Tuesday, June 27th

Registration & Breakfast

 9:00 am — 10:00 am


10:50 am — 11:30 pm

Moderator: TBD

Stories of Recovery

11:30 am — 12:00 pm

Moderator: Patty McCarthy Metcalf

Panelists: Donald McDonald & TBDs

Breakout Sessions I

1:15 pm — 2:30 pm


Session A: The Coalition of Model Opioid Practices in Health Systems
Jai Kumar, MPH
Hugh Tilson, JD, MPH
Julia Wacker, MSW, MSPH

Session B: Naloxone Saves: Naloxone Distribution and Reversals in North Carolina
Mary Beth Cox, MPH

Session C: Law Enforcement’s Role in Recovery: LEAD, TASC, and the HOPE Initiative
Melissia Larson, NCHRC
Chief Bashore, Nash County
Dale Willetts, TASC

Session D: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Overdose Death Through Legislation and Policy
Tessie Castillo NCHRC
Steve Mange, Attorney General’s Office

Session E: Integration of Prevention and Recovery
Patty McCarthy Metcalf (Moderator)
Jessica Dicken
Chris Campau
Kristen Harper

Session F: Community Benefit: An Opportunity for Collaboration in Substance Misuse Prevention
Craig PoVey, MSW
Prevention Administrator Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Networking Break

2:30 pm — 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions II

3:00 pm —4:15 pm


Session A: Alternatives for Pain Relief + Telemedicine in Rural NC (ECHO)
Sherri Green

Session B: Meaningful Engagement in Overdose Prevention in Corrections
Kay Sanford, MSPH
Joe Prater, MPA
Lorenzo Jones (Attending)

Session C: Media Campaigns: Effective Engagement for Everyone
Craig PoVey (Moderator)
Sarah Potter
Melinda Pankratz

Session D: Post Overdose Response: Engaging and Supporting Survivors
Michael Page, NCHRC
Jessie Garner, NCHRC
Sgt. Shelia Washington, Fayetteville P.D.

Session E: MAT at #1 Way to Prevent Overdose Dealths
Dr. Don Teeter
Kenny House
Sara McEwen

Session F: Western NC (WNC) Substance Use (SU) Alliance: Strategies to Address Substance Use (Prevention Through Treatment) Across 23 Countries
Craig M. Martin

Networking Break

4:15 pm — 4:30 pm
Wednesday, June 28th

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 am — 9:00 am

Thriving In Recovery (Stories of Recovery II)

9:30 am — 10:30 am

Donnie Varnell (Moderator)
Donald McDonald

Networking Break

10:30 am — 11:00 am

Breakout Sessions III

11:00 am — 12:15 pm


Session A: Empowering Youth as Partners in Policy Change and Advocacy
Dana Mitchell, MPA, CPS (Moderator)
Haley Demers
Grace Roy
Zac Demers

Session B: Beyond Syringe Exchange Legalization: Building Comprehensive Harm Reduction in NC
Lillie Armstrong
Christie Caputo

Session C: An Introduction to CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means: Gatekeeper Training)
John Paul Jameson, Ph.D.

Session D: Working with Prescribers on Reducing Overprescribing (Part I)
Nidhi Sachdeva
Sarah McEwen (and Panel)

Session E: Preventing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Starleen (Moderator)
Connie Renz (Pending Confirmation)
Horizon’s Center (Pending Confirmation)

Session F: Preventing Prescription Abuse in the Workplace
Laurie Cluff, Ph.D., RTI

Networking Lunch

 12:15 pm — 1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions IV

1:30 pm — 2:45 pm


Session A: What’s Working in NC: PFS Site Successes
Chelsea Bullins, MPA (Moderator)
Bryan Austin
Tammy Brunelle
Sarah Dergins
DeShay Oliver
Ayeshan Parker
Aja Pass

Session B: The “War on Drugs” and the Criminal Justice Reform
Lorenzo Jones

Session C: Tracking and Measuring the Epidemic: Using Data as a Prevention Tool
Scott (Moderator)
Anna (Carolina Poison Center)
Zack (Communicable Disease Epi.)
Melinda (DMH PFS Grantees Tracking)
Tony (EMS)
Dr. Deyneka (NC DETECT)
Alex Asbun (CSRS)
Dr. Winecker (OCME)
Tammy (VDRS)

Session D: Injection Drug Use Beyond Overdose (HIV/HCV)
Jacquelin Clymore (Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch

Session E: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Kenneth Conner, Psy.D., MPH

Session F: Evaluating CSAP’s National Efforts to Prevent Prescription Drug Misuse and ABuse: Lessons Learned
{hillip Graham, DrH, MPH, RTI

Networking Break

2:45 pm — 3:00 pm