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Opioids: A National Discussion
April 25-27, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Registration | Tentative Agenda | Hotel

Our country is in the midst of an opioid epidemic and the numbers are overwhelming. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, opioid overdose deaths were five times higher in 2016 than in 1999. In 2017, the Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary issued a statement upon declaring a nationwide public health emergency regarding the opioid crisis. All jurisdictions are struggling with the opioid crisis and recognize the need to attack it from every front. NDAA, in an effort to move this dialogue from conversation to workable strategies, is gathering speakers in the fields of law enforcement, treatment, community outreach, prosecution, and prevention for a three-day symposium on this important issue. We encourage you to join us in this multi-disciplinary discussion as we collaborate to reduce these staggering statistics and keep our communities and families safe.

Tentative Topics Include:

  • The US Opioid Epidemic — What You Need To Know‎
  • From the Eyes of the Survivors
  • The Collateral Damage
  • Taking on the Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Prosecution Strategies
  • Policy Issues for Government Attorneys and Law Enforcement
  • War on the Pill Mills — Investigative Strategies
  • Fraudulent Prescriptions: Who Is Minding the Pharmacy
  • Alternative Sentencing — Is this Impactful?
  • Illegal Prescribing of Opioids
  • Drug Courts: Pros and Cons
  • Accessing Treatment and Recovery Services
  • Next Steps — Prosecutors taking a Proactive Stance in Leading our Communities
  • Prevention, Education and Outreach
  • Update: The Federal Regulatory Effort

Course Information

CLE: Anticipated CLE credits will be 15 hours. NDAA will apply for CLE credit in Ohio, Virginia, and Tennessee. All other states ​will ​require ​the ​attorney ​to ​self-submit ​using ​their ​uniform ​certificate provided at the conclusion of the course. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to our Registrar and Course Coordinator, Stephanie Weston at

Eligibility: Open to lawyers in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices, paralegals who work in these offices, investigators and law enforcement officers who work in prosecutors’ offices or with the local law enforcement agency, task force members, probation and parole officers, community stakeholders.

Course Tuition:  includes admission and course materials
Note early bird specials in white box.

Member Cost through March 16, 2018


Non-Member Cost through March 16, 2018


Member Cost after March 16, 2018


Non-Member Cost after March 16, 2018


NDAA ​adheres ​to ​a ​policy ​of ​non-discrimination ​in ​admissions ​and ​administration.

Special Discounts

  • The first attendee from an office pays full tuition; each additional attendee from the same office will receive a $50 discount when registered at the same time.
  • Multidisciplinary teams of three or more disciplines will receive a $50 discount on all registrations. Please email Stephanie Weston with your team member’s contact information in order to receive the discount.
  • All active military members will receive a 10% discount on the course registration. Military members are not eligible for the $50 team discount.

Registration fees are non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel your registration, the fees paid may be credited toward any other NDAA training within twelve months from the date of the original cancellation. 

Tentative Course Schedule:
On Site Registration:  8:00am Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Orientation: 9:00am Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Conclusion: 4:00pm Friday, April 27, 2018

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Phone: 216.696.5600
Book your group rate for National District Attorneys Association

Originally built in 1918, the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is a local landmark. Stylish and sophisticated with architecture that reflects the area’s unique style and rich history, we’re ideally located in Downtown Cleveland near Public Square and connected to Tower City Center the hub of Downtown Cleveland’s nightlife and attractions featuring an array of boutiques, restaurants, and a movie theater. Catch a Cleveland Cavaliers game at the Q (Quicken Loans Arena) or see the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, both are a short walk away. Plus, Jack Cleveland Casino is connected to our Downtown Cleveland hotel via Tower City. Experience the best of Downtown Cleveland while staying in modern rooms with upscale amenities and elegant decor.

Hotel Rates
$141.00 (per diem) – Single/Double Rate plus tax

  • Room rate includes- Complimentary Health Club entry
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms
  • Group rate is available 3 days pre and 3 days post conference, based on hotel availability
  • Discounted overnight parking rate of $17 daily (regular rate of $30)

Rooms will be guaranteed by the guests’ major credit card for first night’s deposit.
The deposit becomes non-refundable or the credit card will be charged if the guest does not arrive or cancel 48 hours prior to the date of arrival.

Book hotel reservations by April 1, 2018 to secure the group rate.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE): 13 miles
Estimated Uber fare: $15.00 - $20.00 (one way)
Estimated Taxi fare: $33.00 (one way)
Alternate transportation: Rapid Transit Train Red Line; fee: $2.25 USD (one way)

For ideas of things to do while you are in Cleveland, visit This is  

Further questions about the course? Contact course director Candace Mosley: or project coordinator/registrar Stephanie Weston: 

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