Out of the Shadows: Managing the Opioid Epidemic through the Continuum of Care
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are pleased to invite you to join us in beautiful Walt Disney World, Florida for the 2019 AATOD Conference being held October 19-23, 2019, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. This conference is sponsored by the State of Florida Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Department of Children and Families (SAMH/ DCF) and FATOD, the Florida Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence.
Our theme, Out of the Shadows: Managing the Opioid Epidemic through the Continuum of Care, comes at a time when the nation is facing unprecedented loss of life due to opioid related overdoses. This is now our number one public health crisis and YOU stand on the front lines in our fight to cease the senseless loss and grow the quality, expertise, access, and reputation of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) across the continuum of care. Our intent is to educate and promote acceptance and integration of MAT options by patients, families, clinicians, the medical system, judicial systems, government, policy makers, social service administrations, and the general public. We will disseminate innovative, evidence-based initiatives and treatment techniques to better serve patients and providers, improve program development and administration, promote integration across the continuum of care, and enhance patient outcomes to assist communities in developing an effective response to this crisis.
Please join us in sunny Florida to meet and engage with some of the leading experts from within the field and beyond. Walt Disney World offers some of the most amazing destination experiences and entertainment not only for you, but also for the whole family. Of course, there are numerous Disney and other resort venues to attend, but you can also go to multiple water parks, swim with dolphins, visit dozens of clubs, numerous shopping venues, and museum exhibits. We will be an hour from Port Canaveral (cruising), NASA, and the beach.
Join us for the 2019 AATOD Conference, the world’s premier training and educational event. Bring the family and have one of the best family vacation experiences in the same trip.