8th Annual National Opioid Crisis Management Congress

September 30 – October 1, 2024 * JW Marriott Nashville * Nashville, TN

8th Annual National Opioid Crisis Management Congress

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Join us at Business Research Intelligence Network's premier conference on addressing the opioid crisis and discover the latest strategies, best practices and innovations in prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. This two-day event brings together a diverse group of stakeholders, including healthcare providers, policymakers, researchers and community leaders to share insights and collaborate on developing comprehensive solutions to this complex public health challenge.

Throughout the conference, you will have the opportunity to learn about the current state of the opioid epidemic, including the latest data on overdose rates, prescription patterns, and the impact on communities nationwide. You'll also explore cutting-edge approaches to opioid use disorder treatment and recovery, such as medication-assisted treatment, telehealth, and peer support programs, and discuss strategies for implementing these approaches in diverse healthcare settings.

In addition to gaining valuable knowledge and insights, you'll have the chance to network with other professionals who are passionate about addressing the opioid crisis and building healthier, more resilient communities. Whether you're a healthcare provider looking to improve your ability to care for patients with opioid use disorder, a policymaker seeking to develop more effective prevention and treatment strategies, or a community leader working to support long-term recovery, this conference offers a unique opportunity to connect with others who share your commitment to ending the opioid epidemic.

 

Who Should Attend?

From Hospitals/Health Systems/Health Plans/Gov’t Agencies/Law Enforcement/Recovery Centers/Government Agencies

  • CEO
  • CFO
  • VP
  • Medical Directors
  • Behavioral Health Directors
  • Pharmacy Directors
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Social Workers
  • Outreach Coordinators
  • PDMP Directors
  • Pain Management Directors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Telehealth Directors
  • State Health Directors
  • Nursing Director
  • Emergency Room Directors
  • Substance Abuse & Prevention Directors
  • Pediatricians
  • Law Enforcement
  • Narcotic Enforcement
  • Physicians
  • Quality Improvement Director
  • Family Services Director
  • Clinical Directors
  • Investigators
  • Compliance Director
  • Pharmacists
  • Addiction Specialists
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Legislators
  • Correctional Coordinators

 

This Event Will Also be if Interest to:

  • Pharmaceutical Companies * Law Firms * Consultants * Drug Development Companies * Vendors * Solution Providers

Conference Agenda

Day One - Monday, September 30, 2024

7:15am – 8:00am

Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

 

8:15am – 9:00am

The Current State of the Opioid Crisis: A National Overview

Examine the latest data and trends surrounding the opioid epidemic, including overdose rates, prescription patterns, and the impact on communities across the country. Gain insights into the demographic groups most affected by the crisis and the regions experiencing the highest rates of opioid-related morbidity and mortality. We’ll also discuss the evolving nature of the epidemic, including the rise of synthetic opioids and the increasing prevalence of polysubstance use.

 

9:00am – 9:45am

Implementing Effective Opioid Stewardship Programs in Healthcare Systems

Discover best practices for developing and implementing comprehensive opioid stewardship programs within hospitals and health systems to promote responsible prescribing and reduce the risk of addiction. Learn about the key components of successful stewardship programs, including provider education, prescribing guidelines, and patient monitoring and follow-up. We’ll also explore strategies for overcoming barriers to implementation and securing buy-in from key stakeholders.

 

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

10:15am – 11:00am

Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Opioid Use Disorder

Explore the role of social determinants of health in the opioid crisis and discuss strategies for addressing these underlying factors through community-based interventions and partnerships. You will learn about the impact of poverty, housing instability, and lack of access to healthcare on the risk of developing opioid use disorder and the challenges these factors pose to treatment and recovery. We’ll also discuss innovative approaches to addressing social determinants, such as collaborations between healthcare providers, social service agencies, and community organizations.

 

11:00am – 11:45am

Innovative Approaches to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery

Learn about cutting-edge treatment modalities and recovery support services, including medication-assisted treatment, telehealth, and peer support programs, that are improving outcomes for individuals with opioid use disorder. We’ll explore the evidence base for these approaches and discuss strategies for implementing them in diverse healthcare settings. You’ll also hear about challenges and opportunities associated with these innovative approaches and the potential for scaling them to reach more individuals in need.

 

11:45am – 12:30pm

The Role of Law Enforcement in Combating the Opioid Crisis

In this session we will examine the evolving role of law enforcement agencies in addressing the opioid epidemic, including strategies for reducing the supply of illicit opioids, promoting harm reduction, and connecting individuals to treatment. Learn about successful models for collaboration between law enforcement and public health agencies, such as pre-arrest diversion programs and naloxone distribution initiatives. We’ll also discuss the challenges faced by law enforcement in balancing public safety and public health priorities and explore opportunities for enhancing these efforts through training, funding, and policy change.

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Luncheon

 

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Leveraging Technology to Enhance Opioid Crisis Response Efforts

Discover how innovative technologies, such as predictive analytics, electronic health records, and mobile apps, are being used to improve opioid prescribing practices, monitor patient outcomes, and support recovery efforts. Learn about the potential for these technologies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of opioid crisis response efforts and discuss strategies for overcoming barriers to adoption, such as privacy concerns and interoperability challenges. You’ll also hear about emerging trends and future directions in the use of technology to address the opioid crisis.

