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2013 International Symposium on Safe Medicine

Click here to view a PDF of the Symposium schedule

Click here to view a letter of invitation from the director of the International Institute for Pharmaceutical Safety

Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV

September 17 – 19, 2013

In 2013, the ISSM became a part of West Virginia’s Integrated Behavioral Health Conference. Specific sessions and content will be provided to address the needs of ISSM participants. This is the first time that the ISSM will be held outside of the state of Maine.

Held in Conjunction with the West Virginia Integrated Behavioral Health Conference 2013

September 17 - 19, 2013 

Charleston Civic Center with special events at the Charleston Marriott

For the full conference program and registration information go to:

Please join the  Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities  and 29  conference partners  for three days of exploring how People, Partnerships and Possibilities can enhance your life and the lives of the individuals you touch every day at West Virginia's first Integrated Behavioral Health Conference.

Internationally- and locally-recognized presenters  will explore current trends in integrated health care, clinical supervision, and evidence based practices to increase engagement and outcomes in service provision. Participants will be able to choose from nearly  100 plenary and workshop sessions . Plus, special events will provide powerful networking opportunities.

Our featured partners supporting this year’s conference include the West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (WVAADC), Drug Endangered Children (DEC), the West Virginia Council for the Prevention of Suicide, the West Virginia Behavioral Health Providers Association, the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council, and the  International Symposium on Safe Medicine (ISSM) . Each of our partners have worked collaboratively with us to offer a conference of national prominence.


September 16, 12:30 - 4:45 PM Governor's Regional Substance Abuse Task Forces Celebratory Pre-Conference Showcase | Charleston Marriott Town Center

September 16, 4:45 - 5:45 PM Governor's Regional Substance Abuse Task Forces Networking Reception | Charleston Marriott Town Center

September 16, 5:45 PM Wellness and Recovery Walk to the Capitol | From Charleston Marriott Town Center to the WV State Capitol


September 18 - 19 Drug Endangered Children | Charleston Civic Center

September 17 - 19 International Symposium for Safe Medicine | Charleston Civic Center

September 18, 5:30 PM WVAADC Business Meeting, Dinner and Silent Auction (available to non-members for a $15 fee) | Charleston Marriott Town Center


September 19 - 21 Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference (requires a separate registration) | Embassy Suites


Conveniently located in the capital city of West Virginia, the  Charleston Civic Center  provides easy access to entertainment, dining and lodging. Special events will be held across the street at the Charleston Town Center Marriott.

A limited number of rooms have been set aside at the Charleston Marriott Town Center at the special conference rate of only $99 per night on standard accommodations between September 16 and 21.  Reserve your room online  or call 1-800-228-9290  and mention the Integrated Behavioral Health Conference. You must reserve your room before August 26, 2013 to take advantage of this special rate.