2016 Presentations

Below is a listing of sessions at the 2016 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit (updated 5-6-16).

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Monday, March 28, 2016

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pre-Summit Workshops
• A CDC Training: Using Digital and Social Media to Influence the #RxProblem
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• Empower Veterans Program: Innovative Functional Rehabilitation for Chronic Pain
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• Medication-Assisted Treatment
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• Investigating and Prosecuting Pill Mills
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5:15 p.m – 6:00 p.m. Welcome Keynote & Panel Discussion
Dean Osborne, Director, Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, Hazard (KY) Community and Technical College
Honorable Harold “Hal” Rogers, United States Representative, R-Kentucky 5th District, Chair, Committee on Appropriations
Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture
Honorable Joseph “Joe” Manchin, United States Senator, State of West Virginia
Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor, State of West Virginia
Mark D. Birdwhistell, MPA, Vice President for Administration and External Affairs, University of Kentucky HealthCare



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Vision Sessions
• American Medical Association Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse – Presented by American Medical Association
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• Brain Science Update: Non-Invasive, Non-Pharma Treatment for Chronic Pain and Opiate Drug Abuse – Presented by WestCare Foundation
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• Preventing Opioid Use and Abuse in High-Risk Patients – Presented by Educational Alliances in Clinical Medicine
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• Drug Treatment Courts: How America’s Most Trusted Alternative to Incarceration is Providing Hope in the Midst of the Rx Drug Abuse and Opiate Epidemic – Presented by National Association of Drug Court Professionals
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• NARxCHECK – The Next Generation of Controlled Substance Prescription History Reports for the Healthcare Professional – Presented by Appriss
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• Rescuing the Opiate Overdose: From Receptors to Relatives to Regulations – Presented by UK HealthCare
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• Using Social Media to Address Rx Drug Abuse in the Appalachian Region – Presented by Appalachian Regional Commission
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• Genetics-Based Solution to Substance Abuse Treatment – Presented by CAL Laboratory
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• Monitoring PDMP Effectiveness Now and in the Future – Presented by Health Information Designs
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• Addiction Is A Disease, Not A Choice, And Should Be Treated As Such – Presented by CLAAD (Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence)
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9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Opening General Session
Dean Osborne, Director, Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, Hazard (KY) Community and Technical College
Honorable Harold “Hal” Rogers, United States Representative, R-Kentucky 5th District, Chair, Committee on Appropriations
Chauncey Parker, JD, Director, New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Michael P. Botticelli, Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
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Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director, National Institutes of Health
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Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, Commissioner, United States Food and Drug Administration






11:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Breakout Summit Track Sessions
Advocacy Track: Insights from the Field on State Policy, Insurer and Health System Levers to Curb Rx Drug Overdose
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Clinical Track: Development of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain in Primary Care
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Federal Track: Rx Drug Use and Misuse: Prevention and Treatment Programs at the State/Community Level
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Heroin Track: Origins of the Heroin Crisis
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Law Enforcement Track: Using Advanced Analytics to Identify Drug-Seeking Behavior, Identity Fraud and Hospital-Based Drug Diversion
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Vision Session: Struggle to Strength: Financial Capability on the Road to Recovery
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1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Afternoon Keynote General Session
Marcia Lee Taylor, MPP, President and CEO, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, United States Surgeon General

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion with President Obama
Barack H. Obama, President of the United States
Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
Crystal Oertle, mother in recovery
Justin Luke Riley, President and CEO?, Young People in Recovery
Leana Wen, MD, Health Commissioner, City of Baltimore

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Breakout Summit Track Sessions
Advocacy Track: State Responses to Rx Drug and Heroin Abuse
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Clinical Track: What to Do After an Overdose Reversal: Engaging Patients in Addiction Treatment
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Federal Track: The Emerging Illicit Fentanyl Overdose Epidemic: Perspectives from the National and State Levels
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Heroin Track: Preventing Heroin Initiation and Deaths
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Law Enforcement Track: State and Federal Responses by Law Enforcement Officials
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PDMP Track: PDMPs as Prevention Tools
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Pharmacy Track: Drug Enforcement Administration Regulations Update and Proper Disposal
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Prevention Track: Preventing Hepatitis C and HIV Outbreaks
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Third-Party Payer Track: Ensuring Access to Quality Treatment
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Treatment Track: The Five-Year Recovery Standard for the Evaluation of Treatment
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5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Breakout Summit Track Sessions
Advocacy Track: Physicians Engaged in Prevention
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Clinical Track: Preventing Rx Opioid Abuse: The Role of Dentists
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Federal Track: Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse with Patient Review and Restriction Programs
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Heroin Track: Community Responses to Heroin: North Carolina and Northern Kentucky
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Law Enforcement Track: Investigating and Prosecuting Homicide by a Prescribing Doctor
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PDMP Track: New Developments in PDMPs: California, Colorado and Minnesota
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Pharmacy Track: Technologies to Reduce Diversion, Fraud and Abuse: Electronic Prescribing and Drug Deactivation
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Prevention Track: Multi-Media Prevention
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Third-Party Payer Track: Workers’ Compensation: Dangerous Prescribing Practices and At-Risk Patients
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Treatment Track: Best Practices in Treating Opioid Addiction in the Criminal Justice Population
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7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Breakout Summit Track Sessions
PDMP Track: Risk Behaviors, Morbidity and Mortality
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Pharmacy Track: Drugs to Watch: Tramadol, Hydrocodone and Naloxone
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Prevention Track: Preventing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
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Third-Party Payer Track: Advances in Treating Chronic Pain and Addiction
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Treatment Track: Closing Treatment Gaps in the Healthcare and Criminal Justice Systems
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Morning General Session with Q&A
Dean Osborne, Director, Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, Hazard (KY) Community and Technical College
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
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• Host Eli Capilouto, ScD, President, University of Kentucky



