NaRCAD2023: 11th International Conference on AD: "Catalysts for Change: Powerful Conversations for Better Care"

Monday, 6 November 2023 8:00 AM - Tuesday, 7 November 2023 4:30 PM EST

138, Saint James Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

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Monday, 6 November 2023 8:00 AM - Tuesday, 7 November 2023 4:30 PM EST

Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138, Boston, MA, 02116, United States.

NaRCAD2023: Catalysts for Change: Powerful Conversations for Better Care

Monday November 6th & Tuesday November 7th, 2023

Fairmont Copley Plaza

138 St James Ave, Boston, MA 02116



Held each November, our dynamic conference series will be returning back to our in-person format in Boston, MA, focusing on educational outreach and healthcare quality improvement, creating a unique opportunity to learn, share, and network with experts. Attendees have the opportunity to connect with colleagues working in academic detailing, public health, clinical outreach education, practice transformation, government, non-profits, hospital and provider networks, insurers, and academic institutions. Remote attendees will be able to livestream and engage in virtual interactivity.


This year's conference will focus on peer-to-peer learning, collaborative approaches, best practices, and advancement in the field of academic detailing, illustrating creative and successful applications of clinician outreach to target diverse patient populations.


As always, our event emphasizes continuous opportunities for participants to use hands-on problem-solving to create tangible solutions for sustainable change. Check out previous events, participants, speakers, and more at our Conference Hub!




NaRCAD has a reserved hotel room block for the nights of Sunday, November 5th, and Monday, November 6th, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, allowing us to offer a nightly rate of approximately $349.00/night.


The last day to book a room through the hotel room block is October 6th, 2023.


Our room block does fill up quickly, in which case, available rooms at the regular rate can be requested at Fairmont Copley Plaza, or you may review the following recommended nearby hotels and lodging opportunities:


Other Boston-Area Hotels & Rentals

The Westin Copley PlaceCopley Square Hotel 
Boston Airbnb Rentals | Courtyard by Marriot Boston Copley Square
Additional Boston Hotels



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About NaRCAD: Who We Are & What We Do

NaRCAD is a program of the Boston Medical Center, founded in 2010 at Brigham & Women's Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics [DoPE]. Our resource center supports clinical outreach education programs across the United States, Canada, and beyond.

Whether we're training new educators on effective social marketing techniques, helping organizations develop their programs, creating and refining resources and tools to strengthen educators' success rates, helping programs evaluate their impact, or connecting educators through our extensive partner network and annual conference series, we're always working to magnify the impact of clinical outreach education.


Our Impact: Improving Success for Frontline Health Educators

Through our trainings, conference series, consultation, and materials development, we're helping clinical health educators build long-term relationships with clinicians, helping them make the best, evidence-based decisions. And those decisions improve the health of diverse populations, including underserved patients who need it the most. The result? Increased cancer screenings, reduced overmedication in the elderly, more access to sexual health education resources, fewer overdoses from opioid addiction, and more. Learn about the various clinical areas we support, and how our partners' interventions are improving health outcomes across the world. Visit us at We hope to see you this November!

Cancellation policy

If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if cancelled before October 23, 2023. Cancellations made after October 23rd will not receive a refund. Please e-mail us at to request cancellation or with questions.

NaRCAD: The National Resource Center for Academic Detailing

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Sessions on Nov 06, 2023

08:30 AM

Breakfast & Networking

08:30 AM - 09:15 AMFairmont Copley Oval Room
09:15 AM

NaRCAD2023 Kick-Off: “Reigniting In-Person Innovation”

09:15 AM - 09:45 AMFairmont Copley Oval Room
09:45 AM

Special Presentation: “The Hero’s Journey: Exploring Opportunities to Empower the Detailer”

09:45 AM - 10:45 AMFairmont Copley Plaza
10:45 AM

Morning Break

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM

Field Presentations: “Leading the Conversation: Detailing on Highly Stigmatized Topics”

11:00 AM - 12:30 PMFairmont Copley Plaza
12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
01:45 PM

Breakout Sessions: “Harnessing the Power of Persuasive Communication”

01:45 PM - 03:00 PMFairmont Copley Plaza
03:00 PM

Afternoon Break

03:00 PM - 03:15 PMFairmont Copley Plaza
03:15 PM

Afternoon Plenary: “Gaining Traction: The Rise of AD for Harm Reduction”

03:15 PM - 04:45 PMFairmont Copley Plaza
04:45 PM

Day 1 Wrap-up & Evaluations

04:45 PM - 05:00 PMFairmont Copley Plaza
05:00 PM

Evening Reception: “The Gang is Back!”

05:00 PM - 06:00 PMFairmont Copley Plaza

Sessions on Nov 07, 2023

08:30 AM

Breakfast & Networking

08:30 AM - 09:15 AMFairmont Copley Plaza
09:15 AM

Day 2 Kick-off: “Continuing to Embark on a Journey of Innovation”

09:15 AM - 09:30 AMFairmont Copley Plaza
09:30 AM

Dr. Jerry Avorn’s Annual AD Talk

09:30 AM - 10:15 AMFairmont Copley Plaza
10:15 AM

Morning Break

10:15 AM - 10:30 AMFairmont Copley Plaza
10:30 AM

Breakout Sessions: “Taking AD to the Next Level”

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMFairmont Copley Plaza
12:00 PM


12:00 PM - 01:15 PMFairmont Copley Plaza
01:15 PM

NaRCAD Roundtable: “AD Community Creations”

01:15 PM - 02:00 PMFairmont Copley Plaza
02:00 PM

Afternoon Break

02:00 PM - 02:15 PMFairmont Copley Plaza
02:15 PM

2023 Snapshots: “AD Highlights and Innovations”

02:15 PM - 03:45 PMFairmont Copley Plaza
03:45 PM

Special presentation: “Surprise Launch & Future Directions for Our Community”

03:45 PM - 04:15 PMFairmont Copley Plaza
04:15 PM

Wrap-Up & Evaluations

04:15 PM - 04:30 PMFairmont Copley Plaza