CtHIMA All-Day Session on Behavioral Health and the Opioid Crisis
March 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, March 13, 2020
Middlesex Community College, Middletown, Connecticut
100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457
8:30 – 9:00 Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9:00 – 10:45 The Opioid Crisis: Evidenced – Based Practices in Reducing Overdose Deaths
Dr. Valente is Professor and Coordinator of the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor (DARC) Program at Naugatuck Valley Community College, in Waterbury, Connecticut and will be describing the current state of the opioid crisis in Connecticut, physician practices in addressing the crisis globally, alternative approaches to pain management, nature of the opioid use disorder and treatments.
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 The Treatment Pathway Program
Michael Hines is the Assistant Director of Bail Services and Adult Probation for the Judicial Branch – Court Support Services Division and Dr. Kathleen Maurer (Department of Correction) will present their respective perspectives of the opioid crisis in Connecticut and current best practices.
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Networking
1:00 – 2:00 CMS’s Actions to Address the Opioid Epidemic
Kelly Valente, Regional Pharmacist for CMS Boston
2:00 -3:00 How Hospitals are Combatting the Opioid Epidemic
Carl Schiessl, JD with the Connecticut Hospital Association will describe Connecticut hospitals’ responses to the opioid crisis and new state laws and regulations that have evolved over the years in response to the crisis.
3:00 – 4:00 Naloxone and the Opioid Epidemic in America
Edward Leahy PharmD, Director, Community Health Solutions – New England
4:00 – 4:30 Q & A with Local Law Enforcement
Mathew Stevens, Detective, New Haven Police Department