Removing Stigma Surrounding Substance Use Disorders

Th​is Conference is a collaboration between Community Healing Centers and the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse at Western Michigan University.  Its purpose is to discuss the most current tools and methods of treatment, and to reduce the stigmas associated with addiction and recovery. 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. The conference facilitates conversation and partnerships with a variety of community organizations.

Overview

When

October 23, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Where

Fetzer Center

2350 Business One Dr.
Kalamazoo, MI
49048

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What

Coming Together Conference 2019

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Morning Keynote

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".
Afternoon Keynote

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!

Peggy-Hora

Judge Peggy Fulton Hora (ret.), President, Justice Speakers Institute

When

October 22nd
Doors open at 6:00pm and the program will begin at 6:30pm

Where

Dalton Lecture Hall

1026 Van De Giessen Rd,
Kalamazoo, MI
49006

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Continuing Education Units (CEU)

In support of improving patient cater, 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.
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.
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.

Join us in raising awareness of the programs and outreach services available in our community for the children, families, and individuals currently struggling in the shadows of Addiction.

Thank you to our Funders, Conference Hosts, Sponsors, and Exhibitors.

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Questions about Coming Together? Don't hesitate to reach out.