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Professional Training Workshops

October 23- 24, 2018
Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Conference
Mankato, Minnesota

June 29, 2018
Minnesota State Bar Association Convention
Prior Lake, Minnesota

June 14, 2018
North Dakota State Bar Association Annual Meeting
Bismarck, North Dakota

February 16, 2018
The Opioid Epidemic: Legal, Medical and Policy Insights from the Front Lines
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education  

November 8, 2017
National Association of Social Workers
Minnesota Chapter
St. Paul, Minnesota

November 3, 2017
Minnesota Health Strategy and Communications Network
St Paul, Minnesota

October 27, 2017
Psychiatry Review Conference
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

October 26, 2017
Toward Zero Deaths Conference
St. Paul, Minnesota

October 25, 2017
Opioids and heroin: The ongoing public health crisis
Allina Health/ United Hospital
St. Paul, Minnesota 

October 4, 2017
Pain Management: Improving the Patient Experience
Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota

September 21, 2017
Current trends and drug abuse: What professionals need to know
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

May 11, 2017
From Statistics to Solutions: Addessing Underlying Issues of Youth Substance Abuse
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

May 10, 2017
Opioids in Minnesota: 2017 Update
St. Paul, Minnesota

April 20, 2017
Minnesota Association of Family Physicians
Minneapolis, MN

November 16, 2016
Toward Zero Deaths Conference
Duluth, Minnesota

September 7 and 8, 2016
Saving Lives - Innovative Solutions to the Opioid Crisis
Minneapolis Convention Center

June 28, 2016
The Synthetic Drug Abuse Boom: Clear and Present Danger
Metairie, Louisiana

June 27, 2016
Prescription Painkillers and Heroin: Public Health Crisis
New Orleans, Louisiana

February 12, 2016
Marijuana: A Timely Discussion
Grand Rounds: Essentia Health/St Mary's Hospital 
Duluth, Minnesota

December 3, 2015
Addiction Medicine for the Primary Care Provider
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 17, 2015
Indiana Family Impact Seminar
Indianapolis, IN

November 14, 2015
10th Annual Pain Conference
Edina, Minnesota

October 29, 2015
Toward Zero Deaths Conference
St Cloud, Minnesota

October 15, 2015
St. Louis County Health and Human Services Conference
Duluth, Minnesota

August 12, 2015
2015 Communities Collaborative Brain Development Conference
Mahnomen, Minnesota

July 29, 2015
Children's Behavioral Health Summit
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

June 16, 2015
National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menominee, Wisconsin

May 15, 2015
Spring Pediatric Update
Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota
St Paul, Minnesota

May 5, 2015
Minnesota Safety and Health Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 16, 2015
Minnesota's Drug Culture: What's on the Road Ahead?
Woodbury, Minnesota

March 20, 2015
Heroin and opiates: Changing the Minnesota landscape
St. Paul, Minnesota

November 19,2014
Opioid and Heroin Abuse: What Professionals Need to Know
Braham, Minnesota

November 13, 2014
Toward Zero Deaths Conference
Duluth, Minnesota

November 7, 2014
School Nurses of Minnesota Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 5, 2014
Iowa Prevention Conference
DesMoines, Iowa

October 3, 2014
Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Conference
St. Paul, Minnesota

October 8, 2014
South Dakota Safety and Health Conference
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

October 22, 2014
Understanding Prescription Opioid and Heroin Abuse
University of Wisconsin
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

August 25, 2014
National Conference on Addiction Disorders
St. Louis, Missouri

June 10, 2014
National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Menomonie, Wisconsin

June 2, 2014
Minnesota Sheriff's Association Summer Conference
Brainerd, Minnesota

May 6, 2014
Minnesota Safety and Health Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota

March 20, 2014
MSSA Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota

March 11, 2014
Opioid and Heroin Abuse
MN Association of Children's Mental Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota

December 6, 2013
Brain and Behavior Conference
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

November 6, 2013
2013 Correctional Healthcare Conference
Alexandria, Minnesota

November 14, 2013
Toward Zero Deaths Conference
St. Cloud, Minnesota

October 24, 2013
Minnesota Prevention
Program Sharing Conference
St Cloud, Minnesota

October 3, 2013
Women and Substance Abuse
Minnesota Social Services Association
St. Paul, Minnesota

June 25, 2013
Rural Health Conference
Duluth, Minnesota 

May 2, 9, 16 ,  2013
The Role of Physicians in Prescription Opioid Abuse, Addiction and Diversion: A Candid Conversation
Policy forums of the MInnesota Medical Association
Minneapolis, Rochester and Duluth, Minnesota

