Monday, August 21, 2017

Reducing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse and Misuse Summit

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This November, join the the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) for a three-day summit that focuses on bridging the legal, public health, consumer protection, enforcement, and medical gaps to address the epidemic surrounding drug and opioid use disorders, dependence and misuse. AIPM’s Executive Director Bob Twillman will be on a panel entitled Identifying and Navigating Medical-Legal Challenges for Chronic Pain Patients, moderated by Attorney General Pam Bondi of Florida. Registration is required, but attendance is free and open to the public.

WHO: The summit is designed for attorneys and prosecutors, public health leadership, policymakers, law enforcement representatives, consumer protection, and criminal justice managers and practitioners from attorneys general offices, states’ attorneys and district attorneys’ offices, state and territorial health departments, law enforcement agencies, academia, social workers and addiction counselors, and related fields.

WHAT: The summit will explore methods to close information gaps and encourage collaboration among key stakeholders within the legal, public health, and medical communities to reduce the impact of misinformation among consumers, and improve prescribing methods and enforcement. The summit will facilitate discussion related to efforts involving prevention, educational outreach, stakeholder collaboration, consumer protection, and enforcement aimed at reducing improper prescribing and lessening opioid abuse and misuse. Discussion will include efforts surrounding law enforcement and the public health community engagement, federal and state policy solutions and outreach, best practices for law enforcement and practitioners, parallel responsibilities for prescribers and dispensers, prescription guidelines, challenges for chronic pain patients, and overdose mortality. State health officials will have dedicated meeting time in a closed session with law enforcement, and state attorneys general and/or their senior level staff to discuss effective collaboration aimed at addressing prescription drug abuse and misuse.

WHEN: The summit will begin in the morning on Monday, November 14, 2016, with check-in at 7:45am, and it will end in the afternoon on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

WHERE: The Westin Arlington Gateway, located at 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203.

See the agenda here.

Register here.

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The American Academy of Pain Management improves the lives of people with Pain by advancing a person-centered, integrative model of pain care through evidence-guided education, credentialing, and advocacy.