Choosing Hope Conference

A one-day conference for healthcare professionals and emergency services providers focused on prevention, treatment, and recovery of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

The Choosing Hope Conference Team recognizes that we are facing an unprecedented challenge at this time. The effects of COVID-19 on our community will impact our healthcare providers and vulnerable populations the most. In recognition of that, the conference team is canceling the May 12th Choosing Hope Conference with the intention of rescheduling a date in mid-July to be determined as more information becomes available. The June 9th conference date will remain as is, but will be re-evaluated as necessary. Thank you for your interest and support as we continue to Choose Hope!

Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Conference and lunch on both days are provided at no cost.

Two locations in Wyoming County:
May 12th, 2020
8:30am – 4:00pm
Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church
(Warsaw community)

– or –

June 9th, 2020
8:30am – 4:00pm
Yorkshire Free Methodist Church
(Arcade community)

Topics include:

Opioid Crisis Statistics and Impacts in Wyoming County
Resources for Treatment and Recovery
Counseling in Recovery – Where Hope has a Home
Alternatives to Pain Medication/Chronic Pain Management
Best Practices for Identifying and Treating Opioid Use Disorder
Medication Assisted Treatment
Overcoming stigma associated with OUD


Naloxone Training
Wellness/Pain Management Strategies
Mental Health and Addiction

To register for the Choose Hope Conference please click here

To view the agenda for both conferences  please click here  (*subject to change)

Register online by April 15th or
contact Lisa Green at 585-786-6275 or email

Visit our registration page here and register early for the conference and workshop of your choice!

Events are sponsored by the WNY Rural Area Health Education Center in collaboration with Spectrum Health and Human Services. This project is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of  Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant number GA1RH33536 and project title Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Implementation. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed  as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

The organizations in this collaboration are equal opportunity providers and employers.