The editors of Behavioral Healthcare and Addiction Professional joined with fellow members of our conference planning teams to review some 240 outstanding presentation submittals for the 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit and the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD ’14) which will be held from August 22-26, 2014 in St. Louis. We look forward to announcing final conference agendas soon, with content ranging from the latest advances in clinical addiction treatment to in-depth discussion of current financial and leadership concerns.
As before, the BH Leadership Summit is co-located with NCAD ’14, enabling all participants to attend their choice of presentations at both conferences and see hundreds of demonstrations in a common tradeshow area, all for a single conference price. NCAD is the nation’s largest annual conference for clinical and counseling professionals who treat substance-use and co-occurring disorders, while the BH Leadership Summit agenda is organized with the business needs of mental health and SUD treatment center leaders in mind.
This year’s venue is truly unique: The BH Leadership Summit (August 22-24) and NCAD ’14 (August 22-26) will be held at the magnificent St. Louis Union Station Hotel. Completed in 1894 as a major national railroad hub, Union Station in St. Louis was restored and redeveloped in recent years into a four-diamond luxury hotel, conference center, and shopping mall. Few public buildings in the U.S. can rival the Gilded Age beauty, color, and detail of this historic structure. Yet, thanks to a very attractive conference hotel rate - just $139 per night – conference attendees will be able to stay on-site at a very reasonable cost. (Register by July 31, 2014 for conference rate).
The St. Louis Union Station Hotel proved a beautiful site at which to plan NCAD ’14 and the 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit and will, I expect, prove to be just as beautiful and accommodating a site at which to attend these exceptional, educational events.
I certainly hope you'll be able to join us in August.
Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief, Behavioral Healthcare