Opioids: Prevention, Treatment and Policy Conversations
Between 2000 and 2015, opioids claimed more than half a million lives in the United States and decimated communities around the nation. In Philadelphia and the surrounding area, the crisis is particularly hard-hitting and continues to widen in scope.
While the federal government declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in 2017, much of the most significant work being conducted in prevention, treatment and policy occurs at local and regional levels.
The Southeastern PA Opioids Summit brings together leaders in research, clinical practice and policymaking to address the opioid epidemic in our region and chart the way forward in responding to the crisis.
April 20, 2018
7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
FAME: Feast at MaKen Events
3525 I Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Complimentary parking will be available at the venue.
Please note: this event is invitation only.
Emcee and panel moderation:
David Sarwer, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, College of Public Health; Director, Center for Obesity Research and Education
Veronica-Hill Milbourne, CEO, Pathways by Molina in Pennsylvania and Chair, Temple College of Public Health Board of Visitors
7:45 a.m. / Breakfast and registration
8:50 a.m. / Keynote
The Opioid Epidemic: How We Got Here
Roland Lamb, Deputy Commissioner, Strategic Planning and Innovation Division, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services
10:30 a.m. / Keynote
Residential Treatment for Opioid Abuse
Dr. Sam Macmaster, Executive VP and Chief Clinical Officer of JourneyPure, LLC
11:00 a.m. / Panel Discussion
State of the Art Treatment for Opioid Abuse: Medically Assisted Treatment, Prescription Heroin
Dr. Brian Bride, Mr. Ed McDonough, Dr. Adam Brooks, Dr. David O'Gurek and Michael B. Harle
12:00 p.m. / Lunch and Keynote
State and City-Wide Responses to the Opioid Epidemic
Josh Shapiro, PA Attorney General
2:00 p.m. / Keynote
How Independence Blue Cross is Battling the Opioid Epidemic
Dr. Richard Snyder, Chief Medical Officer of Independence Health Group
3:40 p.m. / Panel Discussion
Using Policy to Address the Opioid Crisis
Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Montgomery County Commissioner; Dr. Michael Milbourne, Coroner of Montgomery County; Dr. Scott Burris; and Dr. Thomas Farley, Philadelphia Health Commissioner
4:40 p.m. / Closing remarks
5:00 p.m. / Networking reception
College of Public Health faculty and students collaborate with Prevention Point Philadelphia on a range of research and clinical initiatives. The organization’s Temple roots run deep: both Executive Director Jose Benitez and Associate Executive Director Silvana Mazzella are alumni of the college’s School of Social Work.
Partnering with the Public Health Management Corporation's Care Clinic, our social work faculty are studying a new approach to addressing the opioid crisis in Philadelphia: prevent addiction from happening in the first place.