Photography:  Pete Winkel GPA
The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is where solutions are formulated, stakeholders convene, and change begins. It is the annual gathering for stakeholders to discuss what’s working in prevention and treatment. Notable speakers in past years have included former President Barack Obama in 2016 and former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in 2017. Be part of the international discussion on addressing the opioid crisis by attending the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta.

2018 Featured Speakers

Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States
Kellyanne Conway
Senior Counselor to the President
Global Panel Presentation Presenters
James A. Walsh
Deputy Assistant Secretary 
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau
Justice N Tettey
BPharm (Hons) MSc PhD FRSC FHEA, Chief, Laboratory
and Scientific Section, Division of Policy Analysis,
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime 
Mauricio Ibarra
General Director for North America Affairs,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Raymond P. Donovan
Special Agent in Charge
Special Operations Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal Agency Leaders 
VADM Jerome M. Adams
Surgeon General of the United States 
Francis Collins, MD,PhD,
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Nora D. Volkow, MD,
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health
 Charmaine C. Yoest​  Associate Director for External Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Greg Cherundolo
Special Agent,
 DEA Chief of Staff
Anne Schuchat 
Principal Deputy Director, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Elinore F. McCance-Katz 
MD., PhD, 
Assistant Secretary,
 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Scott Gottlieb, MD
Food and Drugs
Anne Hazlett
Assistant to the Secretary for
Rural Development
Congressional Panel Presentation Presenters
 Edward J. Markey
U.S. Senator (D-MA)
Maggie Hassan
U.S. Senator (D-NH)
Katherine Clark
U.S. Representative (D-MA, 5th District)
 Earl “Buddy” Carter
U.S. Representative (R-GA, 1st District)
 Harold “Hal” Rogers
U.S. Representative (R-KY, 5th District),
founding co-chair Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
William Lacy Clay Jr.,
U.S. Representative (D-MO 1st District) 
Highlighed Presenters:
John L. Eadie 
Coordinator, Public Health and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Project
National Emerging Threat Initiative, A National HIDTA Initiative
Deborah A.P. Hersman 
President & CEO,
National Safety Council
Patrice Harris 
 Member, AMA Board of Trustees; Chair AMA Opioid Task Force
American Medical Association
Robert DuPont MD
President, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.
Michael Barnes 
Chairman, Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence
Chauncey Parker 
Director, New York/New Jersey HIDTA
Kelly Clark
Chief Medical Officer, Clean Slate Centers
President, American Society of Addiction Medicine
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Who Attends:
  • Clinicians, counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists, interventionists
  • Physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, pharmacists, dentists
  • Advocates, families, and people in recovery
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Public health and prevention officials
  • Federal, state, and local officials and lawmakers
  • Education specialists and researchers
  • Treatment center owners and operators
  • Lawyers