7:30-8:30 Check-in & Continental Breakfast
8:45-10:30 Keynote Speakers
This speaker will provide an overview of the crisis on the state and national level, and various efforts occurring in Kansas such as the Kansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Advisory Committee, which developed and is implementing a coordinated, multi-disciplinary statewide strategic plan, to provide a comprehensive approach to the opioid crisis in Kansas.
Adrienne Hearrell, MPH, CPTA
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Jeff Kahrs, Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will discuss the national strategy to combat the opioid crisis. Attendees will learn about HHS’s current policies, funding, and programs to address opioids at the national, stat, and community level.
Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This lecture describes how women perceive pain and respond to opioids differently than men. The rate of increase in the number of women presenting to hospitals due to an opioid overdose is significantly higher among women than among men. There are specific issues to address for women of childbearing age.
Kim Templeton, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center
Gail Box is co-founder of the Austin Box 12 Foundation. The Foundation was established in remembrance of her son, Austin, who died tragically in 2011 from an accidental prescription drug overdose. Education is one of the keys to fighting the opioid epidemic. The presentation follows the life of her son, and the factors that she believes contributed to his death. Through this heartbreaking tragedy, she hopes to educate in order to prevent opioid deaths.
Co-Founder, Austin Box 12 Foundation
10:45-11:30 Breakout sessions – 1
The presenters will describe collaborative efforts employed by Kansas physicians and hospital leaders to develop local, custom strategies to address Kansas’ patient and provider needs to ensure appropriate opioid use.
John Rosell, PhD
Kansas Medical Society
Karen Braman, RPh, MS
Kansas Hospital Association
Robert Gibbs, MD
This session will start by reviewing current and upcoming regulatory changes to opioid prescribing. Participants will identify intended and unintended consequences o the regulatory changes, and then they will be offered strategies to address common patient complications that arise from restrictive opioid policies.
Daniel Warren, MD
University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita
Presenters will discuss replicable interventions to improve prescribing practices with demonstrated success in rural Kansas and provide tangible tools (including personalized prescribing feedback reports upon request) to attendees to adapt/adopt in their own communities/provider offices, along with ways to access no-cost technical assistance to improve pain management and prescribing practices.
Sarah Irsik-Good, MHA
CEO, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care/Great Plains QIN – Kansas
Becky Gillgannon, BSN, RN
Quality Improvement Consultant, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care/Great Plains QIN – Kansas
Amanda Bridges, MBA
Director of Quality Improvement, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care/Great Plains QIN – Kansas
Presenters will describe a University/Agency partnership model that assessed the availability and capacity of addiction and recovery services to assist clients with opioid-related needs. We also explore facility tolerance for service clients using MATs by service type. We conclude with key funding, policy, and training endeavors aimed at creating a more responsive addiction continuum of care.
Assistant Professor, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare
Doctoral Student, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare
President/CEO First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery
Vice President of Programs, First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery
Opioid impairment can be recognized in individuals. This session will cover the major signs and symptoms of opioid use and abuse based on standardized and scientific information. It will also cover some of the newest trends emerging in the abuse of opioids.
Lieutenant, Kansas DEC and SFST Coordinator, Kansas Highway Patrol
Technical Trooper, Drug and Alcohol Evaluation Unit,DRE/ARIDE/SFST Instructor, Honor Guard, Kansas Highway Patrol
This session will increase understanding of how pain is truly a bio-psychosocial experience and how physical therapy addresses every realm to lead to the best outcome. Understand how teaching patients about pain, graded exercise progression, and imagery related interventions are used in physical therapy management for the chronic pain patient.
Bryan Barker, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Certified Clinical Specialist, Accelacare Physical Therapy
11:45 – 12:30 Breakout sessions – 2
This session will discuss multimodal approaches to managing pain in the hospital and through discharge to decrease opioid use while continuing to provide optimal pain management.
Melanie Simpson, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, CHPN, CPE
Pain Management Resource Team Coordinator, The University of Kansas Hospital
Talal Khan M.D.
Professor and Chairman of Anesthesiology, The University of Kansas Health System
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable. HRSA is addressing the opioid crisis by supporting its grantees and stakeholders with resources, technical assistance, and training to integrate behavioral health care services into practice settings and communities. At the end of the session participants will have a better understanding of how HRSA is improving access to addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services. HRSA will also share best practices on the use of telehealth to treat opioid use disorder and connect participants with opioid related resources and technical assistance.
Public Health Analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Regional Operations, Region 7
Health Resources and Services Administration
Public Health Analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce, Region 7
This session will help you to build a successful Opiate Treatment Program or a Buprenorphine Clinic. We will identify and outline tools to help the patients and the program staff be successful with the process. We will discuss how to make different medication tracks within a program and what that could look like. This will be an informal workshop with discussion.
Roopa Sethi, MD
Addiction Psychiatrist, The University of Kansas Health System
Callie Grantham, LPC,LAC
Clinic Practice Manager, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Kansas Health System
Current Trends in Kansas Drug Enforcement
This session will explore current trends in drug enforcement in Kansas. This session will focus on opioids and will also cover trends in other areas that are impacting our State including price trends and availability.
Special Agent in Charge, Kansas Bureau of Investigations
Drug Task Force Detective, Butler County Sheriff’s Office and President, Kansas Narcotics Officers Association
This session will explore how Kansas healthcare providers can learn the latest evidenced based best practice suggestions or new guidelines – without leaving their office. Practicing health care professionals can develop a relationship with a team of inter-disciplinary specialists and each other during office hours. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Heathcare Outcomes) utilizes videoconferencing to build a collaborative learning experience.
