• PMHW Staff

Call for Presentations: Tenth Annual Rural Behavioral Health Conference

Updated: Sep 25, 2018

Presentation proposal deadline is March 30, 2018.

This year's conference will be October 5, 2018.


THEME -- This year’s theme centers on Promoting Resilience in Rural Families. We encourage presentations that uphold our mission, are based on evidence-based practices and promote clinical tools and practical skills through the lens of family and rurality. For the purposes of the conference, family may include rural children, adolescents, and elders in addition to the family unit. Examples of presentations might include:


  • The impact of and treatment of opioid addiction

  • Trauma based diagnosis and treatment

  • Ethics and Multiple Relationships

  • Suicide Assessment and Treatment

This is a webcast conference. Due to the growth of the conference, the platform and format of the webcast conference is in the process of being finalized. With the exception of one 2-hour Keynote presenter, the length of presentations will be 90 minutes. This includes 15 minutes of Q&A. Due to webcasting across six time zones, we will ask two presenters to present at both the beginning and the end of the conference. After a presentation is accepted, we will need a professional photograph and a short bio. All presenters will need to send Power Points and other handouts at least 3 weeks before the conference, by Friday, September 14, 2018. Presenters will receive free conference registration and CE credit, as well as a $100 honorarium/presentation (double for the two repeat presenters).

To submit your presentation proposal, visit the conference webpage:

2018 Rural Conference Presentation Proposal Submission Form

Presentation proposal deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018

Questions or submission difficulties: Contact Jon Aligada, PsyD., Lead Coordinator,

at Jonathan.Aligada@Sanfordhealth.org or 218-396-0989


Colorado School of Public Health

13001 E. 17th Place

Mail stop B119

Aurora, CO 80045

colorado.sph@ucdenver.edu