2017 CHERISH Conference

Substance Use Disorder in America: Research to Practice, And Back Again

Friday, June 9, 2017
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
University of Pennsylvania
The Wharton School, Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut Street, 8th Floor
Philadelphia PA, 19104

Academic and policy experts from around the country came together to advance the fight against addiction, and its grave consequences. Breakout sessions covered the most pressing issues around opioid prescribing, evidence-based treatment, and health system integration of treatments.

This invitation only, intimate conference was sponsored by the Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH). CHERISH is a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded Center of Excellence. Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI). 

Keynote Address

Patrick J. Kennedy, II
Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind, and Founder, Kennedy Forum


Opening Plenary

Richard G. Frank, PhD
Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, Former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A. Thomas McLellan, PhD
Co-founder of TRI, Former Science Advisor and Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD
Associate Dean, Public Health Practice & Training, Johns Hopkins, Former Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Breakout Sessions