2019 Wellness Forum 

2019 Wellness Forum

Addiction: Staying Current on a Complex Medical Disease

The Methodist College Wellness Forum is a day-long education event for health care professionals, educators and the general public. The forum features two keynote speakers and multiple breakout sessions that focus on identifying the signs of addiction, supporting treatment and understanding the complexities of addiction and recovery.  Continuing education credits will be offered to nurses, counselors, social workers, K-12 educators and IAODAPCA professionals.

Keynotes and Breakout Sessions

Kirk Moberg, MD, PhD, Executive Medical Director for the Illinois Institute of Addiction Recovery and a nationally recognized expert on addiction will deliver the morning keynote address.

Robert Carty, LCSW, CADC, CCJP will deliver the afternoon keynote address. Mr. Carty is the Director of Clinical Services at Chicago's Hazelden-Betty Ford Foundation and has 40 years of experience in the addiction treatment profession.

Breakout Session Listing - We will continue to add breakout sessions.  Check back often!


Registration is now open.   The first 25 registrants will save $5 on the cost of admission!  Use code FIRST25.  REGISTRATION LINK 

  • Professional Admission - $60 (6 CEUs)
  • Community Member Admission - $50 (no CEUs)   

Scholarships Available!

Scholarships that cover the cost of the Wellness Forum registration fee are available to Nurses working in Primary Care Clinics, Health Departments, Schools, Social Service Agencies and other primary care, public and community health care organizations. 

The scholarships are provided by the Methodist College Nursing Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention- Registered Nurses in Primary Care HRSA Grant Program. The grant's goal is to enhance the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of the Primary Care, Public and Community Health care nurse.*

If you are a nurse working in one of these settings and are interested in attending the Wellness Forum at Methodist College, Please Contact Grant Madden at gmadden@methodistcol.edu.  

Free Community Awareness Event:

Identifying the Signs of Substance Use in Teens

It's easier than you think for teens to conceal a substance use concern. Methodist College is hosting a free awareness event featuring a mock teen bedroom exhibit that will help parents and community members recognize overlooked items that may be indicators of experimental or regular drug use. Join us from 5:00-7:00pm on Thursday, April 25th to walk through the exhibit and view historical addiction advertisements, followed by networking and a discussion panel with local experts. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.  To attend this free event, please register here.


If you have any questions about the 2019 Wellness Forum or the free community awareness event, please contact us at continuinged@methodistcol.edu or (309)282-8474.

* Acknowledgement and Disclaimer - This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UK1HP31727, Nursing Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention (NEPQR) - Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program, Total Award Amount of $2,800,000, 0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

If you have any questions about the 2019 Wellness Forum, please contact us at continuinged@methodistcol.edu or (309)282-8474.  

If you have any questions about the 2019 Wellness Forum, please contact us at continuinged@methodistcol.edu or (309)282-8474.