Transforming Texas through no-cost continuing education for substance use professionals

Our Mission

Working in partnership with leaders from San Antonio, Bexar County, health care systems, local government, and community-based organizations, we are pleased to announce the Texas Substance Use Symposium (TxSUS), formerly known as the San Antonio Substance Use Symposium (SASUS). TxSUS represents a unique opportunity to bring together health care providers, law enforcement, behavioral health professionals and recovery specialist to collaboratively identify our local substance use challenges and solutions to this public health concern. TxSUS will feature in-depth, specialized learning opportunities and skill-building workshops by high-quality instructors. In addition to a multitude of learning sessions, guests will work alongside like-minded professionals with opportunities to network and build partnerships with local and national leaders in the field.

Conference Chairs

Jennifer Potter Headshot

Jennifer Sharpe Potter,
PhD, MPH

Vice President for Research (interim)
Professor of Psychiatry UT Health San Antonio

Lucas Hill Headshot

Lucas G. Hill,
PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Clinical Associate Professor
PhARM Program Director
UT Austin College of Pharmacy

Judge Barbara Canales

Barbara Canales,
JD, County Judge

Nueces County

Programming Committee

Nelly Garcia Blow,
DO 

Christus Health

Hildebrando Mireles,
LPC-S, PhD Candidate

Tropical Texas

Joy Alonzo,
PharmD

Texas A&M Health Science Center

Crystal Walker,
DMSc, MPAS, PA-C

MHMR of Tarrant County

Alicia Kowalchuk,
DO

Baylor College of Medicine

Stacy Ogbeide,
PSYD, ABPP, CSOWM

UTHSCSA

Jaime Bailey,

El Paso Harm Reduction Coalition

Gilberto Perez,
MPH 

Harm Reductionist

Daniel Sledge,
EMT-P 

Williamson County Mobile Outreach Team

Amanda Simonton,
PMHNP

UT Austin School of Nursing