December 10, 2015

Register for CADCA’s National Leadership Forum: New Speakers and Honorees Announced

Have you “suited up” to make a Monumental Impact at CADCA’s 26th National Leadership Forum Feb. 1-4 and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 12th Annual Prevention Day? We look forward to seeing you at the premier training event for community-based substance abuse prevention leaders. Whether you’re a coalition leader, a law enforcement officer, a concerned parent, a volunteer, a faith leader – in short, anyone interested in building healthy and drug-free communities – the CADCA Forum is for you!

Bertha K. Madras, PhD, Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will keynote the National Leadership Plenary. Dr. Madras will address the importance of using science to inform the public about marijuana’s harm. DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, CADCA Chairman and CEO Gen. Arthur Dean and Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli will also be featured speakers in the National Leadership Plenary.

Coalitions will have 75 courses to choose from during the Forum. You won’t want to miss the course, “Engaging the Community to Address Medicine Abuse” on Feb. 2. Speakers will include Jenni Roberson, Associate Director, Communications & Media Relations, Consumer Healthcare Products Association and Lori Springer, Executive Director, Shelby County Drug Free Coalition and 2016 Dose of Prevention award winner. Springer, from Indiana, was the first place CADCA 50 Challenge winner.

CADCA has organized its training sessions into several tracks for your convenience. In response to YOUR feedback, CADCA has added a new track to its line-up called “What’s Trending?” Some of the most alarming trends in substance abuse are proving to be more than just a passing phase. Training sessions will feature the latest data available on the impact and implications of “medical” and commercialized marijuana. This track also will include snapshots of the changing landscapes of drug and alcohol prevalence across the nation. Best practices in tackling drugs on the rise and their associated consequences will also be shared.

Groups of five or more receive a discount on the early-bird and regular rates only. All groups must register and pay by Jan. 16. Take Advantage of Early-bird Registration. Register by Dec. 21 and save up to $150.

CADCA’s Forum will once again occur at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center outside of Washington, D.C. Learn more about housing reservations and register for the Forum at

And don’t forget to join the conversation about our Forum on social media using hashtag #CADCAForum.

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