9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Congressional Leaders Forum
Honorable Edward J. Markey, JD, United States Senator, D-Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Honorable Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, United States Representative, R-Georgia, 1st District, Member, Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
Honorable Paul A. Gosar, DDS, United States Representative, R-Arizona, 4th District, Member, Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
Honorable Frank C. Guinta, United states Representative, R-New Hampshire, 1st District, Member, Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
Honorable Evan Jenkins, United States Representative, R-West Virginia, 3rd District, Member, Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
Honorable William R. “Bill” Keating, United States Representative, D-Massachusetts, 9th District, Member, Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
Honorable Harold “Hal” Rogers, United States Representative, R-Kentucky, 5th District, Chair, Committee on Appropriations, and Founding Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse







11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Breakout Summit Track Sessions
PDMP Track: When Prescribers Use PDMP Data
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Pharmacy Track: To Fill or Not to Fill, That Is the Question
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Prevention Track: Youth Prevention Programs
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Third-Party Payer Track: Panel Discussion: Using Workers’ Compensation Formularies to Reduce Rx Opioids
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Treatment Track: Treatment and Long-Term Outcomes of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
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12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Summit Track Sessions
Advocacy Track: The Naked Truth about Medical Marijuana
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Clinical Track: Co-Prescribing Opioids and Benzodiazepines: Risks and Recommendations
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Federal Track: National HIDTA Program
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Heroin Track: From Rx Opioids to Heroin
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Law Enforcement Track: Drug-Related Deaths: Investigation, Prosecution and Review Strategies
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2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Breakout Summit Track Sessions
Advocacy Track: Advocating for Change
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Clinical Track: Chronic Pain and Alternative Therapies
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Federal Track: Vision Session: The Importance of Collaboration between State Leaders and the Medical Community to Reduce Opioid Abuse
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Heroin Track: HIDTA Heroin Response Strategy
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Law Enforcement Track: Children Impacted by Drug Abuse and Violence
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PDMP Track: New Developments in PDMPs: South Carolina, Wisconsin and Florida
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Pharmacy Track: Looking Beyond Red Flags
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Prevention Track: Youth, Performance-Enhancing Drugs and ADHD Medication
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Third-Party Payer Track: Turning Off the Faucet from Above: Health Plan Involvement in Safe Prescribing
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Treatment Track: Recovery-Ready Ecosystems
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3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Summit Track Sessions
Advocacy Track: Activating Your Community
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Clinical Track: Universal Maternal Drug Testing and Early Identification of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
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Federal Track: DEA 360 Strategy: Working Together to Break the Cycle of Drug Trafficking, Drug Violence and Drug Abuse
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Heroin Track: Community Responses to Heroin: Huntington, WV, and Camden County, NJ
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Law Enforcement Track: Drug Court Models
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PDMP Track: Linking and Mapping PDMP Data
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Pharmacy Track: Pharmacy Burglary, Robbery and Diversion
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Prevention Track: Workplace Issues and Strategies
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Third-Party Payer Track: Managing Morphine Equivalent Dose and Red-Flagging Red Flags
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Treatment Track: Buprenorphine: Knocking Out Pill Mills and Minimizing Diversion
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5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Evening Keynote General Session
Chuck Rosenberg, MPP, JD, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration

Thursday, March 31, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Thought-Leader Roundtables
• Abuse-Deterrent Opioids: Is Legislation Necessary?
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• Engaging Healthcare Providers for Lifelong Learning about Heroin and Rx Drug Abuse
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• Prevention and the Transition to Heroin: Engaging the Prevention Community
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• Abuse of Rx Drugs on College Campuses
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10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Thought-Leader Roundtables
• Beyond the ‘Thin Blue Line’
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• Impacting Youth: Recovery High Schools
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• Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Second-Chance Opportunities
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• What Makes For Effective PDMP Programs?
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