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ECS 2023
The Premier Educational Event for Addiction Treatment & Behavioral Health Experts
November 3-5, 2023 | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

When it comes to treating addiction, we’re stronger together. The field of addiction treatment is ever-changing, and we're focused on bringing you the best possible education.

At the East Coast Symposium, formerly known as NCAD East, you’ll find yourself among like-minded peers, learning the latest, most effective strategies for addiction treatment and behavioral health, and addressing the significant challenges we must overcome. Join us as we rise above the challenges, reverse the numbers, and celebrate recovery.

Conference Attendee
Highlights for 2023

Unite together to discuss new treatment strategies, connect and engage with national and influential leaders, and take away critical knowledge to address the significant changes in addiction treatment.

National Expert Speakers
Educational Sessions
CME/CE Credits
Who Should Attend?

The East Coast Symposium is designed and accredited for professionals in the fields of addiction and behavioral health:

Social Workers
Advanced Practice Nurses
Physician Assistants
Primary Care Physicians
Others with cause commitment
Featured Faculty

2023 Keynote Speakers

Mandy K. Baker, MS, LCDC
BRC Healthcare
Antonello Bonci, Dr
Founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer
GIA Healthcare
The Guest House Ocala
Tanya L. Gouveia, MS, MPA, LCDP-II, LADC-I
Adjunct Professor, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Bristol Community College, Addiction Recovery Counseling, LLC
Petros Levounis, MD, MA
President – American Psychiatric Association
Professor and Chair
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
James Montgomery, MD
Medical Director
APN - Keller
Robert Schwarz, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist Executive Director
The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology
Andrew Tatarsky, PhD
Founder and Director
Center for Optimal Living
Jason L. Thompson, BSc, qEEG-T
+Plus by APN
NCAD has been really informative and engaging. It’s exciting to be around like-minded professionals who are all wanting to better our practice so we can better help our patients.

Primary Addiction Counselor & Outpatient Clinical Supervisor
Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services

This is the first conference I’ve attended where we get to select the breakout sessions that most fit my educational needs. I’m having a great time! Dr. Mel Pohl is a favorite; with his personal experience, who he is and what he does—he can’t get any better! He lives the story and he can deliver.

Nurse Practitioner

I really enjoyed the sessions on trauma and technology-driven treatment. NCAD provides sessions on treatment strategies that are clinically relevant and cutting-edge. I left this conference with a better sense of what is coming next in recovery, mental health, and substance-abuse treatment. The exhibit hall was awesome too! I found the information being shared by exhibitors to be useful and I had the opportunity to reconnect with people I haven’t seen in a while.

Drug and Alcohol Counselor
Temple University Health System

It’s been a great experience and I’ve made a lot of good connections. It was fun to see people that I know and reconnect with them and to meet new people and learn about their programs.

Community Relations Coordinator

The interaction has been great! Attendees are very receptive and have very good energy. Everyone I’ve connected with is passionate about helping people and I think that’s what really matters.

Specialty Account Executive