Friday April 24, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Crowne Plaza Knoxville 
401 W. Summit Hill Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Katie Larsen 
Knox County Health Department 

Addiction knows no boundaries. It can happen to anyone at any time. Join us for an informative conference on how we can create positive change and reduce the impact of substance abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome in our community. HOPE can't create change, but ACTION can. Please join us and be part of improving the health of women and girls in East Tennessee.

This event is open to the public and will feature an interactive discussion on neonatal abstinence syndrome; input from state lawmakers; and engaging presentations from experts, including Dr. Craig Towers, OB-GYN, University of Tennessee Medical Center.

  • Lunch is included

  • CEUs and CECHs (applied for) available for $10 fee

  • Registration is free

Featured Speaker:

Twyla P. Wilson, LCSW
Specializing in treating those who have addictive and mental health disorders. Wilson has developed a specialty practice that emphasizes gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment for women.


8:00-8:30 a.m.
Check In/Coffee

8:30-8:45 a.m.

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Dr. Martha Buchanan
Director, Knox County Health Department

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Gender Matters: Creating Services for Women and Girls
Twyla P. Wilson, LCSW             
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Legislative Panel
Moderated by Matt Shafer Powell, WUOT
Director of News Content/Executive Producer

11:00-11:30 a.m.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: An Overview
E. Kyle Cook, NNP-BC, East Tennessee Children's Hospital

11:30-12:30 p.m.    
Lunch Presentation:
Opiate Abuse in Pregnancy
Dr. Craig Towers, OB-GYN
University of Tennessee Medical Center

12:30-1:30 p.m.      
NAS Panel: Real Women, Real Stories
1:30-1:45 p.m.         

1:45-2:45 p.m.        
Facilitated Discussion: Where Do We Go From Here?
2:45-3:00 p.m.