Opioid Abuse and Heroin Overdose Summit

2nd Annual Opioid Abuse and Heroin Overdose Solutions Summit

Moving Forward to Affect Change

GDAHC is excited to be hosting, in partnership with the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA), the 2nd Annual Opioid Abuse and Heroin Overdose Solutions Summit: Moving Forward to Affect Change on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Burton Manor in Livonia. This event will follow up the 2016 Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Overdose Summit and is a Greater Detroit Area Opioid Taskforce initiative.

Interested in sponsoring Opioid Abuse Summit?
As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to exhibit as well as receive exposure to guests prior to and during the event. It is with the help from organizations such as yours that we will have the opportunity to actually make change. A list of sponsorship opportunities is available by clicking here.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to become a Presenting or Associate sponsor, please contact Nicki Gabel at ngabel@gdahc.org or 248-282-6911.

Table and Booth level sponsorships can be purchased by going to our Eventbrite.

Why Attend?

The opioid abuse and heroin overdose epidemic is a national crisis. 78 Americans die every day from an opioid-related overdose. It is a life-threatening and community-damaging crisis that crosses all demographics, affecting families, resulting in job loss, increasing the cost of health care, and vastly impacting law enforcement. On May 11, we will increase our knowledge of new policies, programs, and institutions that have been developed to change how we address this widespread disease. We will be presented with current data, explore our progress and collaborate to implement new strategies and action plans to further our fight with this crisis. To view the agenda for the summit, complete with speakers and topics, please click here.

Who Should Attend?

  • Health professionals
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Coalitions
  • Advocacy groups
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Law enforcement
  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Elected officials
  • Court employees
  • Corrections officers
  • Funeral directors
  • Community members

Attendees will receive 5.5 MCBAP-approved specific education hours awarded by DWMHA.

How Do I Register?

We ask that all participants register by May 1st. You may do so by going to our Eventbrite. All GDAHC Members or DWMHA Provider Network members are $40 per person and $65 for all non-members. Table sponsorship with eight seats is $500. Exhibit space is $250, which includes registration for two staff. Early registration is strongly encouraged as seating is limited. An event sponsorship menu is also available here. For additional information please click here or contact Nicki Gabel at ngabel@gdahc.org or 248-282-6911. To view the summit agenda, please click here.

When & Where

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
(includes breakfast and lunch)

Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150

As a community, it is imperative that we work together to find solutions to health care issues such as these. We hope you will join us as we continue to fight this epidemic. For more information or to ask any questions, please contact either Nicki Gabel at ngabel@gdahc.org, 248-282-6911, or Darlene Owens, Director of Substance Use Disorders, Initiatives (DWMHA), at dowens@dwmha.com or 313-344-9099 ext. 3125.

Please feel free to view, download, and share a printable version of the summit flyer by clicking here. To view the summit agenda, please click here.

Presenting Sponsor

Associate Sponsor

Community Sponsors

Detroit Recovery Project
SAFE Substance Abuse Coalition

To see a list of available sponsorship opportunities, please see our sponsorship menu. To register or purchase limited sponsorships, please visit our Eventbrite.