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Call for Proposals – Emerging Addiction Conference


Program Description

The Emerging Addictions Conference is a one day intensive professional development experience designed to provide comprehensive continuing education in the area of addictions.
2020 is the Inaugural Emerging Addictions Conference and we have chosen a focus on the different aspects of Understanding Cannabis Today. Including:
Implications of Medical Cannabis on the substance use disorder treatment and practioner’s
Implications of Cannabis legalization on the community
Current Cannabis research findings (including research on CBD)


Keynote: Jason Kilmer, PhD: Lessons Learned from Science and Legalization: Implications for Health, Mental Health and Prevention.
Dr. Jason Kilmer received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 1997. He currently works at the University of Washington in both a research capacity and a student affairs capacity.
Dr. Kilmer is an associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the assistant director of health and wellness for alcohol and other drug education. Jason works tirelessly to increase student access to evidence-based approaches and he has written numerous publications on the impact of college student substance use.
Morning Panel Discussion: How does Cannabis Legalization change the Picture?
Afternoon breakout sessions

Workshops Considered

The curriculum committee is currently requesting courses for the 2020 Emerging Addictions Conference: Understanding Cannabis Today.
Workshops should provide learning opportunities for licensed service providers, supervisors, students, and educators from a wide variety of settings including, but not limited to, Community Based Organizations, Health Centers, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities, Clinics, Hospitals, Medical Schools, Other Professional Schools, and the Armed Forces.
Workshops considered should include content for two hours of direct instruction. Successful applications will include up to date research supported approaches, innovative practices, research and cutting edge techniques will be given priority.

Location and Dates

Emerging Addiction: Conference: Understanding Cannabis Today
April 20, 2020
Busch Campus Student Center, 604 Bartholomew Rd Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854