Mental Health & Substance Abuse Management Summit
Best Practices and Innovations in Mental Health and Wellness for Providers, Health Plans and Employers
March 23-24, 2020 * Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Orlando, Florida

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Management Summit

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About the Conference

Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. Mental health illness and substance use disorders affect people of all ages and demographics and are extremely burdensome to society and socioeconomic costs. More than one in four adults living with serious mental health problems also has a substance use problem. Because of this, behavioral health integration and management has moved to the forefront as the healthcare industry strives to advance the coordination of behavioral healthcare services and implementation of integration initiatives to improve access to treatment.

This conference will bring together some of the leading national experts responding to this ever-increasing public health crisis to provide insights on policy, operations, and management of mental health strategies to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders on America’s communities. Join your peers to shape the future of mental health and hear how to address the opioid epidemic, collaboration with community partners, treating co-occurring disorders, value-based care, workplace wellness, social determinants and more.

Who Should Attend?

From Hospitals/Health Systems/Health Plans/Gov’t Agencies/Psychiatrists/Employers/Law Enforcement

  • 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
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • HR/Benefits
  • Emergency Room Directors
  • Substance Abuse & Prevention Directors
  • Pediatricians
  • Law Enforcement
  • Narcotic Enforcement
  • Physicians
  • Quality Improvement Director
  • Family Services Director
  • Clinical Directors
  • Investigators
  • Compliance Director
  • Correctional Coordinators

This Event Will Also be if Interest to:

  • Pharmaceutical Companies * Law Firms * Consultants * Drug Development Companies

Conference Agenda

Day One – Monday, March 23, 2020

7:15am – 8:00am
Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:15am – 9:00am
Self-Care is Prevention in Action (SPA): A Holistic Approach to Workplace Wellness

This presentation is an in-depth look at the work from the partnership between Georgia State University and Newton County Schools, highlighting the physiological effects of stress on educators and employees in the workplace. Newton County Schools, Project AWARE LEA and GSU Service Learning Students collected and analyzed survey data to determine the needs of educators within the school system. Like many other helping professions, educators often experience high levels of empathy, compassion satisfaction, burnout, and compassion fatigue. This presentation will take an interactive and holistic approach to address personal accountability – the belief in one’s ability to influence the world around them, improve relationships, achieve goals and set their own trajectory in life – an essential and often overlooked element of employee well-being. Learn how to transform your organization’s culture for heightened accountability, alignment and engagement, impacting employees’ lives at work… and at home.

Chris Williams
Math and Science Instructional Coach/Lead Educational Consultant
Newton County Schools/EPIC Educators LLC.

9:00am – 9:45am
Collaboration Between Opioid Treatment Programs and Community Partners

In response to the heightened risks associated with the use of opioids, this session will discuss community safety strategies to reduce the harm imposed by opioids on communities and help to control the opioid epidemic. Topics will include:

- Best practice in opioid prescribing and monitoring to reduce the quantity of opioids in circulation
- Strategies to assist healthcare partnerships and collaborations by advancing their understanding of medication-assisted treatment as a crucial element to community wellness in an era of healthcare reform
- The essential role that the community plays in recovery support and prevention

Jennifer Esper
Chief Executive Officer
Esper Treatment Center

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking & Refreshments Break

10:15am – 11:00am
Scope of the Opioid Epidemic

This presentation will review “The Perfect Storm,” which resulted in the opioid epidemic in the United States. The relationship between prescription opioids, then heroin, and now fentanyl will be described. Evidence for both the effectiveness and safety of chronic opioid therapy to treat chronic non-cancer pain will be assessed. Intended and unintended consequences of the efforts to stem the tide of overdose deaths will be defined. Treatment strategies based on the CDC Guidelines for Treating Chronic Pain will be discussed.

Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM
Associate Clinical Professor
Mount Sinai Beth Israel

11:00am – 11:45am
Meditate, Not Medicate, Pain Away

The current opiate crisis has left both doctors and patients struggling and frustrated. Doctors around the country are struggling to follow FDA guidelines and state regulations restricting their ability to write prescriptions for their patients. Patients, on the other hand, are frustrated or worse because for thousands of them, the medications that were allowing them to function are suddenly being taken away, and they have been left to either find them on the street or suffer. Fortunately, there is increasing evidence that alternative treatment modalities may fill this gap. CBT, Mindfulness based therapies, CBT, acupuncture – these are some of these alternative treatment approaches that work to reduce pain and suffering without the risks associated with narcotics. This talk will focus on the use of tools to manage chronic pain and suffering.

Pranav V. Shah, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Southern California Permanente Medical Group Orange County
Kaiser Permanente

11:45am – 12:30pm
The Opioid Crisis: Law Enforcement’s Evolving Role

Over the past few years, the role law enforcement has played in combatting the misuse of opioids and subsequent overdose deaths has evolved significantly. The acknowledgement that opioids must not only be treated as a public safety issue, but also as a public health crisis has led law enforcement to engage in non-traditional collaborative relationships. This session will discuss the multidisciplinary approach law enforcement, regulatory boards, the medical community and treatment professionals must engage in to reduce the abuse and negative outcomes associated with prescription opioids, heroin and illicit fentanyl abuse. This presentation will focus on strategies that have proven successful in creating effective partnerships to overcome the opioid epidemic.

Lieutenant John Harless

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch

1:30pm – 2:15pm
“Where’s the EZ Button?”: Practical use of Data and Analytics to Improve Outcomes in Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Data and analytics are playing an ever-increasing role in both individual patient care and in population health management in all areas of healthcare, including substance abuse and mental health. Although today’s rapidly expanding computing power, availability of data sources, and “connectedness” make it possible to dramatically improve mental health and substance abuse care, it is essential that the data be delivered as actionable, clinically-useful information to improve clinical decision-making that results in real-world improvements in both preventative efforts and clinical outcomes. This session will discuss how technology advances in data analysis apply to the substance abuse and mental health fields and explore practical applications of various technologies to improve patient care and strengthen your substance abuse/mental health program.

Michael Sprintz, DO, DFASAM
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Sprintz Center for Pain
Sprintz Center for Recovery

2:15pm – 3:00pm
Understanding the Neurobiological Underpinnings of Addiction and How they Relate to Treatment

There are FDA approved medications for the management of substance use disorders, including alcohol, tobacco, and opioid use disorder. Their underlying mechanisms target neurobiological changes that occur with chronic substance use. Understanding some of these neurobiological underpinnings is crucial in appreciating the compulsive nature of the disease. In combination with social factors associated with substance use, the brain disease model of addiction provides a foundation off of which we can treat patients with compassion, and with which we can implement pharmacological interventions that help individuals regain function and establish recovery from substance use.

Claudia P. Rodriguez, MD
Director of Addiction Services
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Networking & Refreshments Break

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Panel: Making Behavioral Health Part of Workplace Wellness

This session will examine how employers can and should address the total health of employee populations by addressing mental health issues and emotional wellness. Topics to be addressed will include:

- Ensuring employees have access to mental health benefits including an employee assistance program (EAP)
- Making behavioral health a priority to enhance employee well-being and boost productivity
- How focusing on addressing behavioral health can reduce costs
- Leveraging telemedicine to offer employees instant access to mental health coaching and educational resources

Panelists:
Louis A. Amis
Director of Employee Benefits
City of Atlanta

Christopher Kim
Global Head of Benefits, Human Resources
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Jennifer Saintignon RN COHN-S
Occupational Health and Wellness Manager
Cooper Farms

4:30pm – 5:15pm
Building meaningful incentives to behavioral health integration

The Integrating Behavioral Health into General Medical Care Initiative was started in 2015 to guide physician organizations through a participation-based collaborative process to focus work on specific, self-identified measures. Sixteen Physician Organizations, representing about 150 practice units and reaching approximately 280,000 patients have actively collaborated this cohort-based effort. Beginning in 2020, this work will primarily promote the Psychiatric Consultant Model, which is also known as CoCare. One of our goals is to scale this work to an additional 500 practice units. We will provide training on and onsite support for this provider-delivered care management model. Additionally, we are building a set of incentives to reward physician organizations to promote this work, offset some of the costs of the practices as they modify workflows and make other changes needed to use the model, and reward the PCPs and consulting psychiatrists using the model.

