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Participate in conference keynotes, presenter-led discussions, and network with your peers. Pre-recorded sessions will be available beginning the week of July 25.

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The 2022 National Meeting Virtual Agenda

Additional details about the conference agenda will be posted in the coming weeks. *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

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET

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.

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. ET

Roundtable Discussion: Opioid Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction Strategies on Campus

Join the Ohio State University’s Generation Rx team in a discussion exploring strategies to prevent opioid overdose on campus. Share your campuses successes and challenges and learn from your peers across the country about how they have been addressing this issue.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Discussion with Presenter

The Need for Self-Assessment Prior to Embarking in a DEI Strategy: Why Supporting Affinity Groups May Be a Recovery Protective First Step

Presenters: Dr. Kristine De Jesus and Shauntelle Hammonds; Moderator: Keith Murphy

Tune into Dr. De Jesus and Ms. Hammonds pre-recorded session and join us for a conversation based on the session.

This session will focus on how centering the experiences of those with the most privileged prevents those with marginalized identities from being authentic within the organization. By reflecting on how organizations address harms caused to those who have marginalized identities we create opportunities for honest discussions and feedback. Honest conversations require trust thus affinity groups provide a space for those with shared identities to discuss their needs, collaborate in articulating a path towards wellness/liberation within an organization that may have caused unintentional harm. Navigating discomfort and making space for others to lead creates an opportunity to center the organization in the work of equity and justice.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET

Afternoon Keynote

Navigating the Ups and Downs of Careers within Collegiate AOD Prevention and Recovery

Panelists: Dr. Dolores Cimini, Dr. Peggy Glider, Dr. Allison Smith, Ahmed Hosni; Moderator: Rich Lucey

Join our panel of collegiate AOD professionals, all at different career stages and working in different settings associated with higher education for a conversation focused on issues and questions that we too often do not talk about – career options and advancement in AOD prevention and recovery, the importance of mentoring, preventing burnout, addressing challenges at our institutions and the lessons learned from addressing these successfully.


3:00 – 3:45 p.m. ET

Roundtable Discussion: Exploring Recovery Needs On Campus

Facilitator: Kristina Canfield

Join the Executive Director of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, Kristina Canfield, and your colleagues from across the country to discuss the current landscape and needs related to supporting students in and seeking long-term recovery.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m ET

AM Learning Session

Connections Between Cannabis and Media: A Summary of a Program of Research

Presenters: Dr. Stacey Hust & Dr. Jessica Willoughby

Dr. Hust and Dr. Willoughby began conducting research together to examine the connections between adolescents, cannabis, and media more than five years ago. In this presentation, they will discuss the results from multiple studies that have shown media, including advertising and social media portrayals, are associated with adolescents’ and young adults’ intentions to use cannabis and their cannabis use. This includes a connection between exposure to cannabis-related social media posts and use of cannabis prior to sexual activity.  The presenters will also discuss implications of their research for policies and prevention.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET

Afternoon Keynote

Creating a Culture of Belonging and Connectedness

Presenter: Dr. Mari Ann Callais

We all want to feel like we are cared about and that we belong. In your work, you listen to stories, challenges and hopefully successes. Maybe now more than ever, understanding what others are feeling and how we can support them has to be approached in different ways. The pandemic created an even greater need for this sense of belonging and community, but the struggle is real. As professionals and humans, the work you do is important and you too need to feel supported and that collaboration in the sense of connectedness to do your work is key. It might be that we all need to feel a little more connected, a sense of belonging, and that who I am is even more important than what I do. This keynote will discuss the importance of belonging, bring some joy to our time and space together, and hopefully leave you with a sense of you are important to helping others feel like they belong. It’s who you are, not just what you do.
Thank you to Zeta Tau Alpha for their sponsorship of our Wednesday Keynote.


3:00 – 3:45 p.m. ET

Roundtable Discussion: Addressing Collegiate Impaired Driving

Facilitators: Dr. Jim Lange, Rich Lucey, & Rick Birt

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.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET

Discussion with Presenter & Closing Remarks

Leadership from the Head and the Heart: Blending Long-Term Data and Long-Term Professionals’ Perspectives

Presenter: Dr. David Anderson

While significant progress has occurred with addressing drug and alcohol issues, gaps and concerns remain. Historical trends and current status provide foundations for helpful and timely campus attention. The 2021 College Alcohol Survey results address new topics such as impacts of social media and the pandemic; also highlighted are improvements, gaps, and reductions. Infused with data are rich insights from long-term professionals, advocates, specialists and experts. This session offers grounding, direction, and inspiration for meaningful action.

Tune into Dr. David Anderson’s pre-recorded session and then join us for a discussion with Dr. Anderson as we dive deeper into this topic.

Learn more about our free post-conference session, Everything You Want to Ask About Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students…But Are Afraid to Ask, taking place virtually on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

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