46th Annual RSA Scientific Meeting

June 24-28, 2023
Bellevue, Washington

RSA-2023 Meeting COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (updated)

Attendees/Guests of the RSA-2023 meeting must be fully vaccinated and are required* to upload their vaccination card (PDF) when they register. 

*Exemptions (medical, religious, philosophical, and/or personal reasons) will be granted. Contact Debby Sharp (debbyrsa@sbcglobal.net) to request the form for uploading during the registration process.
Masks are highly recommended in all RSA-2023 Meeting space (i.e., meeting rooms, poster room, registration area, events space). RSA will have a supply of masks at the RSA Registration Desk and throughout the meeting space; we do request you bring your own as well. 
Proximity Bracelets (Social Distancing) - How close should I get to someone?
RSA will have a limited supply of proximity bracelets at the RSA Registration Desk. These are color-coded wristbands to make individual preferences known without anyone having to say a word. The wristbands take a cue from traffic lights: Red equals no contact; yellow indicates an elbow bump is okay; green means go in for the hug or the high-five.
Experiencing Symptoms
While at the meeting, if you are exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms, have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19, or have received a positive COVID-19 test we ask that you remain in your hotel room. Of course, if any of the above, prior to traveling to the meeting, please do not attend. Registration refunds (minus $50 fee) will be given with documentation.


RSA reserves the right to change these guidelines at any time.



For-profit Corporations (or foundations of for-profit corporations) are not permitted to sponsor any symposia, workshops or roundtables or networking events - they may rent exhibit space by submitting an Exhibitor’s Prospectus and are encouraged to make a donation to the Society.
Name Badge Dots System Name Badge Dot System



RSA's Code of Conduct   Code of Conduct

Important Dates   Important Dates

Program Committee   Program Committee



Public (WebApp) Program Public Program

Program Outline
  Program Outline

Plenary Page Plenaries

RSA Committees’ Events   Committees' Events All RSVP / ticketed events are full.  You may attend the lunchtime committee workshops (Legislative Advocacy, Diversity and Grants Skills), but no additional boxed lunches are available.

Poster Schedule (sortable) Poster Schedule (sortable)
  A sortable Excel file for marking the posters you want to view; then sorting, then saving or printing. We hope this file helps you keep track of the posters you don’t want to miss!

Poster Schedule (by Author)
  Poster Schedule (Alpha)

Poster Summary by Category   Summary by Category

Poster Acceptance Letter (sample)
Sample Poster Acceptance Letter

Poster Template:
RSA does not have a set size (other than poster board dimensions of 45"x45") or a specific template for posters; however, this link shows some great examples https://www.makesigns.com/SciPosters_Templates.aspx

On-Site Poster Printing:  
RSA does not have a contract with any print shops. There is a UPS store, within a 5-minute walk from the Hyatt.  https://locations.theupsstore.com/wa/bellevue/1100-bellevue-way-ne/poster-printing

Abstracts (published) - Free-to-Read   ACER Supplement

Roles & Responsibilities of Session Participants  Roles & Responsibilities

Session / Speaker Timeframes   Timeframes

Grants Skills Workshop Grants Skills Workshop 


Meeting Information/Fee Schedule/Registration   Online Registration

Continuing Education   Registration / Sign-up

Hotel Accommodations and General Information   Accommodations

NOTE: The RSA negotiated group rate at the Hyatt Regency (host hotel) is lower than the GSA per diem, so there is no government rate room block this year.
If you are looking to find a roommate, email Becky at Beckyrsoa@gmail.com; indicating "roommate Request", hotel preference and your dates of stay.

Mark Wood RSA 5K Fun Run and Walk   Mark Wood Run/Walk

FASD Study Group

General Information/Rates   General Information

Keynote Speakers (Flyer)
  FASD-SG Flyer

Online Registration   FASD-SG Registration


Must RSVP by May 1st


INIA – Neuroimmune Consortium   INIA-N Flyer

4th Occasional Meeting of the NIAAA Working Group on Intervention Development for Alcohol-Related Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence   NIAAA Working Group Flyer

INIA –Stress Consortium   INIA-Stress Flyer

17th Annual Charles Lieber Satellite: Alcohol, COVID, and Chronic Drug Safety   Lieber Flyer

Alcohol Research Involving People Living with HIV: Updates from US and International Cohort Studies and Clinical Trials   META Flyer

Translational MOBC Meeting: Translating Innovation to Practitioners and Programs   MOBC Flyer

Mentorship and Personal Intersectionality-How Both Impact Current & Future Scientists: A DEI Workshop DEI Workshop

RSA:  "Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 2R13AA018227-14 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government."