2018 Houston Opioid Summit:

Creating Awareness and Taking Action to Save Lives

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Wednesday - Friday | July 25-27, 2018

Prescription drug and opioid misuse are a public health emergency in our nation. The 2018 Houston Opioid Summit will bring together leaders from the prevention, treatment, legal, medical, and legislative communities to increase awareness and education. Join the conversation and take action to save lives in the greater Houston area.

Summit Kick-off Wednesday evening, July 25th with Free screening of the documentary - Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic introduced by its producer Harry Wiland, Co-Founder of the Media Policy Center.

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$75 Each Day ($150 Total)

Opening sessions, closing sessions and breakout sessions will feature speakers from Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT); Texas Overdose and Naloxone Initiative (TONI); The Council on Recovery;  Pasadena Community Coalition; Clinton Health Matters Initiative; Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Houston Police Department’s Narcotics Unit; Harris County District Court (Reintegration Court and STAR Drug Court); Avenue 360 Health and Wellness; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Science, UT Health The University of Texas Health Science Center; University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy Department at University of Houston College of Pharmacy; Texas A&M Health Science, College of Pharmacy; Research Section of Public Health Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine; and many more.

Wednesday, July 25

5:30 - 6:00pm | Registration & Welcome Reception

6:30 – 8:00pm | Introduction and Screening of "Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic", by its producer & director, Harry Wiland, Co-Founder of Media Policy Center

8:30- 9:00 pm | Panel Discussion - Moderator: Whitney Weathersby

  1. Karen Palombo, LCSW, LCDC, HHSC/DSHS
  2. Don Hall, LCDC, Adult Rehabilitation Services
  3. Christian Thrasher, Clinton Health Matters Initiative

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Thursday, July 26

8:00am - Doors open, registration, coffee & breakfast

9:00 – 10:30am - Welcome & Announcements: Mary Beck | Opening Session: Keynote Speaker and Panel Discussion on the face of opioid epidemic in the greater Houston area. Panel discussion will include representatives from prevention, treatment and recovery, legal, medical and legislative sectors.

10:30 – 10:45am - Break

10:45 – 12:15pm - Breakout Sessions (choose one)

  • Prevention - Texas: The Mommies Program – An Integrated Care Model– Karen Palombo, LCSW, LCDC
  • Treatment and Recovery: Opioids and Chronic Pain-There is a solution - Traci Gauen, MA, LPC-S, LCDC
  •  Legal: Critical Facts of Opioids: Drug Explanation, Prevalence and Case Study – DEA Special Agent
  • Medical
  • Special Panel Discussion: The Role of the Faith Based Community in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic – Chris Thrasher, Clinton Health Matters Initiative

Panel members: Stuart Nelson, MA - Vice President, Institute for Spirituality and Health; Basem Hamid, MD - Pain Specialist, Memorial Hermann; President, Shadow Creek Muslim Community Center; Tony Springer - CEO and Co-Owner, TRT Center; Volunteer Spirituality and Recovery Director, Mercy Street

12:15 – 1:15pm - Lunch on Campus: Optional Roundtable Discussions (Moderated discussions on specific topic)

  •  Stigma and Bias - Danielle Comer and Starla Huckeba, The Council on Recovery
  • The Pregnant Women & NAS - LaToya Shields and Jaimee Martinez, The Council on Recovery
  • Virtual Reality as Treatment Study – Micki Washburn, Ph.D., LMSW, LPC-S, UH Graduate College of Social work
  • Behavioral health aspects – Peter Mott, MA, LCDC

1:15 – 2:45 pm  - Breakout Sessions (choose one)

  • Prevention: The Changing State of Opioid Prevention - Nicole Luciani from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) SAMSHA/CAPT
  • Treatment and Recovery: Dual Diagnosis Medication Contraindications for Substance Use – Dr. Eduardo Chavez-Ruiz, Psychiatrist at Avenue 360
  • Legal: A New and Different Criminal Justice Approach—Harris County Responsive Interventions for Change (RIC) Docket- Judge Brock Thomas
  • Medical: The role of specialty medical care in managing substance use disorders & psychiatric co-morbidities - Andrew Giannotti, M.D., FASAM

