The 5th Annual National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
From March 28-31, Operation UNITE and the CDC will host this event to engage in meaningful dialogue and collaboration in addressing prescription drug abuse and the heroin epidemic in the United States.
The four day event is the largest national collaboration of professionals seeking to address prescription drug abuse and heroin use. The Summit will include ten educational tracks tailored to provide stakeholders timely and relevant information for their particular field. Tracks include Advocacy, Clinical, Federal, Heroin, Law Enforcement, Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, Pharmacy, Prevention, Third-Party Payer, and Treatment.
Organizers have pulled together more than 200 thought leaders from across the country to lead discussions using evidence-based data. General Session keynote speakers this year will include: CDC Director, Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH; the Honorable Harold “Hal” Rogers (R-KY), Chair of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee; Honorable Earl “Buddy” Carter (R-GA); Honorable Paul A. Goser (R-AZ); and Honorable William “Bill” Keating (D-MA). Other keynote speakers will include Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General; Mr. Tom Vilsack, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; and leadership from the Drug Enforcement Administrator, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institutes of Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the President of the University of Kentucky.
Most of the sessions will qualify for Continuing Education credits. Please check the Summit website for more details as they become available.
The Appalachian Regional Commission – an economic development agency comprising all or parts of 13 states, including north Georgia – has served as the Summit’s Education Partner from the beginning. The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program, which currently has 28 regional offices covering approximately 60 percent of the U.S. population, has signed on as the Summit’s Law Enforcement Partner.
For more information about the Summit, visit NationalRxDrugAbuseSummit.org.