JUNE 18. 2020

Now available On-Demand

Thank you for joining the live conference. PRIZES: Please be patient as badge points earned during live conference are tallied. 
NJPN will draw random badge earners and post prize winners here after July 6th. 

All winners will be emailed and called—in addition to web posting—to confirm mailing address.

*On-demand content from the Virtual Conference will be available for replay until December 31, 2020. Every session is open to all registered attendees. Attendee has the choice of any LIVE event on June 18 and can return to view all sessions recorded and available through December 2020. Earn up to 17 credits.

Need Assistance?

If you need post-conference information or assistance please contact NJPN info@NJPN.org

Earn Up to 17 Credits

Earn up to 17 Credits by participating in conference workshops on-demand 


GCADA, HTS, Peer, and Tobacco Scholarships Are Available for On-Demand sessions


All Live Events and Sessions Are Open to Registered Attendees and Can Be Watched and Replayed Anytime*

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Visit Sponsor and  Exhibitor virtual booths to view unique services and download unlimited resources 


Winners Will be Posted
on July 6

Prizes Include a Chromebook, iPad, Kindle, Amazon Gift Cards and More!


Program Book

Access, flip through, and download the conference program book to accompany the live conference. 

20th Annual NJPN Conference - 2020 Visio


2020 Vision: Focus on Addiction brings together national and state addiction experts addressing the latest research and strategies related to the addiction field. Check back periodically for updates to our speakers list.

Gary Mendell

Founder, Chairman & CEO



Tony Hoffman

Founder, Executive Director

The Freewheel Project

Thought Leader

David Kessler

Founder of Grief.com

Steven Drzewoszewski

Steven Drzewoszewski

Director of Addiction Services

Hackensack Meridian Health

Melissa J. Westendorf, J.D./Ph.D.

Melissa J. Westendorf, J.D./Ph.D.

Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider

Technology Wellness Center

   Jonah C. Cunningham

Jonah C. Cunningham

Government Relations Manager

Trust for America's Health

Danna Markson, LCSW

Danna Markson, LCSW

Founder & Director

Mindsoother Therapy Center

Dr. Joe Smyser

Dr. Joe Smyser

Chief Executive Officer

Public Good Projects (PGP)

Dr. Gayathri J. Dowling

Dr. Gayathri J. Dowling

Director, Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Project

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Tawanda Hubbard

Dr. Tawanda Hubbard

Social Work Educator and Practitioner

Pam Shadel Fischer

Pam Shadel Fischer

Sr. Director, External Engagement & Special Projects

Governors Highway Safety Association

 Aaron White, Ph.D.

Aaron White, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH

Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH

Medical Director

Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies

Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp

Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Oregon

Dr. Phyllis Holditch Niolon

Dr. Phyllis Holditch Niolon

Senior Scientist for ACES Prevention

Division of Violence Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Haner Hernandez, Ph.D., CPS, CADCII, LADCI

Haner Hernandez, Ph.D., CPS, CADCII, LADCI

Independent Consultant

Massachusetts Organization Addiction Recovery (MOAR)

Timothy P. McMahon

Timothy P. McMahon

Special Agent

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)


The Virtual Experience

NJPN is excited to offer our first-ever virtual conference in a fun and interactive digital setting from the safety of your home or workplace! No matter where you are, the experience will simulate an in-person conference venue, complete with workshops and social areas you can enter at any point during the day's events.

  • Enjoy watching live presenters in the Theater

  • Engage with Sponsors and Exhibitors in virtual booths

  • Access the Resource area to collect and save documents in your virtual conference bag

  • Network with other attendees in the Lounge

  • Earn various Badges for prizes

  • Get assistance anytime in the Help Center

Live Stream

From Your Desk or Sofa, Experience the Conference Wherever You Are

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Connect With Exhibitors and Sponsors for Unique Networking Opportunities, Services, and Resources


All Live Events and Sessions Are Open to Registered Attendees and Can Be Watched and Replayed From June 18 – December 31, 2020

Action-Filled Agenda

A Full Day of Workshops, Thought Leadership Sessions, Networking, and Even Trivia and Challenges to Earn Badges for Prizes

Earn Up to 17 Credits

Earn up to 17 Credits During or After the Conference with Our Selection of Workshops

Helpful Links

Be sure your system is ready to go for the event! Below are a few helpful links for ensuring connectivity to the conference!




We're planning an action-filled day featuring the content, community, and workforce development you would expect from NJPN's annual addiction conference.


Every session is open to all registered attendees and will be recorded—choose to watch any LIVE event on June 18th and return to watch all sessions through December 2020. Earn up to 17 credits!

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Networking // Sponsors and Exhibitors
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Welcome & Keynote
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Networking // Sponsors and Exhibitors
10:30 AM – 11:40 AM
70-minute Workshop Sessions
11:40 AM – 12:30 PM
Networking // Sponsors and Exhibitors // Tobacco EXPO
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
60-minute Thought Leader Sessions
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Trivia Challenge // Networking Sponsors and Exhibitors
2:00 PM – 3:10 PM
70-minute Workshop Sessions
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Power Session & Closing
4:30 PM – 4:40 PM
Trivia Challenge
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Networking Sponsors and Exhibitors


Join fellow addiction professionals and register today for NJPN's Virtual 20th Annual Addiction Conference.






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