Photography:  Pete Winkel GPA
The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is where solutions are formulated, stakeholders convene, and change begins. It is the annual gathering for stakeholders to discuss what’s working in prevention and treatment. Notable speakers in past years have included former President Barack Obama in 2016 and former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in 2017. Be part of the international discussion on addressing the opioid crisis by attending the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta.

2018 Featured Speakers

Additional Federal, Congressional, and State presenters to be announced.
James A. Walsh
Deputy Assistant Secretary 
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau
Francis Collins, MD, PhD,
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Anne Hazlett
Assistant to the Secretary for
Rural Development
Richard J. Baum
Acting Director,
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
 Edward J. Markey
U.S. Senator (D-MA)
Maggie Hassan
U.S. Senator (D-NH)
 Harold “Hal” Rogers
U.S. Representative (R-KY, 5th District),
founding co-chair Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
 Earl “Buddy” Carter
U.S. Representative (R-GA, 1st District)
Katherine Clark
U.S. Representative (D-MA, 5th District)
Nora D. Volkow, MD,
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health
Patrice Harris, MD, MA,
 Member, AMA Board of Trustees; Chair AMA Opioid Task Force
American Medical Association
Robert DuPont, MD
President, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.
John L. Eadie, MPA
Coordinator, Public Health and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Project
National Emerging Threat Initiative, A National HIDTA Initiative
Michael Barnes, JD
Chairman, Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence
Chauncey Parker, JD
Director, New York/New Jersey HIDTA
Kelly Clark
Chief Medical Officer, Clean Slate Centers
President, American Society of Addiction Medicine
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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