Past TxSUS Event Information

Past TxSUS Agendas

The Texas Substance Use Symposium (TxSUS) focuses on strengthening the field and identifying challenges and solutions for substance use. For more information about our past events, documents and agendas, see the links below.

Day 1

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH Lucas G. Hill, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Beyond Opioids: Stimulants and the 4th Wave of the Overdose Crisis

Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Infectious Disease Issues Related to Injecting Opioids and Stimulants

Bonzo Reddick, MD
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Moving the Needle on Substance Use in Texas

Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH David Miramontes, M.D. FACEP FAEMS NREMT Gilberto Perez, MPH Bonzo Reddick, MD Crystal Walker DMSc, MPAS, PA-C Claire Zagorski, MSc, LP
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Social Networking Hour

Join us for a virtual networking event.

Day 2

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Poster Session

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Hands-on Workshop 1: Behavioral Health

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Hands-on Workshop 2: Peer Recovery Support

Update and skills development
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Hands-on Workshop 3: Law Enforcement/ First Responders

New approaches to substance use for law enforcement and first responders
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Hands-on Workshop 4: Health Care Providers/ Pharmacist

Health care providers: Engaging with the PMP to provide better patient care
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Hands-on Workshop 5: Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Bootcamp

Health care providers: Clinical knowledge & approach to management of patients with opioid use disorder
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Hands-on Workshop 6: Rooted in Data, Grounded in Equity

Learn about practical tools to increase equity in data analysis and data visualization

Day 1

12:45 PM to 1:00 PM

Registration and Breakfast

Lobby
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

2nd Annual SASUS

Welcome and Opening Remarks SASUS Planning committee
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Update on Local Statistics in San Antonio and Bexar County (Panel)

Van L. King, MD – UT Health SA Lisa Cleveland, PhD, RN – UT Health SA Angela White, CEO – Alpha Home Jennifer S. Potter, PhD, MPH – UT Health SA Abigail Moore, LPC, LCDC – SACADA
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

BREAKOUT 1 – Recovery High Schools

Evita Morin, LMSW Michelli Ramon, LCSW Bea Blackmon – Rise Recovery Tanya Jopling, MA, LCDC – Bexar County

BREAKOUT 2 – Buprenorphine, Methadone, or Naltrexone: History, Rationale, and Effectiveness in Opioid Use Disorder

Van L. King, MD – Psychiatry UT Health SA

BREAKOUT 3 – Casa Mia

Lisa Cleveland, Ph.D., RN – School of Nursing UT Health SA
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Catered Lunch and Networking

Join us for a virtual networking event.
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Promoting recovery with every word: stigma and discrimination

Robert D. Ashford, MSW – Recovery Scientist University of the Sciences
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Treatment on Demand

Alister Martin, MD, MPP – Emergency Medicine Physician Mass. General Hospital

Role of Emergency Medicine in Addiction Treatment

Van L. King, MD – Psychiatry UT Health SA

Hospital-based addiction treatment

Rich Bottner, PA-C – Dell Medical School UT at Austin
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Promoting Recovery with Every Word: Stigma and Discrimination

Robert D. Ashford, MSW – Recovery Scientist University of the Sciences
4:00 PM to 4:55 PM

Update on Local Statistics in San Antonio and Bexar County

Colleen Bridger Ph.D., MPH – Metropolitan Health District Sharon Walsh, Ph.D. – Behavioral Science University of Kentucky Robert Ashford, MSW – University of the Sciences Zach Siegal, MA – Journalist & Writer (Moderator)
4:00 PM to 4:55 PM

Closing Remarks and Meeting Closeout

Day 2

12:45 PM to 1:00 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH Lucas G. Hill, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Beyond Opioids: Stimulants and the 4th Wave of the Overdose Crisis

Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Infectious Disease Issues Related to Injecting Opioids and Stimulants

Bonzo Reddick, MD
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Moving the Needle on Substance Use in Texas

Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH David Miramontes, M.D. FACEP FAEMS NREMT Gilberto Perez, MPH Bonzo Reddick, MD Crystal Walker DMSc, MPAS, PA-C Claire Zagorski, MSc, LP
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Social Networking Hour

Join us for a virtual networking event.

