Featured 2016 Faculty
Hershel Walker, BS

Sally Spencer-Thomas, PsyD
Kevin Wandler, MD
Cynthia Moreno-Touhy, BSW, NCACII
Jerry Moe, MA
Mel Pohl, MD
Michael V. Genovese, M.D., J.D.
Frank Lawlis, PhD

Special Thanks to our 2016 Educational Supporters!

Symposium Purpose and Core Learning Objectives

The purpose of the 42nd Annual Winter Symposium includes improving health professional attendee’s evidence-based diagnostic/assessment, treatment, knowledge and practice skills specific to reducing and/or eliminating health care provider care gaps and facilitating integrative care related to a broad spectrum of addictive disorders, behavioral health and mental health disorders. Attendees completing the full Symposium will be able to identify 5 or more evidenced-based diagnostic/assessment measures, treatment interventions, practice gap reduction measures and integrative care interventions including psychotherapies, psychosocial treatments, medical and psychotropic care, self-help care and adjunctive care interventions for persons manifesting a broad spectrum of disorders and conditions included in this educational program.

The 42nd Annual Advanced International Winter Symposium

is an exciting and fun educational experience held in Colorado Springs, CO. Each year this internationally recognized Symposium brings together a distinguished faculty to address the issues of treatment, recovery, and research in the addictions, mental health, and behavioral health fields. Over 1,500 participants attended the 2014 meetings and expo. The Symposium provides intensive, advanced clinical training as well as focused interaction between faculty and participants. The skill building and learning experiences that our faculty provide to attendees each year are truly exceptional.


This exciting, booming city is located 60 miles south of Denver. Our great airport makes Colorado Springs easy to reach! The climate, scenery, recreational opportunities and Pikes Peak make Colorado Springs an exceptional setting for the 42nd annual symposium. Symposium attendees can enjoy a visit to Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Olympic Training Complex, Cripple Creek, and other unique sites during their stay in Colorado Springs. Skiing is only two hours away! Make the Symposium a fun and relaxing learning experience.