20 Sep 18

For information about registering or sponsoring the event, contact: david_herzog@williamjames.edu


8:00-8:15 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • David B. Herzog, MD, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Special Assistant to the President, William James College
  • Martin J. Walsh, Mayor, City of Boston: Invited

8:15-9:40 AM – Federal and State Leadership Panel - How is the Response to the Opioid Crisis Going?

Report from the Commanders

  • Moderator: TBD
  • Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts: Invited
  • Maggie Hassan, United States Senator from New Hampshire: Invited
  • Maura Healey, Attorney General of Massachusetts: Confirmed
  • Gina Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island: Invited

9:40-10:10 AM - Break

10:10-11:10 AM - Treatment Panel - Increasing Access to Care… Novel Community-based Approaches

  • Moderator: Marylou Sudders, Secretary, Executive Office of Health and Human Services: Invited
  • Jessie M. Gaeta, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
  • Sharon Levy MD, MPH, Director, Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Kiame Mahaniah, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Community Health Center
  • John E. Rosenthal, Co-Founder and Chair, PAARI
  • Jason Tracy, MD, FACEP, Chief of Emergency Medicine, South Shore Health System
  • Moderator: David Barash, MD, Chief Medical Officer, GE Foundation

11:10 AM-12:10 PM – Treatment Panel - Increasing Access to Care…New Paradigms

  • Traci Green, PhD, MSc, Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Brown
  • Colleen T. LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, Program Director, State Technical Assistance Treatment Expansion Office Based Opioid Treatment with Buprenorphine (STATE OBOT B); Clinical Addiction Research & Education (CARE), Boston University School of Medicine
  • Sarthak Misra, MD, Psychiatrist, Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center, Nashua, N.H.
  • Sarah Wakeman, MD, Medical Director, Substance Use Disorder Initiative, Massachusetts General Hospital

12:10-12:20 PM – Call to Action

  • Kathryn Power, MEd, Acting Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Regional Administrator, Region One for SAMHSA
  • Moderator: Michael Botticelli, MEd, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, Boston Medical Center

12:20-1:40 PM – Lunch and Networking

1:40-2:40 PM – What Constitutes Quality Treatment?

  • Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Ken Duckworth, MD, Medical Director for Behavioral Health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • John Kelly, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director, MGH Recovery Research Institute; Program Director, MGH Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS); Associate Director, MGH Center for Addiction Medicine
  • John A. Renner, Jr., MD, Associate Chief of Psychiatry, Boston VA Healthcare System; Consultant, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; President, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

2:40-3:40 PM - Controversial Treatment

  • Moderator: Raymond V. Tamasi, President & Founder, Gosnold on Cape Cod-The Innovation Center
  • Safe Injection Sites, 72-hour Hold, Marijuana, and other non-evidence-based treatments
    • Dennis Dimitri, MD, Chair, Massachusetts Medical Society Task Force on Opioid Therapy and Physician Communication
    • Staci Gruber, PhD, Director, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core, Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND), MR Safety Officer, McLean Hospital; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    • Frederick Ryan, MPA, Chief, Arlington Police Department; Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Police Council Chair, PAARI
    • Sarah Mackin, MPH, AHOPE Program Manager, Boston Public Health Commission

3:40-3:45 PM – Wrap-Up and Adjourn