Monday, February 17, 2020 at 7:00 AM EST
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST

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DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport-Westshore 
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

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DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
4500 West Cypress Street Tampa, FL 33607
Room Block for Summit Attedees $189.00 a night if booked before Jan. 17, 2020. 

Click here to make Hotel Reservations or call 813-879-4800 and mention CDT or group code CDTDFA to get the discounted rate. 


Amy Ronshausen 
Drug Free America Foundation 
727-828-0210 Ext 101 


Summit registrations can be refunded minus processing fees. No refunds after Feb. 1, 2019. Registartions can only be transferred by notifying the event contact before Feb. 11, 2019.

8th Annual Drug Prevention Summit 

Drug Free America Foundation Inc. (DFAF) is partnering with the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance to host 8th Annual Drug Prevention Summit.  The 2-day event will be held February 17-18, 2020 at DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport-Westshore.  The goal of this summit is to increase awareness of the impacts of drug use and abuse, enhance knowledge of how to reduce access, change social norms and encourage discussion of current policies. The summit will focus on implementing successful prevention strategies and providing tools to empower communities to advocate for sound drug policies.

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CEUs for prevention certification, substance abuse, mental health & marriage counseling will be provided over the course of the two day summit. Certificates will be handed out at the end of each day. Continental breakfast and lunch each day is included in registration fee. 


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Presentation Topics 

Day One
  • I am a person - People are not disposable - Sam Anthony Lucania
  • Supersized Alcopop Research: How do we prevent youth from obtaining dangerous quantities of sugar-sweetened alcohol? - Matthew Rossheim, Assistant Professor, George Mason University
  • Drugged Driving - Rebecca Stelter, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Innovation Research and Training (iRT) 
  • Cultivating a Youth Change-Maker - Carlton Hall, M.H.S., Carlton Hall Consulting LLC. 
  • Substance Use Disorder, Including Marijuana, in Pregnancy - Washington Clark Hill, M.D., FACOG Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Florida Department of Health | Sarasota County 
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences -Chuck Daugherty, Director, ACT Missouri 
  • Community Youth in Action (CYA ) Engaging Teens in Primary Prevention Efforts - youth presenters from Idaho
  • War on Drugs and the impact of  marijuana legalization in Colorado – Thomas J. Gorman, Director of Rocky Mountain HIDTA
Day Two
  • U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams address 
  • Risks of teen drug exposure - Bertha Madras, Ph.D. 
  • Prevention in a Changing Marijuana Landscape - Amy Ronshausen, Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. 
  • Mental Health First Adie - Gary White, Principal Consultant/Trainer with Gary White Training & Consulting, LLC (GWTnC, LLC) 
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): What We Know and What We Can Do! - o Mary Martinasek, Associate Professor Public Health at the University of Tampa
  • Between Two Extremes: The Path Forward in Marijuana Policy - William Jones III, Communications & Outreach Associate, Smart Approaches to Marijuana
  • Handle with Care Program - Connie Shingledecker and Nathan Scott 
  • An Introduction to the Process of Local Policy Change - Kristin Kidd, MA., Southeast Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) at Wake Forest University School of Medicine 
  • Fentanyl, A National Crisis Update – Where We Are Today - Lt. Dan Zsido, ret. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, National Trainer, NADDI

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