MAILED: June 4, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- The 13th Annual National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will be held June 8-12 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The conference will kick off with an opening session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Workshops and tours will continue through 5 p.m. Thursday.
The conference provides participants the opportunity to personally interact with other rural alcohol and drug abuse professions, federal agency representatives, and a number of nationally known institute faculty and resource people.
Among the conference highlights will be a presentation by David Mactas, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. He will make a presentation during the 8:30-10:30 a.m. session Monday titled "Perspectives on Rural America."
Also on Monday, the public is invited to attend a community forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Davies Center at UW-Eau Claire. A federal panel will participate in the discussion titled "A View From the Top." During the forum, clinical authorities from throughout the country will share information and answer participants' questions about alcohol, drug abuse and mental health issues. The forum is free and open to the public.
Other conference highlights include the Howard E. Hughes Award Luncheon slated for noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10. Julianne Hughes will make a presentation titled "Bring Excellence to America."
Conference sponsors include the National Rural Alcohol & Drug Abuse Network; Scaife Family Foundation; L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center/St. Joseph's Hospital; Wisconsin Bureau of Substance Abuse Services; Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; and the Harold E. Hughes Center on Rural Issues, UW-Eau Claire College of Professional Studies in cooperation with UW-Extension.
For additional information about the institute, call (715) 836-5011 or (715) 532-3363.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: June 23, 1997