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2018 Advocacy In Action Conference & Hill Day

NAADAC is hosting its 2018 Advocacy in Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on November 12, 2018 with a Hill Day on November 13, 2018. 

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Registration Fees

Member: $200    Non-Member: $250    Student: $175


Schedule
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Monday, November 12, 2018

9:00 am – 10:30 am Opening Session

Welcome - Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, NAADAC President and Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Update and Q&A - Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health & Substance Abuse (invited) 

10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – noon

Federal Budget and Implications - Robert Morrison, Executive Director, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)

Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch and Legislative Awards
  • Legislator of the Year
  • Advocate of the Year
  • Emerging Leaders Award
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Addiction Reimbursement Platforms Panel

  • Tyler Sadwith, Health Insurance Specialist, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services 
  • Eric Bailly, LPC, LADC, CM Business Solutions Director, Behavioral Health Clinical Strategy, Anthem, Inc. 
  • Kim Cox, Vice President, Provider Network, Optum
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Legislative Update & Post Election Analysis - Tim Casey, Policy Advisor, Polsinelli & Julie Shroyer, MSW, Senior Policy Advisory, Polsinelli

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Workforce Overview

  • Tim Casey, Policy Advisor, Polsinelli
  • Julie Shroyer, MSW, Senior Policy Advisory, Polsinelli
  • Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, NAADAC President
  • Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Advocacy Training and Issues Briefing

  • Tim Casey, Policy Advisor, Polsinelli
  • Julie Shroyer, MSW, Senior Policy Advisory, Polsinelli
  • Sherri Layton, MBA, LCDC, CCS, NAADAC Public Policy Committee Co-Chair
  • Michael Kemp, NCAC I, NAADAC Public Policy Committee Co-Chair
Evening

DC by Night Bus Tour (additional fee)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

9:00 am – 10:30 am Briefing on the Hill

The Opioid Crisis and the Addiction Workforce

  • Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director
  • Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, NAADAC President
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) (invited) 
  • Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05)(invited)
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)(invited) 
  • Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-05)(invited) 
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Capitol Hill Visits
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Capitol Hill Debrief Session at the Gaylord

HOTEL INFORMATION

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745-1135
301.965.4000

NAADAC has arranged for a special discounted room rate of $199/night for conference attendees if booked by October 19, 2018. To book your room, please the link above or call 301.965.4000 and ask for the NAADAC group rate.


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Promote your organization or services to addiction professionals during a day of presentations, networking, and exhibits.  

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Questions?

Please contact NAADAC at naadac@naadac.org or 703.741.7686.


Past Conferences

2017 Advocacy in Action Briefing

2017 Advocacy in Action Briefing & Reception

NAADAC held a special Advocacy in Action Briefing & Reception on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The Advocacy in Action Briefing included briefings on NAADAC's legislative agenda and legislation important to addiction professionals by NAADAC leadership, Rob Morrison, Executive Director of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), and Michael Petruzelli, Manager, Policy & Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health.  

The Advocacy in Action Reception included presentation of NAADAC's Legislator of the Year Award to U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) for his dedicated work to advance access to addiction treatment.  In addition, NAADAC presented its Emerging Leaders Award to the Metropolitan State University Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association.

2017 Fact Sheets
Resources

NAADAC Partnered with National Council for 2017 Hill Day

National CouncilNAADAC partnered with the National Council for Behavioral Health and 21 national advocacy organizations to host the 2017 Public Policy Institute and Hill Day from October 2-3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

This free, two-day event brought together hundreds of behavioral health providers, administrators, board members, consumers and community stakeholders in D.C. for a day of sessions and workshops on federal behavioral health policy on October 2nd, and then a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill on October 3rd to advocate for better resources for mental health and addictions treatment in their communities.

2016 Hill Day

2015 Advocacy in Action Conference

2014 Advocacy in Action Conference

2013 Addiction Leadership Conference

2012 Advocacy in Action Conference

2010 Advocacy in Action Conference