Driving Community Solutions for the Opioid Crisis

Memphis, TN-  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 11am – 1pm (CT)
Driving Community Solutions for the Opioid Crisis
The opioid crisis has become America’s #1 public health emergency. Treatment professionals are in a position to influence everyday citizens and policy makers alike, but finding the right avenues can be a challenge. At the same time, treatment professionals can struggle with staying up-to-date on the latest developments in America’s prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.
To address these needs, Addiction Professional magazine has organized a lunch’n’learn in Memphis to discuss how treatment professionals can better work together and become effective change agents for educating the public as well as helping to bring about a comprehensive prevention and broad-based treatment strategy.
Upon attending this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand recent developments in the opioid crisis and its impact on the local community
  • Prepare discussion points to share with the community
  • Explore ways treatment professionals of all types can better work together to ensure a recovery-oriented system of care
One hour of continuing education credit will be available. 
Thought Leadership Partner
Panel Series Sponsor


Siobhan A. Morse, MHSA, CRC, CAI, MAC 
Division Director of Clinical Services
Addiction Services Division of Universal Health Services &
Foundations Recovery Network

Siobhan holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Florida International University. While at FIU, she participated in a number of research projects, including a National Institute of Mental Health/Mental Health Statistic Improvement Project (NIMH/MHSIP) focusing on the severely and persistently mentally ill; United States Department of Education (USDOE) evaluations; and local evaluations of at-risk youth. As an adjunct professor at Florida International University, Siobhan taught program planning and evaluation for the College of Urban and Public Affairs. She also served as a lead coordinator in the joint United Way, Children Now and Dade Community Foundation Project entitled, “Report Card on the Status of Children’s Services in Dade County,” where she pioneered the use of report card technologies. Siobhan earned her certification as a clinical research coordinator (CRC) from the Associates of Clinical Pharmacology and conducted over 100 clinical trials with major pharmaceutical companies investigating new and promising treatments. She holds her certifications as an ARISE interventionist and as a master addiction counselor. Siobhan has several current publications in research journals, including indexed PubMed citations. Currently Siobhan is the director of quality and research for Foundations Recovery Network.
Samuel A. MacMaster, Ph.D.
Cofounder, Executive Vice President, and Chief Clinical Officer at JourneyPure
Samuel A. MacMaster, Ph.D. is the Cofounder, Executive Vice President, and Chief Clinical Officer at JourneyPure, a treatment provider with nine sites across Tennessee, Kentucky, and Florida.  He is also an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.   Dr. MacMaster has written three books and over seventy academic articles related to addiction.  He has a long history of working with numerous addiction treatment centers and community-based organizations in the design, development and evaluation of services for substance using populations.
Issac L. Boose, M.Ed., LPC-S, LMFT, ICAADC
Director Pine Grove Next Step
Issac L. Boose is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He presently works as the director of Pine Grove Next Step and has been a part of the Next Step team since December 2004. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland European Division and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Mississippi. He is an active member and immediate past president of the Mississippi Association of Addiction Professional. His experience in the counseling profession includes working with school-aged children as a school based counselor, counseling senior citizens in a hospital setting, community mental health counseling and residential alcohol and drug counseling. While working within these settings he has provided couples, family, group and individual therapy. 

Holiday Inn - University 
3700 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38111

*There is a $25 registration fee, but all attendees will receive a $25 American Express gift card at the conclusion of the event.
Registration is required to attend; seating is limited.