Agenda

What’s on the Agenda?


Thursday, November 21st

7:00am
 Registration/Exhibit Hall Open
8:00am
Bruce Boardman, Chief Executive Officer
Miguel Palos, Board President
Mike Schaub, Senior Director of Community Relations
Social Model Recovery Systems, Inc.
“Welcome and Introduction” 
8:15am
Donald J. Kurth, MD, MBA, MPA, Medical Director, Social Model Recovery Systems, Inc.
Charlotte Wethington, MA, Founder of Casey’s Law, Recovery Advocate
“Casey’s Law – Lessons of a Life and Law” (1 CE)
9:15am
Gary Tennis, President, National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws
“America’s Deadliest Drug Epidemic: Next Steps to Recovery” (1 CE)
10:15am
Break
10:30am
Gary Tsai, MD, Interim Director, Medical Director & Science Officer, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
“Specialty SUD Systems in California: A Window into the Future.” (1 CE)
11:30am
Janice Rutherford, Supervisor, San Bernardino County, 2nd District
“San Bernardino County’s Response to the Opioid Crisis” (0.5 CE)
12:00pm
Danny Trejo, Actor
“Overcoming Addiction and Sharing the Message of Hope”
12:30pm
Lunch
1:30pm
Harry Nelson, Founder & Managing Partner, Nelson Hardiman Author, The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain
“Better? Worse? The Same? Assessing Opioid Crisis Response to Date and the Work Ahead” (1 CE)
2:30pm
Break
2:45pm
Roberto Cancio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology & Senior Research Associate, Loyola Marymount University
“Culturally Responsive Approaches and Interventions to Rx Prevention: From Skid Row to Boyle Heights” (1 CE)
3:45pm
Kevin McCauley, MD, Senior Fellow, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare
“The Brain and Recovery: An Update on Neuroscience of Addiction” (1 CE)
4:45pm
Rich Armond, Officer, Long Beach Police Department, Quality of Life Unit East Division
“Quality of Life” (0.5 CE)
5:15pm
Daniel Headrick, MD, Medical Director & Chief Executive Officer, Tres Vistas Recovery, Founder, Kids from the Other Side
“How Pain Works and Why Opioids Don’t” (1 CE)
6:15pm
End
7:00pm
Kevin McCauley, MD (video)

Friday, November 22nd

7:00am
Registration/Exhibit Hall Open
8:00am
Grace F. Napolitano, Congressional Representative, California’s 32nd District
Bruce Boardman, Chief Executive Officer
Mike Schaub, Senior Director of Community Relations
Social Model Recovery Systems, Inc.
“Welcome, Introduction and Federal Legislation as it Relates to Addiction and Opioids”
8:30am
Donald J. Kurth, MD, MBA, MPA, Medical Director
Somer Harrison-Mierau, LPT 32274, Medication Support Counselor
Social Model Recovery Systems, Inc.
“Medication Assisted Treatment” (1 CE)
9:30am
Jerry Moe, MA, National Director of Children’s Programs, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
“Through a Child’s Eyes” (1 CE)
10:30am
Break
10:45am
Aimeé Dunkle, Executive Director, The Solace Foundation of Orange County
“Overdose Prevention and Response Training”
11:15am
Guy Gomez, MA, AMFT, Division Outreach Coordinator, Drug Enforcement Administration Los Angeles Field Division
“Opioid Crisis – A National Problem”
11:45am
Lynda Hacker Araoz, MSW, MA, Faculty, Hudson Valley Community College Board of  Directors, Columbia County Pathways to Recovery
“Parents as Resources in the Treatment Process: Bridging the Gap” (1 CE)
12:45pm
Lunch
1:45pm
John K. Smith, Ph.D., LCSW, Director of Education and Training at Social Model Recovery Systems
“The Opioid Crisis: Tying It All Together and Taking Action” (1 CE)
2:45pm
Break
3:00pm
Lello Tesema, MD, MSHPM, Associate Medical Director for Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
“The Opioid Epidemic in Los Angeles County: A Public Health Charge” (1 CE)
4:00pm
Lauri Burns, Author, Speaker, Founder, The Teen Project
“Battling Youth Opioid Addiction”
4:30pm
Ken Seeley, Certified Interventionist & Professional, Intervention 911
Candy Finnigan, Author, Addiction Specialist and Interventionist, A&E’s INTERVENTION
“Interventions and the Continuum of Care” (1 CE)
5:30pm
End