DEA/CADCA Adult Opioid Summit

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Univ-Baltimore School of Law

1401 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

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Validated parking vouchers are available, only if you have registered and park in the Fitzgerald Parking Garage - 80 W. Oliver St., Baltimore, MD 21217. Indicate your request when registering. One per driver.

Certificates of Attendance will be issued. Submit to your credentialing board for the appropiate professional credential.

The Opioid Epidemic is all too well known in Baltimore City. At the time of this posting, Baltimore has had over 56 fatal Heroin overdoses and over 179 fatal Fentanyl overdoses, which is over 46% of the total of Maryland overdoses. While there may be a misperception that Opioid Misuse is not an adult issue, the fact is that the majority of Maryland's Opioid and Opioid-related overdoses take place with men 30 - 55 years of age.

The expense and stigma associated with this epidemic makes if difficult for our citizens to access treatment and commit to long term recovery.

At this Summit, you will hear from DEA to learn what is taking place on the streets of Baltimore City and the alternative efforts being taken through their Diversion program. You will benefit from the panel discussion, featuring a cross-section of local professional leaders who lead the efforts of their agency/organization with the goal of stemming the tide of Baltimore City's Opioid fatal and non-fatal overdoses.

The Summit will begin with registration and Continental Breakfast. Following the morning sessions will be a bag lunch on the 12th floor, followed by afternoon breakouts. Ending the day will be a recap & next steps by CADCA. Closing the day will be Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Don Hibbert.

SUMMIT SPEAKERS include: Adrienne Breidenstine, Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore; Karl C. Colder, Colder Allied Consuling, LLC; Dr. David Fowler, Chief Medical Examiner - State of Maryland; Charles "Buck" Hedrick, Drug Enforcement Administration - Baltimore District; Rev. Richard Henderson, National African American Drug Control Policy; Dr. Gary Pushkin, the Maryland State Medical Society; Dr. Selwyn Ray, John Hopkins Institute; and others.

Other logistics: Seating is limited on a first-come, first-pre-registered basis. You MUST present your ticket up entering, before being allowed to enter the Summit area. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your registration on Eventbrite, so that others may register (go to "View Order").

Complementary Parking will be at the Fitzgerald Parking Garage (80 W. Oliver St., Baltimore, MD 21217). You will be provided a voucher at registration. It is your responsibility to hold onto your voucher. We have pre-paid for one per person and we will NOT have any extras. For general questions about the event, please contact Vernon Spriggs at 240-832-3871 or via email at

This Summit is sponsored by: Drug Enforcement Administration - Baltimore District and The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 Opening - Welcome - Keynote Address - Break

10:00 - 11:00 Panel Discussion


11:00 - 12:00 Lunch for Session 1 & 2 Attendees

12:00 - 1:00 Session 1: Tools & Resources for Effective Community Support - Dr. Selwyn Ray

12:00 - 1:00 Session 2: The Faith-Based Response Model - Mr. Karl C. Colder

11:00 - 12:00 Session 3: Intelligence - Current Assessment - Mr. Charles "Buck" Hedricks ...........................................(What Law Enforcement is seeing on the streets)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch for Session 3 Attendees

1:00 - 1:30 Visit our Exhibitors

1:30 - 2:30 General Session 4: Opioids: Safe Prescribing, Patient Care and Pain Management (Effective Alternatives to Prescription Pills) - Dr. Gary Pushkin

2:30 - 3:45 Next Steps - Plan of Action - Ms. Pat Castillo, CADCA, Director of the National Coalition Institute and Vice President of Training Operations

3:45 - 3:55 Closing - ASAC Don Hibbert

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