The original plans for a two-day mid-September in-person meeting of the third annual Arizona Drug Summit in Tempe have been revised by Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk and her colleagues.
The restricted number of attendees for public gatherings now in place prompted summit planners to shift to a virtual format. Originally, more than 400 people from throughout Arizona were expected for the meeting at the Doubletree Hilton in Tempe.
The Arizona Drug Summit is now scheduled 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14. Those wanting to attend can register at www.AZDrugSummit.org.
No registration fee is required.
Earlier, Polk received a $10,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to provide support for the summit.
“The Arizona Drug Summit is the state’s gathering place for learning, networking and creating partnerships that will change lives,” Polk said. “We encourage you to join us and become part of the solution to reduce addiction, overdoses and death in our state.”
Merilee Fowler, executive director of MATFORCE in Yavapai County, said several well-known state and national experts will be featured.
“This meeting will give stakeholders in law enforcement, treatment prevention, health and education an opportunity to discuss emerging threats, promising practices and what is working,” she said.