Useful Links

Day 1

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM

1st Annual SASUS

Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Infectious Disease Issues Related to Injecting Opioids and Stimulants

Welcome and Opening Remarks Nelson W. Wolff – Bexar County Judge Rep. Ina Minjarez – Texas House of Representatives
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Opioids & Our Community: San Antonio, Bexar County, South Texas

Jennifer Sharpe Potter, Ph.D. – MPH Associate Professor of Psychiatry Associate Dean for Research Long School of Medicine UT Health SA www.jspotter.org Abigail Moore – Chief Executive Officer San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SACADA) www.sacada.org
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

What is an Opioid Use Disorder and Treatment

Hosted by Steve Spriester, news anchor KSAT 12 Signs and symptoms of an opioid use disorder What does evidence-based treatment mean Getting help in our community Panelists: Colleen Bridger, Ph.D., MPH – Metropolitan Health District Abigail Moore – SACADA Angela White – Alpha Home Clayton Sponhaltz, LCDC – Rise Recovery Jennifer Sharpe Potter, Ph.D., MPH – UT Health SA
10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder: What’s the Connection?

Best Practices in Detecting Opioid Misuse and Managing CDC Guidelines Ameet Nagpal – MD School of Medicine Anesthesiology UT Health SAVA Best Practices in Non-Opioid Pain Management Don McGeary, Ph.D. – School of Medicine Psychiatry UT Health SAWhat’s Next for Prescription Monitoring Programs Allison V. Benz, RPh – MS Executive Director Texas State Board of Pharmacy
12:45 PM to 1:45 PM

Best Practices for Treatment & Recovery (Discussion Panel)

Panelists: Vicki Thomas – SACADA Melissa K. Dobbertin – Alpha Home Nigel Williams – Rise Recovery Jennifer Sharpe Potter, Ph.D., MPH – UT Health SA Van King, MD – UT Health SA
1:45 PM to 3:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1 Women and Infants Room 3.304 Lisa Cleveland, Ph.D., RN – School of Nursing UT Health SA (moderator)Breakout 2 Co-occurring Conditions & Opioid Use Room 2.204 Don McGeary, Ph.D. – Psychiatry UT Health SA (moderator) Breakout 3 Adolescents and Emerging Adults Room 2.208 Clayton Sponhaltz, LCDC – Josh Green Rise Recovery
3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

The Treatment Gap: Policy, Politics, and Patient Care

Ethics Session Leo Beletsky, JD, MPH – Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences Northeastern University www.northeastern.edu
4:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Meeting Closeout

Day 2

12:45 PM to 1:00 PM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Buprenorphine Half & Half Waiver Training

GetWaiveredSA.org Launch Kickoff Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistant* Van L. King, MD – MD School of Medicine Psychiatry UT Health SA Michael A. Dawes – MD School of Medicine Psychiatry UT Health SA

Useful Links

Continuing Education Information Click here for full CE information, learning objectives, and how to claim credit.
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based activity is approved for 13.00 hours continuing education credit. With overlapping sessions on day 2, the individual is eligible to receive 5.00 hours of continuing education credit. In order to receive .50 CEUs (5.00 hours) CE credit, the participant must complete attend the virtual activity sessions then complete the online evaluation.
ACPE LogoThe University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based activity is approved for 13.00 hours continuing education credit. With overlapping sessions on day 2, the individual is eligible to receive 5.00 hours of continuing education credit. In order to receive .50 CEUs (5.00 hours) CE credit, the participant must complete attend the virtual activity sessions then complete the online evaluation.
CNE: This activity provides 5.0 of nursing continuing education through the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.</td >
CME: The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Long School of Medicine designates this material for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
CEU’s: The Office of Professional Development at The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and as such receives automatic approval as a continuing education provider by the Texas Board of Social Work Examiners under Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 34. § 781.511(c). The program represented by this certificate was provided in accordance with the criteria and standards of the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, and has been approved for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. Please note that 1 hour = 1 CEU. Complaints about this program may be made to: TSBSWE 333 Guadalupe St, Tower 3, Room 900 Austin, TX 78701 512-305-7700800-821-3205 bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-social-worker-examiners/
EMS: Texas EMS certificates may use CE approved by outside agencies recognized by the Office as having the authority to accredit CE. The following program has been approved for Texas EMS: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)/American Nurses Association: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/EMS/sotherce.shtm
Law Enforcement: The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement allows officers to submit this certificate for continuing education credit consideration to the supervisor. http://www.tcole.texas.gov/content/general-course-reporting-numbers