Kansas Prevention Conference on October 12-13 in Wichita

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Join us for the 6th Annual Kansas Prevention Conference on October 12-13 in Wichita, KS

The Kansas Prevention Conference provides educational opportunities to increase awareness of emerging trends, build skills and knowledge to prevent suicide, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuse, and advocate for best practices.

The KPC Conference hosts state and local professionals from the various facets of the substance misuse prevention field and related disciplines.

The Pre-Conference will be held October 11, 2023.

You’ll be able to choose from a long list of evidence-based sessions as well as learning from our two keynote speakers, Monty Burks and Dr. Fred Rottnek.

Dr. Monty Burks

Dr. Monty Burks, CPRS, PLC, Ph.D., serves as the Director of Faith-Based Initiatives for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, where his role is engaging and connecting Tennessee’s faith communities to the behavioral health care system, with the goal of expanding addiction and mental health support services across the state.

Opening Keynote: Building Blocks – Faith, Prevention, Recovery

Dr. Fred Rottnek

Dr. Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM is a Professor and the Director of Community Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the Program Director of the Saint Louis University Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

Closing Keynote: The Intersection of Substance Use and Trauma on the Path to One Kansas

Sessions will focus on a variety of topics including basic theory and practice, building knowledge, skills and abilities, prevention workforce development, keeping current with prevention science, best prevention practices, innovative partnerships and capacity building, and new to prevention. Keep an eye out for the icons as you browse available breakout sessions.

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