March 10 – 14, 2018
New York Marriott Marquis
New York, New York
Advancing & Integrating Specialized Addiction Treatment & Recovery
Written by Allegra Schorr – NY AATOD Board Delegate
The next national conference will be convening on March 10 to March 14, 2018 in New York City. AATOD produces conferences on an 18-month cycle. On behalf of AATOD, the 2018 National Conference will be hosted by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and the Coalition of Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates (COMPA). Preparations for the 2018 AATOD Conference have already started in order to provide the latest information, evidence, and strategies to improve program development, patient care, and respond to the transformation of the healthcare systems in which we operate. The 2018 AATOD Conference will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis located in the heart of Times Square, with the best of Broadway and New York’s restaurants at your door, including a Broadway theatre located right inside the hotel.
Haynes, Associate Director of NYC Health and Hospitals Medical and Professional Affairs Office of Behavioral Health, has offered to reprise his role as Chair of the Hospitality Committee. Those of you who attend ed the 2009 AATOD Conference in New York City will recall that Haynes was truly remarkable in this performance. The talented Ms. Teri Friedman, Director of the Opioid Treatment Programs at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Board Member of the Coalition of Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates (COMPA) has been signed to Chair the Volunteer Committee for the 2018 AATOD Conference. In the words of the great theatre director Constantin Stanislavski, “there are no small parts, only small actors,” and there will be many parts for many great actors as we produce the upcoming conference in New York City.
The 2009 AATOD Conference in New York City chaired by the late Ira Marion, had the theme Treatment & Recovery: People and Outcomes. It is a testament to Ira Marion’s vision to think how frequently our conversations touch on this very theme. I look forward to seeing you all in New York City in March 2018.