2019 AOD Call to Action Conference

Friday, April 5, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
UConn Alumni House


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.     Registration and Light Refreshments
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Guest Speaker Presentations
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Lunch and Roundtable Discussions
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.    Student Wellness Case Competition Presentations and Awards


Keynote Speaker:
Tom Workman, Ph.D.
Principal Researcher
American Institutes for Research


Thomas Workman

Thomas WorkmanPrincipal Communication Researcher and Evaluator

Thomas Workman, PhD, is a nationally recognized expert on high-risk drinking and drug use among college students. He brings more than 20 years of experience working with communities and institutions to address substance use by young adults through evidence-based individual and environmental strategies.  Dr. Workman has served in a variety of national leadership roles in substance abuse prevention, including as a Fellow for the United States Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug, and Violence Prevention, a member of the Council of Advisors for the Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, and as the National Chair for the NASPA Alcohol and Other Drug Knowledge Community.


Key Research Focus Area:
Reducing high-risk drinking among college students and building community consensus around environmental change to support health initiatives.

Student Wellness Case Competition:

The AOD Coalition and OPIM Innovate are challenging students to create a continuum of connectedness and engagement throughout campus to support student wellbeing. Students have the best vantage point to make this happen. 

The top three teams from the Wellness Case Competition will be selected to present at the Annual AOD Conference. Judging panels will deliberate and determine the final winners to further develop and implement their idea(s).

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