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NCAD East 2021
Provided by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education
Rise Above the Challenges. Reverse the Numbers. Recover Together.
November 19-21, 2021 | Baltimore, MD

A sharp increase in overdose cases has our entire nation on edge. If addiction is a disease of isolation, social distance regulations put those struggling at risk. Among all of the challenges we currently face, we must not lose sight of our mission: to improve patient care and improve the lives of those struggling with addiction. Advances in addiction treatment are needed now more than ever before.

Now in its twelfth year, the National Conference on Addiction Disorders is the premier educational and networking event for addiction, behavioral, and mental health professionals. At NCAD East, you’ll find yourself among like-minded peers, learning and addressing the significant challenges we must overcome. Especially in the face of a pandemic, our work can not stop. We can’t afford for more lives to be lost.

When things feel so uncertain, education is needed most. Your education is our priority.


For 3 days, come together to discuss patient care strategies, connect and engage with national and influential leaders, and take away critical knowledge to address the significant changes in addiction treatment. 

National Expert Speakers
Educational Sessions
CME/CE Credits
Who Should Attend?

NCAD East is designed and accredited for professionals in the fields of addiction and behavioral health:

Social Workers
Advanced Practice Nurses
Physician Assistants
Primary Care Physicians
Others with cause commitment
2021 Featured Speakers

Here are some of the multi-disciplinary experts from across the nation who will speak at NCAD East 2021.

Vance Johnson, Former Denver Bronco
Shares His Story of Recovery and Giving Back
John Kelly, PhD, of Harvard
Explores the Latest Research on Addiction
Hilarie Cash, PhD, LMHC, CSAT, WSGC
On Treating the Rapidly Growing Gaming Addiction Population
Matthew Johnson, PhD, of Johns Hopkins
Updates on Psychedelic Therapies in Addiction Treatment
Debra Furr-Holden, PhD
Presenting Social Determinants of Behavioral Health
Title Sponsor
NCAD has been really informative and engaging. It’s exciting to be around like-minded professionals who are all wanting to better our practice so we can better help our patients.

Primary Addiction Counselor & Outpatient Clinical Supervisor
Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services

This is the first conference I’ve attended where we get to select the breakout sessions that most fit my educational needs. I’m having a great time! Dr. Mel Pohl is a favorite; with his personal experience, who he is and what he does—he can’t get any better! He lives the story and he can deliver.

Nurse Practitioner

I really enjoyed the sessions on trauma and technology-driven treatment. NCAD provides sessions on treatment strategies that are clinically relevant and cutting-edge. I left this conference with a better sense of what is coming next in recovery, mental health, and substance-abuse treatment. The exhibit hall was awesome too! I found the information being shared by exhibitors to be useful and I had the opportunity to reconnect with people I haven’t seen in a while.

Drug and Alcohol Counselor
Temple University Health System

It’s been a great experience and I’ve made a lot of good connections. It was fun to see people that I know and reconnect with them and to meet new people and learn about their programs.

Community Relations Coordinator

The interaction has been great! Attendees are very receptive and have very good energy. Everyone I’ve connected with is passionate about helping people and I think that’s what really matters.

Specialty Account Executive