NCAD East West
Press Release

National Conference on Addiction Disorders Expands into East and West Meetings

March 28, 2019
Meetings will provide important education on a range of addiction disorders and explore emerging research on new treatment strategies

Malvern, PA (March 28, 2019) – Addiction treatment is in the midst of unprecedented strain as treatment professionals and other clinicians seek new approaches to manage a range of addiction disorders and a national opioid epidemic. As part of ongoing efforts to provide professionals with practical, clinically relevant education to treat patients and improve outcomes, the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) today announced its expansion into two conferences – East and West – building upon NCAD’s ten-year tradition of educational excellence:

NCAD East – August 15-18, Baltimore, MD

NCAD West – October 24-26, Denver, CO

While the objective of both meetings is to address addiction disorders, each also has its own distinct focus.

NCAD East delivers a comprehensive clinical agenda that features a series of dedicated tracks, including one for executives and marketing professionals, offered in partnership with the Behavioral Health Association Providers (BHAP). More than 1,000 professionals are expected to participate to hear new research and share cross-discipline insight on forward-thinking topics such as medication-assisted treatment, benzodiazepine use, use of genetic information in treatment, and advances in treatment technologies.

The clinical agenda for NCAD West will focus on the convergence of traditional and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) strategies. Providers of MAT and traditional, or 12-Step treatment, will come together for powerful education and idea exchange centered on creating a patient-focused recovery-driven system of care.

“By expanding NCAD into two meetings we are now providing even more opportunities for professionals to gain the latest research that they can put immediately into practice,” said Doug Edwards, Director, Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network, part of HMP, the producer of NCAD. “Our dynamic faculty will serve to translate the current state of the science into important delivery strategies to improve patient care.”

Unlike many addiction meetings, both conferences will offer continuing medical education credits—participants can earn up to 60 credits through NCAD’s ongoing educational package after each conference concludes.
To learn more about NCAD East and West, visit

For the most up-to-date news and clinical information on psychiatry, mental health, and addiction, including HMP’s full suite of in-person continuing education meetings, visit the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network at

About HMP

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