Planning is underway for the 4th Annual National Rx Drug Abuse Summit, to be held April 6-9, 2015, at The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Pencil the date in your calendar and make reservations early for the biggest savings on registration rates.
Call for Presentations
Timely, informative and engaging presentations targeted to those on the front lines of the Rx drug abuse epidemic are being accepted by the Summit’s National Advisory Board through September 29, 2014. Your proposal should address one of the following 8 Educational Tracks: Clinical, Education & Advocacy, Law Enforcement, Medical Marijuana, Pharmacy, Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, Third-Party Payer and Treatment. For more details, click here.
Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor
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Learn how to be a Summit Sponsor, click here.
Reserve one of the limited number of Exhibit Hall spaces, click here.
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View presentations from the 2014 Rx Summit
PowerPoint presentations by speakers at the 2014 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit are available. Click here for details.
Audio of Pre-Summit Workshops, Vision Sessions, and Breakout Sessions are available. Click here for details.
Video of the four main Rx Summit General Sessions are available. Click here for details.
Photos from the 2014 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit are available. Click here or on the image above.
About the 2014 Summit
The 2014 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit was held April 22-24, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and drew approximately 1,100 participants from 46 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and New Zealand.
Keynote speakers included: actress Melanie Griffith; U.S. Representatives Bill Keating (D-MA), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Tom Price (R-GA), Nick Rahall (D-WV), Harold “Hal” Rogers (R-KY), and former Congresswoman Mary Bono; Governors Steve Beshear (D-KY) and Nathan Deal (R-GA); Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Chief Medical Officer of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA); Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); and State Attorneys General Jack Conway (D-KY), Sam Olens (R-GA), and Greg Zoeller (R-IN).
Sessions at the 2014 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit were organized into seven Educational Tracks tailored to provide stakeholders timely and relevant information for their particular field: Clinical, Education & Advocacy, Law Enforcement, Pharmacy, Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, Third-Party Payer, or Treatment.
The Summit 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 Rx drug abuse. Through this type of collaboration, your work can be more impactful in bringing solutions to this issue that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared a public health crisis in 2012.
National Advisory Board
Members of the Summit’s National Advisory Board guide program development and conference offerings. Once again, the Summit has partnered with Inquisit, to identify, design and deliver cutting-edge Continuing Education programs for conference attendees.
Operation UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education, Inc.) was created in 2003 by Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers to rid communities of illegal drug use through a comprehensive approach that includes educating youth and the public, coordinating substance abuse treatment, and providing support for families and friends of substance abusers. UNITE serves a 32-county region in southern and eastern Kentucky.