The 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit featured keynotes by government officials working to address the opioid crisis along with ten concurrent tracks to provide a comprehensive curriculum.
 
 
 
 
2018 Agenda
Monday, April 2, 2018
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration Conference Registration
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Plenary Stimulants and Opioids: An Emerging Drug Threat in the Midst of the Opioid Epidemic
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Workshop Drug-Endangered Children: How Law Enforcement, Child Protection Agencies and Schools Can Help
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Workshop A Public, Private Payer Partnership to Prevent Opioid Abuse and Transform Acute Care Pain Management
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Workshop Addressing Gaps in the Addiction Specialty Workforce
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Workshop Real Costs of Rx Pain Meds, Opioids and Substance Use in the Workplace: What Employers and Communities Can Do
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Workshop Drug Checking: A Novel Evidence-Based Strategy for Preventing Overdose
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Workshop VA Best Practices: S.T.O.P. P.A.I.N Initiative and Practice Guidelines
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Workshop Data-Driven Initiatives to End Overdoses
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Workshop Marijuana: Reading Between the Lines and Understanding the Impact
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Plenary Welcome and Opening Plenary Session
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Exhibit Hall Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Exhibit Hall Coffee in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration Conference Registration
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Vision Session Vision Sessions
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Plenary Plenary Session: Congressional Leaders Update
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Law Enforcement & Corrections Track Takeaways from the HIDTA/CDC Heroin Response Strategy and an Assessment of 911 Good Samaritan Laws
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Advocacy Track Ending the Opioid Crisis: Solutions for State Policymakers
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Heroin & Other Illicit Drugs Track America's Hidden Drug Epidemic: It's More than Opioids
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Clinical Track CDC Guideline: Implementing Clinical and Practice-Level Strategies
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Federal Track Federal Efforts to Combat Synthetic Opioids
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Third-Party Payer Track Health Plans Address America’s Opioid Epidemic with Evidence-Based Strategies
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Prevention Track Stop Them Before They Start
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Treatment Track The National Opioid Overdose Epidemic: It’s Not Just Opioids
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM PDMP & Data Surveillance Track PDMP Innovations: Washington’s Prescriber Feedback and Wisconsin’s Data Analytics
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Family, Pregnancy & Recovery Track What We Wish We Had Known: Lessons Learned in Establishing a MAT Program for Pregnant Women
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Pharmacy Track Interprofessional Excellence: Integrating Pharmacists into the MAT Team
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Prevention Track Colorado AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response Program
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Family, Pregnancy & Recovery Track Kentucky’s Comprehensive System of Care Model for Pregnant and Parenting Women with SUD
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Federal Track Faster Data: The CDC-Funded Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance Program
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM PDMP & Data Surveillance Track Problematic Patterns: Overlapping Opioid/Benzodiazepine Prescriptions
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Third-Party Payer Track Heroin and Healthcare: Identifying Opportunities for Intervention Prior to Overdose
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Pharmacy Track Community Pharmacists and Harm Reduction: Evidence and Opportunities
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Treatment Track Improving Addiction Outcomes: Lessons from the Physician Health Program Model
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Clinical Track Integrating Peer Support Service in the ED: Benefits and Challenges
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Heroin & Other Illicit Drugs Track It's More Than Opioids: Polysubstance Use in North Carolina
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Advocacy Track More PDMPs, More CME, Fewer Opioids — So Why Is the Epidemic Worse?
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Law Enforcement & Corrections Track Law Enforcement and Harm Reduction: Merging Public Safety and Public Health Roles
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Exhibit Hall Networking Break
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Family, Pregnancy & Recovery Track Do the Next Right Thing: A Family-Centered and Multidisciplinary Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment among Perinatal Women
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Federal Track Hope In Action: Partnering with Faith-Based Communities to Address the Opioid Epidemic
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Treatment Track A Review of TIP #63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Pharmacy Track Pharmacy-Based Naloxone: Strategies from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Oregon and Washington
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Law Enforcement & Corrections Track Changing Attitudes: Law Enforcement, Public Health and Naloxone
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Prevention Track #IRiseAbove: Social Media and Engagement Strategies for Youth Substance Misuse Prevention
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Clinical Track Safe Alprazolam Prescribing and Benzodiazepine Monitoring Program
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Heroin & Other Illicit Drugs Track Fentanyl and the Overdose Epidemic: The NYC Public Health Response
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Third-Party Payer Track Coverage of Addiction Benefits in ACA Plans
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM PDMP & Data Surveillance Track Improving Clinician PDMP Interventions: Unsolicited Reports, Provider Report Cards and Mandated Use
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Advocacy Track United We Stand: Georgia’s Comprehensive Plan and Colorado’s Collective Impact Model
5:30 PM - 7:15 PM Plenary Plenary Session
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Meeting Open Meeting
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Exhibit Hall Coffee in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration Conference Registration
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM Plenary Plenary Session: Agency Update Part 1
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Advocacy Track Knowledge and Agility: Pivoting in Response to Federal and State Health Policy Changes
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM PDMP & Data Surveillance Track Advancing Science Into Action: Enhancing PDMPs and EHRs
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Pharmacy Track DEA Update for Pharmacists
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Heroin & Other Illicit Drugs Track Fentanyl Analogues Causing the Convergence of Science and Law: The Truth of the Evolving Fentanyl Analogue Epidemic
