June 6-8, 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

After a successful inaugural year, the Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, is looking forward to hosting the 2nd Annual Addictions Update Conference. Medical, addiction, and behavioral health professionals are invited to attend the conference, which will take place at the Marriott University Park in Salt Lake City, UT.

The conference program focuses on increasing knowledge of substance use disorders and developing effective prevention and intervention programs through science, policy and treatment. Specifically, the 2018 conference program will address contemporary issues of addiction across the lifespan, with a  focus on suicide and ethics. Ultimately, the conference hopes to facilitate improved systems, clinical modalities, and client care for individuals, families, and communities.


This program is for you if you are in a public or private professional sector working with, or influencing practices for, individuals and families with behavioral health and/or addiction issues.  Special emphasis is placed on the following professions:

  • Addiction Treatment
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Employee Assistance
  • Geriatrics
  • Gerontology
  • Home Health
  • Law Enforcement
  • Long-Term Care
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Military Specialties
  • Nursing
  • Pain Management
  • Paramedicine
  • Phamacy
  • Primary Care / Family Practice
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Other Health, Behavioral Health
    & Addiction Professions


  1. Increase awareness of and share current knowledge about substance use issues throughout the lifespan
 Identify and define relevance of substance abuse issues to peers, family, business, community, and government influences;

  2. Develop strategies to more effectively promote the healthy growth and development of individuals who are dealing with issues of substance use

  3. Provide effective working tools for professionals to properly intervene in said issues

  4. Familiarize participants with current policies, resources and resource needs in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment

  5. Provide tools for professionals in policy, research and patient care to develop and mobilize prevention and intervention programs in the business, community and/or government sectors

If you haven't already, join our mailing list to receive updates about the 2018 conference.


ESI Management Group

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Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing



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