2023 Annual Meeting

 Our 2023 conference theme is Into Action

For a copy of the slides from the CME talks at the 2023 meeting, click HERE.

9th Annual Meeting and Retreat
February 23-26, 2023

We’re gathering in person at the
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

All doctoral level health care professionals and their partners are welcome!


Click HERE to see the program schedule with topics and speakers.

Click HERE to see topics and speakers from past programs.


Thanks to the generosity of donations from those who have attended our past meetings, there are funds to provide a small number of complimentary registrations to persons who are doctoral level health care professionals in recovery or struggling with addiction. The scholarship applies only to the meeting’s registration fee and not to travel or hotel accommodations. Preference is given to those who have not attendeded before.

To request consideration, send an email before January 10, 2023, giving background information about your current situation, as well as a statement about why there is a need for a scholarship. Include your full name, degree, full mailing address, and phone number where we can contact you for a brief conversation. Send the email to westerndrs@gmail.com.

Hotel Reservations

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Rooms at our conference rate of $175/night will be available until February 1. 
To reserve a room, click  HERE .


Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, is 5 miles from John Wayne Orange County Airport.  More about Newport Beach: https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/


Click HERE to see more about what the hotel offers, its guests and what the Newport Beach’s unique charm and activities including the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve.