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10:30 a.m. (ET) Plenary Session 1: Unearthing the Other Pandemic

President’s Remarks / Dr. G. Alexander Bryant, President, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Keynote / Anita Everett, MD, DFAPA, Director Center for Mental Health Services, US HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

“Painting the Picture” / Dr. Angeline Brauer

12:30 p.m. (ET): Concurrent Seminars

Registrants choose one of the following to attend:

Focus Area Presenters Topic
Addiction Gary Hopkins, PhD, and Duane McBride, PhD 1. Overview of Addictions
2. Resilience as a Conceptual Framework
Aging Brain/Dementia TBA TBA
Children/Youth Melinda Skau, MPH, MD, FAAP, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, and Kiti Freier Randall, PhD Adverse Childhood Experiences and Impact on Children
Community-Based Interventions Mark Carpenter, LPC, MHSP The Church’s Response to the Mental Health Crisis
Emotional Healing David Sedlacek, PhD, LCSW, CFLE, and Beverly Sedlacek, DNP, RN, MSN Emotional Healing: A Ministry to Self and Others
Grief Michael Lombardo, DMin, BCC, CCISM Helping People Grieve
Anxiety/Depression Torben Bergland, MD Reminded: A Mental Health Program on Depression
Spirituality & Mental Health Randal Sloop, MD Erasing Anxiety: A Simplified and Practical Approach to Treating Anxiety Disorders Without Medication
Suicide Prevention Brandon Johnson, MHS, MCHES Preserving Futures: Suicide in the Black Community
Trauma Jennifer Jill Schwirzer, EdD, MHS, LPC Abuse, Trauma, the Church, and Jesus
Wholistic Approaches to Mental Health Gabrielle Calderara, MS, RD, and Fayth Butler, PhD 1. Neurones on the Plate: A New Paradigm Shift in Neuroscience Approach?

2. Diet and the Gut Microbiome: Implications for Mental Health

1:45 p.m. (ET)

Break

2:45 p.m. (ET) Concurrent seminars

Registrants choose one of the following to attend:

Focus Area Presenters Topic
Addiction Gary Hopkins, PhD, and Duane McBride, PhD, and Curtis VanderWaal, PhD, MSW 1. Role of Service and Mentoring in Prevention

2. Role of Clergy, Churches, and Communities in Addiction Recovery and Relapse Prevention

Aging Brain/Dementia TBA TBA
Children/Youth Jenae Holtz, LMFT Child and Adolescent Suicide and Suicide Prevention
Community-Based Interventions Tiffany Bartell, LPC, MHSP Living in Balance: Healthy Minds
Emotional Healing David Sedlacek, PhD, LCSW, CFLE, and Beverly Sedlacek, DNP, RN, MSN Integrating Biblical Concepts into Professional Practice
Grief Teresa Nelson, BSN, RN When Grief Becomes Personal
Anxiety/Depression Torben Bergland, MD Reminded: A Mental Health Program on Anxiety
Spirituality & Mental Health Rosemary Graham Developing Mental Health Ministry for Your Church
Suicide Prevention Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW Suicide in Schools: Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention
Trauma Samantha Graham, LICSW, MSW Being Trauma Informed: What Is It, and What Does it Look Like in Our Church?
Wholistic Approaches to Mental Health Ernie Medina, DrPH, NBC-HWC, ACSM-EP-C The Most Potent Prescription for Peak Mental Health: Physical Activity!

4:00 p.m. (ET)

Break

4:15 p.m. (ET) Plenary Session 2: Living Whole

Keynote 1 / Marisa Leslie, MD, System Medical Director, Adventist HealthCare

Keynote 2 / Daniel Binus, MD, Clinical Director, Beautiful Minds Medical

9:00 a.m. (ET) Morning Prayer Call (optional)

10:30 a.m. (ET) Plenary Session 3: Inequities in Mental Health

Devotional / Wendy Eberhardt, Vice President for Ministries, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Keynote 1 / David R. Williams, PhD, MPH, MDiv, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and Chair Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Keynote 2 / Daniel Dawes, JD, Executive Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine

12:30 p.m. (ET) Concurrent Seminars

Registrants choose one of the following to attend:

Focus Area Presenters Topic
Addiction Alina Baltazar, PhD, MSW, and Harvey Burnett, PhD 1. Family, Faith, and Media in Prevention

