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2018 Conference
From Sunday, April 08, 2018 -  06:00pm
To Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
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2018 Conference of Affiliates

Register now for the 2018 Conference of Affiliates.

The theme for 2018, “Having Our Voices Heard:  Raising an Effective Voice in a Changing and Challenging World,” will have a public policy focus encompassing prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.  Topics also will address de-stigmatization and putting a public face on addiction.  Importantly, there will be time to learn about the merged organization, Facing Addiction with NCADD, and meet some of the new leadership.

Preliminary Schedule

Sunday, April 8

  •  6:00 pm- 8:00 pm       Conference Opening and Reception (Sponsored by PACE)  A New Beginning:  Introduction to Facing Addiction with NCADD Speakers: Andy Pucher, Jim Hood

Monday, April 9

  •  8:00 am- 5:00 pm   Exhibits
  •  9:00 am-11:00 am       Our Friends in Washington
    Jerome M. Adams, MD, Surgeon General (invited)
    Fran Harding, Director, CSAP (invited)
    Kim Johnson, PhD, Director, CSAT (invited)
  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm       P&E Award-winning program presentation
  • 12:15 pm- 1:45 pm       Awards Luncheon (Sponsored by Mutual of America)
  •  2:00 pm- 5:00 pm       The Interface Among Fund Raising, Social Media and Grassroots Advocacy Speaker:  Mollie Baxter-Birney

Tuesday, April 10

  •  9:00 am-10:00 am       Breakfast and Prep for Hill Visits
  • 10:00 am- 3:00 pm       Visits to Capitol Hill
  •  3:00 pm- 5:00 pm       Post Hill Visit Debriefing

Wednesday, April 11

  •  8:30 am-11:30 am       Affiliate Round Robin
  • 11:30 am                Conference Close


Hotel Accommodations

The Conference of Affiliates meetings will be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202. Sleeping rooms are booked at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View, which is adjacent at 2850 South Potomac Avenue. The hotels are a 15-minute walk from Crystal City metro station and a mile from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. There is free airport shuttle from Reagan Airport. Studios and 1-bedroom suites have full kitchens, dining areas, pull-out sofas and desks, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Amenities include free hot breakfast and weekday evening socials, plus a grocery shopping service and a convenience store. There’s an indoor pool, a fitness room and bike rentals. The Conference hotel rate is $219, plus applicable taxes. Click here to make your hotel reservations.

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Facing Addiction and The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce the merger of our organizations – creating a national leader in turning the tide on the addiction epidemic.
The merged organization will be called:

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