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2020 Houston Vaping Summit

February 21, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM

Join us for a full-day summit that aims to educate and inform Houston community members about what vaping is and how social workers, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, and more can best address it. The Council's response to the emergence of vaping is based on decades of work delivering substance use treatment and education, and builds on programs to deliver targeted and issue-specific supports to teens and their families. For attendance of this event, 5.5 CEUs will be offered. A light breakfast and lunch is provided. 

Jermaine Galloway official

Keynote Speaker

Jermaine Galloway has worked in law enforcement since 1997 and, through his Tall Cop Says Stop™ program, has educated more than 105,000 people nationwide on substance abuse prevention. Officer Galloway has led 60+ alcohol retail compliance checks, which have resulted in more than 1,800 checks of alcohol retailers, 70 large and special event alcohol enforcement projects, and over 90 underage drinking party and kegger patrols. He has received the 2015 national and international award for American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) for work and training on fake IDs and underage drinking, the 2017 National Enrique Camarena Drug Awareness Award from the National Elks Drug Awareness program, and the 2018 Law Enforcement Partner Award from the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation for his statewide efforts to prevent and educate law enforcement on drug-impaired drivers. Learn more about Officer Galloway here.


Keynote Speaker

Amy Arrington, MD, PhD,  is the medical director for the Special Isolation Unit at Texas Children's Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatric critical care medicine for Baylor College of Medicine. She has dedicated her career to high-quality, compassionate care of critically ill children in an intensive care setting. Arrington earned her PhD and MD from Baylor College of Medicine, at which she also completed her residency in pediatrics, and fellowship in pediatric critical care. Learn more about Dr. Arrington here.

Breakout Session Topics

Tobacco Cessation Treatment & E-Cigarettes, Dr. Maher Karam-Hage, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Tobacco & Nicotine Policy 101, Claudia Rodas, Tobacco Free Kids

Life-Saver or Life-Taker? The History & Chemistry of Vaping, Patrick Hagler, LMFT, LCDC, The Council on Recovery

E-Cigarettes in Schools and the Available Resources, MD Anderson's EndTobacco Program

Adolescent Brain Development & Vaping, Kierstin Collins, MS, LPC, The Council on Recovery

Stages of Change/Motivational Interviewing, Jonathan Kearney, LPC, LCDC, The Council on Recovery

The Art of Addiction: Marketing Addictive Substances, Dr. Chance Tran, LPC, LCDC, The Council on Recovery

Registration is now closed but walk-in registration starts at 8 AM the day of the event.