Opioids & Substance Use Disorders

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Opioids & Substance Use Disorders: Connecting Patients to the Right Care at the Right Time
Friday, October 26, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
MHA Conference Center, Burlington, MA 
$229 MHA Member Rate 
$329 Non-Member Rate

As the opioid crisis continues to wreak havoc in our society, the behavioral healthcare system and other medical professionals are mobilizing to provide the most effective care for patients. In order to ensure patients are triaged with careful planning and post-treatment plans, we will focus on working with patients across the care continuum. We’ll look at current best practices to get patients into treatment, featuring experts from hospital, post-acute, community, and criminal justice perspectives. In addition to the patient care sessions, we will also provide a comprehensive update of recently passed legislation affecting treatment regarding opioids and substance use disorders.

8:30 a.m.
Overview of the New Laws and Regulations For Treating Patients With Substance Use Disorders
Leigh Simons Youmans,  Sr. Manager, Behavioral Health & Healthcare Policy, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

9 a.m.
Treatment Options and Best Practices for Patients in the Following Settings:

Sandi Akers, RN, MSN, Clinical Administrator, High Risk Intervention Team, Lahey Behavioral Health Services

9:35 a.m. Break

9:50 a.m.
A Collaborative Approach to Improving Care Coordination for Patients on MAT to the Post-Acute Treatment Setting: 
Stephanie Baker, MHA, CPHQ, Sr. Program Coordinator, Healthcentric Advisors- QIN-QIO New England 
Robyn Sloniecki, RNBSN, CCM, LNHA, Vice President of Operations, Royal Health Group
10:25 a.m.
Pathways to Prevent Crisis For Patients at Risk: 
Marisa Hebble, MPH, Coordinator, MA Community Justice Project, Commonwealth of MA - Executive Office of the Trial Court

10:55 a.m.
Meeting Community Needs for Recovering Patients:

Brigham Health Bridge Clinic 
Christin Price, MD, Bridge Clinic Administrative Director, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Joji Suzuki, MD, Director, Addiction Services, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

11:25 a.m. Break

11:40 a.m.
Meeting Community Needs for Recovering Patients (continued):

Emily Stewart, Executive Director (Invited)
Casa Esperanza

Kim Fisher, VP of Community Based Recovery Services
High Point Treatment Center 

12:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m.
Review and Wrap Up Panel:  Where do We Go From Here? 
Moderator: Senator Cynthia Friedman, Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery
Morning speakers & moderator discuss issues and take audience questions


2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks from a parent or recovering patient 

3 p.m.

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