Annual Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit Returns for 2nd Year

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Meeting is the nation’s only educational event addressing the stimulant crisis.

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HMP, a leader in healthcare events and education, announces the annual Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit returns for its second year, November 8-10, in Miami, Florida. The Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit is the only educational event providing clinical, law enforcement, and public safety professionals with practical strategies and solutions to address the country’s stimulant crisis, an often underrecognized emergency compounding the opioid epidemic.

The 2019 summit features a clinical track as well as a law enforcement and public safety track. Attendees can earn up to 16 CE/CMEs, plus an additional 3 ethics credits.

What: Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit

When: November 8-10, 2019

Following an introduction from Jorge Colina, Chief of Police at the Miami Police Department, the Summit will kick off with a keynote address from John L. Eadie, MPA, a coordinator with the National Emerging Threats Initiative, administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy on November 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM EST. With 44 years’ experience within the public health field, Eadie has served in management, executive, and consulting capacities, directing the New York State Department of Health’s pharmaceutical diversion program from 1985 to 1995. Eadie will present the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Initiative’s (HIDTA) latest findings to be used by clinicians, law enforcement, and public safety personnel to design appropriate interdiction, prevention, and treatment programs.

Sheriff Mark Lamb, Pinal County, Arizona will speak on November 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM EST. Elected in 2017, Sheriff Lamb leads initiatives to address the stimulant crisis by developing relationships with mental and behavioral health providers throughout the county. In addition to its specialized narcotics and anti-smuggling teams, the Sheriff’s office works with federal partners to combat human and drug trafficking in Pinal County. Sheriff Lamb has appeared on A&E Network’s Live PD and 60 Days In.

Where: Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 South East Second Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Why:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 14,000 cocaine users and 10,000 meth users died in the United States in 2017, an increase of more than a third compared with 2016 and triple the number of deaths in 2012. That puts stimulant deaths on par with the opioid depressant heroin, which was involved in 15,000 overdose deaths in 2017. The Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit brings together law enforcement and treatment providers to discuss strategies and find solutions.

For press access, please contact Kelly McCurdy at pr@hmpglobal.com
For more information, visit http://www.stimulantsummit.com.

About HMP:
HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical – and is a multichannel leader in health care events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global health care community across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant360, the year-round, award-winning platform relied upon by primary care providers and other specialists; Psych Congress, the largest independent mental health meeting in the U.S.; Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, the largest annual gathering on the opioid crisis; EMS World Expo, North America’s largest EMT and paramedic event; and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. For more information, visit hmpglobal.com.

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