The day will be focused on collaboration, innovation and identifying best practices from the region that can be replicated not only in the Midwest, but across the nation.

Morning – A state-of-the-states overview. Learn about the programs and interventions that are successfully combating opioid mortality in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Afternoon – Network with sponsors and hear a thorough analysis of case studies and immediate interventions that are successful in key programs.

8:30 Registration Opens
9:00 – 9:15 Intro/Welcome/Housekeeping
9:15-9:35 Opening Address: US Department of Health & Human Services, Region V
Regional Director Douglas O’Brien
9:40 – 11:00

Each Presentation (15 minutes)
(30 minutes)

State of the States – Individual Presentation followed by Panel Format
IN: Douglas Huntsinger
OH: Ellen Augspurger
Federal: Director O’Brien
11:05 – 11:20 BREAK
Virtual Exhibitor Videos
from the Coleman Group and Field Med
11:25 – 11:55 Breakout 1:
“Organizing Regional Community Response in Multi-County Collaborations”
By Amanda Peters, Northern KY Office of Drug Control Policy
12:00 – 12:20 BREAK/PICK UP LUNCH
Event Sponsor: Cordata overview of Opioid Response programs
12:25-12:55 Breakout 2:
“Harm Reduction within the Emergency Department”
By Dr. Mike Lyons, MD, University of Cincinnati
1:00 – 1:30 Breakout 3:
“Role and Impact of Peer Recovery Support”
By Jody Morgan: Peer Recovery Support
1:35-2:05 Breakout 4:
“Understanding Mental Illness” An Innovation in Curriculum for Mental Health CEU for Law Enforcement & First Responders
By Kellie Meyer, President of Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
2:10 – 2:25 BREAK
Event Sponsor: TechServ overview of Opioid Response programs
2:30-3:00 Breakout 5:
“Quick Response Teams, COAP Model Program Selected”
By Connie Priddy
Director, Quality Compliance & Huntington QRT
3:05-3:35 Breakout 6:
“Innovations in Community Paramedicine”
By Chief Paul Miller, City of Crawfordsville, Indiana
3:40-4:00 Close & Goodbye
4:00-5:00 Cocktail Hour hosted by Cordata at Landing (bar in Merchandise Mart)