2. The Day the Earth Stood Still: The Family’s Role in Preventing Substance Abuse During Trauma Recovery

Aging Brain/Dementia Jason M. Aragón Castillo, MPH Exercise, Mind Over Matter?
Children/Youth Tabitha Abel, DrPH, MSN, RN, CHES Maltreatment, Sexual Abuse/Attractions: Awareness, Intervention, & Prevention
Community-Based Interventions Tron Wilder, PhD, and Kristie Wilder, LMSW, JD Effective Strategies for Interagency Collaboration as a Church
Emotional Healing Sanalee Gordon, MSW Your Emotional Health: Are You in Crisis?
Grief Donna Scott, MD, and Edith Fraser, PhD Grief Masquerading as Depression
Anxiety/Depression Torben Bergland, MD Reminded: A Mental Health Program on Depression
Spirituality & Mental Health Des Cummings, PhD, MDiv, and Jill Kahli, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, CPA Overcoming SHame
Suicide Prevention Melissa Brown, DrPH Partners in Life: Public Health Suicide Prevention and Faith-Based Organizations
Trauma Esther Siceron-Reyna, MSCW, LSWA Together We Can: Restoring the Wounded Using Trauma-Informed Care and the Bible
Wholistic Approaches to Mental Health Miriam Feese, LCSW, Julie Glass, RN, BSN, Nadia Hasse, RN, BSN Benefits of Hydrotherapy in Treating Behavioral Health Conditions

1:45 p.m. (ET)

Break

2:45 p.m. (ET) Concurrent Seminars

Registrants choose one of the following to attend:

Focus Area Presenters Topic
Addiction Charinette Gamboa, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and Panankosi Mbunjwa, MDiv, LMSW, CAADC 1. Self-Control

2. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Substance-Use Disorders

Aging Brain/Dementia TBA TBA
Children/Youth Kiti Freier Randall, PhD, and Zachary Ginder, PsyD Pandemic Echo: Realizing the Impact on Children & Caregivers
Community-Based Interventions Eddie Ramirez, MD Non-Pharmacological Interventions to Overcome the Curse of Depression
Emotional Healing TBD TBD
Grief Rosemary Graham How Grief Affects the Body
Anxiety/Depression Torben Bergland, MD Reminded: A Mental Health Program on Anxiety
Spirituality & Mental Health Nestor Bruno, PsyD The Psychological Experience of God vs. Our Religious Beliefs
Suicide Prevention William Cork, MA, MDiv, MPH(c) Public Health Approaches to Suicide Intervention
Trauma Dr. Roy Gaton Mental Health: A Whole Person Care Approach
Wholistic Approaches to Mental Health Daniel Giang, MD Perchance to Dream: Restorative Sleep and Wellness

4:00 p.m. (ET)

Break

4:15 p.m. (ET) Plenary Session 4: Healing Communities

Keynote 1 / Carla Park, Ph.D, Executive Director, Faith Community Strategy, AdventHealth

Special Feature: Alexandria Project / Chief Corey Smedley, Adventist Community Services (ACS)

Special Feature / Angel Easton, Adventist Information Ministry (AIM)

Keynote 2 / Ricardo Whyte, MD, Founder, The Master Mind Institute

Closing Remarks / Peter Landless, M.B., BCH., M.MED., FCP (SA), FACC, FASNC, Director, General Conference Adventist Health Ministries

8:00 p.m. (ET) Evening Program: “Music & The Brain” (Livestream)

Musical Conversation / Jennifer LaMountain, Jaime Jorge, Kelly Mowrer

Message / John Bradshaw, Spreaker/Director, It Is Written

10:45 a.m. (ET) Sabbath Worship

Message / Mark Finley, Assistant to the President, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

5:00 p.m. (ET) Friendship Evangelism Training

Addressing Loneliness / Angeline Brauer, Health Ministries Director

Friendship Skills Training / Pastor John Rengifo, Ellicott City Seventh-day Adventist Church

Conducting a Mental Health Awareness Program / Dr. Carlos Fayard, Loma Linda University Behavioral Health Institute

10:15 a.m. (ET) 

Networking Session / ZOOM

Trainings (concurrent) / ZOOM — See list of available Ministry Trainings

7:00 p.m. (ET) 

Closing Program / ZOOM

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