The Oklahoma Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (OKATOD) presents its Third Annual Conference: Navigating the Challenging Waters of Medication Assisted Treatment on April 21, 2017.
Keynote speaker is Mark Parrino, President of American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence. Additional plenary session by Ray Caesar, Director of Addiction Specialty Programs/ Oklahoma State Opioid Treatment Authority and a 2016 recipient of the Nyswander/ Dole award. Also presenting: Dr. Steven Byers, Associate Professor Psychology Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow; Rick Christensen, Chief Medical Officer, Community Medical Services; and Dr. Don Teater, Medical Advisor at the National Safety Council addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose. Educational workshops provided in comprehensive treatment for the unique needs of patient with Opioid Use Disorder including Treatment of Pregnancy and Other Medical Complications, Providing Culturally Competent Services, Effective Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders, Treating pain in conjunction with addiction, and more. Visit us at okatod.org for more information about this upcoming conference.
OKATOD was created in 2010 for the purpose of educating the community regarding medication assisted treatment and coordinating services with the criminal justice system, medical community, and the behavioral health system. OKATOD’s main function is to create unique and ground-breaking educational experiences for its annual conferences. The upcoming conference will be held at the 21 C Museum Hotel in Oklahoma City, a boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, and cultural civic center. With dynamic speakers, a wide range of exhibitors, delicious food, and a beautiful venue, OKATOD’s Third Annual Conference promises to provide a unique and amazing learning and networking experience for all! NAADAC accreditation is being obtained for the conference, along with credits for LPCs and LMFTs.