Friday, December 16, 2016  *  The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center  *  Roanoke, Virginia

Event Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 AM: Registration

8:30 - 9:00: Keynote Speaker - Dr. Bill Hazel, MD; Secretary Health & Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia.

9:00 - 9:45: What is SBIRT? - Nancy Brossoie, PhD

9:45 - 10:45: Reimbursement for SBIRT for Sustainability - Dr. William McFeature, PhD and Mr. Howard Chapman

10:45 - 11:00: Refreshment Break

11:00 - 12:30 PM: From Screening to Motivational Interviewing & Rolling with Resistance - Dr. Jeff Wilson, MD and Dr. Gerard Lawson, PhD

12:30 - 1:30: Lunch provided and Networking

1:30 - 3:30: Concurrent Sessions

  1. Expectant Moms and the Dependent Neonate - Dr. Kimberly Simcox, DO
  2. High Risk Adolescents - Dr. David Hartman, MD and Cheri Hartman, PhD
  3. Screening Adults for High Risk Use - Dr. Nadine Hartig, PhD
  4. Patterns of Use for the Older Adult - Dr. Sarah Gilbert, PhD, CNS and Dr. Megan Hebdon, DNP, FNP-C

3:30 - 4:00: Panel Discussion and Evaluation


Dr. Nancy Brossoie, PhD is a research faculty member at the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech with a research interest in substance misuse in the second half of life. She is the Project Director of a 3-year, $945,000 grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to embed the evidence-based Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) approach into the curriculum of counselor education, nursing, and medical residency rotations at Virginia Tech, Radford University, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She is an SBIRT trainer in Southwest Virginia, a member of the Aging and Addictions research workgroup supported by the Gerontological Society of America, and supports the education department at VA Alcohol and Beverage Control in the development of their materials. She recently started working with the VA Dept. of Health's campaign to raise awareness among providers of the new Addiction and Recovery Treatment Service (ARTS) benefit available to Medicaid and Medicare patients.

Howard Chapman has been involved in health care management for over 36 years in rural Community Health Centers. He served as the Finance Manager and as the Executive Director for Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems in Virginia. He has also served as the Director of Programs and Development for Tri-Area Community Health, another Community Health Center in Virginia.. In 2010 Howard testified before Congress on solutions to improve access to healthcare for rural veterans and has been invited to the White House on 2 occasions to respond to rural community needs and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Community Health Centers. He has served on the Technology Task Force for Governor McDonnell in Virginia's preparation for Health Care Reform, currently serves as Treasurer for the Virginia Telehealth Network, and has served on a regional Health Information Exchange Board for southwest Virginia and east Tennessee.

Dr. Sarah Gilbert, Ph.D is an assistant professor at Radford University School of Nursing and a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist. She was an Information and Referral Specialist at Warm Hearth Village in Blacksburg, VA for 10 years where she provided case management, referrals, patient education, and health care management to independent residents.

Dr. Nadine Hartig, Ph.D is Chairperson and Clinical Director of the Counselor Education Department at Radford University. She teaches and practices clinically in the areas of marriage and family therapy, substance abuse and addictions and human sexuality. She is the coordinator of the SAMSHA SBIRT Grant for the Radford Counselor Education students.

Dr. Cheri Hartman, Ph.D is a Principal Investigator for SAMHSA grant funding SBIRT project Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment trainings for medical students and psychiatry residents at Carilion Virginia Tech Medical School. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and addiction issues.

Dr. David Hartman, MD is the Section Chief of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry at Carilion Clinic, Roanoke and associate professor at Carilion Virginia Tech Medical School. He is certified in addictions treatment and cognitive and behavioral therapy. He has served as an SBIRT trainer on the Carilion/VT/ RU/Jefferson SAMSHA Grant.

William a. Hazel Jr., MD practiced orthopedic surgery in Northern Virginia until becoming Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia in January of 2010. As Secretary, Dr. Hazel oversees 11 state agencies with over 16,000 employees including such diverse programs as Medicaid, Behavioral Health, Social Services, as well as Aging and Rehabilitation. These combined agencies spend approximately one-third of Virginia's budget.

Dr. Megan Hebdon, DNP is an assistant professor at Radford University School of Nursing and a family nurse practitioner who has worked in pain management, primary care, and urgent care settings. She is passionate about the use of non-pharmacologic approaches for the treatment of chronic pain disorders.

Dr. Gerard Lawson, PhD, LPC, NCC is an Associate Professor in the Counselor Education Department at VT and an active, enthusiastic trainer in our grant, where he serves as the Associate Director and Curriculum Lead on the VT campus. He has 20 years of experience both providing addictions treatment in rural Southside and Central Virginia, and teaching addictions treatment to counseling students and counselors in training. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in Virginia and a National Certified Counselor. He has published in numerous professional journals and book chapters with his interests being counselor wellness, counselor development, clinical supervision, and crisis response.

Dr. Bill McFeature received Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with 15 years of specialized training in integrative behavioral healthcare field working with primary care and behavioral health practitioners screening and treating patients with acute and chronic medical conditions. He has worked as a consultant for both SAMHSA and HRSA Projects preparing primary care, hospital, and community behavioral health clinics preparing for NCQA TRIPLE AIM objectives. Dr. McFeature is also the consultant for the Radford University Integrated Behavioral Health and Wellness Certificate program that has received national recognition for their participation in workforce development initiatives. Dr. McFeature is currently the Lead Behavioral Health Consultant and Director for a five primary care clinic located in Utah and continues to consult with both SAMHSA SBIRT and HRSA Behavioral Health Integration Grantees.

Dr. Kim Simcox, DO- works with the Carilion OB-GYN practice at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. She has worked with a team to develop and implement a Buprenophine Medication Assisted Therapy program for pregnant women that includes case management pre and postnatally and follow-up and treatment for infants.

Dr. Jeff Wilson, MD, FAACAP is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the VT/Carilion School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Child & Adolescent Inpatient Services at Carilion Clinic. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Wilson is a Distinguised Fellow of the American Academy of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. He has published numerous articles in Child/Adolescent and Addictions journals and his research and presentations have been invited to numerous national conferences. Dr. Wilson is actively involved in teaching motivational interviewing to health care providers and students. He currently serves on the SAMHSA SBIRT, 3-year educational grant, as a Program Lead and Trainer.

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