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  • par·leys (noun, plural): a discussion or conference
  • A seminar series focusing on various topics around addiction
  • 2024 Series Theme: Prevention & Harm Reduction


Stigma & Bias - Are You Guilty? Addressing What No One Wants to Admit.

A dive into stigma and bias and how it effects the chronic illness of a substance use disorder. This lecture will look at the historical and current standpoints of stigma and bias and help to unravel how you can improve outcomes by changing your language around substance use disorder and calling in those around you to do the same.

Jasmin E. Charles, PA-C, MS is a certified Physician Associate, is the Clinical Director of SUPeRAD (Substance Use & Pregnancy, Recovery, Addiction, Dependence) clinic; a specialty prenatal clinic for individuals of childbearing age with any form of a substance use disorder. SUPeRAD clinic is located in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Utah where Jasmin has the appointment of Adjunct Assistant Professor. She is also a Medical Clinician on several NIDA funded research trials for PARCKA (Program of Addiction Research, Clinical Care, Knowledge, Advocacy) in the Division of Epidemiology; Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah where she has a special interest in research with pregnant and postpartum people.


Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education Credit is available to all live attendees - free of charge!

These credits can be used by many healthcare providers in the State of Utah for licensure and/or accreditation. This includes doctors, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, social workers, and more!


PARCKA Parleys are open to anyone and everyone

Addiction touches nearly everyone - from communities to families to individuals. All are welcome to learn more about addiction health, prevention, and treatment.


  • “Learning the various ways to support individuals with addiction [and] discovery of community resources is very helpful.”
  • “[I have learned] new ways to engage those with opioid use disorder to decrease stigmatization.”
  • "When I attend, I feel rejuvenated and inspired and that seems to positively affect my motivation at work.”




  • "Harm Reduction or Prevention - Why Not Both?" SPC Wilkins, Chad - Watch Here
  • "Culturally Responsive Peer Support in the Intermountain West: A Qualitative Exploration of One Model" Elizabeth Siantz, PhD, MSW - Watch Here


  • "The State of Medicaid in Utah & The Great Unwinding" Daryl Herrschaft - Watch Here
  • "Building Bridges in ED-Initiated Addiction Treatment" Arianna Campbell, PA-C and Sarah Windels - Watch Here
  • "The Greater Intermountain Node (GIN): Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Will Be" Adam J. Gordon, MD MPH FACP DFASAM - Watch Here
  • "Using Data Science to Improve Patient Outcomes" Corey J Hayes, PharmD, PhD, MPH - Watch Here
  • "Fit To Recover: Exercising Recovery" Rachel Santizo, AS (Criminal Justice), CPSS - Watch Here
  • "Recovery at the U: Collegiate Recovery" Liz Spencer - Watch Here
  • "Syringe Exchange & Beyond!" MacKenzie Bray, MPH - Watch Here
  • "Feeling Positive About Screening & Treating Hepatitis C & SUD in Minority & Majority Populations" Jessica Arbogast, NP; Terry Box, MD; Jasmin Charles, PA-C, MS; and Sequan Kolibas - Watch Here
  • "Sacred Circle Healthcare - The Circle of Care Model" Josh Anderson, MPA and David Swan, LCSW - Watch Here


  • "Clean Slate Utah" Noella Sudbury - Recording Unavailable
  • "Linking Faith, Community, and Substance Use Research" Heidi Peterson Dutson and Logan Wolf, Th.M. - Recording Unavailable
  • "Buprenorphine for the Non-Addictionologists" Adam Gordon, MD, MPH - Watch Here
  • "Understanding the Challenges of Working with Person with OUD" Marvis Doster, CARN - Watch Here
  • "The Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training Certificate (SUDTTC) Program" Jason Castillo, PhD, MSW - Watch Here
  • "Cannabis and Cannabis Derivatives in the Treatment of Chronic Pain" Don McGeary, PhD, ABPP - Watch Here
  • "Innovating to Prevent Disease in a Diagnosis & Treat World: Use of a Food Pharmacy Pilot to Address Food Insecurity & Nutrition" Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP & Ellen Maxfield, MSPH, CHES - Watch Here
  • "Opioid Overdose Education & Naloxone Training" Jennifer Plumb, MD, MPH - Recording Unavailable,
  • "The RAIN Initiative: Who We Are, Project Progress, and What's Next" Adam Gordon, MD, MPH; Kayla Fritz, MHA, LSSGB; and Kody Hafen - Watch Here
  • "Volunteers of America (VOA), Utah, Detoxification Services" Nicki A. Boodrookas, CPSS - Watch Here
  • "The AIDS Education & Training Center: Local Resource, National Reach" Peter Best, MPH, MSW(c), CHES - Watch Here


