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. [Updated 02/2019]
Innovations In Recovery at the Hotel Del Coronado
1. 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.
2. 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
3. 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.
4. 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
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.