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2016 Fall Clinical Conference Presentation Submission
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Presentation Submission Form

Submission Deadline Friday, August 12, 2016

Michigan Primary Care Association and partners are pleased to announce a call for presentations for the Fall Clinical Conference. We invite you to submit an application to share information on the following: policy and legal issues, clinical issues including training, provider limitations, pain management clinics, care management strategies, family and social supports, partnerships (i.e. drug courts, DOC, etc.), coordination of services across disciplines internally or with external partners, or other innovative approaches to providing coordinated comprehensive care to substance use disorder (SUD) patients.


Conference Attendees: The conference will include topics relevant to all health professionals with an emphasis on primary care, substance use disorder, and behavioral health providers; as well as executives, public health specialists, and community based organizations. Any organization is welcome to attend and a comprehensive agenda is currently being developed.


General Sessions: General Sessions will inform, inspire, and have relevance to all health professionals.


Breakout Session topics of interest: Breakout Session presentations focused on pain management including oral health, policy and legal issues surrounding SUD services, building strategic partnerships, care management, models of care, community outreach and Community Health Workers (CHWs). 


Submission of Presentation Application

The information provided in the application will help the Clinical Services Committee and MPCA staff assure appropriateness of content and to develop program descriptions and learning objectives. Description and learning objectives may be edited and formatted for inclusion in program brochure. Timely responses to a request for all materials will be required as we will be submitting for Social Work CEUs, Provider CEs, as well the potential for other continuing education credits.


The conference planning committee is looking for presentations to document specific strategies and/or share tools that may be applicable within other communities or health care organizations.


Criteria for evaluating the presentations will include:


(1)  the topic relevance to caring for patients with SUD, chronic pain, and co-occurring conditions related to substance use


(2)  support of increasing access and quality of care


(3)  ability to replicate or use information/design in health centers and other safety net provider settings


(4)  inclusion of Michigan specific information



Format for Presentation


The presentation should be prepared for a 60-minute session and allow time for question and answer. MPCA will provide audiovisual equipment and other supplies as needed.


Process for submitting a presentation: 

  • Complete the form below and save it as a document.
  • Send the completed submission form and a bio for each presenter, NO MORE THAN TWO PRESENTERS will be accepted per submission
  • Each presenter accepted will receive one complimentary conference registration.
  • Travel reimbursement will not be issued to any presenters for breakout sessions.
  • Return via email to by Friday, August 12, 2016



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