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May 15, 16 and 17, 2024

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Online Registration Now Available

The annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies (IADS) will focus on current substance use disorders; alcohol and drug trends; the role of trauma in addiction; medication assisted treatment; strategies for addictions counselors in promoting recovery; trends in the use and distribution of illegal narcotics; and much more! In addition to a variety of other topics, IADS will also provide HIV, HepC and ethics education. This interprofessional conference provides practical tools and ground-breaking information related to successful intervention, rehabilitation and treatment.

Plenary Presenters

Target Audience

Counselors, social workers, case managers, therapists, educators, nurses, personnel directors, correction personnel, and other healthcare professionals interested in problems of alcohol and drug use disorders and all addictions.


Contact Hours

Up to 16.0 hours for all three days

Up to 6.5 hours for day one
Up to 6.25 hours for day two
Up to 3.25 hours for day three

The University of Southern Indiana designates 15.25 hours of this content as continuing education hours for the requirements of the MATE Act. Effective June 27, 2023, the DEA now requires that the nearly 2 million DEA licensees nationally demonstrate that they have completed eight hours of relevant accredited education before they obtain a new license or renew their current license.

The Indiana Supreme Court Office of Admissions & Continuing Education has approved 3.0 hours of general credits for day three, May 17, 2024.

This program has received approval by the Illinois Certification Board, Inc. (ICB) for Category: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, ATE, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, CFPP II

CE hours will also be available for Indiana licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Dental professions.

Application for continuing education has been submitted to the Kentucky Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Conflict of Interest Statement

No individual in a position to control content has any relevant financial relationships.

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 Kelley Collazo at by April 24, 2024.


Online Registration Now Closed

To Register: Click on the link above. 

In 2024, registration is discounted with generous support from Southwest Indiana AHEC. Register soon to take advantage of the discount.

Enrollment Cost:

  • $215 for all three days (a $100.00 discount)
  • $85 for Wednesday only (a $50.00 discount)
  • $85 for Thursday only (a $50.00 discount)
  • $75 for Friday only
Student Rate:
  • $140 for students all three days
  • $60 for students Wednesday only
  • $60 for students Thursday only
  • $35 for students Friday only

Refund Policy

A $25 administrative fee will be charged for cancelled registrations, if the registration fee has been paid, prior to May 6, 2024. No refunds will be provided after that date.

Conference Location

University of Southern Indiana, University Center West
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712

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Questions? Call toll-free 1-877-USI-HLTH (874-4584) or 812-461-5217 or email

2024 Conference Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Premier Exhibitor

Brentwood Springs

Pewter Sponsor

Exhibitor & Sponsor registration form  

Exhibitor & Sponsor online payment

Accreditation Statements

This activity is planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive up to 16.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Southern Indiana Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning (CHPLL). The CHPLL is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

State of Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider of continuing education for several professionals licensed in the state of Indiana, including social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, mental health counselors, and dental professionals.

The University of Southern Indiana has been approved by the Indiana State Board of Health Facility Administrators as a sponsor of continuing education programs for health facility administrators. License number: 98000033A