Monday, February 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM EST
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST

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TPepin's Hospitality Centre
4121 N. 50th Street
Tampa, FL 33610


Amy Ronshausen
Drug Free America Foundation
727-828-0210 Ext 107

Preferred Hotel

10221 Princess Palm Ave, Tampa FL 33610

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Room Block pricing is guaranteed through Jan. 22, 2018

Additional Area Hotels Include:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Tampa Fairgrounds/Casino 6720 Lakeview Center Dr, Tampa, FL 33619
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa-Fairgrounds-Casino  8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
  • Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon
    10309 Highland Manor Dr, Tampa, FL 33610
  • Staybridge Suites Tampa East- Brandon
    3624 N Falkenburg Rd, Tampa, FL 33619


Join us for three full days of drug education and prevention training provided by national experts and local leaders. Network with professionals from across the southeastern region of the U.S. dealing with the impacts of substance abuse, all while earning up to 18 CEUs.


Day 1 Feb. 19th
8:00-9:00  Registration 

9:00-9:20  Presentation of Colors, Pledge and Opening Remarks

9:20-10:50  Opioid Epidemic: Improving Prevention and Treatment Strategies
Robert L. DuPont, M.D., Founding President, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.

11:05-12:00  The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: The Final Report
Bertha Madras, Ph.D., Professor, Harvard Medical School

12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided by summit)

1:00-2:00  Current Drug Trends

Steve Collins, Director, Central Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)

2:00-3:00  Dangers of Adulterants in Illicit Opioids and Other Drugs: Its Global Impact on Overdose and Health Problems
Thom Browne, Rubicon Global Enterprises

3:15-4:00  Role of Prevention in the Opioid Crisis
Carlton Hall, M.H.S., Carlton Hall Consulting LLC.

4:00-5:00Child Welfare System: Impacts of Substance Abuse (Part One)
Stacee Reed and Eric Nation, National Drug Endangered Children Network

Day 2 Feb. 20th
9:00-9:30  The Administration’s Efforts to Address the Opioid Crisis
Richard Baum, Acting Director, White House Drug Policy Office 

9:30-10:15  Prevention Collaborations with Special Events: EDM Music Festival
Ellen Snelling and Teresa Miller, Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance and Whitney LeGare, DACCO

10:15-11:00  Watch Your BAC: A Successful County-wide Collaboration to Implement an Alcohol Harm-Reduction Program for College Students
Carlina Adame, University of Tampa, Senior, Gina Firth, MA, NBCC, Associate Dean of Wellness, University of Tampa and Jorge Echeverry, University of South Florida, Senior

11:15-12:00  Substance Use Disorders and Older Adults:  We need to talk!
Kent Runyon, Vice President, Novus Medical Detox

12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided by summit)

2:00-3:00  Canary in the Marijuana Field: How the Fisher Illuminated the Conservation Concerns from Marijuana Cultivation on California's Forest Lands

Mourad W. Gabriel, M.S., Ph.D., Executive Director, Integral Ecology Research Center & Research Faculty, University of California Davis, One Health Institute

3:15-4:00  Impaired Driving: Trends and Research
Matt Nasworthy, Traffic Safety, AAA – The Auto Club Group

4:00-5:00  Child Welfare System: Collaborative Partnerships and Solutions
Stacee Reed and Eric Nation, Drug Endangered Children Network

Day 3 Feb. 21st
9:00-9:15  Opening Remarks

9:15-10:00 Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: The Neonatal Perspective
Maya Balakrishnan, MD, CSSBB

10:00-12:00  AM Break Out #1    Ethics for the Prevention Provider- Part 1
Chuck Daugherty, Director, ACT Missouri            

10:00-12:00  AM Break Out #2 Local Drug Epidemiology Networks - A Panel Discussion
Cindy Grant (Hillsborough), Rita Chamberlain (Manatee), Kathleen Roberts (Duval), and Gonzalo Cadima (Broward)

12:00-12:30 Lunch (provdied by summit)

12:30-1:00 Social Media 

Jason Dorr, More2Life

1:00-2:00  Recovery High Schools
Daniel Renaud, Executive Director, Florida Recovery Schools

2:15-4:15  PM  Break Out #1 Ethics for the Prevention Provider – Part 2
Chuck Daugherty, Director, ACT Missouri

2:15-4:15  PM Break Out #2 Prevention World Café 
Andy Duran, Executive Director Linking Efforts Against Drugs (LEAD) and SpeakUP! Prevention Coalition

4:15-4:30 Closing Remarks