on campus. If you wish to park in any other permit lot, a permit [$8 per day] may be purchased at check-in.  No parking is allowed in restricted zones or pay lots with this permit. Cars will not be ticketed in any permit lot on Saturday, June 14, or Sunday, June 15, except in reserved or restricted zones. Parking is strictly enforced on campus and you will be ticketed/or towed if you park illegally.  Attendees will be responsible for any tickets received and we cannot "fix" them.

SCHOOL CHECK-IN — All attendees must report for check-in even if they have pre-registered and paid in full. Badge and packet will be picked up at check-in. A School bag will be available for full-time attendees. No one will be allowed to pick up a badge, packet or bag for another individual.

Credit cards will not be accepted for balances due at School check-in.  Only cash or check will be accepted.

All attendees are encouraged to check-in on Sunday, June 15, 2:00-7:00 p.m. in the East Panorama Room, 4th floor of the Union Building.  If you are unable to do so, check-in Monday, June 16, 7:30-9:00 a.m. in the East Panorama Room; after that, in the School Office, Parlor B in the Union Building. Please be aware that there will be a longer wait if you register on Monday as there is a shorter time allotment. 

ACCOMMODATIONS — Rooms are available on campus in Residential Housing at Sage Point for $34 per person, per night, subject to availability and must be arranged for in advance by May 20. Rooms will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of a completed Admission Application and at least a $60.00 deposit on fees. Single room; twin bed, share bathroom with one other person in the adjoining room.  Dormitory regulations require that male and female sharing facilities be a married couple. Infants and small children cannot be accommodated in the dormitory.

A limited number of rooms are also available in the University Guest House and Marriott University Park Hotel. The University Guest House and the Marriott University Park Hotel must be request by May 20 and often sellout well in advance of this deadline. See the back (or second page) of the Admission Application for details.

Food is available for purchase on campus and in nearby restaurants just off campus.

PARTIAL TUITION ASSISTANCE — Partial tuition assistance is available for those needing financial assistance. A limited number of full tuition assistance opportunities are available for the Substance Abuse Overview and Current Issues Section, the Recovery Support Section and the American Indian Section for individuals who have never attended the School before. A limited number of working assistance opportunities ($350 off tuition) are available to attend specific sections. Assistance is available for medical students to attend the Physicians Section (call or check on-line for an application form).  Applications for tuition assistance must be received by April 15, 2014.  To apply, send a letter stating why assistance is needed, a completed Admission Application form and $60.00 deposit. The deposit will be returned if assistance is denied. Mail to: School on Alcohol and Drugs, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Clinic, 30 N. 1900 E., Room 2C462, Salt Lake City, UT 84132.  Only one offer of tuition assistance per person, cannot be combined with other discounts.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS — All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and received in our office by June 1, 2014 for a full refund. A $60.00 administrative charge will be deducted from refunds for cancellations received after June 1. Refunds will be credited to your card or mailed after July 31, 2014.

CREDIT — Graduate/undergraduate credit [two semester hours in Social Work Education] is offered by proper registration, payment of a $50.00 credit fee and submission of credit paper. [Complete credit registration information on Admission Application.] Must attend all daytime general sessions and all group section sessions Monday morning through Friday noon to receive university credit; those registered for the Pharmacy Section must also attend Sunday evening sessions. The deadline for adding credit is 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 16, and the deadline for canceling credit is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2014.  For more information on the requirements for receiving credit, please click on "University Credit Syllabus" on the menu bar.

Transcripts can be ordered [after September 1, 2014] online using any major credit card. One transcript being sent to one recipient is $7.25 each.  To obtain a Transcript, click the A to Z index located in the upper right-hand corner of this web page, click the "T", go to Transcripts. Click "Order Official Transcript Online" and follow the directions.

Also qualifies for continuing education units for many professional organizations. It is the attendee's responsibility to check with organizations to verify acceptance of hours. Upon completion, those attending will be awarded a certificate verifying up to 30 class hours of attendance. We have arranged group acceptance with the following organizations:


Continuing medical education for physicians is available by attending the Physicians Section. The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 


The University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies Dental Section is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  Academy of  General Dentistry [AGD] continuing education credit: membership maintenance, Fellowship and Mastership, on a contact hour basis: 26 contact hours.


Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit is in the process of being applied for and the amount of CEU's will be posted upon approval. A statement of credit will be awarded upon completion of the online activity evaluation. The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education.  This learning activity is Level 1 where baseline knowledge of the subject area is required and the information presented will be mostly introductory.  ACPE Program Numbers will be listed on the Pharmacy Section Program.


This activity has been submitted to the Utah Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Utah Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Participants must attend the Nursing Section the entire week and sign in twice daily to receive continuing education contact hours.  No partial credit is given.

Social Work Continuing Education - CEU's have been applied for with Utah NASW and are pending. You are required to sign in twice daily with your Section Leader. 

Ethics credit classes for Psychologists, LSAC and CAC licensure ethics hours will be held Friday, June 20, 11:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Must pre-register by June 1. No on-site registration.  Those registered for the full week can attend for no additional charge. Those attending on a daily bases, the charge is $125. Box lunch included. See general sessions program for schedule.

EXHIBITOR BOOTH SPACE — Representatives from organizations relative to the substance abuse field will be available in the Union Building, Ballroom Foyer on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 16-18, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Plan to stop by and visit with them regarding their services.  If you are interested in booth space for your organization, please contact the School office at (801)585-5296.  Booth space is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be requested by May 15. 

VIDEO FESTIVAL - A selection of videos relevant to the field of substance abuse will be shown Monday evening [Union Building, Theatre] beginning at 5:00 p.m.  A limited showing will be held Monday through Thursday early morning and/or during lunch [Union Building, Theatre].  Check the Video Festival flyer in your packet for times and videos scheduled.  Arrangements may be made in the School equipment room, Union Building, Parlor C, to view videos on an individual basis. 

BOOKS - Genesis Books, (801) 268-1919, will have a book room in the Union Building, West Ballroom where materials and books authored by lecturers, along with other publications relative to the field of substance abuse, may be purchased.

TRAVEL INFORMATION - Salt Lake City International Airport ( is located around eight miles west of downtown Salt Lake City and about ten miles from the University of Utah Campus.  Transportation to/from the airport may be arranged with Express Shuttle online at or by calling 1-800-397-0773. Fare is $18 per person, one way [subject to change]. Taxi fare is about $30 one way, for entire cab. The Airport Trax line is available for travel between the airport and the University. You would need to transfer to the Red Line train at the Courthouse Stop. For those staying in the dorms or the University Guest House you were get off Trax at the Ft. Douglas Stop. Fare (subject to change) is $2.50 one way.  Visit the following web sites for hotel, attractions and other information about Salt Lake City and Utah:,,,

OTHER ACTIVITIES — University of Utah Campus Recreation provides a variety of on-campus activities which are available to participants. Swimming, tennis, racquetball, squash, track and weight lifting facilities are available. To use the recreational facilities during the School, an activity card must be purchased at the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse (located north of and adjacent to Rice-Eccles Football Stadium or 214E, HPR. Call (801) 581-8898, 581-3797 or 581-3760 for information.

ADA — The University of Utah does not exclude, deny benefits to or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran's status, religion, gender identity/expression, genetic information, or sexual orientation in admission to or participation in its programs and activities.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request, with reasonable notice.  Requests for accommodations or inquiries or complaints about University nondiscrimination and disability/access policies may be directed to the Director, OEO/AA, Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 201 S. President’s Circle, RM 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, 801-581-8365 (Voice/TTY), 801-585-5746 (FAX).