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Live Stream Agenda

Purchase your Live Stream ticket today and view the keynotes and select breakout sessions from your office. Live stream sessions will be recorded and available after the conference for viewing. Take a look at the available sessions below.

Unable to travel to the National Meeting? Purchase a live stream ticket and have access to the conference’s keynotes and a selection of breakout sessions for $100. Sessions will be streamed live based on the agenda below (all sessions happen in Eastern Daylight Time) and will be recorded for viewing after.

2019 National Meeting Live Stream Agenda

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

9:15 a.m.

Opening Session and Keynote

“Complex Problems; Simple Solutions”

Keynote Presenter: Dr. Lori Hart

“Let’s change the world…” is a mindset we all had when we chose to be higher education professionals!  And on a daily basis, we are being asked to change the world through changing culture and tackling public health issues.  This session will take our complex issues – both professionally and personally – and help us break them down to solutions that focus on what we can control.

Session sponsored by Kappa Kappa Gamma.

11:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Breakout Session

All Things Fraternity: History, Claims, Policy & Practice

Presenter: Lori Hart

This session will focus on a 30 year history lesson of fraternity and sorority risk management.  We will intersect history with fraternity and sorority claims analysis and the “new normal” of fraternity policy (NIC Alcohol & Drug Guidelines).  All of this leading to the impact of the current student practice around managing risk.

If you work with the fraternity and sorority life community, this program is a must!   And if you don’t work with them, this program will catch you up to speed on how you can engage.

1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 

Peer Education in Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Reconsidered: Weighing the Benefits and Costs

Presenter: M. Dolores Cimini, Ph.D

While evidence-based peer education programs can be an effective component of a comprehensive campus strategy addressing topics related to alcohol and other drugs, it is critical to consider the foundations and infrastructures on which these programs are developed, implemented, and evaluated. This workshop will engage participants in an honest examination of the benefits and costs of making the decision to integrate a peer education program into a comprehensive campus alcohol and other drug prevention strategy. Facilitators, barriers, and ethical concerns in the areas of program scope, training, supervision, evaluation, and liability will be explored.

2:45 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 

Using Digital SBIRT as a Risk Management Tool in Fraternity and Sorority Life

Presenter: Nikki Meline and Melissa Griffin

This session will focus on an innovative approach to utilizing a digital SBIRT tool, ScreenU, with Fraternity and Sorority Life members to deliver nonjudgmental, personalized alcohol education. Learn about the planning, implementation and evaluation of this successful pilot project. Co-presented by Health Promotion staff members and the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, this session will also offer general guidance for building positive campus partnerships and working collaboratively to accomplish shared goals. Testimonials from Fraternity and Sorority Life project participants will be shared, highlighting the impacts of this project not captured by quantitative data measures.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Panel

“Building and Sustaining a Resilient Prevention Program: Lessons from Our Failures”

Panel Moderators: Dr. Dolores Cimini & Dr. Estela Rivera

Panelists: Dr. Peggy Glider, Dr. Sarah Nolan, & Sarah Skolnick

In the prevention and intervention field, attention is often focused on programs and strategies that demonstrate success in addressing high-risk drinking, drug misuse, violence, or related risk behaviors. Comparatively less attention is focused on interventions that are not successful or which produce null results, categorizing these occurrences as “anomalies” or “intervention failures” and thereby limiting the opportunity for our field to learn from them. This panel presentation will challenge our definitions of “successful” and “unsuccessful” prevention efforts by highlighting “failed” interventions, deconstructing the processes through which these results were understood, and exploring  how negative or null results were instrumental in informing next steps, mobilizing persistence in pursuing paths toward achieving intervention effectiveness, and contributing to  a greater understanding of why specific intervention strategies may or may not work in different contexts. The critical importance of redefining success and deriving meaning from negative or null results will be highlighted.

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Academic Continuums of Care: the Impaired Professionals Equivalent for Non-Professional Adolescents and Emerging Adults

This panel discussion includes representatives from the fields of educational consulting, recovery high schools, collegiate recovery, and academically focused treatment. Research indicates that impaired professionals recover at vastly higher rates than the rest of the population. Why? This is due to the fact that these professionals receive several years of sub-acute support services after their initial treatment protocols. The panel describes how various schools and support services can work together to forge long-term continuums of care, which provide several years of support structure with vastly improved outcomes.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


“Expanding the AOD Continuum Across a University System”

Presenters: Sierra Castedo de Martell, MPH & Brittany O’Malley, MPH

The University of Texas System-wide expansion of collegiate recovery programs begun in 2012 was renewed and elaborated upon over the subsequent
seven years. Today, the UT System-wide efforts encompass a full range of AOD services, from prevention through early intervention and recovery
support, targeting both the individual and environmental level. This presentation describes the challenges and successes of implementing an AOD
expansion across a large and varied university System, including preliminary findings related to System-wide assessment methods. The presenters
represent the lead of each area involved in the System-wide expansion, and will present successes, challenges, lessons learned, and future directions
for their subject area.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote and Action Session

“Connect Four …. Thousand? Building on the Works of Yours and Others to Push Prevention Forward”

Presenter: Dr. Allison Smith

In this session, attendees will be reminded of the power of cultivating collaborative relationships – both on and off college campuses. This session will tackle some of the challenges faced by small and/or understaffed entities who are charged with servicing a large populace with limited time and resources. Additional topics to be covered will be choosing opportunities that yield the best return on your time investment, building statewide rapport, identifying new funding for projects, and the importance of social capital when leveraging your relationships – all while meeting mandated and/or funding requirements.  Examples of successful campus-community collaborations will be shared and attendees will be provided time to walk through various stakeholder assessment and impact activities at the session’s conclusion.

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