JUNE 18. 2020



2020 Vision: Focus on Addiction brings together national and state addiction experts addressing the latest research and strategies related to the addiction field.


Stigma and Barriers to Recovery: From a Family Lens

Gary Mendell

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Power Session

The Stigma of Addiction

Tony Hoffman

Founder, Executive Director
The Freewheel Project

Thought Leader Session

6th Stage on Grief and Loss — Finding Meaning

David Kessler

Author, Founder of Grief.com

Thought Leader Session

Addiction & Trauma Informed Care After COVID-19

Steven Drzewoszewski

Director of Addiction Services
Hackensack Meridian Health

Thought Leader Session

All Health Communication is Now In-Home: How to Adapt to the New Normal of COVID-19

Dr. Joe Smyser

Chief Executive Officer
Public Good Projects (PGP)


Uncovering the Impact of Alcohol Use on Women's Health

Aaron White, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

PM Workshop

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Impact on Communities

Dr. Phyllis Holditch Niolon

Senior Scientist for ACES Prevention
Division of Violence Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

PM Workshop

Wading into the Telehealth Pool: Providing Legal and Ethical Telemental Health Services

Melissa J. Westendorf, J.D./Ph.D.

Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider
Technology Wellness Center

AM Workshop

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study: Teen Brains. Today's Science. Brighter Future

Dr. Gayathri J. Dowling

Director, Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Project
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

PM Workshop

Issues in Tobacco Dependence Treatment

Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH

Medical Director
Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies

AM Workshop

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care: Building Health Equity

Haner Hernandez, Ph.D., CPS, CADCII, LADCI

Independent Consultant
Massachusetts Organization Addiction Recovery (MOAR)

AM Workshop

Addressing a Crisis: Cross-Sector Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Substance Use and Suicide

Jonah C. Cunningham

Government Relations Manager
Trust for America's Health

AM Workshop

An Incomplete Story: The Unveiling of Health Disparities During COVID-19

Dr. Tawanda Hubbard

Social Work Educator and Practitioner

PM Workshop

CLEAR Alliance and its Scope of Drug Prevention Education and Impaired Driving in Oregon

Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Oregon

AM Workshop

Opioids and Beyond: Current Drug Threats

Timothy P. McMahon

Special Agent
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

PM Workshop

Breathing Your Way Into Calm: Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Personal and Clinical Practice

Danna Markson, LCSW

Founder & Director
Mindsoother Therapy Center

PM Workshop

Impaired Driving in a Post-COVID-19 World

Pam Shadel Fischer

Sr. Director, External Engagement & Special Projects
Governors Highway Safety Association


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