Removing the stigma surrounding substance use disorders

Th​e annual Coming Together Conference enhances public and professional knowledge of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Recovery. The event discusses the most current tools and methods of treating SUD/co-occurring mental health disorders, and aims to reduce the stigmas associated with addiction and recovery. Professionals from medicine, law, criminal justice, social work, counseling, and education are joined by national experts and spokespersons in a full day of presentations and workshops. The conference facilitates conversation and partnerships with a variety of community organizations, while sharing community resources, programs, and outreach services available for SUD and Recovery in our region.

WHEN

Coming Together Conference

October 26, 2022

Community Event Reception

October 25, 2022

You are invited!
This event is free and open to the public.
Keynote Speaker: Ryan Hampton

* Please note that the Community Event Reception will be at the Dalton Center on WMU’s campus. 1300 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

WHERE

Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University

2251 Business Ct, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

KEYNOTE

Ryan Hampton

A prominent advocate, speaker, author, and media commentator, Ryan Hampton travels coast-to-coast to add solutions to our national addiction crisis. In recovery from a decade-long opioid addiction, Hampton has rocketed to the center of America’s rising addiction recovery advocacy movement. An alumnus of the Clinton White House, he’s worked with multiple non-profits and national recovery advocacy campaigns. He is now a prominent, leading face and voice of recovery advocacy and is changing the national conversation about addiction.

BREAKOUTS

2022 Breakout Sessions

Stay tuned for more detailed information on each of these breakouts!

  • Deaths Related to Opioids and Other Drugs
  • Substance Abuse Disorders in Sexual Minorities
  • Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Collaborations in Kalamazoo County
  • Substance Use Disorders and Harm Reduction
  • Effective After School Programs for Underserved Youth
  • Racial Disparities in Addiction Treatment and Recovery
  • Substance Use Disorders and the Unhoused
  • “It Takes a Village”: Representing those with Substance Use Disorder in Criminal Court
  • Self Care for Professionals

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and Community Healing Centers. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit amount subject to change.

Interprofessional Continuing Education

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 6.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Physicians

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this activity for 6.0 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistant

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 6.0 continuing education credits.

Psychologists

This program is co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association for continuing education credit. The American Psychological Association retains responsibility for the program.  This activity is designated for 6.0 APA CE Credits.

 

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