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.
Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States
VADM Jerome M. Adams
Surgeon General of the United States 
James A. Walsh
Deputy Assistant Secretary 
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau
Francis Collins, MD, PhD,
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Scott Gottlieb, MD
Food and Drugs
Nora D. Volkow, MD,
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health
Anne Hazlett
Assistant to the Secretary for
Rural Development
Anne Schuchat 
Acting Director, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Elinore F. McCance-Katz 
MD., PhD, 
Assistant Secretary,
 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
 Edward J. Markey
U.S. Senator (D-MA)
Maggie Hassan
U.S. Senator (D-NH)
Katherine Clark
U.S. Representative (D-MA, 5th District)
 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)
Patrice Harris 
 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 
Coordinator, Public Health and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Project
National Emerging Threat Initiative, A National HIDTA Initiative
Michael Barnes 
Chairman, Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence
Chauncey Parker 
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