27th National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 13th Prevention Day


FORUM 2017: Engineering Healthy Communities

CADCA's 27th Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 13th Prevention Day, held Feb. 6-9, 2017, is the can't-miss training event of the year! Join an estimated 3,000 change agents focused on "Engineering Healthy Communities" and experience more than 75 innovative and engaging sessions, numerous networking opportunities and a robust exhibit hall.  In addition, Michael Botticelli, Former Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy will keynote the National Leadership Plenary. Mr. Botticelli will also receive the National Leadership Award, along with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). You'll also receive:
  • Training from top experts in the field
  • Information, tools, trends and strategies to take your prevention work to the next level
  • Access to members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day
  • The opportunity to network with thousands of advocates passionate about prevention
  • And much more!

This premier training event brings together:

  • Community Coalition Leaders
  • Federal Administrators
  • Policymakers
  • Government Leaders
  • Youth
  • Prevention Specialists
  • Addiction Treatment Professionals
  • Addiction Recovery Advocates
  • Researchers
  • Education Institutions
  • Law Enforcement Professionals
  • Faith-Based Leaders


Meeting Venue: Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
Meeting & Exhibit Dates: February 6-9, 2017
Meeting Attire: Business

Featured Speakers

Dr. Robert L. DuPont

Founding President

Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.

Download the Presentation

Dr. Dupont recently presented at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences meeting at the Vatican, aimed at developing a global view of the current drug epidemic and recommending strategies to reverse this trend.  Dr. Dupont's presentation at the meeting is now available.

Nathaniel Kendall - Taylor
Frameworks Institute
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
D - Rhode Island





Check Out the Award Winners at 2017 Forum!


View the 2017 National Leadership Forum Preliminary Brochure

Click here to view Forum Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Preliminary Brochure Available Mid-October 2016
Workshop Presenters E-mail Notifications   Nov. 18, 2016
Early-bird Rate: Registration Deadline Dec. 19, 2016
Hotel Reservation Deadline  January 16, 2017
Regular Rate: Registration Deadline January 23, 2017

Thank You Partners!

  • NIDA
  • Purdue
  • Alkermes
  • Auburn Pharmaceutical
  • Braeburn Pharmaceuticals
  • CHPA
  • DEA
  • Gaylord National
  • Indivior
  • Institute For The Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare
  • Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.