University of Southern Indiana

Spring Programs

Spring 2016

January 27, 3rd Annual Health Informatics Tri-State Summit (HITS)

March 7-11, SANE Training

March 12 & 13, Healing Touch Workshops                                   

April 6, 13th Annual Nursing Leadership                                                           

April 13, 20th Annual Research and Healthcare Issues Conference                      

May 4, 22nd Annual Midwest Care Coordination Conference

May 6, 18th Annual Advanced Practice Nursing Symposium

May 18, 19 & 20, 33rd Annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies (IADS) 

33rd ANNUAL INSTITUTE FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG STUDIES                                    

New this year, the annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies (IADS) expands to 2 ½ days focusing on current, effective alcohol and drug treatment. This inter-professional conference provides practical tools and ground-breaking information related to successful intervention, rehabilitation, and treatment.

 The first day morning plenary and optional afternoon sessions feature, Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, an international speaker in the behavioral health field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. He is co-author of Recovery Management and author of Relationship Detox: How to Have Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. His most recent book is entitled, Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients with Multiple Addictions and Disorders. He is a lecturer at the University of Chicago.

 Cardwell C. Nuckols, PhD, described as “one of the most influential clinical and spiritual trainers in North America,” will provide the second day morning plenary and two optional afternoon presentations, as well as, the third half -day presentation. He has served the behavioral medicine field for over 35 years and for the last 20 years is considered one of the leading experts in the world on addiction and recovery.

 Dr. Nuckols’ formal educational background is diverse. He has undertaken formal studies in the areas of chemistry, pharmacology, neurobiology, education and psychology, as well as, a personal interest in the area of nonlinear physics. His personal spiritual path has involved studies into various spiritual traditions including Buddhism, Hinduism and early Christian contemplative practice.

 Dr. Nuckols is widely published, having authored more than 60 journal articles, 30 books and workbooks, 50 DVDs, CDs and videos, and 25 audiotape series. In the spring of 2014, he released a book entitled Realizing Christ Consciousness: Finding Freedom through Illumination. Best sellers include The Ego-Less SELF: Achieving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding; his first book Cocaine:  Dependency to Recovery; the booklets: Quitting Heroin, Quitting Alcohol and Quitting Marijuana (Hazelden).

Additional concurrent sessions will provide information on trends in use of illegal substances, ethics, HIV/AIDS and other topics of current interest.

Gene Nance Professional Conference Attendance Fee Fund

Financial assistance in the form of fully paid conference registrations will be awarded to first time attendees to the Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies, based on financial need of the applicant and amount of funds available from  the Gene Nance Professional Conference Attendance Fee Fund.  To be considered for the award, submit: (a) a letter of request that explains why you want to attend, how it would benefit you professionally, an overview of your need for financial assistance; and (b) a letter of reference from a professional colleague or supervisor. Send both documents, to Jennifer Hertel at by May 1, 2016. For questions, call Jennifer at 812-461-5463.

Date & Time: Wednesday & Thursday, May 18 & 19, 8 am to 5 pm; Friday, May 20, 8 am to 11:45 a.m.

Location: Health Professions Center

Registration Fee: $134 for Wednesday or Thursday only and $75 for Friday only, $315 for all three days, $60 for students for Wednesday or Thursday only and $35 for Friday, $140 for students for all three  days, if  registering  by May 4; thereafter, fees are increased by $15 per day. (Includes lunch on day one and two, breaks, and CE certificate)

Contact Hours: Application for continuing education submitted to IAAP, IAODAPCA, ICAADA,NAADAC, NASW, Kentucky Board of Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, KentuckyBoard of Examiners of Psychology, nursing, and Indiana health facility administrator.

Contact Hours: Up to 14.5 for Wednesday and Thursday, 3.5 for Friday
Course Number: HPR890

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