  • "Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Adaptations to Treat the SUD Population" Eric Schmidt, LCSW, MSSW, MBA - Watch Here
  • "Drug Demand Reduction Outreach" Jesse Hudson, 2LT - Watch Here
  • "How the Media is Addressing Addiction" Leslie Tillotson, Maren Jensen, and Jim Spiewak - Watch Here
  • "USARA CRAFT Family Support Program" Darlene Schultz - Recording Unavailable
  • "The Utah Medical Cannabis Program" Sarah Ponce, MS, RN - Watch Here
  • "Healthy Individuals. Healthy Community." Teri Mumm and Alexa Wrench - Watch Here
  • "Zero Refusal Receiving Centers" Nichole Cunha, LCSW, DHS; Bill Newell ONDCP-CDC; and Steve Barnes, MPH - Watch Here
  • "Complementary & Integrated Care for Substance Use Disorder" Amy de la Garza, MD - Watch Here
  • "Saving Veterans Lives" Al Palmer - Watch Here
  • "An Overview of The Addiction Recovery Program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" Ben Erwin, PhD and Nathan Acree, MSW - Recording Unavailable
  • "Substance Use and Healing with Native American Individuals" Kristina Groves, LCSW - Recording Unavailable


  • “Opioids and the Science of Addiction: A Science-Based Approach to Classroom Opioid Education” Sheila Homburger and Kristin Fenker - Watch Here
  • "Family Perspectives in the Substance Use Disorder Crisis” Dennis Cecchini, Ciara Gregovich, and Joyce Kim - Watch Here
  • “Training Providers and Staff about Chronic Pain Management and Opioids in Long-Term Care” Linda Edelman, PhD RN - Watch Here
  • “Working with community partners on developing sustainable education about opioid use disorders and treatment options” Kris Williams, DNP APRN FNP-C and Kirsty Baron, PhD RN - Watch Here
  • “Veterans’ Experiences with Primary Care-Based Opioid Replacement Therapy” Susan Zickmund, PhD - Watch Here
  • "Opioid Induced Respiratory Failure (OIRD).  Are there early warning signs?" Robert Farney, MD, FACCP - Recording Unavailable
  • "Human Trafficking: Warning Signs, Awareness, and Addiction" January Riggin - Watch Here
  • "Buprenorphine Use in the Inpatient and Peri-operative Hospital Setting" Michael Moss, MD - Watch Here
  • "Cost-effectiveness of Extended-release Injectable Naltrexone Among Incarcerated Persons Pre-reentry" Ali Jalali, PhD - Watch Here


  • "Addiction Care at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute" Elizabeth F. Howell, MD, MS, DLFAPA, DFADAM - Recording Unavailable
  • "Siri, Rate my Counselor: Scaling Up the Evaluation of Substance Use Counseling with Speech Signal Processing and Machine Learning" Zac Imel, PhD and Jake Van Epps, PhD - Recording Unavailable
  • "Marijuana in Pregnancy: Sorting Through Hazy Evidence" Torri Metz, MD, MS - Watch Here
  • "SBIRT and the Next Sphygmomanometer in Utah: Understanding SBIRT Education at the University of Utah and Utah" Melissa Cheng, MD, MOH, MHS - Recording Unavailable
  • "Project ECHO - We may not be Amazon, but we are breaking down the walls between specialty and primary care" Paula Cook, MD and Christina Choate - Recording Unavailable
  • "Stigma is Recovery's Biggest Enemy" Tricia Bishop and Heather Bush - Watch Here
  • "Amidst Tragedy, A Frameshift: Evolving Policy Initiatives to Address Prescription Opioid Recipients" Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc - Watch Here
  • "Let's Talk to the Experts - Advanced Treatment Options for Opioid Use" Katherine L. Carlson, MD, FASAM, Christina Zidow, LCSW, and Misty McIntyre Goodsell, LCSW - Watch Here
  • "Misfits between the Law and People with Opioid Use Disorders" Leslie Francis, JD, PhD and Teneille Brown, JD - Watch Here
  • "Marijuana and the New Utah Law" Steve Ipsen, MSN, RN - Watch Here
  • "Preventing Adolescent Vaping: What We Know and What We Don't" Jason Burrow-Sanchez, PhD and Benjamin Ratcliff, BS - Watch Here


  • "Challenges of Addiction in the Community - Myths & Realities" Bill Cosgrove, MD, Tayler Nelson, and Adam Gordon, MD, MPH - Recording Unavailable
  • "Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA)" - Recording Unavailable