CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) announced Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Acting Director Richard Baum will keynote the National Leadership Forum’s Opening Plenary on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.
Approximately 3,000 community leaders will unite at CADCA’s 28el Annual National Leadership Forum. The week-long event will be held Del 5 al 8 de febrero de 2018, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Forum will kick off with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day; feature 70+ training sessions covering topics ranging from the marijuana legislation landscape and tobacco cessation to the opioid epidemic and underage drinking; offer attendees the unique opportunity to meet with members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day; and welcome hundreds of youth to take part in CADCA’s Youth Leadership Summit to learn how to become effective community leaders.
“We are thrilled to have Acting Director Baum serve as our keynote speaker at Forum and we are eager to hear what he will share with attendees,” said General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman & CEO, CADCA. “Acting Director Baum brings decades of experience in the prevention field to the table and he has dedicated his career to drug issues. Together, alongside partners like him, we can bring prevention to the forefront and reduce the drug epidemic within the United States.”
Acting Director Baum was appointed as head of the ONDCP in March 2017 by President Donald Trump. Previously, he worked for almost twenty years at the ONDCP in various positions. Among the highlights of his career is leading efforts to draft the National Drug Control Strategy in both the Bush and Obama Administration, and co-chairing work groups that put together the White House Transnational Organized Crime Strategy and the National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy.
El Foro de Liderazgo Nacional de CADCA es un evento de cuatro días repleto de oportunidades para conocer las últimas estrategias para abordar el abuso de sustancias y escuchar a expertos en prevención, administradores federales y formuladores de políticas preocupados de renombre nacional. El foro reúne a asistentes que representan coaliciones de todas las regiones del país e internacionalmente, líderes gubernamentales, jóvenes, especialistas en prevención, profesionales del tratamiento de adicciones, defensores de la recuperación de adicciones, investigadores, educadores, profesionales encargados de hacer cumplir la ley y líderes religiosos. Se trata del mayor evento de formación en el ámbito de la prevención.