2022 TxSUS Event Day Information

Why Attend?

The mission of our unique 2-day program is reducing the burden of substance use on Texas communities by convening health care providers, law enforcement, behavioral health professionals, and others. TxSUS features a continuing education curriculum, panel discussions, and networking with national and Texas-based substance use experts.

Who Attends?

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.

2022 Agenda Coming Soon!

We look forward to seeing you at TxSUS!

Stay tuned for updates and the 2022 agenda.

Space is limited at the host hotel:

Omni Corpus Christi

900 North Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78401

2022 Speakers Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for updates on the 2022 speakers.

Click the link below “DIGITAL PROGRAM” to view our
agenda, speaker bios, poster demonstrations, sponsors and more.

Our Speakers

Van L. King

Professor

UT Health San Antonio

Sidarth Wakhlu, MD

Professor

UT Southwestern Medical Center

 
Crystal Walker DMSc, MPAS, PA-C

Director of SUD Clinical Services

My Health My Resources of Tarrant County

 
Yajaira Johnson-Esparza, PhD

Professor

UT Health San Antonio

Gabriela Lopez, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

UT Health San Antonio

Rich Bottner, DHA, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Dell Seton Medical Center

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Richard Hamner, LMSW, RSPS

Clinical Research Project Manager

UT Health San Antonio

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Claire Zagorski, MSc, LP

Program Coordinator

UT Austin

Lucas Hill, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Clinical Assistant Professor

UT Austin College of Pharmacy
Jennifer Papac, MD

Assistant Professor

UT Health San Antonio
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Jennifer Potter, PHD, MPH

Vice Dean of Research

UT Health San Antonio

Robert Ashford, MSW, PhD

Recovery Scientist

SUD Institute at The University of the Sciences
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Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH
Justine Minor Endowed Professor
University of California, San Francisco
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Bonzo Reddick, MD

Chair of Community Medicine

Mercer University’s School of Medicine

Jose Flores, LCDC

TTOR Recovery Support Program Specialist

Texas Health and Human Services
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Michael Mackert, PhD

Director, Center of For Health Communication

Dell Medical School

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David Miramontes, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

UT Health San Antonio
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Gilberto Perez, MPH

Co-Executive Director

Texas Harm Reduction Alliance

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