Ryan Spaulding, PhD
Vice Chancellor, Institute for Community Engagement, University of Kansas Medical Center
Shane Hudson, MS, LCP, and LCAC
President & CEO, CKF Addiction Treatment
Lauren Lucht, MHP
Senior Administrator, The University of Kansas Health System
Shawna Wright, PhD
President/CEO Wright Telepsychology Services, Assistant Director Behavioral Health Services KU Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (Provided)
1:30 – 2:15 Breakout Session 3
Following President Trump’s call to action last fall that led to the declaration of a public health emergency regarding the opioid crisis, the HHS Office for Civil Rights released new guidance on sharing protected health information with family members, friends, and personal representatives when the patient may be in crisis and incapacitated, such as during an opioid overdose.
Consulting Manager, KHA Associate Member
This session will focus on a model for using emergency department syndromic surveillance data for tracking opioid overdoses in near-real time and the role that local public health can play in opioid preparedness and planning with a variety of community partners.
Epidemiology and Preparedness Coordinator, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department
Analyst, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department
In this session participants will learn about how CKF Addiction Treatment is connecting individuals to treatment services across 65 counties in Kansas with the assistance of innovative technology.
Shane Hudson, LCAC
President & CEO, CKF Addiction Treatment
Larry Black, OUD
Grant Director, CKF Addiction Treatment
In this session we will discuss how SACK has implemented a case management/care coordination model using STR funds. We will discuss the role case managers and peer mentors play in traditional treatment models as well as MAT services. We will also discuss successes of this model. We will also look at the stigma surrounding MAT services.
Clinical Care Manager, Substance Abuse Center of Kansas
Opiate Overdose Recognition and Narcan Administration
Opiate overdose deaths are now considered to be at an epidemic level with no end in sight. Opiate addiction has invaded every part of our society caring nothing for race, gender, age, occupation, education, or initial reason for use. Law enforcement officers are often the first responders to arrive on overdose calls and, across the country, these officers are now carrying Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of opiates and prevents a patient from dying. This class be both educational and informal as we discuss how to recognize a life-threatening overdose, how to use Narcan, possible complications, the legalities, and, perhaps most importantly, the ethics of saving the lives of those battling addiction.
Anthony First, B.S., NRP, TP-C
Medical Support and Training Officer, Tulsa Police Department
Overcoming the Stigma of Medication Assisted Treatment
This session will allow patients and professionals to share stigma they have encountered. This will help the audience understand the current issues and provide some resources that can be shared in the community. The audience will be encouraged to participate in a conversation with the panel and share their knowledge about resources they may have to help overcome this issue.
Stacy Chamberlain, MA, LMAC
Program Director, BHG Overland Park Treatment Center
2:15 – 2:30 Snack Break
2:30 -3:15 Breakout Session 4
Post-Operative Pain: The role of patient expectations, pre-operative counseling, and non-opioid treatment options
This session will explore the role of pre-operative patient education on the treatment of acute pain, specifically in regards to non-opioid treatment options.
Resident Physician, University of Kansas Medical Center
Kim Templeton, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center
Peak Performance Project is a community wide initiative that engages every sector from parents to local government, from youth and schools to business. This evidence-based initiative is igniting culture change through education, prevention, and collaboration and is led by empowered youth people through positive peer modeling and compassion.
Consultant, LiveWell Finney County
Opioid Dependency Treatment Services: A review of the facts and myths of methadone maintenance services, regulatory compliance, and comparison of medications used for opioid dependency
In this session participants will gain increased awareness of opioid dependency, treatment modalities, and how the ADA protects people participating in Medication Assisted Treatment programs. Participants will be able to discuss the opioid crisis from multiple approaches including regulatory compliance, pharmacology, and addiction.
Paul Costigan, MA, LCAC
Program Director, Topeka Treatment Center
Jim Weiss, MA, ARM, CRC
Riverwood Group LLC
Kansas Forensic Crime Labs provide a look at the types and quantities of both illicit and abused prescription drugs seized by law enforcement. During this session we will explore the trends in drugs submitted to state and local crime labs in Kansas.
Supervisor of Forensic Laboratory Trace and Chemistry Section, Kansas Bureau of Investigations
Legislative Liaison, Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, Kansas Sheriffs Association, Kansas Peace Officers Association
The opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose epidemics are complex and occur at the intersection of three complex public health problems: inadequate treatment of chronic pain, opioid use disorder, and mental health issues. Integrative pain management is presented as a solution that enables clinicians to address all of these problems simultaneously.
Bob Twillman, Ph.D., FACLP
Executive Director, Academy of Integrative Pain Management
3:30 – 4:30 Closing Keynote
Changing The Conversation: The Role of Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Communities During Our Nation’s Opioid Crisis
According to the CDC, more than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids–nearly double in a decade. Yet almost exclusively, the entire national conversation has been about increasing access to Medication Assisted Treatment and Naloxone. These are necessary, albeit, insufficient to truly address the crisis.
What is the role of prevention and coalitions in this crisis? Why is it so difficult to engage the broader stakeholder of our communities with the urgency this crisis calls for? How can prevention and coalition leaders more effectively engage their communities in solving this challenge.
The purpose of this workshop is to assist coalition leaders, social workers, counselors, prevention and addiction professionals, and other clinical personnel in identifying and providing effective prevention solutions for addiction. During this workshop attendees will be introduced to many proven strategies to prevent opioid misuse. Prevention strategies are critical to working upstream to address the issue of prescription drug misuse. States, communities, and families can intervene to reduce inappropriate access to prescription drugs, thus significantly reducing the impact of the opioid crisis.
The presenter will provide an overview of national best practices for community prevention coalitions to implement across seven strategies for community change. He will reframe these “strategies” as critical skills required to specifically impact population-level reductions in medicine misuse and abuse.
Carlton Hall, MHS
President, CEO, Carlton Hall Consulting LLC