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Lineup of Plenary Speakers for the 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference Set

Lineup of Plenary Speakers for the 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference Set

Known widely as "The Tampa Conference," this annual gathering of more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policy-makers, administrators, parents, and advocates provides a forum where participants can learn, inform, network, and discuss issues related to research, policy, and practice; explore behavioral health topics from a systems and community perspective; and discover new research and policy ideas that are individualized, community-defined, evidence-based, culturally/linguistically competent, family- driven, and youth-guided. Speakers include, Brian D. Smedley, PhD, co-founder and Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, Donald Warne, MD, MPH, Chair, Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University, Theresa Barila, co-founder of the Children's Resilience Initiative and longtime community mobilizer in Walla Walla, WA, Larke Huang, PhD, from SAMSHA, Tamara Sale, MA, Amy Goldstein, PhD, and Janet Walker, PhD. More information and registration is available here.