Host An IDAA Meeting

If you are an IDAA Member interested in hosting the annual meeting of International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous, contact the current chairman of the Site Selection Committee or the Executive Director to discuss the details of your possible bid.

You will be asked to give a presentation to the IDAA Steering Committee for approval. If your bid is accepted, you and your committee will become the Local Arrangements Committee, referred to as the LAC, for the Annual Meeting.

The LAC has much autonomy in decisions about the meeting. This allows each meeting to have a distinct flavor and for each committee to act on its own, except as the decisions affect IDAA as a whole.

The annual IDAA meeting is held the first week in August and rotates in the various sections of the United States. The meeting site should be chosen with thoughts in mind that the members will be able to travel there with minimal difficulty. Using a single hotel is preferable. Current hotel room block is about 425-450 and attendance ranging from 900-1200. Most members with families prefer a resort setting. You can host a meeting in a different site than your home city.

There is much support for your efforts to host an IDAA annual meeting. The Steering Committee members have all hosted a meeting and are ready to help you.

Current IDAA Annual Meeting Calendar


Vision Statement

IDAA envisions recovery for all health care professionals and their families impacted by addictive disorders.

Mission Statement

The mission of IDAA is to carry the message of recovery to health care professionals and their families.


The IDAA 2024 annual meeting will be held in Baltimore, Maryland July 10-14, 2024 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

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