Kathleen Kobernik
Senior Health Care Analyst
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

5:15pm
End of Day One

Day Two – Tuesday, March 24, 2020

7:15am – 8:00am
Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Remarks

8:15am – 9:00am
Radical Recovery for a Broken System: Bravely Exploring the Need for Innovative Models of Business and Therapeutic Modalities in Behavioral Healthcare

In this lecture, Scott Kiloby will discuss how he disrupted the addiction recovery field by challenging old ways of thinking about mental health and addiction and by developing a unique methodology from a rarely translated school of mindfulness in the East. He is the developer of several unorthodox businesses and several approaches for treating an extremely wide variety of mental illnesses and even chronic pain. Scott’s “Kiloby Inquiries” have proven (through independent outcomes measurements) to be very effective as treatment for many forms of trauma, depression and anxiety. Scott’s approach and philosophy may challenge us in uncomfortable ways but will surely inspire us to think outside the box when it comes to the future of healthcare.

Scott Kiloby
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
The Kiloby Center for Recovery, Inc.

9:00am – 10:00am
Classic and Contemporary MAT for Opioid and Polysubstance Use Disorder In Post-Fentanyl America

This introductory lecture is a case-based discussion of the general approach to evaluation and treatment of patients presenting with problematic opioid use. Benefits and limitations of available medications and differences between them are described. An approach to choosing first and second line treatments will also be presented.

Educational Objectives:

• Describe the components of evaluation for medication assisted treatment
• Discuss the range of treatment goals for patients with OUD
• Identify the FDA-approved pharmacological treatments for OUD
• Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits and limitations of all available treatments and differences between them
• Describe the different first and second-line approaches to treat OUD and the process of shared decision making

William Morrone, DO, MPH, MS, FAOAAM, ASAM, FACOFP, DABA, DAAPM
Medical Director
Recovery Pathways and the Shiawassee 35th Circuit Drug Court
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Johns Hopkins University
Faculty, Family and Community Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Assistant Program Director of Family Medicine
Synergy Medical Education Alliance

10:00am – 10:30am
Networking & Refreshments Break

10:30am – 11:15am
Transitioning from A Fee-For-Service Mindset To Value-Based Care

The U.S. is moving toward a value-based care system. Behavioral health providers and their payors are expected to prepare for the future by identifying meaningful and achievable clinical outcomes and analyzing data in real time. This session will examine a spectrum of value-based strategies to promote quality, cost-efficient behavioral health treatment. Examples of value-based payment models will be discussed for a variety of behavioral health service settings.

Alin J. Severance, MD
Associate Medical Director
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization

11:15am – 12:15pm
Developing High Quality, Sustainable Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems – Supporting All Students

Evidence based practices has made considerable growth over the past 10 years in increasing effective care delivery models within the mental health profession. Yet there continues to be significant barriers, mainly related to access, in addressing the needs of children, youth and families. Providing high quality, effective, comprehensive mental health services on-site at schools can significantly decrease many barriers to care for students and families. The focus of this presentation will be a comprehensive overview of school mental health from both local and national perspectives. Dr. Sander will describe program designs, funding models, and outcomes. Finally, he will outline how to develop an integrated, comprehensive school mental health system in schools.

