2013 Letter from the Conference Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2013 AATOD Conference, Let
Recovery Ring in a New Era, convening November 9-13, 2013 in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. We have chosen an excellent
property for this year’s conference which is in the heart of Philadelphia and will provide
our conference attendees with access to many of the attractions that the city has to
offer in walking distance to the hotel. We are also pleased that this year’s conference is
being sponsored and supported by the City of Philadelphia, Department of Behavioral
Health and Intellectual disAbility Services in conjunction with our state, national, and
international partners.

The conference theme marks an evolution in our approach to care, focusing on patients in
recovery in building healthy communities. We are meeting in one of the great conference
cities in the Northeastern Corridor and expect to draw a significant number of conference
participants. As has been the case in the past, we have listened to our exhibiting
companies and are being very careful to plan our conference to best ensure that people
will actively participate in our programs and exhibit areas.

The Conference will offer exceptional opportunities for exhibiting companies to interact
with professionals and officials, who are devoted to the treatment of opioid dependence
throughout the nation and other countries. This treatment field is expanding with more
than 1,250 certified Opioid Treatment Programs, treating over 310,000 patients on any
given day in the U.S. EUROPAD represents over 550 Opioid Treatment Programs in
more than 27 nations.

This Conference draws a significant number of program sponsors and Chief Executive
Officers, who are in the decision-making capacity and who look through the exhibit area
as a means of better understanding what products are available in our marketplace. The
Conference attracts representatives from each state in the country and more than 25
other nations, giving exhibitors the advantage of marketing their products to a worldwide
audience. Exhibitors will be able to build upon the work of AATOD and EUROPAD in
forming the World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence as well. There
will be a greater number of international participants and an expanded international
program, especially drawing in our associates from other parts of the world.

The Exhibit Hall is centrally located within the main Conference Area. In addition, the
Continental Breakfast, Networking Function, afternoon breaks, and Poster/Author
Session will all convene in the Exhibit Area during dedicated times when no other
scientific sessions are in progress.

We are encouraging exhibitors to secure an exhibit space as soon as possible. We also
advise you to book hotel rooms at your earliest opportunity. We recommend that you
contract for Exhibit Space as soon as you can in order to secure a prime booth location
and receive the Early Bird Discount. Booth prices will increase on March 30, 2013.

We sincerely hope that you decide to join us for another extraordinary AATOD
Conference in one of the most interesting cities in the world.

Sincerely yours,

Mark W. Parrino, MPA


Roland C. Lamb
2013 Conference Chair

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