April 24, 2013
Minnesota Alcohol and Traffic Safety Conference
St Cloud, Minnesota

February 15, 2013
Recovery Advocacy Seminar
Metropolitan State University St. Paul, Minnesota

January 29, 2013
Chemical Health Forum
Plymouth, Minnesota

January 21, 2013
2013 MELT Sessions
Educators Learning Together
Madison, Minnesota

December 6, 2012
2012 Annual Conference of Judges
Twin Cities, MN  
"Current Trends in Drug Abuse: Minnesota and Nationally"

December 4, 2012
Synthetic Drug Abuse Forum
St. Louis Park, MN
Hazelden Foundation - Featured Speaker

October 31, 2012
MN Association for Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health Annual Conference
St. Paul, MN
"It's Only A Pill: Prescription Drug Abuse Update"'

October 25, 2012
Program Sharing Conference Statewide Prevention Conference  
St. Cloud, MN
"Emerging Drug Abuse Trends in Minnesota and What to Do About Them"

September 17, 2012
National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators Prescription Drug Abuse and Investigation Conference
Maple Grove, MN
Keynote  address 

Community Events

September 21, 2017
The changing landscape of drug abuse: A community forum
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 

April 29, 2015
Blunt Truth About Marijuana
Portage, Indiana

March 18, 2015
Not My Kid
Henry Sibley High School
Mendota Heights, Minnesota

October 22, 2014
COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Understanding Prescription Opioid and Heroin Abuse
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

September 25, 2014
Current Trends in Youth Drug Use
Andover, Minnesota

September 24, 2014
Drugs in the City
Edina, Minnesota

June 12, 2014
Heroin in Our Community: Clear and Present Danger
Friendship Church - Shakopee, Minnesota

April 21, 2014
Current Trends in Drug Abuse: What Parents Need to Know
Mahtomedi, Minnesota

April 3, 2014
Marijuana: A Timely Discussion
Mound, Minnesota

November 11, 2013
Heroin in Our Community: What everyone needs to know
East Bethel,Minnesota

May 15, 2013
Current Trends in Drug Abuse: What Families Need to Know
Roseville, Minnesota

May 21, 2012
Painkillers:What Everyone Needs to Know
St. Paul, Minnesota

April 14, 2013
Adult Enrichment- House of Hope Church
St. Paul, Minnesota

March 14, 2013
Recovery Day on the Hill
St Paul, Minnesota

February 4, 2013
Current Trends in Youth Drug Abuse: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Lakeville, Minnesota

November 1, 2012
Heroin in Our Community
Mound, MN

November 16, 2012
The Prescription Epidemic: A Panel Discussion to Protect Our Community
Minneapolis, Minnesota

May 21, 2012
Drugs, Community and Family Town Hall
Chaska, MN


Carol Falkowski with members of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council,
Valparaiso, Indiana, April 2015.

Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek gives Carol Falkowski
an award for outstanding community service on October 2014 in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Presenters at the May 21, 2013 community forum on painkillers include
(left to right): Carol Falkowski, Charles Resnikoff, M.D., Mel Pohl, M.D.,
Alexia Holtum, and Marv Seppala, M.D.


Carol Falkowski chats with Vice President Joe Biden
Rochester, Minnesota August 21, 2012.

Judge Robert Rancourt,Carol Falkowski, Drug Abuse Strategy Officer,
Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, MN Dept of Human Services,  
Commissioner Mona Dohman, MN Dept of Public Safety, and
Commissioner   Tom Roy, MN Dept of Corrections. at the
Minnesota State Capitol announcing the Minnesota State Substance
Abuse Strategy,  September 13, 2012.

Carol Falkowski and David Mineta,  Deputy Director for Demand Reduction,
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy display the
Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy at a Town Hall Meeting
held at the Wellstone Community Center  in St. Paul, Minnesota on
October 11, 2012.   Falkowski is author of Minnesota's State
Substance Abuse Strategy and provided the impetus and leadership
for its development in collaboration with numerous other State agencies.

The Synthetic Drug Abuse Forum in St Louis Park, Minnesota December 4, 2012 drew over 400 attendees and was moderated by William Moyers, Hazelden vice president of public affairs and community relations (standing.) Panelists from left to right are Carol Falkowski, Drug Abuse Dialogues; Chief Scott Knight, Chaska Police Department; Gregory Janis,  scientific director at MEDTOX; David Roberts M.D.,  North Memorial Medical Center; Nancy Olson-Engebreth,  chemical health specialist at Minnetonka High School; Paul Anderson, clinical supervisor at Hazelden; Danni, a 19-year-old in recovery; and Justin, a 17-year-old in recovery.




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