Mark Sander, PsyD, LP
Senior Clinical Psychologist, Hennepin County
Director of School Mental Health, Hennepin County and Minneapolis Public Schools
Visiting Scholar, Wilder Research
Minneapolis Public Schools Special Education Department

12:15pm – 1:00pm
How to Manage Pain in Patients with Mental or Behavioral Health Disorders

Managing pain in patients who have mental or behavioral health disorders presents many challenges. Stigma surrounding addiction has detrimental effects on patients with comorbid chronic pain conditions—despite evidence that addiction is a disease with the same genetic transmissibility as many other chronic diseases. Clinical pharmacists play an integral role in educating these patients about appropriate opioid use. This session will feature a clinical pharmacist who will discuss addiction as a chronic disease and how addiction affects treatment.

Jason Hoch, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist-Addiction Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

01:00pm
Conference Concludes

Workshop – Tuesday, March 24, 2020

1:15pm – 3:15pm
The Connection Between Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illness and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Many individuals who develop substance use disorders (SUD) are also diagnosed with mental disorders, and vice versa. Multiple national population surveys have found that about half of those who experience a mental illness during their lives will also experience a substance use disorder and vice versa. Many separate and parallel mental health and substance abuse treatment systems do not offer interventions that are accessible, integrated, and tailored for the presence of co-occurrence. This workshop will offer guidance related to treating co-occurring disorders, including training, specific programs, and quality improvement.

Aaron Karr, DO
Medical Director
Future Solutions, LLC

Featured Speakers

Jennifer Esper

Jennifer Esper

Chief Executive Officer

Esper Treatment Center

Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

Associate Clinical Professor

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Pranav V. Shah, MD

Pranav V. Shah, MD

Department of Psychiatry

Southern California Permanente Medical Group Orange County
Kaiser Permanente

Michael Sprintz, DO, DFASAM

Michael Sprintz, DO, DFASAM

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Sprintz Center for Pain
Sprintz Center for Recovery

Claudia P. Rodriguez, MD

Claudia P. Rodriguez, MD

Director of Addiction Services

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

Louis A. Amis

Louis A. Amis

Director of Employee Benefits

City of Atlanta

Christopher Kim

Christopher Kim

Global Head of Benefits, Human Resources

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Jennifer Saintignon RN COHN-S

Jennifer Saintignon RN COHN-S

Occupational Health and Wellness Manager

Cooper Farms

Kathleen Kobernik

Kathleen Kobernik

Senior Health Care Analyst

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Scott Kiloby

Scott Kiloby

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

The Kiloby Center for Recovery, Inc.

Lieutenant John Harless

Lieutenant John Harless

Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

William Morrone, DO, MPH, MS, FAOAAM, ASAM, FACOFP, DABA, DAAPM

William Morrone, DO, MPH, MS, FAOAAM, ASAM, FACOFP, DABA, DAAPM

Medical Director

Recovery Pathways and the Shiawassee 35th Circuit Drug Court
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Johns Hopkins University
Faculty, Family and Community Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Assistant Program Director of Family Medicine
Synergy Medical Education Alliance

Alin J. Severance, MD

Alin J. Severance, MD

Associate Medical Director

Community Care Behavioral Health Organization

Mark Sander, PsyD, LP

Mark Sander, PsyD, LP

Senior Clinical Psychologist, Hennepin County, Director of School Mental Health, Hennepin County and Minneapolis Public Schools, Visiting Scholar, Wilder Research

Minneapolis Public Schools Special Education Department

Jason Hoch, PharmD

Jason Hoch, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist-Addiction Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Aaron Karr, DO

Aaron Karr, DO

Medical Director

Future Solutions, LLC

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Math and Science Instructional Coach/Lead Educational Consultant

Newton County Schools/EPIC Educators LLC.

Venue

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, FL 32821
407-597-3600

"Mention BRI Network to get the discounted rate of $195/night."

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Exhibitor

 

Orexo US, Inc. Orexo US, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company with a mission to advance the treatment of opioid dependence and support patient care. We recognize opioid dependence is a long standing problem and have made a commitment to advancing evidence based treatment.

 

Deja Skin therapy using micro and magnetic currents, LED light therapy and CBD mineral skincare.

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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