Driving Community Solutions for the Opioid Crisis

King of Prussia, PA-  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11am – 1pm (ET)
Driving Community Solutions for the Opioid Crisis
The opioid crisis has become America’s #1 public health emergency. Treatment professionals are in a position to influence everyday citizens and policy makers alike, but finding the right avenues can be a challenge. At the same time, treatment professionals can struggle with staying up-to-date on the latest developments in America’s prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.
To address these needs, Addiction Professional magazine has organized a lunch’n’learn in King of Prussia to discuss how treatment professionals can better work together and become effective change agents for educating the public as well as helping to bring about a comprehensive prevention and broad-based treatment strategy.
Upon attending this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand recent developments in the opioid crisis and its impact on the local community
  • Prepare discussion points to share with the community
  • Explore ways treatment professionals of all types can better work together to ensure a recovery-oriented system of care
One hour of continuing education credit will be available. 
Thought Leadership Partner
Panel Series Sponsor


Deni Carise, Ph.D.
Chief Clinical Officer, Recovery Centers of America (RCA) 
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Deni Carise, Ph.D is a Clinical Psychologist and part of the recovery community for over 30 years.  She is currently Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) of Recovery Centers of America (RCA), and helped raise $350 million for this start-up company to create 8 treatment/recovery campuses.  Previously she held similar positions at CRC Health Group, Sierra Tucson, Phoenix House, and was an NIH-funded scientist and Director of the Treatment Systems Section at Treatment Research Institute. She has published over 100 articles, books and chapters. Dr Carise has been an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine since 1997.  She has worked extensively internationally, with treatment providers in Nigeria, Mexico, Thailand, Egypt, Greece, Singapore, Brazil, and China to develop national systems of clinical treatment delivery.  She is quoted in approximately 50 popular press publications each year, on numerous tv shows, and has presented over 200 lectures by invitation (approximately 35 internationally) in the past 15 years She is also a frequent blogger on Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deni-carise) on topics including treatment, recovery, prescription drug abuse, Healthcare Reform, Parity and emerging drug trends.
Psychiatrist, Ashley Addiction Treatment

Dr. Hobelmann recently started as a staff psychiatrist at Ashley in 2016 after completing his psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins. He has also completed an anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins in 2006. Prior to his psychiatry residency, he worked at Ashley for a year as a staff physician and was in an interventional pain medicine practice for three years. He received a BS in Biology from Georgetown University and a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins. His treatment interests are in addiction and chronic pain.
Anthony J. Mele, PsyD
Chief Clinical Officer, Sovereign Health
Anthony Mele, a licensed psychologist, brings almost 25 years of clinical expertise and executive leadership on both the provider and payer sides of behavioral healthcare. Mele’s wide range of clinical expertise includes: the assessment and treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders in adolescents and adults, the use of telehealth to manage chronic medical conditions, and the development of non-pharmacologic interventions for individuals with cognitive impairment.

Maggiano's Little Italy
205 Mall Blvd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406

*There is a $25 registration fee, but all attendees will receive a $25 American Express gift card at the conclusion of the event.
Registration is required to attend; seating is limited.