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Family, Pregnancy & Recovery Track Faith-Based Recovery Support: What Works in Tennessee
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Law Enforcement & Corrections Track Treatment Matters: Best Practices for Treatment in Drug Courts and the Criminal Justice System
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Federal Track SAMHSA Opioid STR: State-Specific, Evidenced-Based Approaches to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Support to Reduce Opioid Related Deaths
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Treatment Track Expanding Access to OUD Treatment: The Role of Telehealth
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Prevention Track Opioid Prevention 2.0: Innovative Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Trends
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Third-Party Payer Track The Role of Third-Party Payers in Promoting Multi-Disciplinary Care
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Clinical Track Surprising VA Data About Opioid Discontinuation, Overdose and Suicide: Clinical Implications
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Clinical Track Drug Testing in Clinical Practice: When, What, Who and How
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Federal Track Update from the DEA Diversion Control Division
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Law Enforcement & Corrections Track Correctional-Based Interventions: Treating Criminal Justice Involved Populations
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Heroin & Other Illicit Drugs Track “Naloxone Plus”: Exploring Effective Response Methods After Opioid Overdose Reversal
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Advocacy Track Syringe Services Programs in Rural, At-Risk Areas: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Prevention Track Changing Prescribing Practices to Prevent Opioid Addiction
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM PDMP & Data Surveillance Track States with Fast Data: Lessons Learned from Kentucky, New Mexico and Wisconsin
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Family, Pregnancy & Recovery Track Empowering Families: How to Address a Loved One’s Opioid Use and Become a Family Advocate
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Third-Party Payer Track The Lock-In Loophole: Intended and Unintended Effects of Patient Review and Restriction Programs
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Pharmacy Track Pharmacists and Physicians: Strategies for Effective Collaboration in Pain Management and MAT
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Treatment Track A True Continuum of Care: Incorporating Workforce Development and Education into Addiction Treatment
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Family, Pregnancy & Recovery Track Using What We Know: Helping Teachers, Families and Communities Respond Systematically to Children Affected by Familial SUD
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Advocacy Track A Parity Framework
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM PDMP & Data Surveillance Track Implementation and Evaluation of New Mexico’s PDMP Mandate Legislation in Context
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Pharmacy Track Safe Rx Opioid and Naloxone Dispensing Toolkit: Pilot Study Results
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Federal Track Opioid Use Disorders and the ADA: Eliminating Discriminatory Barriers to Treatment and Recovery
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Law Enforcement & Corrections Track Expanding Access to Treatment for Justice-Involved Populations: Lessons Learned from States
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Third-Party Payer Track Improving the Quality of Substance Use Disorder Treatment through Payer-Driven Change
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Treatment Track Buprenorphine Use and Cost Trends
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Prevention Track Effective Early Primary Prevention for Rx Drug Abuse
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Heroin & Other Illicit Drugs Track Stamp Out Heroin: One County's Three-Pronged Approach
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Clinical Track A Rural Primary Care Clinic's Successful Response to the Opioid Epidemic
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Exhibit Hall Networking Break
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Clinical Track Treating Chronic Pain in a Non-Opiate-Based Format
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Treatment Track Extended-Release Naltrexone vs. Buprenorphine-Naloxone: A Comparative Effectiveness Trial
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Family, Pregnancy & Recovery Track Long-Term Recovery: The Essential Roles of Families and Addiction Treatment Providers
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Third-Party Payer Track Tackling the Opioid Epidemic in Tennessee: Third-Party Payer and Provider Perspectives
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Advocacy Track Gender Differences and Substance Abuse: Eliminate Discrimination, Improve Treatment and Save Lives
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Federal Track Update from ONDCP
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM PDMP & Data Surveillance Track The Intersection of Law Enforcement and Healthcare: Increased Utilization of California's PDMP
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Pharmacy Track Safe Disposal in Colorado: A State-Led Approach
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Prevention Track Using EHR-Based Clinical Decision Supports to Affect Opioid Prescribing Behavior
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Heroin & Other Illicit Drugs Track Opioid and Fentanyl Overdoses: Rapid Surveillance and Regional Patterns
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Law Enforcement & Corrections Track Fentanyl Analogues: Investigation and Prosecution in the New World
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Plenary Plenary Session: Agency Update Part 2
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Meeting Open Meeting
Thursday, April 5, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration Coffee
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration Conference Registration
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM Plenary Plenary Session
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM SAM Summit The 5th Annual SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Marijuana Education Summit
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Law Enforcement & Corrections Track Best Treatment Practices in Correctional Settings: From Pre-Diversion to Parole
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Advocacy Track How to Talk to the Media About Heroin
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Treatment Track Project Warm Hand Off: From Rescue to Treatment
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Heroin & Other Illicit Drugs Track Addressing the Opioid Crisis Begins at the Border
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Clinical Track Hospitals in Action: Creating Safer Post-Operative Management to Reduce Opioid-Related Harm
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PDMP & Data Surveillance Track I’ve Got 99 Problems and a Centralized Medical Examiner System Isn’t One: Partnering with C/MEs
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Prevention Track Prevention for Youth, by Youth
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Third-Party Payer Track Workers’ Comp: Opioid Use Trends and Effective Population Health Management
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Roundtable Regional Roundtables