Language, Stigma and Advocacy: Looking Beyond the Opioid Epidemic – Poe Center Annual Meeting and Luncheon Conferences

September 26, 2018 – September 28, 2018 All Day

Stigma discourages people from seeking treatment.

When a person with substance use disorder has internalized the negative stigma of the disease, it directly damages that person’s chances of recovery.

Broyles LM, et al. “Confronting Inadvertent Stigma and Pejorative Language in Addiction Scholarship: A Recognition and Response.” Substance Abuse Journal , 2014.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training*
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Poe Center for Health Education
Register for the training here.

VIP Reception and CookWELL Kitchen Opening
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Poe Center for Health Education


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Luncheon Conference
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Fellowship Hall in Greensboro
Keynote Speaker: Donald McDonald, Executive Director of Addiction Professionals of North Carolina


Friday, September 28, 2018

Luncheon Conference and Poe Center Annual Meeting 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Andrews Conference Center at WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Patrick Conway, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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VIP Reception & CookWELL Kitchen Soft Opening

Greensboro Luncheon

WakeMed Luncheon



Thank You to our Sponsors.


*Wake AHEC CEU(s): Wake AHEC will provide 0.8 CEU to participants upon completion of this activity. A participant must attend 100% of the program to receive credit. Partial Credit will not be awarded.
*Contact Hours: Wake AHEC will provide up to 8.0 Contact Hours to participants.
The training will be followed by a VIP reception and CookWELL Kitchen Soft Opening on Wednesday September 26th, 2018.