Statewide Conference Agenda - Day 1 & 2

 

Day 1 Agenda:

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration Open / Breakfast

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Opening Keynote, Commonwealth Ballroom
Diversion: A Necessary, Yet Temporary Harm Reduction Policing Tool?
Keynote Speaker: Neill Franklin

10:00AM-11:00 AM: Breakout Sessions, Multiple Rooms

  • Community, Ash/Birch
    Healthy MOMs means healthy families: A community-based integrated program for pregnant and parenting women with OUD
    Presenters: Kielty Turner, Maria Montoro Edwards, Barbara Durkin
  • Medical, Chestnut/Dogwood
    Providing Low Threshold Treatment For Opioid Use Disorder In Encampments, Lessons Learned From The Street
    Presenters: Andrew Chelius, David Harvey
  • Clinical, Elm/Fir
    Innovations in Pharmacotherapy: Recovery Community Center - Office Based Opioid Treatment Programs
    Presenter: Robert D. Ashford

11:00 AM-11:15 AM: Break

11:15 AM-12:45 PM: Lunch Panel, Commonwealth Ballroom
Trends and Innovation in Drug Policy and Systems: A Multi-sector Discussion
Panelists: Kassandra Frederique, Tom Hill, Dr. Margaret Jarvis, Ben Levenson

12:15 PM-12:45 PM: Research Posters, Pennsylvania Ballroom

12:45 PM-1:00 PM: Break

1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Breakout Sessions, Multiple Rooms

  • Community, Ash/Birch
    Promoting health and safety in the nightlife community through peer drug education
    Presenters: Jessica Lipkin, Rae Elkasabany
  • Medical, Chestnut/Dogwood
    HCV management for addiction providers
    Presenter: Stacey Trooskin
  • Clinical, Elm/Fir
    Methadone maintenance therapy: building on its proven past to enhance the future of harm reduction through creative, effective partnerships
    Presenters: Stuart Fisk, Chris Johnston, Jason Snyder

2:00 PM-2:15 PM: Break

2:15 PM-3:30 PM: Breakout Sessions, Multiple Rooms

  • Community, Ash/Birch
    The Power of Stories for Stigma Elimination and Community Organizing
    Presenters: Madison Miller, Erin Bergner
  • Medical, Chestnut/Dogwood
    Implementation evaluation of a group-based MAT program in an FQHC: Perspective of staff and patients
    Presenters: Lara Weinstein, Robin Debates, Alexis Silverio
  • Clinical, Elm/Fir
    Housing First & Harm Reduction: Fundamental Rights Hand-in-Hand
    Presenters: Matt Tice, Jeff Jackson

3:30 PM-4:30 PM: Closing Keynote, Commonwealth Ballroom
Putting people before politics: Centering harm reduction in the US overdose response
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brandon Marshall


Day 2 Agenda:

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration Open / Breakfast

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Opening Keynote, Commonwealth Ballroom
Creating Conditions of Possibility: Harm Reduction as a Pathway to Autonomy, Connection, and Healing
Keynote Speaker: Monique Tula

10:00AM-11:00 AM: Breakout Sessions, Multiple Rooms

  • Community, Ash/Birch
    Rx Awareness Campaign: Developing effective resources to increase awareness about the dangers of prescription opioids
    Presenters: LeShaundra Cordier, Brittany Curtis
  • Medical, Chestnut/Dogwood
    Increasing treatment for patients with opioid use disorder in the emergency department: the evolution of a peer-led model
    Presenters: Julie Dees, Davis Hermann, Nicole O'Donnell
  • Clinical, Elm/Fir
    What do we want? Therapy? When do we want it? Now? On site therapy services in a harm reduction residential housing program
    Presenters: Dana Davis, Mary Hawk
  • Community, Hemlock
    How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee: How to run a 7 day a week drop-in center in Kensington
    Presenters: Kerri Hartnett, Tracy Camacho

11:00 AM-11:15 AM: Break

11:15 AM-12:45 PM: Lunch Panel, Commonwealth Ballroom
State of the Commonwealth: Insight Into Progress and Opportunities in Pennsylvania
Panelists: Secretary Smith, Secretary Snead, Secretary Levine, Moderator: Devin Reaves

12:45 PM-1:00 PM: Break

1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Breakout Sessions, Multiple Rooms

  • Community, Ash/Birch
    Pennsylvania County-Level Vulnerability Assessment: Predicting HIV/Hepatitis C Outbreaks in Pennsylvania
    Presenter: Lauren Orkis
  • Medical, Chestnut/Dogwood
    Creating a Continuum of Harm Reduction Focused Housing to Meet the Needs of People who Use Drugs
    Presenters: Dale Tippet, Megan Abrams
  • Clinical, Elm/Fir
    Harm Reduction as a Treatment
    Presenters: Kevin Moore, Trisha Acri
  • Community, Hemlock
    How to Make a HERO: Lessons Learned from an Academic-Grassroots Advocacy Building Partnership
    Presenters: Mary Hawk, Devin Reaves, Michael Mallon

2:00 PM-2:15 PM: Break

2:15 PM-3:15 PM: Closing Keynote, Commonwealth Ballroom
Innovative Harm Reduction Strategies for Stimulants
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sheila P Vakharia, MSW

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