American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry to Honor Patrick J. Kennedy with Founder’s Award December 7

Bonita Springs, F.L. December 7, 2018 – The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is hosting its 29th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida, December 6-9, 2018.

Patrick J. Kennedy, lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, founder of The Kennedy Forum, former Rhode Island Congressman, and former member of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis will be honored with the AAAP Founder’s Award Friday, December 7 at 8 a.m. and will deliver a keynote address.

According to the AAAP, the Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium provides the latest scientific developments in Addiction Psychiatry for physicians and allied health professionals who treat patients with substance use disorders and mental health disorders.

To learn more or to register, please visit https://www.aaap.org/annual-meeting/.

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About The Kennedy Forum
Founded in 2013 by former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), The Kennedy Forum leads a national dialogue on transforming the health care system by uniting mental health advocates, business leaders, and government agencies around a common set of principles, including full implementation of the Federal Parity Law. Launched in celebration of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s signing of the landmark Community Mental Health Act, the nonprofit aims to achieve health equity by advancing evidence-based practices, policies, and programming for the treatment of mental health and addiction. The Kennedy Forum’s “Don’t Deny Me” campaign empowers patients and their loved ones to report illegal insurance denials of mental health and addiction treatment, and fight for their parity rights. To learn more about The Kennedy Forum and donate, please visit www.thekennedyforum.org.

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“We stand on the doorstep to make momentous progress in advancing the cause of this new civil rights struggle started by the work of President Kennedy over 50 years ago.”
— Patrick J. Kennedy
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