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It was a pleasure to see you at the National Council ’15 Conference in Orlando, FL. This conference was the best yet and we are very pleased that so many attendees took time out of their busy conference schedules to visit with us. SMART’s Software Team would like to thank everyone who spent time at our booth getting to know our company and product. We appreciate the opportunity to become personally acquainted with you and your organization.
The speakers at this years conference stirred up a flurry of conversations. General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) was described by attendees as being a powerful and captivating speaker with an enjoyable sense of humor.
Ashley Judd was another featured speaker that attracted the attention of this year’s attendees. Her celebrity and charming nature is certainly enough to draw listeners in, but it was her personal story that reinforced her impact as a speaker to the behavioral healthcare field.
Additionally, we would like to congratulate and highlight Melissa Howard, Program Supervisor of United Community Services (UCS), winner of SMART’s National Council 2015 iPad Air Gift Give-Away. UCS provides quality care in a recovery focused system. They work in partnership with persons served and in collaboration with the community to improve health and quality of life.
About The National Council Conference
Comprised of over 2,000 member organizations, this annual conference gathers Behavioral Healthcare professionals for three days of industry exhibits, mental health training, and discussions about services for the treatment of mental health and addiction disorders.
We would like to congratulate Melissa Howard, Program Supervisor of United Community Services (UCS), winner of SMART’s National Council 2015 iPad Air Gift Give-Away. SMART would like to thank everyone who participated. We look forward to seeing you at National Council 2016 in Las Vegas.
The mission of UCS is to provide quality care in a recovery focused system. Their vision is to provide care in partnership with persons served and in collaboration with the community to improve health and quality of life. Individuals served are the cornerstone of their business and clinical standards. Their relationships are built upon honesty, credibility, professionalism, and mutual respect.
SMART’s Software Team would like to thank everyone who visited our booth at PCB 2015 and spent time getting to know our company and product. We appreciated the opportunity to become personally acquainted with you and your organization.
It was a great experience meeting with current customers and building new relationships with attendees. Sales and Implementation Director, Michael Carruthers said, “We look forward to fostering these new and existing relationships over the upcoming year leading up to the next PCB Conference.”
We would like to congratulate and highlight Julie Hammersley Sr. Outreach Supervisor at Brandywine Counseling & Community Services, winner of our PCB Best Buy gift-card giveaway. BCCS is a trusted provider of substance abuse and behavioral health treatment, HIV/AIDS prevention and education initiatives, mental health and advocacy services.
SMART Management, Inc. would like to thank Executive Assistant Adriene O’Connor for her on-going efforts to help raise money for The Amos House, an organization that provides direct support to people in need by offering meals, shelter, and other resources that help them achieve stability. This marks her second year of pioneering SMART’s fundraising for them.
This April she brought in home-baked goods for sale to associates of SMART. Some associated even made special request orders for Adriene’s awesome banana bread. All proceeds of the month-long bake sale go to helping fund this organization.
In addition to baking she also has been attending cooking classes that are held to raise money for Amos House. If you or someone you know are interested in taking these fundraising cooking classes or are interested in helping in other ways please visit the Amos House website.
About Amos House
Amos House was founded in 1973 as a small soup kitchen. Today this organization has grown to have 14 supporting buildings. As a nonprofit social services agency, they provide hospitality and direct services to the homeless population in Rhode Island.
SMART VP of Software Paul Lebeau with Luly Hawkins of Sellati & Co.
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It was a pleasure to see you at this year’s AATOD Conference in Atlanta. This conference was one of the best yet and we are very pleased that many of our partners/customers took time out of their busy conference schedules to visit with us. Thanks also to everyone else who spent time at our booth getting to know our company and product. We appreciate the opportunity to become personally acquainted with you and your organization. If you would like more information about SMART Software please contact us.
Within the conference hall, SMART’s partner APT Foundation was one of this year’s poster presenters. Their presentations were focused on: “Integrating Overdose Prevention into an Opioid Treatment Program”, “Community Based Overdose Prevention- Providing Naloxone in Methadone Maintenance Programming”, “Integrating Horticultural Therapy into an Opioid Treatment Program” and “Integrating an Opioid Treatment Program into a Correctional Facility”. The presentations provide excellent ideas on how to expand and improve treatment programs.
L-R: Peter Morris CFOO of Discovery House /SMART, Michael Rizzi President&CEO of CODAC and Susan Storti, PHD, RN Admin Coordinator for RI Opioid Treatment Program Health Homes
We would like to congratulate Peggy Healy, Executive Vice President of The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), winner of SMART’s AATOD 2015 iPad Air gift give-away! The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. Thank you to all who participated!
The various presenters were a particularly strong point of this year’s conference. Of note was the OTP Health Homes presentation by our own Peter Morris CFOO of Discovery House / SMART, Michael Rizzi President and CEO of CODAC and Susan Storti, PHD, RN Administrative Coordinator for Rhode Island Opioid Treatment Program Health Homes Initiative.
The Awards Banquet was filled with powerful speakers and presenters including Master of Ceremonies and President of AATOD Mark Parrino, MBA, and Herman Joseph, PhD who was part of the original research team that started methadone treatment at The Rockefeller University in the 1960s. They introduced the award recipients while also sharing their invaluable wealth of knowledge.
Peter Shumlin the Governor of Vermont was presented with the “Friend of the Field Award” for his extraordinary contributions and support in the field of methadone treatment. Although not directly serving in the field, the nationwide awareness that he has brought to substance abuse treatment has made a huge impact.
Richard Froncillo, LCDS Patient Ombudsman and PATOD President
This annual conference has proven to be a valuable resource for information and critical treatment updates necessary for SMART to keep our software and software partners up-to-date with the latest program advances.
“The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) works with federal agencies and state substance abuse authorities concerning opioid treatment policy. The Association developed the State Methadone Guidelines (1993) and conjunction with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). These guidelines have been translated into French, Italian and Spanish and distributed to more than 20 countries. (Remove:The Association is presently assisting CSAT in the development of an updated, encyclopedic Opioid Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP), Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Treatment for Opioid Addiction”