2:45 – 3:00pm - Break

3:00 – 4:30pm - Closing Session: Advocacy... Another Front In The War - John C. Cates MA, LCDC; Founder: Lifeway International and Three Oaks Academy; Chief Clinical Officer: SperaHealth; Co-chair:  Houston Chapter TAAP Advocacy Committee; Chair: Adolescent Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (AROSC) Advocacy Committee

4:30pm - CEU Distribution

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Friday, July 27

8:00am - Doors open, registration, coffee & breakfast

9:00 – 10:30am - Welcome & Announcements: Howard Lester, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, The Council on Recovery |  Opening Session: Keynote Speaker: The 2 Cultures: Media as a Bridge - Harry Wiland,  Executive Producer, Director and Co-Founder and current Co-CEO of the Media Policy Center

10:30 – 10:45am - Break

10:45 – 12:15pm - Breakout Sessions (choose one)

  • Prevention: In-depth look at SAMSHA Prevention Changes @ Local Level – Vanessa Ayala de Medina, Coalition Coordinator for Pasadena Community Coalition (BACODA)
  • Treatment and Recovery: Addiction: Past and Present - Chance Quoc D Tran Ph.D, LPC-S, LCDC, NCC
  • Legal: Therapeutic Treatment Courts; A Partnership of Community Resources and Criminal Justice for Better Outcomes – Denise Bradley, Judge 262nd District Court
  • Medical: Houston’s Hidden Opioid Problem: Gaps and Opportunities to Help Mothers and their Children - Beth Van Horne, DrPH
  • Media: Local Media’s Role & Responsibility in the Opioid Crisis – Harry Wiland, Co-Founder, Media Policy Center; Jerry Martin, Vice President & General Manager of KPRC/Click2Houston.

12:15 – 1:15pm - Lunch on Campus: Optional Roundtable Discussions (Moderated discussions on specific topic)

  • Impact of Addiction on Family & Children – Kierstin Thornhill & Jaimee Martinez, The Council on Recovery
  • Role of Harm Reduction – Dr. Joy P. Alonzo and David Sunday, TONI/Council
  • PMP implications – Marc Fleming & Doug Thornton
  • Advocacy – John Cates
  • SAMSHA Prevention Changes @ Local Level – Vanessa, BACODA

1:15 – 2:45 pm  - Breakout Sessions (choose one)

  • Prevention: How kids see addiction and how to prevent it - Kierstin Thornhill, MS, LPC-Intern
  • Treatment and Recovery: Harm Reduction strategies, fundamentals of medication assisted treatment and naloxone – Dr. Joy P. Alonzo, M. Engineering, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Health Science, College of Pharmacy
  • Legal: Current drug trends in Houston - Steve Casko, Lieutenant HPD Narcotics Division
  • Medical: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs’ Impact on the Medical Communities of Texas - Marc Fleming, Ph.D., MPH, R.Ph. Assistant Professor; Douglas Thornton, Ph.D., Pharm.D., BCPS, Assistant Professor
  • Special Panel Discussion: Introduction to Pill Anonymous – Suzy R, Ken D., Chad D.

2:45 – 3:00pm - Break

3:00 – 4:30pm - Closing Session: Personal Perspectives - Moderator/Host - Click2Houston’s Khambrel Marshall

  • Maureen Wittels, Founder of GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing)
  • Randy Grimes, former NFL player
  • Jim Hood, CEO of Facing Addiction w/ NCADD

4:30pm - CEU Distribution

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Thank you to our sponsors and media partner!

                                            

                                                     

 

Summit Sponsorship and Exhibitor - Sponsor and Exhibitor Form

For more information about the Opioid Summit, please contact: Jessica Davison or Whitney Weathersby at opioidsummit@councilonrecovery.org