Help & Hope Conference

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Emerging and Innovative Treatments for Substance Use Disorders

The Help & Hope Conference will assist professionals and para-professionals who work with families and individuals for whom substance use disorders are a concern. This affordable conference brings together experts in the field of alcohol and other drug addiction to provide fresh perspectives on how to serve those who suffer the effects of substance use disorders.

Featured topics for the 2023 conference include:

  • What is Recovery?
  • Treatment of Cannabis Use Disorders
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Clinical Practice

Friday, November 3, 2023
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Gateway Technical College
Racine Campus Conference Center
1001 S. Main Street
Racine, WI

Registration Cost

Regular Registration $119
Group Registration $109 for three or more from the same organization
Student Rate $49
.6 CEUs - Continuing Education Units $25
*In addition to the registration fee


CEUs available


View speaker bios and session descriptions.

Time Slot Speaker Session Title
Keynote Speaker
8:45-10:30 a.m.
Selahattin Kurter, MD Emerging and Innovative Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
Breakout 1:
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Selahattin Kurter, MD The Use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in Clinical Practice and Potentials in Addiction Treatment
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Michael McGowan “Why Me? What About Them?”
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Guruji Bryant Francesco Mascarenhas Mindfully Breathing: Self Care Through Breath Awareness, Relaxation, Meditation
Breakout 2:
1:15-2:45 p.m. David Galbis-Reig, MD Cannabis: Update on Adverse Effects and Pharmacological Treatment
1:15-2:45 p.m. Kristine Kaufmann Simplifying ADHD and Executive Functions: Provide Maximum Benefits to Your Clients and Patients with ADHD and Executive Function Challenges
1:15-2:45 p.m. Andy Duran Vaping in 2023: Current Trends, Effective Interventions, and Lessons from the Past
Breakout 3:
3:00-4:30 p.m. Nanci Shiman, LCSW Working with Resistant Clients: What’s Underneath the Anger and Avoidance?
3:00-4:30 p.m. Paul Zenisek Helping Family Members Respond to Treatment-Refusing Substance Users: An Overview of Community Reinforcement Approach Family Training (CRAFT)
3:00-4:30 p.m. Kevin Franciotti, MA, LAC Approaching the Brave New World of Psychedelic-Assisted Treatment for Mental Health and Substance-Related Disorders