Pain and Addiction Summit

2022 |"Equitable Access to Care in a Post-Pandemic World"

Friday, April 22

The Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit, now in its fourth year, brings professionals together for a day of sharing expertise and learning from each other about opportunities to approach the treatment of pain and substance use disorder.

Keynote speakers

We are excited to share the news that Jan Rader and C.K. Babcock are our keynote speakers. Jan is featured in the Netflix documentary "Heroin(e)" and is the Fire Chief in Huntington, West Virginia. C.K. is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

About the Conference

The theme of the 2022 Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit is “Equitable Access to Care in a Post-Pandemic World” with the emphasis on the holistic treatment of the patient. During this full-day conference, medical, legal, and law enforcement professionals will discuss the current state of the opioid crisis, share methodology and inter-professional approaches to deal with critical issues, and identify opportunities to approach the treatment of pain and substance abuse. Continuing education hours will be provided.

  • DATE: Friday, April 22
  • LOCATION: Mohegan Sun Pocono, Wilkes-Barre PA
  • COST: $130 whole day (6 hours of CE), $75 half day (3 hours of CE)

Schedule

  • 7-8 AM – Registration & Breakfast
  • 8-9 a.m. – Panel Discussion
    • Syringe Services Programs: Equity and Inclusion in Addressing Harms Related to Drug Use moderated by Mark Hiller
    • Panel Speakers: Denise A. Johnson, M.D., FACOG, FACHE, Physician General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Stuart Fisk, CRNP MSN, Director of Strategy, Center for Inclusion Health, Medicine Institute, Allegheny Health Network.
  • 9-9:15 a.m. — Break
  • 9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Sessions
    • Pain Management for Patients in MAT Programs - Karen Arscott , DO
    • The Coming Benzodiazepine Crisis: The Role of Behavioral Healthcare Workers- Emily Cook, LCSW
    • Pain Management in the Elderly- Dominick Trombetta, PharmD
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m. – Break
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Sessions
    • Medical Marijuana in opioid use disorder- Donna Eget, DO
    • The Role of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in regulatory oversight and enforcement in those Health Care Providers- James R. Schiffer RPh, Esq. and Carlos Aquino
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch and Keynote Speaker (no CE given)
    • Making Positive Change During America's Opioid Epidemic - Jan Rader and C.K. Babcock. Jan is featured in the Netflix documentary "Heroin(e)" and is the Fire Chief in Huntington, West Virginia. C.K. is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.
  • 12:30-12:45 p.m. – Break
  • 12:45-1:45 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
    • Telling the Stories of Addiction: Theory and Practice- Vicki Mayk
    • Finding the Balance: Treatment of Pain in Co-Morbid Opioid Use Disorder- Maria Foy, PharmD
    • An Overview of The Professional Intervention Process - John Knowles MA, CADC
  • 1:45-2 p.m. - Break
  • 2-3 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
    • The Stigma of OUD in Pregnancy. A Time for the Rebirth of Compassion- Gary Stoner , OB/GYN
    • Stimulant Addiction and Overdose: The Underappreciated Epidemic- Tracy Andrews, DNP, MBA, ACNP, APRN-BC
    • Educating those on the Front Lines of the Overdose and Substance Use Crisis – First Responders - Steve Forzato
  • 3-4 p.m. – Panel Discussion
  • Barriers to Care: Balancing Pain Management & Addiction, a panel discussion led by Julie Sidoni, News Director, WVIA
  • 4-5 p.m. – Poster Presentations and Social (no CE given)

This program is supported by educational grants from the Moses Taylor Foundation and the Wilkes-Barre City Department of Health.

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