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In-Person Schedule

The 2022 National Meeting will offer plenary sessions, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more. Pre-recorded sessions will be available beginning the week of July 25.

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The 2022 National Meeting In-Person Agenda

 *Schedule subject to change

Continuing Education Opportunities: Applications for continuing education for social workers, counselors, prevention and treatment professionals will be submitted through the state of Ohio. Check with your local credentialing board for reciprocity. An application for continuing education hours for CHES and MCHES will also be submitted to NCHEC.

Monday, August 1, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET


1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET

Welcome and Opening Keynote

Welcome Remarks with Dr. Jim Lange, Executive Director, HECAOD

Opening Keynote: Federal Efforts to Address Substance Use Disorders

Presenter: Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy | Virtual Presenter

In April 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration released their inaugural National Drug Control Strategy. Preventing substance use among young adults is a principle included in this year’s National Drug Control Policy Strategy, released by the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the spring of 2022. The document specifically highlighted HECAOD as a resource to support campuses as they work towards raising awareness of substance use harms within the collegiate community. Dr. Gupta will join us virtually to provide an overview of the Strategy and federal efforts to address substance use disorders.

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. ET

Afternoon Snack Break & Meet with Exhibitors

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Networking Neigborhood

Engage in conversation with your colleagues around the opening keynote.

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. ET

Breakout Sessions #1

Be The One, Save Someone with Naloxone: A Multimedia Bystander Intervention for Opioid Overdose Reversal 

Presenters: Susie Mullens & Tinina McCourt | In-Person Presenters

“NPR reported that overdose deaths are expected to surpass the 1 million mark since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began measuring them in 1999. According to CDC more than 100,000 individuals died from a drug overdose in the United States during the 12-month period ending in April 2021, the most of any year on record.” West Virginia saw an overdose increase of 56% from 2019 to 2020 whereas the national increase was much less, but no less tragic, at 25%. Increasing access to naloxone is a top priority in West Virginia’s Substance Use Response Plan and two organizations have teamed up to address overdose prevention and response on West Virginia’s college and university campuses with “Be The One, Save Someone” multimedia campaign which was launched in January, 2021. The West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network (WVCRN) and West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute (WVDII) have created “Be The One, Save Someone” utilizing a bystander intervention approach. The campaign is multifaceted and includes in person and virtual live naloxone training, an asynchronous naloxone training, an ally training and the centerpiece, “One Box.” The One Box is a self-contained kit that includes everything needed for a bystander to save a life when an opioid overdose is suspected. The contents include two doses of naloxone, a rescue breathing mask, sterile gloves, and written and video step by step instructions for naloxone administration. Initially, nine colleges and universities joined the initiative resulting in over 50,000 students having access to the resources needed to save a life. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission joined the cause and installed the kits at two locations.

Using Student Feedback In Planning, Designing, and Evaluating Prevention Initiatives 

Presenters: Natalie Sumski and Dr. Laura Longo | Virtual Presenters

This session will include a lecture-based presentation which will cover how a mid-sized university in the Northeast used student feedback to tailor its programming and initiatives to the current needs of its students. To begin, we will discuss the importance of listening to your students to be able to address their specific needs related to alcohol and other drug misuse. This will include how cultural competency can be ingrained in your data collection and program planning and implementation. The strategies and technology used in collecting needs assessment information will be outlined. In particular, this session will outline how data was utilized to inform changes to a campus’ social norms campaign and informed the development of a new, corresponding health promotion campaign. In addition, other replicable strategies for gathering student feedback and how it informed alcohol and other drug related programming and initiatives and peer education will be discussed. The program will utilize multiple methods aimed at engaging audience participation, including a lecture PowerPoint presentation, polling software to better understand audience’s experiences with evaluating needs, and interactive question-and-answer discussions to engage the audience in sharing ideas for obtaining student feedback and utilizing it.

Roundtable Discussion: Addressing Collegiate Impaired Driving

Dr. Jim Lange, Rich Lucey, Rick Birt, & Erin Meluso | In-Person Facilitators

Impaired driving is the leading cause of alcohol-related death among college students, yet most campuses have not incorporated prevention strategies intended to address this issue into their comprehensive prevention plans. Join this roundtable discussion around collegiate impaired driving to learn more about the issue, explore current initiatives addressing the issue, and discuss how you can make an impact on your campus and within your community.

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