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The Governor’s Conference on Substance Abuse is entering into its 43rd year and will take place on April 21st and 22nd, 2020 at the HyVee Hall. The goal of this conference is to establish a meaningful dialogue among health professionals by focusing on present day topics, best practices, and strategies for addressing barriers faced by behavioral health professions. This event provides annual education to behavioral health professionals as well as professions in related fields, e.g. child welfare, criminal/juvenile justice, education, health care, tobacco use prevention. This event is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Department of Public Health, community service organizations and stakeholders who are committed to the educational advancement of professionals working in the addictions field.

The theme selected for this annual statewide event is Working Along the Continuum. To participate as an exhibitor or a sponsor for the event please contact Jennifer Robertson-Hill at Jennifer.robertson-hill@idph.iowa.gov. The competitive presentation submission process will be open until December 15, 2019.

Check back closer to the event date for a downloadable brochure and continuing education information.

Tue
Apr 21
7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Light Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome Welcome

8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Working along the Continuum

Speaker: Craig PoVey, MSW

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Stigma Reduction

Speaker: Mina Hazar, YMCA of Greater Toronto

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break and Visit Exhibitors

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Multiple Pathways of Recovery

Speakers: Phil Valentine, Executive Director of CCAR, Melissa Dale, Celebrate Recovery Minister at Lutheran Church of Hope & Amy Putney Koenig, Artist and Yoga Teacher

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 p.m Concurrent Session 1

1A: Recovery Community Organizations and Centers
Speaker:  Phil Valentine, Executive Director of CCAR

1B: Celebrate Recovery
Speaker: Melissa Dale, Celebrate Recovery Minister

1C: Prevention along the Continuum
Speaker: Craig PoVey, MSW

1D: Art & Yoga
Speaker: Amy Putney Koenig, Artist and Yoga Teacher

2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Break and Visit Exhibitors

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Session 2

2A: Gaming
Speaker: Mina Hazar, YMCA of Greater Toronto

2B: Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics
Speaker: Rebecca McCrackin, Psy.D.

2C: Substance Misuse among Iowans with Disabilities
Speaker: Jennifer Sanchez

2D: Treating the Whole Person – Primary Care and SUD Treatment
Speakers: Andrea Storjohann, RN, CADC & Mandy Lightfoot, CADC

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break and Visit Exhibitors

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Letting Go: A Journey through Addiction

Speaker: Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing up on Methamphetamines

Book signing to take place from 4:30 – 5 p.m. in Hy-Vee Hall Pre-function Space outside Hall

 

Wed
Apr 22
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Light Breakfast

8:30 - 11:45 a.m. Ethics (three hour presentation)

3A: Ethics and Prevention
Speakers: Jodee Goche, MPS and Amy Croll, LMSW, CPS

3B: Ethics for Clinical Professionals
Speaker: Yulanda Tyre, PhD, LPC-S, NCC

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

3C: Rules, Rules and More Rules: Licensing Made Simple (formerly titled Licensure for Substance Use Disorder Treatment)
Speakers: Lori Hancock-Muck, LMHC, CADC & Amanda McCurley

3D: Convergence of Housing, Treatment and Recovery (formerly titled Recovery Housing)

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Break and Visit Exhibitors

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

4C: Data to Action: Substance Use and Recovery among Iowa Families (formerly Barriers to Recovery and How to Address Barriers using Public Health Data)
Speakers: Cassandra Dorius & Elizabeth JD Richey, PhD, MPH

4D: Contingency Management: A First Line Intervention for Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders
Speaker: Patricia (Pat) Stilen, MSW

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Break and Visit Exhibitors

11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

5A: An Update on Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Program
Speaker: Owen Parker, MPH

5B: Moving From Trauma Informed to Trauma Capable
Speaker: Cheryl Turner, MA, LIMPH, LPC

5C: Zero Suicide
Speaker: Barb Gay

1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Break and Visit Exhibitors

2:00-2:15pm An Update from SAMHSA

Speaker: Kimberly Nelson, SAMHSA Regional Administrator for Region 7

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Suicide Prevention 101

Speaker: Barb Gay

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Medication Assisted Recovery Panel

Speakers: Summer Nelson, Shannon Sparks, Dustin Farrow

4:15pm Closing Comments & Adjourn