Transforming Texas Through No-Cost Continuing Education for Substance Use Professionals

Our Mission

The mission of the Texas Substance Use Symposium, or TxSUS (pronounced “Texas”) is to reduce the burden of substance use on Texas communities by convening health care providers, behavioral health professionals, peer recovery specialists, and others to collaboratively identify our local substance use challenges and solutions to this public health concern.

Why Attend?

Our annual symposium convenes a spectrum of stakeholders from around the state for a multi-day event to collaborate, converse, and advance the fields of substance use and behavioral health. Featuring an array of educations sessions, skill-building workshops, and collaborative breakout sessions, this symposium offers participants the chance to engage with national and local leaders, connect with their peers, learn about emerging and best-practices in the field, and contribute to a critical conversation on improving care. Join us for conversation, community, and collaboration.
For those seeking additional educational opportunities, check out our regular TxSUS Sessions, which feature national leaders discussing emerging and high-priority topics in substance use and behavioral health.

Conference Chairs

Jennifer Potter Headshot

Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH
Vice President for Research, Professor of Psychiatry
UT Health San Antonio

Lucas G. Hill, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Associate Professor, PhARM Program Director
UT Austin College of Pharmacy

Accreditation Committee

Glen Baumgart, PhD
UT Austin College of Pharmacy

Jennifer Bosworth, PhamD
UT Austin College of Pharmacy

Leticia Bresnahan
UT Health San Antonio 

Krista Comfort, MBA
UT Health San Antonio 

Lisa Costa
UT Austin School of Nursing

Jody Curtis
UT Austin College of Pharmacy

Lucas Hill, PharmD, BCACP
UT Austin College of Pharmacy

Adrienne Lindsey, MA, DBH
UT Health San Antonio 

Lindsey Loera, PharmD
UT Austin College of Pharmacy

Liz Martinez
UT Health San Antonio 

Jennifer Potter, PhD, MPH
UT Health San Antonio

Claire Zagorski, MSc
UT Austin College of Pharmacy

Our Partners

The PhARM Program at the UT Austin College of Pharmacy provides continuing education to a broad range of health professionals via the Texas Opioid Training Initiative, leads overdose prevention efforts across multiple campuses through Operation Naloxone, and conducts innovative research to identify and address gaps in the implementation of evidence-based interventions for substance use and addiction.

Be Well Texas provides equitable access to high-quality, evidence-based treatment and care for substance use disorder (SUD) that is grounded in compassion, built on science, and improved by technology. At Be Well Texas, we believe in a future where SUD prevention, treatment and recovery are easily accessible to all Texans, regardless of their ability to pay. Through statewide telehealth services, recovery support services and our provider network, Be Well Texas offers low-barrier, convenient access to evidence-based treatment and meets people where they are without judgment. Be Well Texas is part of UT Health San Antonio, a premier academic research center, whose mission is to make lives better through excellence in education, research, health care and community engagement.

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is a leader in innovative pharmacy education and research. As the #7 ranked U.S. pharmacy school, the College has $20 million in research funding and the #1 residency match placement rate in Texas.

UT Health San Antonio™, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, is the leader in south/central Texas funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced more than 33,000 alumni.

TxSUS is funded in part by TTOR, a public health initiative operated by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) through federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant award number H79TI085747, along with generous support from other sponsors throughout Texas.

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