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Opioids, Stimulants, and Trauma Summit

This event highlights prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery strategies related to opioids, stimulants, and trauma. All people with an interest in building healthy communities are invited to attend. 

In person 

  • Kalahari Resort/Wisconsin Dells
  • $200/person through April 15, 2023
  • $250/person April 16, 2023, through May 11, 2023


  • Zoom
  • $140/person through April 15, 2023
  • $200/person April 16, 2023, through May 11, 2023


Registration is required for this event. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. May 11, 2023. The UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education is supporting the registration process for this event.

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  • Cancellation policy: Cancellation requests for this event must be received in writing no later than May 1, 2023. A cancellation processing fee of $50.00 (or full registration amount, whichever is less) will be deducted from the refund. No exceptions. Registrants wishing to cancel may instead transfer their registration to someone else without penalty if they send a written request with the new registrant's details by April 28, 2023. Cancellations received after May 1, 2023, will not be refunded or provided a voucher. Registrants must cancel in advance of the event. No refunds will be issued once the event has started, regardless of whether you participated in the event. Submit a cancellation request.
  • Refund policy: Refunds will only be issued to registered participants if this event is canceled for any reason. No exceptions. 
  • Special meal requests: Requests for special meals must be made by April 22, 2023. There may be an extra charge for some special meal requests. Submit a request for a special meal
  • Videography/photography: Organizers and attending news media may be videotaping or photographing portions of this event. By attending this event, registrants acknowledge these activities and agree to allow their image to be used by the organizers and news media.  

Event materials: The WHOVA app will be used to share event materials with all registered participants. Information on how to access the WHOVA app will be emailed to all registered participants several weeks before the event. This information will be sent to the email registrants provided during the registration process.

Vendors/exhibits: Agencies and organizations interested in advertising or promoting their services to registered participants should register for the event and use the free features of the WHOVA app to reach people attending the conference. No tables or spaces are available on-site at the Kalahari Resort for vending or exhibiting. 

Continuing education units/credits

The following continuing education units/credits are available to all registrants who participate in the live event: 

  • 1.2 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 12 continuing education hours (CEHs)
  • 12 continuing medical education (CMEs)

No continuing education units/credits are available for watching the session recordings.

The UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education is providing continuing education units/credits for this event. The maximum number of hours of study for this event is 12 hours or 1.2 CEUs. Each 0.1 continuing education unit equals one continuing education contact/clock hour or CEH, which means 12 CEHs are available for this event. It is up to the registrant to determine if the CEUs/CEHs offered through this event are acceptable CEUs/CEHs for their license or certification. 

The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The maximum number of hours of study for this event is 12 hours. Each hour of content is equal to 1 CME, which means 12 CMEs are available for this event.

To ensure continuing education units/credits are credited properly, please follow all instructions in the WHOVA app to log session participation. 


The full agenda for each day will be released soon. The agenda for each day is subject to change.

Topics for the breakout sessions include integrating harm reduction in abstinence-based settings, using emerging digital technology to improve care of people with substance use disorders, managing biases when working with people, grief and trauma-informed care, mobilizing local resources to address substance use, understanding stigma and its impacts, the effectiveness of contingency management in the treatment of substance use disorders, national and Wisconsin drug trends, and stress and social determinants of maternal risk for opioid use disorder.

May 15: Pre-conference activity (9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Compassion Fatigue and Professional Burnout
Presenter: Donna Johnson, J.D.
Director of Training, CLAIRE|MATRIX

This session is designed to help participants identify the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, the differences in burnout and compassion fatigue, and provide ways for all health care and behavioral health professionals to address compassion fatigue. 

This is an in person only activity. The registration fee is $50 through May 11, 2023. Lunch and snacks are included with registration. 

No CEUs/CEHs/CMEs are available for this session.

May 16: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

(Breakfast, lunch, and snacks offered with registration)

  • Morning keynote: Dr. Yngvild Olsen  "Federal Efforts to Address the Opioid Crisis"
  • Afternoon keynote: William Keillbrew IV  "Champion of Change: A Journey of Healing, Resilience, and Trauma-Informed" 
  • Remarks from Governor Tony Evers (invited)
  • Remarks from DHS Secretary-designee Kirsten Johnson 
  • Three sessions of one-hour breakouts featuring local, regional, and national presenters with a total of 15 workshops for the day (choose one each session)
  • Planned evening activities include a networking event, yoga, and mindfulness meditation 

May 17: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

(Breakfast, lunch, and snacks offered with registration)

  • Morning keynote: Tracey Mitchell  "A Journey through Recovery from Opioids, Stimulants, and Trauma: From Harm Reduction to Healing"
  • Afternoon keynote: Panel of speakers with lived experience focused on addressing ways to break the stigma surrounding substance use disorders
  • Remarks from Attorney General Josh Kaul
  • Three sessions of one-hour breakouts featuring local, regional, and national presenters with a total of 15 workshops for the day (choose one each session)
  • Planned evening activities include a meeting for people in recovery, a networking event, yoga, and mindfulness meditation

May 18: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

(Breakfast offered with registration)

  • Keynote: Monty Burks "A Paradigm Shift in Addressing Substance Use"
  • One session of one-hour breakouts featuring local, regional, and national presenters with a total of five workshops for the day (choose one)


Lodging is available at the Kalahari Resort at the rate of $90 per night. This special room rate is available through April 13, 2023. 

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The Kalahari Resort is a cashless property. Credit cards and mobile payments are accepted for payments on-site. Kiosks are available to exchange cash for a Mastercard payment card that is accepted anywhere Mastercard is accepted. The kiosks accept $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. 

The Opioids, Stimulants, and Trauma Summit is organized by the Division of Care and Treatment Services and Wisconsin Connect, a service of the Center for Urban Population Health. The Center of Urban Population Health is made up of faculty and staff from the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, UW-Milwaukee, and Advocate Aurora Research Institute. 

If you have a question about the Opioids, Stimulants, and Trauma Summit or need special accommodations, contact Wisconsin Connect

Other upcoming events

Wisconsin Harm Reduction Conference
June 28-29, 2023
Green Bay and virtual
Wisconsin Substance Use Prevention Conference
September 13-14, 2023
Wisconsin Dells and virtual


Last revised March 21, 2023