2024 Caduceus Retreat


Join Us for the 37th Caduceus Retreat!

37th Caduceus Retreat

June 7-9, 2024
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

*NOTE: This event is open only to current and former participants of the TMF Physician's Health Program and their registered guests.


Saturday Sessions:
Your Future Self, Pitfalls to Avoid, and the Precious Present

Stephanne Thornton, MSW, LICSW, MAC, CCTP, CSOTP 

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Course Description:

Improving the relationship with your future self (who you think you will be in five, 10, 20 years) has shown to improve planning in the present related to finances, healthier decision making for current well-being, and support for sustained behavior change. For persons in recovery, that means aligning current behaviors to a clearer perception of the future self, reducing feelings of sacrifice that can lead to resentment and overcoming immediate obstacles – not reacting to the dopaminergic reward system’s drive for return to use or engaging in other maladaptive behaviors. For loved ones living with someone in recovery, this means aligning themselves with their future self to learn to trust, begin to hope, and envision sustainability in their loved one’s future recovery: forgiving in the present will strengthen patience for the future. Taking stock of oneself and exploring one's vision for future self while being mindful of workaholism, relapse red flags, and risk for moral injury along the way, will be part of this interactive day of presentation, discussion, group work, and more. 

Stephanne Thornton is the clinical director for the West Virginia Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program, the peer assistance program for WV lawyers, judges, bar applicants and law students struggling with substance use and other mental, physical, and emotional health issues.

She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Master Addiction Counselor focusing on access to trauma and substance use disorder treatment to ensure the health and well-being of affected individuals. Recognizing the prevalent intersection of stress, substance use, and mental health conditions often experienced by professionals, Stephanne believes in health, sustainability, and mindful practices to ensure those in the helping professions care for themselves to better care for those they are serving. 

Stephanne earned a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University Candler School of Theology in the Honors Program, and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia. She has been clinically licensed as a social worker and addictions counselor since 2004 and additionally holds certificates as Certified Addiction Counselor Level III, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. Stephanne’s clinical training background is in trauma (EMDR and somatic methods), and she is on the Trauma-Informed Care Network Speakers Bureau and presents on trauma, substance use, and self-care across the state and at national conferences.  

Stephanne is a West Virginia State Advisory Committee Member to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Chair of the Courts and Criminal Justice Populations Subcommittee to the Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, and is a Board Member on the West Virginia Board of Social Work and the West Virginia Association of Addiction and Prevention Professionals. 

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Sunday Session:
A Personal Story of Substance Use Disorder and Recovery

Nancy Hooper, DPh 








A former case manager for the TMF Physician's Health Program, Dr. Hooper is now director of the Tennessee Pharmacy Recovery Network (TPRN) and manager of Wellbeing Services for the Tennessee Pharmacist's Association. She is a healthcare professional with over 25 years of pharmacy experience, including long-term care, corporate, and community pharmacy. She received her training at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy where she was a member of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society. 

As a pharmacist in long-term recovery and previous participant in the TPRN, she is driven both personally and professionally to serve and advocate for people suffering with or in recovery from substance use disorder. Her current position with the TPA allows her to play an integral role in supporting Tennessee's pharmacists and technicians in their efforts to further their careers as healthy pharmacy professionals. Dr. Hooper also works part time as a District Support Pharmacist for CVS Pharmacy. 

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About the Retreat

This annual event is required attendance for current participants in the TMF Physician's Health Program, and is open only to current and former participants. Families of those attending are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Meeting - Register by May 17
Registration fees are $125.00 per person, which includes Saturday lunch this year:

Hotel - Reserve by May 17 
Rooms at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, TN, are available at the special TMF rate of $175.00 per room/per night plus tax.

  • Reserve and pay online
  • Reserve by phone at 615-261-6100; please mention you are with the Tennessee Medical Foundation Caduceus Retreat, June 7-9. 

Contact TMF Executive Director Jennifer Rainwater at jenniferr@e-tmf.org, or call the TMF at 615-467-6411.