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Region VIII In-Person Opioid Meeting




Laurie Konsella, MPA, (acting) Regional Health Administrator, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Region VIII

Elsa Ramirez, (acting) Regional Director, Office of Intergovernmental & External Affairs (IEA), Region VIII

Laura Trueman
Deputy Director
Office of Intergovernmental & External Affairs (IEA)
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Laurie Konsella, MPA - OASH

Charlie Smith, PhD – SAMHSA

Christina Mead, PharmD - HRSA

Moderator: Elsa Ramirez, ORD

1:50 pm - Colorado

Speaker: Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh
Professor of Pharmacy, University of Colorado
Director, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

2:05 pm - North Dakota

Speaker: Lacresha Graham
Behavioral Health Administrator
ND Department of Human Services

2:20 pm - Montana

Speaker: Greg Holzman
Montana Opioid Commission

2:35 pm - Utah: Translating Data to Action

Speaker: Anna Fondario
Utah Department of Health

2:50 pm - South Dakota

Speaker: Tiffany Wolfgang

3:05 pm - Wyoming

Speaker: Alexia Harrist, MD, PhD
Acting Wyoming State Health Officer

Moderator: Lisa Cohen, MSW - OASH

4:00 pm - Center for Application of Prevention Technologies

Speaker: Meghan M. Balough, MPH CHES

4:15 pm - Combining and Conquering: Integrating Disease and Overdose Prevention

Speaker: Lacresha Graham
Behavioral Health Administrator
ND Department of Human Services

4:30 pm - North Dakota re: PDMP's

Speaker: Lacresha Graham, Behavioral Health Administrator, ND Department of Human Services

Michael Fraser, PhD, CAE, FCPP
Executive Director
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

Moderator: Devin Koontz - FDA

8:30 am - Naloxone

Speaker: Drew Dobro, WY

8:45 am - Emergency Room and Detoxification

Speaker: Dr. Don Stader, CO – Swedish Hospital ER/AAEM

9:00 am - Taking it to the M.A.T.: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Treatment Courts

Speaker: Albert S. Zweig, Presiding Drug Court Magistrate, Second Judicial District

Moderator: Michael Craine - VA

10:10 am - Pain management and integrated care

Speaker: Connie Valdez, PharmD - University of Colorado School of Pharmacy and Mary Kay Meintzer, LPC, LAC, Behavioral Health Program Director

10:25 am - MAT

Speaker: Joshua Blum, MD, Denver Health

10:40 am - Providers' Clinical Support System—Educating Health Professionals in Preventing, Identifying and Treating Opioid Use Disorders

Speaker: Kathryn L. Cates-Wessel, CEO, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), PI and Project Director, Providers' Clinical Support System – Opioid Therapies and Medication Assisted Treatment

Moderator: Ken Sturrock, PhD - ASPR

12:45 pm - Peer Run Recovery Support Services in Utah

Speaker: Mary Jo McMillen, UT, USARA

1:00 pm - Community recovery support

Speaker: Rourke Weaver, Director of Business Development, Red Rock Recovery Center

1:15 pm - Employment, housing, etc.

Speaker: John Parvensky, CEO - CO Coalition for the Homeless

How Civil Legal Aid and Medical Legal Partnerships Can Enhance the Fight Against Addictions

Jay Chaudhary, JD
Indiana Legal Service, Inc.

Moderator: Kim Patton, PsyD - HRSA

2:40 pm - National Health Service Corps

Speaker: Evan Krasomil -NHSC, HRSA

2:55 pm - Elevating the Role of Addiction Specialists

Speaker: Mita Johnson, Ed.D, LPC, LMFT, LAC, MAC - National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (NAADAC)/ Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals (CAAP)

3:10 pm - Utah's "Talk to your Pharmacist" campaign as model

Speaker: Angela Stander