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International Public Health Leader and Expert in Human Behavior to Headline NCAD 17

NEW YORK (November 1, 2016) / The National Conference on Addiction Disorders announces that internationally recognized public health advocate and Baltimore city health commissioner Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM, and expert in human behavior Reef Karim, MD, will be headliners at the 2017 conference, August 16-20, in Baltimore, Maryland. An emergency physician and patient and community advocate, Dr. Wen leads the Baltimore City Health Department, the oldest health department in the United States. Dr. Wen has been reimagining the role of public health as being critical to all aspects of urban revitalization. Her transformative approach includes launching an ambitious opioid overdose prevention program. Dr. Wen joined President Obama during a nationally televised panel discussion on the opioid crisis at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in March 2016. A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Wen has served as a professor of emergency medicine at George Washington University. She is the author of When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. Dr. Wen has given six TED and TEDMED talks on patient-centered care, public health leadership, and healthcare reform.

Dr. Karim has dedicated his life to educating, entertaining, and helping people understand themselves better. He is a double board-certified psychiatrist, addiction medicine physician, and relationship expert as well as a writer, comedic host, and media personality. Dr. Karim is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and the founder and director of The Control Center in Beverly Hills. He has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Oz, Larry King Live, Dr Phil, Anderson Cooper 360, Nightline, The Today Show, Chelsea Lately, and many other programs. Dr. Karim co-authored the book Why Does He Do That? Why Does She Do That? and has been published in the International Journal of Neuroscience and Journal of Addiction Medicine.

Drs. Wen and Karim will address hundreds of delegates to the National Conference on Addiction Disorders at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, August 16-20, 2017. NCAD is the most extensive educational experience for professionals working in addiction prevention, treatment, aftercare, and management, with dedicated topics for clinicians, executives, and marketers.

For more information and to register, visit www.ncadcon.com
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