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All smiles at the 2017 ADAPAO Conference!

2018 ADAPAO Conference on May 3

The 2018 ADAPAO conference, "Catalysts: Prevention Professionals Are Change Agents," takes place Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W. Spring Street in Columbus!

The conference will feature presentations by Dr. Tammy Collins of WestCare Foundation, Darryl Brake of the Summit County Prevention Partnership, and a host of other prevention experts, as well as networking opportunities with Ohio's prevention community.

"The ADAPAO Conference is an essential event on Ohio's prevention calendar," noted Mary Marvel, ADAPAO board member and co-chair of the Education & Training Committee. "The conference has become not only a place for Ohio's prevention professionals and advocates to learn and engage in important dialogue, but it's also become a stimulus for important prevention action and activity in our state.

The one-day conference will include large group presentations, tailored workshops, and a luncheon featuring presentation of the 2018 ADAPAO Awards. The ADAPAO Awards have recognized Ohio's prevention professionals and advocates since 1988.

The conference day will also include the ADAPAO Silent Auction, showcasing over 40 items, from themed baskets and works of art to restaurant gift cards and event tickets.

More information about the conference, including registration information is available on the ADAPAO Events page.