The world of behavioral healthcare is complex, nuanced and ever-evolving. With new developments constantly emerging and conferences informing you of those developments, how do you know which ones are worth attending? Great news! We’ve narrowed the top ten behavioral health conferences to attend in 2019.
Innovations in Recovery
Date: April 16 – 19
Location: San Diego, CA
Highlights: Situated on the beautiful Coronado Island, The Foundations Events team has put together another lineup of inspiring speakers and unique networking opportunities. This year’s theme, “Continuum of Care” focuses each day on the patient’s journey through the treatment process. From point of entry to creating a plan for long-term success, this is the best conference for those who want to learn the ins and outs of behavioral healthcare. Innovations in Recovery will offer over 19.5 hours of CE credits.
Innovations In Recovery at the Hotel Del Coronado
Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science
Date: April 4 – 7
Location: Orlando, FL
Highlights: “Fun, Fab, and Fifty!” You can count on ASAM’s 50th conference to celebrate big with special speakers and great networking opportunities lined up. ASAM will be featuring the latest science, research, and innovative ideas in their learning tracks and keynote presentations. Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science will offer over 22 hours of CME credits.
The Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
Date: April 22 – 25
Location: Atlanta, GA
Highlights: With some of the most notable speakers across the industry, the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is where the biggest topics in behavioral healthcare are discussed. This year, the NCAD is bringing in decision makers to answer tough questions regarding the opioid crisis. This hot topic will surely bring in many new participants and be a very insightful conference. Past speakers have included President Barack Obama in 2016, Congressmen Patrick Kennedy and Newt Gingrich in 2017, and President Bill Clinton and Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway in 2018. The Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit offers 15+ CME/CE hours.
National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders
Date: May 30 – June 2
Location: La Quinta, CA
Highlights: This is C4’s 10th annual West Coast Symposium and is a 2 1/2-day event dedicated to continuing education and networking in the field of addictions. WCSAD draws hundreds of regional, national and international participants, lecturers and faculty to their conferences with a wide range of educational offerings. Last year they presented 66 diverse and challenging workshops as well as 25 CE credits.
Innovations in Behavioral Health
Date: June 20 – 21
Location: Nashville, TN
Highlights: Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, this pithy conference is a great option for someone looking for a maximum learning experience in a shorter amount of time. Not just focused on folks in recovery, the sessions uncover new and innovative ways professionals in all areas of behavioral healthcare are taking strides towards a better future.
Clinical Overview of the Recovery Experience
Date: July 14 – 17
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Highlights: Located on a quiet island off of the Florida panhandle, this C4 event focuses on presenting new options for integrating useful clinical tools into a larger recovery-oriented treatment culture. It’s a unique opportunity for addiction professionals to relax, while also advancing the principles of client-centered treatment.
Clinical Overview of the Recovery Experience
National Conference on Alcohol and Addiction Disorders
Date: August 14 – 18
Location: Baltimore, MD
Highlights: Known for its high-quality speakers, NCAAD brings behavioral healthcare professionals of all types together to build sustainable and successful treatment organizations. NCAAD offers opportunities to earn both CE hours and ethics hours.
Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders
Date: September 5 – 8
Location: Hyannis, MA
Highlights: In a central location to Cape Cod’s beaches, this conference is a perfect setting to network and relax. The Cape Cod Symposium hosted more than 1,200 attendees last year and is an exhibitor’s dream. This is a great conference to help you forge new bonds, create new referral networks and generate a significant return on investments for exhibitors and supporters.
Moments of Change
Date: September 30 – October 3
Location: Palm Beach, FL
Highlights: As you make your way up the palm tree-covered drive to The Breakers hotel, you’ll know you’ve made a great conference choice for 2019. Moments of Change started as a conference for interventionists and has grown to become one of the premiere Florida healthcare conferences. This year the Foundations Events team has added new and exciting learning tracks, speakers and networking opportunities to bring their already first-class conference experience to a new level.
Moments of Change in Palm Beach, FL
National Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit
Date: November 8 – 10
Location: Miami, FL
Highlights: Taking on another deadly drug topic, the National Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit is focusing on stimulants in this 2019 conference. Learn why cocaine is flooding to the Southern states and join the conversation of how we can resist this movement. The National Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit is a great conference to cap off the year a shorter commitment right before going into the holidays. Earn up to 20 clinical CE hours, three ethics credits and domestic violence hours, and up to 17.25 AMA, pharmacy and nursing contact hours.