Medication Safety Collaborative

[104-L05] Survival, Addiction, and Recovery

Sunday, June 3
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom 1, Level 3 (Lower Level)

ACPE Activity #0204-0000-18-104-L05-P /0204-0000-18-104-L05-T
2.00 Contact Hours | Knowledge-based

Learning Objectives:

Cynthia Von Heeringen, R.Ph.

Director, Educational Programs II
Bethesda, MD

I will be your ASHP point of contact as you plan your session. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you.


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Natasha Nicol, R.Ph., Pharm.D., FASHP

Director of Global Patient Safety Affairs
Cardinal Health
Pawleys Island, SC

Natasha Nicol is Director of Global Patient Safety Affairs for Cardinal Health, Inc.

She received her doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She is faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Communication, a certified Just Culture trainer, and invited professor for the South Carolina and Presbyterian Colleges of Pharmacy.

She is past-President of the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and served on the Council on Education and Workforce Development, as well as the House of Delegates. She is Program Chair for the ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative. She was recognized for her work with the ASHP Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety and was named Pharmacist and Mentor of the Year by SCSHP.

She is a frequent presenter to professional groups, primarily focusing on safety as it relates to culture, use of technology and development of processes.


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Austin Eubanks, Pharm.D., FASHP

Columbine Survivor, Chief Operations Officer for Foundry Treatment Center, CO

Austin Eubanks is an expert in the addiction treatment industry and a nationally recognized speaker and media contributor on topics surrounding behavioral health and addiction recovery.

An injured survivor of the Columbine shooting, Austin’s traumatic experience as a teen was the catalyst to his painful journey through addiction. Now in long-term recovery, he has devoted his career to helping those who have turned to substances as a result of trauma. Austin has spoken to thousands across the nation regarding his personal journey as well as strategies for addressing the issues of substance abuse plaguing the nation. His story has garnered the interest of countless major media outlets including the BBC and People Magazine.

As the Chief Operations Officer for Foundry Treatment Center, Austin directs a multi-phase, nationally accredited treatment program overseeing a team of more than three-dozen care professionals. Leading both program management and business development, his approach bridges the gap between the administrative and clinical functions to provide superior care and achieve optimal business performance.

In his non-profit board roles, Austin helps to advance the objectives of Stout Street Foundation, a 180-bed therapeutic community serving primarily an indigent population, and 5280 High School, a 400-student Denver Public Charter School focused on prevention and addiction recovery in adolescents - Denver's first and only public recovery high school.

Austin was previously the Director of Operations for NorthStar Transitions, a young-adult, transitional treatment program in Boulder, Colorado, working with college age men and women transitioning from residential treatment to independent living, and the Executive Director of Quiet River Transitional Recovery Community, a luxury transitional treatment program in Denver, Colorado focusing on lifestyle reintegration for professionals in recovery. Austin's previous decade of experience as an advertising executive lends further insight into business management and brand strategy within the agencies he directs.

When Austin isn't working, speaking, or helping others, you can find him exploring the waters of Northwest Colorado with his fly rod and spending time with his two sons, Caden and Landon.


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