Opioid Summit: Reducing the Pain

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Bayou Pointe

Warhawk Way

Monroe, LA 71209

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A Call to Action Summit to focus on strategies to prevent an opioid epidemic in North Louisiana.

About this Event

  • This year’s summit will focus on communities and practices.
  • Presentations will focus on societal causes to opioid use, misuse and abuse. Two education tracks will be available: Clinical & Community.
  • Come and experience our wellness room, which is now part of our primary and behavioral healthcare integration model. There will be massages, aroma therapy and quick yoga sessions for your educational enhancement. As part of our commitment to providing quality, competent care to our region, we have incorporated wellness as key to achieving holistic care.
  • A continental breahfast and lunch is included and the event is free.

Summit Agenda

Sign In and Continental Breakfast

Moment of silence honoring regional citizens who battle addiction

Mr. Mike Shipp, Northeast Delta Human Services Authority Board Chair

Welcome and Summit Overview

Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, Executive Director, Northeast Delta Human Services Authority

Surveillance Data of the Opioid Epidemic

Leigh M Tyndall Snow, MPH, Senior Overdose Surveillance Epidemiologist, Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health

State Response to the Opioid Crisis 

Dr. Janice Petersen, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health, Office for Behavioral Health

BREAK

Workshop/Breakout Session 1-A:

Addiction and Adverse Childhood Experiences 

Avius Carroll, DrPH, Director, Prevention and Wellness, Northeast Delta Human Services Authority

Workshop/Breakout Session 1-B:

Medication Assisted Treatment  

Sarah Hamauei, MD, FASAM, DABAM, DABPM, DABFM,

Board Certified Addictionologist, Shreveport Behavioral Clinic

BREAK

LUNCH w/ transitions

Workshop/Breakout Session 2-A:

Faith Leaders and the Opioid Epidemic

Mr. Drew Brooks, Executive Director, Faith Partners

Workshop/Breakout Session 2-B:

Opiates and the Aged: Is It a Bad Marriage?

Burt Ashworth, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Endowed Professorship of Gerontology, University of Louisiana, Monroe

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS

Northeast Delta ‘NED’ TALKS

  • A Faith-Based Response to Opioid Addiction – Dr. Carolyn Hunt
  • My Story – Christy McPherson
  • Don’t Leave us out of the Conversation – Mrs. Jennifer Purvis

Closing Plenary Session: A Call to Action

Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, Executive Director, Northeast Delta Human Services Authority

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Bayou Pointe

Warhawk Way

Monroe, LA 71209

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