2018 Opioid Abuse & Heroin Overdose Solutions Summit

3rd Annual Opioid Abuse and Heroin Overdose Solutions Summit

Learning Together to Change Outcomes

The opioid epidemic continues to plague our communities, but great efforts have been made to address prevention and treatment of drug abuse, as well as change the attitudes and stigma surrounding it. After the amazing success of last year's sold out event, GDAHC and the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority will be hosting the 3rd Annual Opioid Abuse and Heroin Overdose Solutions Summit at Burton Manor. This year's theme is "Learning Together to Change Outcomes," as families, employers, local communities, schools, law enforcement, and health providers all have a stake in wellness and in helping our community members get and stay healthy. At the event, we will dive into new policies, programs, and institutions that have been developed to change how we tackle this widespread disease.

A PDF version of this year's summit program is available here.

Event Presentations

An Innovative Approach by the VA System: Using Complimentary and Integrative Modalities to fight the Opioid Epidemic given by Bassam Batarsa, MD, Medical Acupuncturist, John D Dingell VA Medical Center

Why and How We Got Here, and What We are Doing About It given by Ranaldo Ollie, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration

MAPS Update & New Opioid Laws given by Kimberly Gaedeke, Acting Deputy Director, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

The Role of Acute Care Prescribing in the Opioid Epidemic given by Calista Harbaugh, MD, General Surgery Resident University of Michigan, Michigan-OPEN

Educating the Medical Community - One Practice Can Make a Difference in Your Community given by Dr. Abdulhassan Saad, Primary Care Physician

To see a full list of presenters and complete agenda, please click here

Presenting Sponsor

St. Mary Mercy Livonia

Elite Sponsor

Delta Dental

Associate Sponsor

Team Wellness Center

Community Sponsor

Molina Healthcare of Michigan
Quest Diagnostics
WR Specialists