NCADD-RA Annual Luncheon

2024 NCADD-RA Annual Luncheon

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.)

DoubleTree by Hilton
1111 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen L. Dewey

Dr. Stephen L. DeweyDr. Stephen L. Dewey received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Neurology Department at Stony Brook University. During his 23-year tenure at Brookhaven National Laboratory, he conducted research on the effects of addictive drugs on the human brain. In 1992, he joined the faculty in the Psychiatry Department, School of Medicine at New York University. In 2014, he accepted an appointment as the Director of Research Education at Seafield Center, the largest in-patient treatment facility on Long Island. Dr. Dewey has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific research articles, book chapters, and abstracts.

NCADD-RA, formed in the spring of 1946 as the Committee for Education on Alcoholism, affiliated with NCADD, Inc., and in July of 1946, opened an alcoholism information center. Throughout the decades NCADD-RA has expanded its services to include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and problem gambling related educational services and resources. NCADD-RA currently provides evidence-based prevention education, both community and professional education, resources, information, referral and advocacy.

A few of the past NCADD-RA Annual Luncheon Keynote Speakers:

NCADD RA Annual Luncheon Presenters

Each year, at NCADD-RA’s Annual Luncheon, we invite the community to join us as we celebrate the work of NCADD-RA, honor local individuals for their service and bring national speakers who provide cutting-edge research in our field.

The following two professional awards are awarded annually:

The Charlotte Hegedus Award

This award is given to professionals who have consistently demonstrated a high level of cooperative work with individuals or groups with substance use disorders and who serve as a role model for other professionals for at least five years.

The Helen Guthrie Memorial Youth Advocate of the Year Award

This award is given to professionals who have worked primarily with youth for at least five years, and have excelled in the promotion, enhancement and provision of youth substance use disorder services.

NCADD-RA’s Annual Luncheon