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Tuesday, May 22, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2361

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Lunch will be provided

As Congressional leaders evaluate sweeping legislation to combat America’s opioid overdose epidemic, experts working on the front lines of addiction treatment will discuss the big ideas and bold actions needed to stem the tide of this public health emergency that claimed 42,249 lives in 2016. In this briefing, expert panelists will discuss the need for systemic and sustainable changes to America’s addiction treatment infrastructure, as well as highlight innovative proposals and programs that would help grow the addiction treatment workforce and expand access to comprehensive, evidence-based addiction treatment for all Americans who need it.


German Lopez
Senior Reporter, Vox


Kelly Clark, MD, MBA, DFASAM
President, American Society of Addiction Medicine
 Gary Mendell
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Shatterproof
Joyce Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, APRN, FAANP
President, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
 Corey Waller, MD, MS, FACEP
Chair, Legislative Advocacy Committee
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Justin Luke Riley
President & CEO, Young People in Recovery