Patrick J. Kennedy to speak at CNS Summit November 3

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Boca Raton, F.L. / November 3, 2018 – CNS Summit will host its 9th Annual Meeting November 1-4, 2018, in Boca Raton, Florida. The summit will bring together leaders in the fields of health care, biotech, and pharmaceuticals. More than 600 participants will include C-suite executives, regulators, and innovators.

Patrick J. Kennedy, former Rhode Island Congressman and international advocate for parity in mental health and substance use disorder treatment, will be among the featured speakers November 3, 2018. Kennedy will address the importance of bridging the gap between mental illness, substance use disorder and treatment for mental health disorders.

According to its website, the event aims to shape the future of health care with a focus on collaboration, innovation, and technology, and to foster collaboration between industry leaders and stakeholders.

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About Patrick J. Kennedy:
Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) is a lifelong mental health advocate and former member of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. He is the founder of The Kennedy Forum, a convening think tank tackling mental health and addiction issues and co-founder of One Mind, a global leader in open science collaboration for brain research. In 2015, he co-authored A Common Struggle, a New York Times best seller, which details his personal journey and provides a roadmap for the future of mental health policy. Mr. Kennedy is pushing for full enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. He was the lead sponsor of this groundbreaking legislation, which requires health plans cover mental health, eating disorder, and addiction care health benefits the same way they cover physical health benefits. To learn about Mr. Kennedy’s efforts, please visit