HMP Global, parent organization of Behavioral Healthcare Executive, on Friday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a portfolio of addiction education meetings from C4 Recovery Foundation, a prominent provider of education for the entire behavioral health team — executive management, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, allied health professionals, social workers, counselors, pharmacists, and more. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
HMP Global will acquire several behavioral health assets from C4, including two well-respected events: Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD), taking place annually in September, and the West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD), taking place annually in June, as well as related digital education resources. CCSAD is one of the oldest and largest annual meetings dedicated to continuing addiction and behavioral health education, combining relevant topic-focused sessions with the latest evidence-based research and best practices. C4 Recovery Foundation will become an official partner of both meetings.
C4’s Dee McGraw will assume the role of senior director, educational programming for HMP Global.
“This acquisition solidifies our position as the leading, best-in-class provider of addiction education, and we look forward to the enormous contributions Dee will make as part of our team,” HMP chairman and CEO Global Jeff Hennessy said in a news release announcing the deal. “We are in the midst of dual epidemics, each with long-term and devastating consequences, and this agreement represents an opportunity for HMP Global to further accelerate our response to educating and informing providers with the goal of preventing addiction, improving the lives of patients struggling with addiction, and maintaining support for those in recovery. We are committed to ensuring the gains made in this fight will not be lost.”
With this latest addition, HMP Global will produce nearly 400 medical education events across 14 therapeutic areas.