Institute Registration $295

The 2021 annual Institute "The Rural" will be a fully virtual event. Registration includes access to the live sessions, June 21-24, and on-demand access throughout the month of July 2021.

National Rural Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions

The annual Conference and Meeting of NRADAN, Inc

2021 Planned Keynotes

Monday Keynote:

The Role of Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery

Julie Bates-Maves, PhD, LPC Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, Wisconsin

Tuesday Keynote:

Understanding and Treating Cannabis (Cannabinoid) Use Disorder

CC Nuckols, President
Cardwell C. Nuckols & Assoc. LLC
Longwood, Florida

Wednesday Keynote:

The Transformational Power of Crisis: Leading through the Emerging Mental Health Pandemic

Miles Adcox, Proprietor and Chairman
Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee

Lizzy McGlothlin, Director of Business Development
Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee

Thursday Keynote:

Music and the Brain in Recovery

John McAndrew, Motivational Speaker and Recording Artist
Cumberland Heights Treatment Centers
Nashville, Tennessee

Session Information

Descriptions and Details for Tracks and Special Topic Sessions.

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Faculty and Keynotes

Brief biographies and information about Institute faculty

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Scholarship Information

On-Demand Viewing Scholarship Deadline: July 18, 2021

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Harold E. Hughes Awards of Excellence

Nominations Form Due: April 15, 2021

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Become a Donor or Sponsor

Information about how to donate to NRADAN or to sponsor the annual Institute.

Updates Coming Soon!

Become an Exhibitor

Information about registering to Exhibit at the 2021 Institute.

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2021 Institute Co-Sponsors and Donors:

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the 2021 Conference be virtual or in-person?

The 2021 Institute will be a fully virtual/online event. On-Demand viewing will be available for all registrants through the month of July.

Do you have scholarship assistance in order to attend?

Yes! We understand the financial constraints for so many rural service providers. We currently work with multiple sponsors and donors to provide financial relief from registration fees and potential reimbursement for some travel expenses (when in-person). A scholarship application, including a letter of support from your employer are required. More details can be found on the scholarship application page.

How many CEU's can I earn during the Institute? Are there any other types of credits available?

If an attendee participates in all standard Institute sessions and keynotes in real-time only, the 2021 Virtual Institute will provide 2.0 CEU/20 hours. Additional hours may be earned for On-Demand viewing of recorded sessions. There will be over 80 instructional hours. While it may vary by agency, 1 CEU = 10 instructional hours.

CRC's (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor CEUS) can also be earned and will be provided by the UW-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute.

Can I submit a presentation proposal?

Proposals are both solicited and invited on an annual basis. If an open call is used, information will be posted here about how to submit materials for consideration.

What is your cancellation and substitution policy?

A $30 cancellation fee will be assessed for any cancelled orders through May 31. No refunds are available after May 31. Substitutions can occur at anytime up until the start of the event at no charge. Note than scholarship awards are not transferrable and do not apply for substitutions.

When does registration close? Can I register after the live event?

Online registration is open until July 18, 2021. Access to recorded sessions is only available to those who are fully registered.