 

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Panel: Collaborative Approaches to Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Engage in a dynamic panel discussion featuring representatives from hospitals, health plans, community health centers, and government agencies, as they share insights on fostering cross-sector collaboration to combat the opioid epidemic. Learn about successful models for collaboration, such as opioid task forces and community-based coalitions, and discuss strategies for overcoming barriers to partnership, such as siloed funding streams and competing priorities. In addition, you will learn about opportunities for leveraging the unique strengths and resources of each sector to develop comprehensive, coordinated responses to the opioid crisis.

 

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Strategies for Preventing Opioid Misuse and Diversion

In this session we will explore effective strategies for preventing opioid misuse and diversion, including prescription drug monitoring programs, safe storage and disposal initiatives, and provider education and training. Learn about the evidence base for these approaches and discuss best practices for implementation in diverse healthcare settings and communities. Also learn about abuse-deterrent formulations and the integration of behavioral health screening into primary care.

 

4:30pm – 5:15pm

The Future of Opioid Crisis Management: Emerging Trends and Opportunities

Look ahead to the future of opioid crisis management, discussing emerging trends, promising research, and potential opportunities for innovation and improvement in prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts. Learn about the latest developments in opioid use disorder treatment, such as the use of long-acting injectable medications and the integration of telemedicine into care delivery models. We’ll also explore the potential impact of policy changes, such as the expansion of Medicaid coverage for addiction treatment and the increasing focus on value-based payment models, on the future of opioid crisis response efforts.

 

5:15pm

End of Day One

Day Two – Tuesday, October 1, 2024

7:15am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

 

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson's Remarks

 

8:15am – 9:00am

Addressing the Needs of Special Populations in the Opioid Crisis

In this session will examine the unique challenges and considerations for addressing the opioid crisis among special populations, such as pregnant women, veterans, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Learn about the specific risk factors and barriers to care faced by these populations and discuss strategies for tailoring prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts to meet their needs. You’ll also learn about promising approaches to serving these populations, such as the integration of obstetric and addiction care for pregnant women and the use of peer support services for veterans.

 

9:00am – 9:45am

Building Resilient Communities: Strategies for Long-Term Opioid Crisis Recovery

In this session we will discuss strategies for building resilient communities in the wake of the opioid crisis, including efforts to promote economic development, strengthen social support networks, and address the long-term health and social impacts of the epidemic. Learn about the role of community-based organizations, such as faith-based groups and recovery community centers, in supporting long-term recovery and explore opportunities for collaboration between these organizations and healthcare providers, government agencies, and other stakeholders. You’ll also hear about successful models for building community resilience and discuss strategies for replicating these approaches in diverse settings.

 

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

10:15am – 11:00am

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Opioid Crisis Interventions: Metrics and Measurement

In this session you will learn about best practices for evaluating the effectiveness of opioid crisis interventions, including key metrics, data collection strategies, and approaches to continuous quality improvement. We will discuss the importance of using a range of outcome measures, such as overdose rates, treatment retention, and quality of life indicators, to assess the impact of interventions and identify areas for improvement. We’ll also explore strategies for overcoming challenges to data collection and analysis, such as the lack of standardized reporting systems and the need for long-term follow-up with patients.

 

11:00am – 11:45am

Ensuring Access to Quality, Evidence-Based Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Explore strategies for expanding access to quality, evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder, including efforts to improve insurance coverage, increase the workforce of trained providers, and address barriers to care. You will learn about the role of telemedicine in expanding access to care, particularly in rural and underserved areas, and discuss strategies for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of these services. We’ll also explore ways to expand access to care, such as hub-and-spoke systems and mobile treatment units and discuss opportunities for replicating these approaches in diverse healthcare settings.

 

11:45am – 12:30pm

A Call to Action for Collaborative, Comprehensive Opioid Crisis Response

Be inspired by a closing keynote address that issues a powerful call to action for all stakeholders to work together in developing and implementing collaborative, comprehensive strategies to address the opioid crisis and build a healthier, more resilient future for communities nationwide. Learn about the critical importance of breaking down silos and fostering partnerships across sectors, as well as the need for sustained funding and political will to support ongoing efforts.

 

12:30pm

Conference Concludes

Workshop - Tuesday, October 1, 2024

12:45pm – 2:45pm

Workshop: Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment in Primary Care Settings

Participate in an interactive workshop designed to provide hands-on training and guidance for implementing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in primary care settings. Learn about best practices for patient assessment, treatment planning, and ongoing monitoring, and gain practical skills for integrating MAT into your practice. Hear from experienced providers about strategies for overcoming common challenges, such as patient resistance and lack of familiarity with addiction treatment and discuss opportunities for collaboration with behavioral health providers and other specialists to provide comprehensive, coordinated care for patients with opioid use disorder.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the principles and best practices of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in primary care settings
  • Develop skills in patient assessment, treatment planning, and ongoing monitoring for patients receiving MAT
  • Identify strategies for overcoming common challenges in implementing MAT, such as patient resistance and lack of familiarity with addiction treatment
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration with behavioral health providers and other specialists to provide comprehensive, coordinated care for patients with opioid use disorder

 

Venue

JW Marriott Nashville
201 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
615-291-8600

Mention BRI Network for the Discounted rate of $299/night

 

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FAQ

Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

Are there discounts for Non-Profit/Government Organizations?

  • Yes – please call us at 800-743-8490 for special pricing

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at info@brinetwork.com with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

What is the suggested dress code?

  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket
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