Coming Together Conference Kalamazoo
Providing the latest tools, information, and knowledge in the field of Addiction and Recovery.
This Conference is a collaboration between Community Healing Centers and the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse at Western Michigan University. Professionals from fields including medical law, social work, and education will be joined by national experts and spokespersons in a full day of presentations and workshops. We hope to reduce the stigma associated with treatment and recovery, while facilitating conversation and partnerships with a variety of community organizations.
Please consider participating, or making a donation towards this cause.
Coming Together Conference
October 23, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
2350 Business One Dr
The Trauma-Informed Courtroom
Judge Peggy Fulton Hora (ret.), President, Justice Speakers Institute
Why do judges and other justice professionals need to be cognizant of trauma as it relates to court cases? Like it or not, trauma seems to be the overwhelming negative factor affecting many people who come to court. From treatment court participants to those who have experienced child abuse and neglect, “adverse childhood events” (ACE) seem to be present in many cases. Tragically, people may leave the courtroom worse off than when they came in having suffered “Jurigenic Harm.”
The Road From Addiction to Recovery: One Physician’s Story
Glenn Dregansky, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Western Michigan University
This presentation will address the many faces of the disease of addiction and how one person was able to develop a program of recovery. The various paths to recovery will be discussed and issues in maintaining sobriety in a busy world will be explored.
Join us for a FREE community event before the conference!
Judge Peggy Fulton Hora (ret.), President, Justice Speakers Institute.
Doors open at 6:00pm and the program will begin at 6:30pm
Dalton Lecture Hall,
1026 Van De Giessen Rd,
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 WMU SPADA and Behavioral Health Services. 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.
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.
Thank you to our Funders, Conference Hosts, Major Sponsors, Supporting Sponsors, and Exhibitors for their support.
Questions about Coming Together? Don’t hesitate to reach out.
Community Healing Centers