Michelle Nienhius (Panel)

Reston Hartsell (Panel)

Colleen Hughes (Panel)


Luci Longoria (Panel)


Heidi Driscoll (Panel)


Plenary Sessions

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Why Is It So Hard to get Attention on Prevention? Reflections of a Lifelong Bureaucrat

Michael Botticelli will reflect on his time as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as it pertained to substance use prevention. Mr. Botticelli will also talk about his current work as Executive Director of the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at the Boston Medical Center.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Prevention – Sustaining Our Focus in a Year of Change

From the opioid crisis to new leadership in the substance abuse field, we’ve seen big changes at SAMHSA and beyond. Director Harding will give valuable updates on the direction of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, multiple prevention grants across the country, and the future of the field of prevention.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Effective Prevention for Reducing eCigarette Use Among Youth

Representatives from South Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, and Rhode Island will present on prevention efforts aimed at reducing eCigarette use among youth in their respective states and communities. Prevention strategies covered will include enforcement, media campaigns, policy changes, and a technology-based retailer verification project for conducting merchant education and store assessments.