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Ninth Annual Penn State Addiction Symposium is Dec. 8 and 9, 2023

Presentations: Friday, December 8, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m
Reception: Friday, December 8, 4:15 – 7 p.m.
Presentations: Saturday, December 9, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The annual Penn State College of Medicine Addiction Symposium will be a two-day hybrid event held in Hershey, Pa. focusing on translational research and clinical practice aspects of substance use research, treatment, education and community engagement. The first day will be focused on clinically-relevant translational research and the second on evidence-based clinical applications for treatment of substance use and use disorders. Each day will feature two Keynote Speaker presentations. The event will be accessible in person and live-streamed to allow remote participation. Additionally, all presentations will be recorded and made available upon request.

Continuing Education Credits (CME/CEU) will be offered for this event. The CME credits will help fulfill the newly mandated substance use disorder education required for prescribers of controlled substances.

Registration for in-person attendance has now closed, but virtual registration will remain open for the entire event.

Details

  • Evaluation and credit

    Thank you to all who were able to join either in person or virtually for the 9th Annual Penn State Addiction Symposium.

    The symposium organizers hope you will share your thoughts and experiences by completing a brief, anonymous evaluation form.

    This form is also where you can claim continued education credits and/or request a certificate of attendance. The team welcomes any and all additional thoughts about the 2023 event that may not have been captured well via the evaluation form. For example: how you would like this event and its content to look in the future.

    The evaluation form will be available through January 15, 2024.

    The certificates will be emailed by January 20, 2024.

    If you are requesting continued education credits or a certificate of attendance:

    If you are interested in obtaining continuing education credits (see below for more information) and/or a Certificate of Attendance, you will be able to request it at the end of the evaluation form.

    • For the continued medical education (CME) credits offered by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), you will be able to request the credits for all sessions you attended in person or remotely, up to 12.25 AAFP credits.
    • For the continued education units (CEUs) offered by the American Psychological Association (APA), you will be able to request the credits only for keynote sessions you attended in person, up to 4 APA credits.

    Additional information:

    If you were not able to attend the event or would like to revisit any of the sessions, the symposium was recorded. The videos are currently being processed. If you would like access to the recordings, the presentation slides, and/or have additional questions about the symposium, please contact Sarah Ballard at sballard@pennstatehealth.psu.edu. Please contact Holly Carver at hcarver@pennstatehealth.psu.edu with any questions and/or concerns regarding the evaluation form, CME credits or certificates of attendance.

  • Agenda

Evaluation and credit

Thank you to all who were able to join either in person or virtually for the 9th Annual Penn State Addiction Symposium.

The symposium organizers hope you will share your thoughts and experiences by completing a brief, anonymous evaluation form.

This form is also where you can claim continued education credits and/or request a certificate of attendance. The team welcomes any and all additional thoughts about the 2023 event that may not have been captured well via the evaluation form. For example: how you would like this event and its content to look in the future.

The evaluation form will be available through January 15, 2024.

The certificates will be emailed by January 20, 2024.

If you are requesting continued education credits or a certificate of attendance:

If you are interested in obtaining continuing education credits (see below for more information) and/or a Certificate of Attendance, you will be able to request it at the end of the evaluation form.

  • For the continued medical education (CME) credits offered by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), you will be able to request the credits for all sessions you attended in person or remotely, up to 12.25 AAFP credits.
  • For the continued education units (CEUs) offered by the American Psychological Association (APA), you will be able to request the credits only for keynote sessions you attended in person, up to 4 APA credits.

Additional information:

If you were not able to attend the event or would like to revisit any of the sessions, the symposium was recorded. The videos are currently being processed. If you would like access to the recordings, the presentation slides, and/or have additional questions about the symposium, please contact Sarah Ballard at sballard@pennstatehealth.psu.edu. Please contact Holly Carver at hcarver@pennstatehealth.psu.edu with any questions and/or concerns regarding the evaluation form, CME credits or certificates of attendance.

Agenda

Speakers

Participants are eligible to receive one credit hour for each keynote address. Credit hours will be awarded based on attendance. Participants can choose to attend one or both keynote addresses.

  • Julie Croff, PhD, MPHJulie Croff, PhD, MPH
    Professor of Rural Health
    Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
    Dr. Croff is a Professor in the Department of Rural Health at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. She currently serves as the Co-Director of the Biological Systems Core for the NIGMS-funded Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity. She has served in other administrative roles across the OSU sysem, including as Executive Director of the National Center for Wellness and Recovery, Associate Director for Research for the Center for Family Resilience, and Director of the Master of Public Health program. Dr. Croff’s research focuses on substance use among diverse cohorts of women. She is currently the Principal Investigator the Oklahoma site of the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study, a national longitudinal research project which seeks to better understand the role of prenatal exposures on neurodevelopment.
  • Tisha Wiley, PhDTisha Wiley, PhD
    Chief, NIDA Service Research Branch
    NIDA Associate Director for Justice Systems
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Tisha Wiley, Ph.D. is the Chief of the Services Research Branch and Associate Director for Criminal Justice at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Wiley has provided leadership at NIDA on a broad array of topics, including research addressing substance use in the context of the justice system. She leads the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN), a 5-year $180M initiative focused on transforming responses to the opioid crisis in the justice system. Dr. Wiley also leads the Services Research Branch, which is collectively responsible for a portfolio of more than 580 grants focused on addiction health services research, totaling over $430M annually. Prior to joining NIH in 2010, she was the Assistant Director of Research at the Juvenile Protective Association, a non-profit social service agency in Chicago. Tisha received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Anthony AlvaradoAnthony Alvarado
    Co-Founder
    Rise Together

    Prepare to meet Anthony Alvarado, a force of nature—a dynamic speaker, certified coach and unwavering advocate for profound change. With over a decade of experience, he doesn’t just empower individuals; he equips them with the tools needed for transformations that leave an indelible mark.

