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Substance Use Symposium

Integrating Multidisciplinary Strategies  

With the safety of our community at heart during the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to inform you that the Substance Use Symposium has been postponed. Due to the severity of the ongoing substance use crisis, we recognize the significance of proceeding to host this symposium, which is why the event has only been delayednot canceled. A new date for the symposium will be announced at a later time. Although the date of the event has changed, the mission has not, and we hope you will still join us to discover ways on how to improve treatment for those affected by substance use.

Date and Time: TBD
Governors State University
University Park, IL
College of Health and Human Services


Given the significant impact of substance abuse on society, there is an urgent need for health and human service professionals to improve treatment outcomes in various settings. This groundbreaking symposium will bring together national experts, regional thought leaders, and committed health and human service practitioners to explore methods that will strengthen communities and save lives.

Keynote Speakers


  • Captain (CAPT) Jeffrey Coady, Psy.D., ABPP, is a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service overseeing Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin and a board certified clinical psychologist. He has demonstrated experience in policy development, strategic planning, implementation and operations of behavioral health systems.
  • Seth Eisenberg, M.D., is a leading compassionate psychiatrist, lead trainer and technical consultant for behavioral health care integration in primary care for the Georgia Primary Care Association. He is also a professor of Addiction Medicine for the Gateway psychiatry residency program.


We hope you will join us for this exciting event to:

  • Recognize substance use trends and the impact of substance abuse on the delivery of health and human services.
  • Describe interdisciplinary, person-centered strategies for substance use identification, prevention, intervention, and recovery.
  • Discover ways for health and human service professionals to collaborate with each other and to better communicate with individuals, families, and communities. 


Addictions Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Public Health Practitioners, Social Workers, Educators, Criminal Justice Professionals. 


Register early. Seating will be limited.

Early Bird Rate $50 – Deadline TBD
Regular Rate $75 – Deadline TBD

Sponsored by:  

  • HRSA – Behavioral Health and Workforce Education and Training Program (BHWET); Award No. 1MO1HP31301-01-00
  • Trent Bartolomucci Foundation


CEUs applied for
Continental Breakfast and Lunch included 

For more information, please contact or 708-534-4910.


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