The Opioid Crisis:
Strategies for Treatment and Recovery
Chicago | March 7-8, 2018
Prescription drug and opioid abuse is devastating the Midwest. News outlets continuously report on overdoses, broken families, and straining healthcare systems. Yet stakeholders of all types are finding ways to work together to heal communities, promote recovery, and address stigma. Despite the many tragedies, real change is happening, lives are transforming, and helping professionals are making a difference. Join leading researchers and clinical experts tackling this crisis--and be part of the solution--at the Summit for Clinical Excellence.
Earn up to 12.0 CE Hours

Featured Speakers:

John Briere, PhD,
University of Southern California,
Mel Pohl. MD, DFASAM,
Las Vegas Recovery Center
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH,FAAFP, FASAM, FACPM, Medical Director of Behavioral Health,  Chicago Department of Public Health
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
Nirav D. Shah, MD, JD, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
Chelsea Laliberte,
Executive Director, Live4Lali 
Amanda Kim, J.D., Deputy Director and Head of Strategic Health Initiatives, Illinois Department of Public Health
Ali Abbasi, MSci MPhil
Medical Student, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Office of the Director, Illinois Department of Public Health
Join us in Chicago, March 7-8, 2018:
  • Intermediate to Advanced Clinical Training for Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals
  • Earn CE Hours
Topics covered:
  • Opioid Use Disorder and Opioid Overdose
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • The Federal Response to the Opioid Epidemic
  • State and Local Responses to the Opioid Crisis
Who Should Attend?
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Law enforcement and first responders
  • Public health and prevention advocates
  • Other stakeholders committed to addressing the opioid crisis
Cancellation Policy: All requests for refunds must be in writing and received within 30 days of registration. A $50 administrative fee will be assessed for cancellations received within 30 days of registration. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made after 30 days from registration or within 30 days of the start of the conference. Persons who register and fail to attend will not receive a refund. For questions or more information, contact Kari Primiano 216-258-0867 or email
Note: The Summit for Clinical Excellence is hosting a separate conference on mindfulness and trauma at the same time. If you are looking for details on that event, please click here.