The 2014 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit
On April 22-24, Operation UNITE in collaboration with CDC and other sponsors will host the 2014 National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta, GA. Join your colleagues for meaningful dialogue and collaboration as we address the prescription drug abuse epidemic in our country.
The three day event is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state, and federal agencies, business, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educators, state and national leaders, and advocates impacted by prescription drug abuse.
The Summit will include seven educational tracks tailored to provide stakeholders timely and relevant information for their particular field. Tracks include Clinical, Education and Advocacy, Pharmacy, Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, Third-Party Payer, Treatment, and Law Enforcement. General sessions will include:
- Federal Response to the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
- Cracking Down on Unlawful Prescription Drug Marketing
- The Realities of Prescription Drug Abuse
- State Policy Changes to Impact Prescription Drug Abuse
- CDC Impacting the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
- Forum of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH will be among the keynote speakers. Other speakers will include the Honorable Hal Rogers (R-KY), representatives from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Hightower Intervention Services, and actor Matthew Perry.
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