    Anthony’s expertise encompasses the intricate realms of mental health, addiction recovery, and holistic well-being. Fearlessly, he confronts pivotal, often silenced topics, unraveling the complexities of mental health and addiction recovery.

    Anthony’s impact reverberates far and wide, recognized by the White House ONDCP, Forbes and the Mayor of Appleton. His advocacy work has touched the lives of over 275,000 young people, birthing successful youth leadership programs. His active involvement in academic research with the research team at Penn State College of Medicine underscores his unwavering commitment to driving change.

    Prepare to be moved by Anthony Alvarado’s storytelling ability—a relentless catalyst for transformation.

  • Sean Fogler, MDSean Folger, MD
    Co-Founder
    Elevyst
    Sean Fogler is a physician living in long-term recovery, co-founder and consultant with Elevyst, a public health consulting group, and co-chair of the Health Justice for Pennsylvania Coalition, a collaborative initiative with Elevyst and the ACLU of Pennsylvania. Sean works extensively with healthcare systems, criminal legal system stakeholders, and community-based organizations as a public health, drug policy, and stigma expert. He uses his lived experience to educate and inform, reduce stigma, and improve public health policy for mental health and substance use disorders. Sean is active in the recovery community and co-facilitates a weekly physician peer support group with the LiveWell Foundation. In addition to his work as a public health consultant, Sean volunteers as a peer support specialist for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and serves on the board of The Bridge Way School, Philadelphia’s first recovery high school.
Julie Croff, PhD, MPHJulie Croff, PhD, MPH
Professor of Rural Health
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Dr. Croff is a Professor in the Department of Rural Health at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. She currently serves as the Co-Director of the Biological Systems Core for the NIGMS-funded Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity. She has served in other administrative roles across the OSU sysem, including as Executive Director of the National Center for Wellness and Recovery, Associate Director for Research for the Center for Family Resilience, and Director of the Master of Public Health program. Dr. Croff’s research focuses on substance use among diverse cohorts of women. She is currently the Principal Investigator the Oklahoma site of the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study, a national longitudinal research project which seeks to better understand the role of prenatal exposures on neurodevelopment.
Tisha Wiley, PhDTisha Wiley, PhD
Chief, NIDA Service Research Branch
NIDA Associate Director for Justice Systems
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Tisha Wiley, Ph.D. is the Chief of the Services Research Branch and Associate Director for Criminal Justice at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Wiley has provided leadership at NIDA on a broad array of topics, including research addressing substance use in the context of the justice system. She leads the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN), a 5-year $180M initiative focused on transforming responses to the opioid crisis in the justice system. Dr. Wiley also leads the Services Research Branch, which is collectively responsible for a portfolio of more than 580 grants focused on addiction health services research, totaling over $430M annually. Prior to joining NIH in 2010, she was the Assistant Director of Research at the Juvenile Protective Association, a non-profit social service agency in Chicago. Tisha received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Anthony AlvaradoAnthony Alvarado
Co-Founder
Rise Together

Prepare to meet Anthony Alvarado, a force of nature—a dynamic speaker, certified coach and unwavering advocate for profound change. With over a decade of experience, he doesn’t just empower individuals; he equips them with the tools needed for transformations that leave an indelible mark.

Anthony’s expertise encompasses the intricate realms of mental health, addiction recovery, and holistic well-being. Fearlessly, he confronts pivotal, often silenced topics, unraveling the complexities of mental health and addiction recovery.

Anthony’s impact reverberates far and wide, recognized by the White House ONDCP, Forbes and the Mayor of Appleton. His advocacy work has touched the lives of over 275,000 young people, birthing successful youth leadership programs. His active involvement in academic research with the research team at Penn State College of Medicine underscores his unwavering commitment to driving change.

Prepare to be moved by Anthony Alvarado’s storytelling ability—a relentless catalyst for transformation.

Sean Fogler, MDSean Folger, MD
Co-Founder
Elevyst
Sean Fogler is a physician living in long-term recovery, co-founder and consultant with Elevyst, a public health consulting group, and co-chair of the Health Justice for Pennsylvania Coalition, a collaborative initiative with Elevyst and the ACLU of Pennsylvania. Sean works extensively with healthcare systems, criminal legal system stakeholders, and community-based organizations as a public health, drug policy, and stigma expert. He uses his lived experience to educate and inform, reduce stigma, and improve public health policy for mental health and substance use disorders. Sean is active in the recovery community and co-facilitates a weekly physician peer support group with the LiveWell Foundation. In addition to his work as a public health consultant, Sean volunteers as a peer support specialist for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and serves on the board of The Bridge Way School, Philadelphia’s first recovery high school.

Credit

AAFP

The American Academy of Family Physicians has reviewed the Ninth Annual Penn State Addiction Symposium and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. The term of Approval is from 12/08/2023 to 12/09/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses may request a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities that are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing.

APA

Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The APA has approved the Symposium’s four keynote presentations for up to 4 Live APA credits for those who attended these presentations in person. Full attendance at the sessions and evaluation of each individual session attended is required to receive CE credit for psychologists. Partial credit will not be awarded. Late arrivals and early departures will preclude awarding of CE Credits. Please note that other presentations/sessions and keynote sessions attended remotely are not eligible for APA credit.

Certificates of Attendance

Penn State will issue Certificates of Attendance upon request for any portions of the program attended. Contact Sarah at psact@pennstatehealth.psu.edu to request your certificate.

Contact

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Please email PSACT@pennstatehealth.psu.edu for details or with questions.