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Call for Programs - 2018 National Meeting: Implementing Change in Urgent Times

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery is looking forward to our upcoming 2018 National Meeting: Implementing Change in Urgent Times to take place October 15-18 2018 at The Ohio State University. The 2018 National Meeting offers practitioners, student affairs professionals, faculty and students the training and tools necessary to strengthen alcohol and drug misuse prevention, intervention and recovery at their college, university or community.

The 2018 National Meeting Committee is seeking proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research, and practice. Recognizing that there is renewed national urgency to address alcohol and other drug misuse, the theme seeks to highlight the steps, skills and processes needed to effectively implement evidence-based prevention, intervention, and recovery support strategies and solutions. Thus, “Implementing Change in Urgent Times” highlights the critical need to use best practices in implementation science to move campus resources towards effective change. Three main elements are implicit within this theme: (1) understanding the urgent need, (2) selection and adaptation of evidence-based responses, and (3) successfully implementing and evaluating programs, policies and practices in a sustainable and impactful way.

The committee invites proposals that:

-Reflect innovation and cutting edge ideas and programming within the three elements described within the theme.
-Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
-Present best-practice implementation steps which, whenever possible, have been evaluated within an implementation science framework
-Target new, mid-career, and seasoned campus professionals

The overall program will result in a diverse array of presenters and perspectives, including different expertise, different levels of experience, and a variety of institutional and organizational types.

Submission deadline is March 30, 2018.  Applicants can expect a response by May 11, 2018.

Visit this event's "Call for Programs" webpage for additional details:  
http://hecaod.osu.edu/events/national-meeting/call-for-programs/.

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