Get Employer Support

Overcome the Objections and Get the Support You Deserve

One of the best ways to get management support is to submit a formal proposal to your direct supervisor outlining the organizational benefits of attending the conference.

Here are some talking points to help you along:

  • First, determine if your organization has a formal professional development policy, form, and/or designated amounts for employees
  • Second, review the daily schedule for the conference to identify the educational sessions and networking events that address the specific needs within your organization.
  • Third, begin preparing your proposal

Here are some talking points to help you along:

Why You Should Attend

The Rx and Illicit Drug Summit (Rx Summit) takes place from April 10–13, 2023, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The Rx Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state, and federal agencies, business, academia, treatment providers, and allied communities impacted by prescription drug abuse and heroin use. It is the event for professionals working to address this public health emergency.

I would like to request approval to attend this conference, as I believe it will not only keep me up to date on the latest research, case studies, and methodologies in fighting this epidemic, but also give me practical, “put-into-action” takeaways that I can then share with my colleagues.

Top Benefits of Attendance

  • Earn continuing education credits
  • Learn from a diverse curriculum that includes hot-topic areas
  • Re-energize myself professionally through networking
  • Stay ahead of emerging topics that reflect today’s headlines
  • And so much more

PLUS, the conference registration fee includes coffee breaks and some lunches.

Approximate Investment for My Attendance

Travel costs


Accommodation (3 nights at $152/night*)


Dinners (3 days at $25)


Advanced Pass for 4 days


Total cost to attend:


*Hotel pricing is subject to change.
**$675 is 
Non-profit, Clinician, Government, Academic Rate and $1095 is the corporate rate.