Attendees at the 2016 Summit participated in workshops, gathered for keynotes, and even heard from President Obama. Photos: Pete Winkel/GPA

April 17 - 20, 2017 | Atlanta

Educational Advisor

Be Part of the Largest Annual Conference Addressing the Opioid Crisis

The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is where solutions are formulated, stakeholders convene, and change begins. Be part of the international discussion on addressing the opioid crisis by attending the 2017 Summit.
Featured Speakers:
Thomas E. Price, M.D.,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)   
Nora D. Volkow, M.D.,
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health
William R. Brownfield
Assistant Secretary,
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs,,
U.S. Department of State
Anne Schuchat, M.D., 
Acting Director,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC)
Acting Administrator,
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Rear Admiral,
U.S. Public Health Service
Vivek H. Murthy, M.D,, MBA
19th United States Surgeon General
Richard J. Baum
 Acting Director,
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP);
Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.,
National Institutes of Health; (NIH)
Kana Enomoto
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Stephen Ostroff, M.D.
Acting Commissioner
United States Food and Drug Administration
Honorable Edward J. Markey
U.S. Senator (D-MA)     
Honorable Harold “Hal” Rogers
U.S. Representative (R-KY, 5th District),
founding co-chair Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse;
Honorable John B. Larson
U.S. Representative (D-CT 1st District);
Honorable Patrick Meehan
U.S. Representative (R-PA, 7th District)        
Honorable Earl “Buddy” Carter
U.S. Representative (R-GA, 1st District);      
Honorable Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Advocates for Opioid Recovery Founding Advisor
Honorable Patrick Kennedy
Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Advocates for Opioid Recovery Founding Advisor
Honorable Matt Bevin,
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Brad Schimel
Wisconsin Attorney General
Sam Quinones
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
   Preview Screening at the Summit
Special Event:  HBO Documentary Films Preview Screening -
Including Film Introductions by the Director, Perri Peltz, 
Andrew Kolodny, MD, the Documentary's Medical Advisor, and other Guest Speakers.
Who Attends:
  • Clinicians, counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists, interventionists
  • Physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, pharmacists, dentists
  • Advocates, families, and people in recovery
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Public health and prevention officials
  • Federal, state, and local officials and lawmakers
  • Education specialists and researchers
  • Treatment center owners and operators
  • Lawyers