UVU Conference on Addiction
Friday, February 28, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MST)
The UVU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, in conjunction with its sponsors and supporters, is pleased to announce the 2014 UVU Conference on Addiction. The single day conference is planned for Friday, February 28th, 2014 and will be located in the Sorensen Student Center on UVU campus.
The keynote presenter for this year’s conference will be Jim Contopulos, whose film Beautiful Boy, More Than an Addict will be featured. We are honored to then welcome Deputy Director Michael Botticelli, who will offer a plenary session discussing national trends, policies and current needs.
The concurrent session program includes presentations intended to help participants investigate various aspects of addiction. We will feature multiple-sessions meeting the interests/needs of students, professionals, families and service providers. Over 20 presenters will participate, representing professionals (including social services workers and medical researchers, educators (specializing in new research), and private community members. The program will meet the interests and needs of those seeking professional information on chemical dependency as well as compulsive behavioral addiction, educational perspectives regarding prevention and treatment, and information for families and loved ones experiencing the challenges of addiction. Topics cross the gambit of addiction including Telehealth, Addiction-Trauma Informed Care and Substance Abuse During Pregnancy. We also have a session featuring popular LDS musician Michael McLean and his writing collaborator John Batdorf who will present SoundTrax to Recovery, which is based upon the power of music to help recovering addicts. There truly will be something for everyone!
The conference will also feature informational booths sponsored by various service and support vendors from throughout the state.
Last year we welcomed over 400 community members to campus, who were joined by nearly 200 students, faculty and staff who attended. This year we expect the number to increase. It truly is a wonderful opportunity for those who are seeking more information or new insight.