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2022 Pennsylvania Pain & Addiction Summit

Friday, April 22nd 

8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Mohegan Sun Casino

Hosted by the Luzerne County Medical Society and Wilkes University, this full-day conference will feature professionals on the frontline of the ongoing addiction crisis. Up to six hours of continuing education is available.

2022 Keynote Speakers

Jan Rader

Jan is featured in the Netflix documentary "Heroin(e)" and is the Fire Chief in Huntington, West Virginia.

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Dr. C.K. Babcock

C.K. is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

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"Equitable Access to Care in a Post-Pandemic World"

Topics Include:

For detailed information including the learning objectives and speaker's bio, click the "Additional Information" button in each topic.

Schedule

7-8 a.m. – Registration & Breakfast

8-9 a.m. – Panel Discussion

  • Syringe Services Programs: Equity and Inclusion in Addressing Harms Related to Drug Use moderated by Mark Hiller

  • Panel Speakers:  Denise A. Johnson, M.D., FACOG, FACHE, Physician General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Stuart Fisk, CRNP, MSN, Director of Strategy, Center for Inclusion Health, Medicine Institute, Allegheny Health Network

9-9:15 a.m. — Break

9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Sessions

  • Pain Management for Patients in MAT Programs - Karen Arscott , DO

  • The Coming Benzodiazepine Crisis: The Role of Behavioral Healthcare Workers - Emily Cook, LCSW

  • Pain Management in the Elderly - Dominick Trombetta, PharmD

10:15-10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Sessions

  • Medical Marijuana in Opioid Use Disorder - Donna Eget, DO

  • The Role of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Regulatory Oversight and Enforcement in those Health Care Providers - James R. Schiffer RPh, Esq. and Carlos Aquino

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch and Keynote Speaker (no CE given)

  • Making Positive Change During America's Opioid Epidemic - Jan Rader and C.K. Babcock.  Jan is featured in the Netflix documentary "Heroin(e)" and is the Fire Chief in Huntington, West Virginia. C.K. is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

12:30-12:45 p.m. – Break

12:45-1:45 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • Telling the Stories of Addiction: Theory and Practice - Vicki Mayk

  • Finding the Balance: Treatment of Pain in Co-Morbid Opioid Use Disorder - Maria Foy, PharmD

  • An Overview of The Professional Intervention Process - John Knowles MA, CADC

1:45-2 p.m. - Break

2-3 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • The Stigma of OUD in Pregnancy. A Time for the Rebirth of Compassion - Gary Stoner , OB/GYN

  • Stimulant Addiction and Overdose: The Underappreciated Epidemic - Tracy Andrews, DNP, MBA, ACNP, APRN-BC

  • Educating those on the Front Lines of the Overdose and Substance Use Crisis – First Responders - Stephen Forzato

3-4 p.m. – Panel Discussion

  • Barriers to Care: Balancing Pain Management & Addiction, a panel discussion led by Julie Sidoni, News Director, WVIA

  • Panel Speakers: Shawn Armstrong, MS, and Frank Schell, MD

4-5 p.m. – Poster Presentations and Social (no CE given)

CE Accreditation Information

Up to six hours of continuing education credits will be provided for participating in the summit.

Click the link below for the accreditation information.