Removing the stigma surrounding substance use disorders
The 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.
Coming Together Conference
October 26, 2022
Free Community Event Reception at Dalton Center
October 25, 2022
6-8 pm | Free Parking in the Miller Auditorium Ramp
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
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University
2251 Business Ct, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP)
MCBAP will award 6.0 contact hours of education for those who complete the workshop entitled “Coming Together: A Conference on Addiction and Recovery”, sponsored by Community Healing Centers. The individual trainings have been approved as follows:
- AM Keynote: We Are the Answer to Ending America’s Addiction Crisis – SPECIFIC
- PM Keynote: Residential Recovery Housing – Challenges and Accomplishments – SPECIFIC
- Deaths Related to Opioids and Other Drugs – SPECIFIC
- Substance Abuse Disorders in Sexual Minorities – SPECIFIC
- Self-Care for Professionals – RELATED
- Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Collaborations in Kalamazoo County – RELATED
- Understanding Harm Reduction – SPECIFIC
- Effective After School Programs for Underserved Youth – RELATED
- Racial Disparities in Addiction Treatment and Recovery – SPECIFIC
- Substance Use Disorders and the Unhoused – SPECIFIC
- “It takes a Village”: Representing Those with SUD in Criminal Court – SPECIFIC