MPA | Pharmacy News

Feb. 27, 2015
Contact: Leah Ball, director of communications
(517) 377-0232

DETROIT—Dr. Kevin McCauley will present the Keynote Session at the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) Annual Convention & Exposition, held Feb. 27-March 1 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

McCauley is the director of program services for the New Roads Treatment Center in Utah. He is a graduate of Drexel University Medical School and co-founder of the Institute for Addiction Study. From 2009 to 2013, Kevin was the director of Le Mont, a sober living and recovery management program in Utah, and helped form the Utah Association of Recovery Residences.

His DVD “Pleasure Unwoven” won the 2010 National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers Michael Q. Ford journalism award. In the DVD, complex neuroscientific concepts are turned into easy-to-understand visual images that will help people in recovery feel better understood, and their families and friends feel hope that recovery is possible.

McCauley’s presentation will focus on the neuroscience of addiction, including evidence supporting substance use disorder as a brain disease, the latest research on addiction to suggest behavior change and interventions that can impact different areas of the brain involved in SUDs and the specific pathophysiologic deficits they contribute to the process of addiction. The Keynote Session of the Convention will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 9 a.m.

Approximately 1,500 pharmacy professionals attend the MPA Annual Convention. This three-day event occurs annually, and is the largest state pharmacy association convention in the country. The Annual Convention offers more than 50 continuing education programs; numerous networking opportunities, including an Exhibit Hall; an annual banquet to celebrate Michigan’s leaders in pharmacy; and social events.

Michigan Pharmacists Association, representing the nearly 9,000 pharmacists and 15,000 pharmacy technicians in Michigan, strives to serve members by providing support, advocacy and resources that ultimately improve patient care, safety, health and the practice of pharmacy. For more information, visit

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