Conferences 2018-03-21T13:05:32+00:00


Register now for our 2018 Chronic Disease Institute Conference (#CDI18): Working Toward Wellness & Wholeness, to be held April 3-4, 2018 at Young Meadows Presbyterian Church. #CDI18 is ideal for social workers, nurses and other healthcare professionals, as well as case managers and those who refer clients to community resources. Additionally, members of the public are welcome to attend to learn about the latest in the management and prevention of chronic disease.

Tuesday, April 3: Check-in opens at 8am. Sessions end at 4:30pm.

Wednesday, April 4: Check-in opens at 8am. Sessions end at 12:30pm.

For questions about our conferences including attending, exhibiting, or sponsorship opportunities, please call (334) 293-6502.


The following sessions have been scheduled for #CDI18. The official schedule of presentations will be posted soon.

  • Integrating Behavioral Health Using A Wellness Model
  • Healthcare in Rural Communities: Finding Ways to Meet the Need

  • Diabetes (2 parts): Understanding the Basics of the Disease and Preventing and Managing Physical Side Effects

  • Mental Heath in Alabama: Issues and Answers

  • Psychotic Disorders Other Than Schizophrenia

  • Mental Illness and Workplace Wellness: Tips for Helping Self and Others

  • Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing: Common Issues and Diagnoses

  • Treating Mental Illness: Complementary, Alternative, and Integrated Approaches

  • Healthy Aging: Navigating Physical and Emotional Changes

  • Wholeness and Wellness Through Nutrition and Exercise

  • Community-Based Approaches to Achieving Wellness

  • Chronic Disease Overview: Working Toward Wellness in Alabama


NEW THIS CONFERENCE: Counseling CEC’s now available!

We are pleased to announce that Continuing Education Credits are now available for counselors. Please see the chart below for information on all available CEC hours.

Category Requested Hours Fee
Social Work, Counseling, and General 8.5 $15
Nursing 10.2 $15


Conference sponsors help make these events possible. As a sponsor, you’ll also gain exposure throughout the community before, during, and after the conference.

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This year’s CDI will be held at Young Meadows Presbyterian Church, located at 5780 Vaughn Rd, Montgomery, AL 36116.



  • Price goes up to $119 after 3/23
  • Tuesday lunch included
  • Add $15 for CECs


  • 1 table and 2 chairs provided
  • Tuesday lunch option available
  • CECs not available


  • 1 table and 2 chairs provided
  • Tuesday lunch option available
  • CECs not available


The list of #CDI18 exhibitors continues to grow. Click on the organization name below to learn more about who they are. Then make sure to stop by their table at the conference for information and possibly some promotional items.

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Funding for conferences is made possible in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.