Shelby County

Opioid Summit

Event Schedule

10/21/2022
Morning Schedule
8:45
AM

Welcome and Housekeeping

With Josh Weil
8:55
AM

A Word from the Summit Organizer: Memphis Area Prevention Coalition

With Jack Wyatt
9:50
AM

Break

9:00
AM

Keynote Session: Why You Matter
With Dr. Ish Major, Board Certified Psychiatrist

With Dr. Ish Major

This session will speak to the number of overdose deaths in the community, how SUD is limiting lives and stealing power, why receiving help can be beneficial, and why choose Crossroads.

  • Local Overdose Data
  • Understanding Substance Use Disorder
  • Why Recovery
  • Why Crossroads
10:00
AM

A Word from Our Sponsor:

With Josh Weil
10:05
AM

Substance Use and Tennessee

With Anthony Jackson, Director of Prevention in the Division of Substance Abuse Services TDOH

This session will provide an overview of Shelby County and Tennessee data on substance use and issues. Also, there will be an overview of the Tennessee Substance Use Prevention Network and activities carried out by community partners. Data will be presented from the student survey that is used to inform state and local prevention planning efforts and serves as a tool for evaluating the impact of prevention strategies aimed at reducing opioid and other alcohol and drug misuse.

  • Understand the goals of the Tennessee Prevention Network and where community partners are located in Tennessee.
  • Identify the role that Coalitions play in substance use prevention statewide and what their three priorities are.
  • Understand the priority population of the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists and what the focus of their work is.
  • Have a better understanding of the TN Together Student Survey and other data and assess the state level priorities for substance use prevention.
10:55
AM

Break

11:05
AM

A Word from Our Sponsor

With Josh Weil
11:10
AM

Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction: What It Is, How it Happens, and Why It Works

With Cate Faulkner, MA, LCSW

This session will provide an overview of the principles and strategies of harm reduction. Particular attention will be placed on the strategies used in Tennessee including naloxone distribution, fentanyl test strips, and syringe service programs. The presentation will also examine the evidence behind these strategies. Attendees will gain an understanding of these topics and be able to identify additional ways to be involved in overdose prevention in their communities.

  • Understand the role of stigma in the prevention, treatment, and recovery
  • Identify the core principles of harm reduction
  • Describe the harm reduction strategies utilized by the state of Tennessee
  • Identify the public health benefits of harm reduction programs
Afternoon Schedule
12:00
PM

CE and Lunch Announcements

With Josh Weil
12:05
PM

Lunch with Music

With Austin Carroll & Josh Weil
1:00
PM

Welcome Back/Intro Into Second Half of Summit

With Josh Weil
1:05
PM

A Word from Our Sponsor

With Josh Weil
1:10
PM

HIV/HCV in Tennessee

With David Closs B.S.

This session will cover prevention strategies, barriers to prevention strategies, linkage to care and barriers to linkage to care. These strategies will be specifically geared toward people who inject drugs, people who are unstably housed and people who engage in sex work.

  • Identify and correct myths and misinformation about HIV and HCV commonly heard in the community.
  • Identify risk behaviors and prevention strategies related to HIV and HCV
  • Identify barriers and how to negate them related to HIV and HCV
2:00
PM

Break

2:10
PM

A Word from Our Sponsor

With Josh Weil
2:15
PM

One Pill Can Kill

With Naomi Taylor, BBA

This session will focus on how one pill can kill, as well as how fentanyl is a deadly synthetic opioid that is being pressed into fake pills or cut into heroin, cocaine, and other street drugs. Finally this session will focus on why fentanyl is so dangerous and why parents need to be aware of rainbow fentanyl that looks like candy. This presentation will also focus on the harmful effects of stigma.

3:05
PM

Break

3:15
PM

A Word from Our Sponsor

With Josh Weil
3:20
PM

Being a Recovery Ally: The Tennessee Collegiate Recovery Initiative

With Nathan Payne

The Recovery Ally Training is designed to equip participants with the appropriate knowledge needed to better address problems with substance misuse that may exist on campus. Our primary purpose is to raise awareness, increase understanding, and build confidence in those eager to help people who may be struggling on campus

  • Promote Understanding of the Tennessee Collegiate Recovery Initiative
  • Instill confidence in those eager to help.
  • Increase awareness around data relevant to the young adult population.
  • Demonstrate tangible ways in which faculty and administration can support students.
4:10
PM

Closing Remarks

With Josh Weil

ATOD Summit Announcement