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Washtenaw County Opioid Summit

October 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Register now for the Washtenaw County Opioid Summit, organized by the Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project.
In the morning, guests will hear from Jimena Loveluck, health officer for the Washtenaw County Health Department, and Nicole Adelman, clinical and SUD services director for the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan.
The morning keynote will be provided by Adreanne Waller, author of the Washtenaw County Opioid Report and an epidemiologist with the Washtenaw County Health Department. Waller’s session, which she developed in collaboration with the Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project (WRAP), will provide an overview of the opioid epidemic and will share findings regarding the link between trauma and opioid poisonings in Washtenaw County.

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits and Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) Credits are available for summit attendees.

Five breakout sessions will be offered in the morning and repeated in the afternoon (attendees designate selections during registration):

  • Medication Assisted Treatment Delivery in Different Settings, facilitated by Amy Bohnert, co-director of the Mental Health Innovation, Services, and Outcomes Program at the University of Michigan.
  • Pain Management Strategies, facilitated by Allison Mitchinson, a licensed massage therapist who has worked extensively to address the pain and health issues of veterans.
  • Harm Reduction and Naloxone Training, facilitated by Gina Dahlem, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and a family nurse practitioner at the Delonis Center and Packard Health Clinic.
  • Primary Prevention through Empowering Youth, facilitated by Chardae Korhonen, engagement program manager at Ozone House.
  • Recovery Pathways and Peer Recovery Panel, facilitated by Matthew Hill, a certified peer recovery coach and program manager of the Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project.

Following the afternoon breakout sessions, attendees will hear a personal recovery story from Dawn Blackburn, vice president of the Washtenaw County Chapter of Families Against Narcotics.
The afternoon keynote, provided by Rob Stephenson, director of the University of Michigan Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities, will focus on stigma and lessons learned from the HIV and LGBTQ movements.
The 2018 Washtenaw Opioid Summit, attracted more than 400 guests including U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell and a half-dozen Washtenaw County Commissioners; leaders of some of the county’s most effective treatment organizations; physicians, nurses, and practitioners; community members with lived experience; members of the media; and more.