Start Date & Time

3/29/2017 8:30 AM

End Date & Time

3/29/2017 3:00 PM




3000 S Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703


Crowne Plaza


Cost is $35 per individual or $100 for three attendees. Cost for physicians or professionals to obtain CMEs is $85 per individual.


Stephanie Cartwright, Communications and Media Specialist, at 815.875.2999

2017 Opioid Crisis Next Door: Prevention, Care and Treatment Programs for Substance Use Disorders

The "Opioid Crisis Next Door: Prevention, Care and Treatment Programs for Substance Use Disorders" conference will be held on Wednesday, March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL. This workshop is the third in a series and will provide education on the initial care and treatment of persons with substance use disorders, options for recovery and managementment of patients with chronic pain, and to encourage dialog among providers on best practices and challenges of treatiing individuals in local communities.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, mental health and behavioral therapists, pharmacists, dentists, policy makers, public health, law enforcement, and community coalitions

The agenda includes:

8:30 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.   Welcome and Opening Remarks - Nirav D. Shah, MD, JD, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health
9:15 a.m.   Care and treatment of Patients with Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders - Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, Chicago Department of Public Health
10:15 a.m. Substance Use Recovery Programs: Selectiing the Best Program for Your Patient - Michael Blain, MD, Eldorado Rural Health Clinic; and Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD
11:00 a.m. Chronic Pain Management: Preventive and Treatment Strategies to Avoid/Reduce Substance Use Disorders - John A. Peterson, MD, Medical Director of Chronic Pain Management, Danville Veterans Administration; Garry Moreland, RPh, Co-owner, Moreland and Devitt Pharmacy, and Chief Pharmacist, Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville; and Kevin VanKanegan, DDS, Clinical Program Director, Midwestern University, College of Medicine-Illinois, Downers Grove
12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:15 p.m. Medical Provider Response...How Do We Begin? Best Practices and Practitioners - Thomas Huggett, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Mobile Health, Lawndale Christian Health Center; Stacy Sattovia, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Hospitalist, Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Director, Office of Continuing Professional Development, SIU School of Medicine; and Paul Bonucci, MD, Perry Memorial Prompt Care and Illinois Valley Community Hospital Emergency Department Medical Director
2:30 p.m. Behavioral Health - Challenges as a Counselor - Jeanne Holdren, APRN, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Behavioral Health Medicine, Clay County Hospital, Flora
3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks/Adjournment - Heidi Trenholm, MPH, Division Chief, Health Data and Policy, IDPH

The registration fee is $35 per attendee or $100 for three attendees. For those physicians or professionals seeking CMEs, the fee is $85 per individual. Deadline to register is Friday, March 24. The project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.