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.

Overview

When

October 26, 2022

Registration Required

Where

Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University

2251 Business Ct, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

2022 Sponsorship Materials

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!
  • Substance Use Disorders in Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Kalamazoo Defender, "The Village"
  • Youth and Substance Use Disorder Prevention
  • Substance Use Disorders and the Unhoused
  • Substance Use Disorders and Harm Reduction
  • Drug Related Deaths
  • Recovery Coaching & Law Enforcement
  • Substance Use Disorders and Racial Disparities
  • Self Care for Professionals
  • Join us for our free Community Event!

    Keynote Speaker, Ryan Hampton

    October 25, 2022

    Dalton Center, Western Michigan University
    1300 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

    Free & Open to the Public

    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.

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