Seventh Annual Susan Li Conference

Fairbanks will host the seventh annual Susan Li Conference on Thursday, July 17 and Friday, July 18. The conference, Defining the Times: Substance Use Disorders in Teens and Young Adults, will feature local experts in the field of addiction treatment and provide insight and education on the most relevant and evidence-based topics to help support and educate those providing treatment and recovery services.

Janice Gabe, LCSW, CAC will deliver the keynote presentation on Thursday, July 17 on the topic: Ready, Set, Go: Helping Teens Transition into Adulthood. On Friday, July 18 the keynote presentation topic is Indiana’s Response to the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic featuring a panel of experts including: Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, Deputy Attorney General of Licensing Enforcement Unit Darren Covington, Mental Health America President and CEO Steve McCaffery, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Director Tim McClure and IU School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Palmer MacKie.

Additional topics include: the benefits of recovery high schools, adolescent tele-health treatment, recovery parenting, art therapy for adolescents, LGBT issues in the recovery community and family engagement.

This conference honors Susan Li, MSW, LCSW, LMHC, for her continuing contributions to the fields of addiction and mental health. 12 CEU’s in the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) and the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).

Conference will be held at the Fairbanks Recovery Center, 8102A Clearvista Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46256. For more information, visit