Shelby County

Opioid Summit

Prevention & Harm Reduction

OCT 22 (Day 1) Schedule
OCT 22 - MORNING SCHEDULE
08:45
AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

With Josh Weil
08:55
AM

About Memphis Area Prevention Coalition (MAPC)

With Jack Wyatt
09:00
AM

Community Based Programs and Recovery Roles: Where Do We Fit In?

With Ron Bobal

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the syringe service programs (SSPs), the legal landscape, and SSP implementation challenges.
  • Discuss the importance of flexible service delivery models and collaboration between vested community-based organizations (CBOs) in efforts to reach an invisible population disengaged from systems of care.
  • Review the hub and spoke model to for treatment and recovery services.
    Outline A Betor-Way, as a case study for harm reduction through the implementation of syringe service programs.
09:50
AM

Break

10:00
AM

About Bradford Health Services

10:05
AM

Tennessee Prevention Programs and Substance Use Trends

With Tony Jackson

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • 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 assess the state level priorities for substance use prevention.
10:55
AM

Break

11:05
AM

About Alliance Healthcare Services

11:10
AM

Challenges to Opiate Treatment in Memphis

With Dr. Timothy Bilbruck

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Review factors that contribute to stigma, and mechanisms for challenging stigma.
  • Learn the basic neurobiology of the addicted brain.
  • Develop knowledge of detoxification, treatment options, and interagency collaboration for addressing the opioid crisis.
  • Understand medically assisted treatment in the context of broader harm reductions strategies.
  • Learn about challenges of treating co-occurring disorders.
12:00
PM

Lunch and Music by Austin Carroll

OCT 22 - Afternoon Schedule
01:00
PM

About the Shelby County Health Department

01:05
PM

18 Months and Still Going

With Dr. Alisa Haushalter

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Review the development of the Shelby County Opioid Epidemic Response Plan
  • State the purpose of the Shelby County Opioid Epidemic Response Plan
  • Define the purpose and expected outcomes of the evaluation
  • Define the public health academic partnership
  • Outline the methodology used for evaluation
  • Describe identified actionable recommendations
  • Identify next steps
01:55
PM

Break

02:05
PM

About Journey Pure

02:10
PM

Faith Based Initiatives: Access to Support

With Dr. Monty Burks

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how the Tennessee Community Faith Based Initiative and the Lifeline Peer Project connect the continuum of care across the state.
  • Describe the Tennessee Community Faith Based Initiative’s best practice model and its successful implementation.
  • Recognize the benefits of building strong partnerships with the faith community as well as helping the faith community increase its capacity to combat addiction.
  • Inform participants about resources to serve their community
03:00
PM

Break

03:10
PM

About Lakeside Behavioral Health System: The Landing – Addiction Services

03:15
PM

An Elemental Approach to Harm Reduction

With Dr. Orisha Bowers

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe harm reduction as an approach to reducing health and social risks associated with drug use.
  • Identify 3 harm reduction interventions.
  • Describe how 3 harm reduction interventions identified reduce health and/or social risks associated with drug use.
  • Create 3 strategies to incorporate harm reduction approaches into their own work with clients.
04:30
PM

Closing Remarks

Exhibitor Hall

Exhibitors will stream live at 12:30pm and 4:05pm (or as indicated in the schedule). The links below will take you to their live feeds:

Our mission is to be a source of assistance to addicts and those affected by addiction, to advocate for improved treatment options and to erase the stigma associated with substance abuse.

We offer outpatient, intensive outpatient, home-based, and community based programs, including a continuum of crisis services to over 22,000 residents of Shelby County and the surrounding areas.We accept a variety of insurance plans including Medicare and TennCare.

From alcohol and drug therapy, individual and group therapy, crisis services to medically monitored chemical detox, parent-child interaction therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, our clients can rest assured all of their mental health care needs will be met.

Our mission is to facilitate and provide a continuum of recovery for those dealing with addiction and mental health issues, (co-occurring disorders).

Our mission is to help people become healthy and stay healthy. Our high standards attract well-known behavioral health professionals from across the country.

Accredited addiction treatment & primary mental health center located in Memphis Tennessee recognized for excellence and unparalleled patient care.

An integrated healthcare services organization specializing in local and affordable outpatient care for individuals suffering from substance use disorder with a mission to “Save Lives, Instill Hope, and Restore Relationships”.

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is a statewide organization working tirelessly to eliminate the stigma of suicide. Through education efforts and events, our goal is to expose as many people as we can to the facts and numbers of suicide – and to debunk the myths.

We at Memphis Area Prevention Coalition are grateful for the contributions of United Healthcare Community plan, a TennCare provider. Their support along with the support of our other sponsors, partner organizations, and volunteers has helped make the 2020 Opioid Conference possible.

Vertava Health offers professional care for substance use and mental health disorders.