39th Annual WAAODA Spring Conference

Systems without Boundaries: Partnering for Success

The 2005 Conference theme “Systems without Boundaries: Partnering for Success” is our commitment to take the lead in the AODA discipline in the adaptation of learning from other disciplines. During May 9-11 at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, we want to help create a seamless partnership to improve substance use disorder treatment for clients throughout Wisconsin. Our 2005 Conference seeks to synthesize the most appropriate learning from other healthcare disciplines and build partnerships at multiple levels: Personal, conference-oriented, inter-professional and between healthcare systems. For professionals in the AODA, this learning helps fulfill up to 22 Continuing Education Units?ideal educational credits for AODA counselors, primary care physicians and nurses, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, social workers and others.

In 2004, the 38th Annual WAAODA Spring Conference set new records by attracting 460 registered AODA counselors, clinic managers and other healthcare professionals and administrators from 105 Wisconsin municipalities and six states. The overall satisfaction rating for the 2004 Conference was 98%, with 53% of responding participants rating the three-day Conference as “good” and 35% rating it as ?excellent?. The active involvement of the state’s top professionals has shown that they understand the depth and magnitude of the substance use issues confronting Wisconsin.

For 2005, WAAODA has committed to build on our strong foundation and tradition ? this Conference will provide the year’s major source of education, training, advocacy and collaboration for Wisconsin’s AODA professionals.

The 2005 WAAODA Conference includes more than 40 presentations and workshops led by top national AODA authorities like Dr. Ashok Bedi, Dr. Stephanie Covington, Dr. G. Alan Marlatt, Dr. Allen Cavaiola, Rokelle Lerner and many others. For more, see our flyer.

The Management Institute is back by popular demand of healthcare executives and clinic managers. In 2005, the Institute provides intensive and interactive training for no more than 40 business and administrative leaders covering crucial management issues now threatening Wisconsin’s AODA field. For more, see our flyer.

The annual Diversity Evening demonstrates the healing power of music and dance, highlighting the diversity of Wisconsin performing arts. For more, see our flyer.

WAAODA’s annual Advocacy Luncheon features keynote speaker Stacia Murphy, president of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, based in Washington, DC. Also, at the Advocacy Luncheon, WAAODA’s presents its annual Awards of Excellence to outstanding individuals making a difference to benefit substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery in Wisconsin.


Secretary Matthew Frank
AODA in Wisconsin: What We Need Now, Opening Speaker for Monday, May 9, Plenary Session
  Helene Nelson, Secretary, Department of Health and Family Services, Opening Speaker for Wednesday, May 11, Plenary Session
Joyce Allen, Director, Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Speaker for Wednesday, May 11, Plenary Session   Timothy Condon, PhD (NIDA Deputy Director) Brain Chemistry, Neuroimaging and Addiction and Focus on Methamphetamine
Ashok Bedi, MD Spiritual Dimensions of Addiction and Recovery   Stephanie Covington, PhD, LCSW Helping Women Recover: Substance Abuse, Trauma and Mental Health
William Vega, PhD, Population Transformation and Substance Abuse Disorders among Latinos: New Thinking about Theoretical, Genetic and Environmental Factors   Stacia A. Murphy, President of NCADD Keynote Speaker for Advocacy Luncheon, Advocacy: Changing the Lens for Success
Lonnetta Albright, Director Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Building Collaborative Systems in a Changing World   G. Alan Marlatt, PhD College Drinking: New Approaches to Prevention and Intervention
Allen Cavaiola, PhD The OWI Offender: Accurate Assessment and Pragmatic Treatment     Rokelle Lerner Counter-Transference: The Blessing and the Curse
Kenneth Minkoff, MD Integrated Model for Treatment of Individuals with Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders     Mary Marden Velasquez, PhD Transtheoretical Model-based Group Treatment for Substance Abuse using Motivational Interviewing
Michael Miller, MD, FASAM, FAPA Buprenorphine versus Opioid Dependence: What Counselors Must Know     Mark Sanders, LCWS, CADC Recovery Management in Communities of Color
  Lance Longo, MD Psychopharmacology and the Neurobiology of Addiction   Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CGP Adolescent Co-Occurring Disorders
Michael Bohn, MD Who’s at Risk?: Suicide and Violence Risk Assessment in Mental Health and Substance Abuse.      

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