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NCAD West 2021
Provided by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education
Rise Above the Challenges. Reverse the Numbers. Recover Together.
August 13-15, 2021 | Denver, CO

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 West, 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 cannot 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 West 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 West 2021.

Vance Johnson Former Denver Bronco
Shares His Story of Recovery and Giving Back
John Kelly, PhD, ABPP, of Harvard
Explores the Latest Research on Addiction
Hilarie Cash, PhD, LMHC, CSAT, WSGC
On Treating the Rapidly Growing Gaming Addiction Population
Robert Werthwein, PhD
Highlighting Colorado's Behavioral Health Landscape
Matthew Johnson, PhD, of Johns Hopkins
Updates on Psychedelic Therapies in Addiction Treatment
Debra Furr-Holden, PhD
Presenting Social Determinants of Health
Great connections for sources to treat a very specialized population of patients. Our community will benefit greatly from what we are now able to bring back."

Advanced Practice Nurse

This conference has been an amazing combination of inspiration and practicality—so applicable to my actual practice."

Department of Health & Human Services