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Opioid Solutions Summit

Event
Ventura County Behavioral Health
August 29, 2017


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DESCRIPTION

This Summit addressed Ventura County's response to the growing problem of prescription pain medication and heroin abuse. Labeled a nationwide crisis and epidemic, reports from professionals and the community made it clear that this region was far from immune. Confronting prescription drug and heroin abuse is essential to protecting the public health and safety of all Ventura County residents.


Keynote Speaker: Sam Quinones

Journalist and Author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

A 2015 National Book Critics Circle award winner for the Best Nonfiction Book, recounts twin stories of drug marketing in the 21st Century: A pharmaceutical corporation flogs its legal new opiate prescription painkiller as non-addictive.

Featured Speaker: Danny Trejo

Iconic Actor, Producer and Recovery Advocate

Danny has developed a prolific career in the movie business, yet his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical. From imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, acting to producing, the name, face, and achievements of Danny Trejo are well recognized in Hollywood.


AGENDA

Breakout - Track 1

REDUCING THE LOCAL TOLL: Research, Rescue and Recovery

MODERATOR:
  • Daniel Hicks, VCBH Prevention Manager, Alcohol & Drug Programs
PANELISTS:
  • Dawn Anderson, MA, BSN, RN, Director of Comprehensive Health and Prevention Programs, Ventura County Office of Education
  • Kristen Donovan, PhD, President and Principal Consultant, Evalcorp
  • Kayleigh Hunnicutt, MA, MEd, , Research Consultant
  • Rachel McDuffee, PsyD, Regional Clinic Manager, Aegis Treatment Centers

Breakout - Track 2

PRESCRIPTION FOR CHANGE:
The New Normal in Opioid Prescribing

MODERATOR:
  • Nancy R. Wharfield, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Gold Coast Medical Plan
PANELISTS:
  • Roneet Lev, MD, Chief, Emergency Department, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego
  • Celia Woods, MD, President, Sterling Care Psychiatric Group, Inc.

Breakout - Track 3

THE INTERSECTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HEALTHCARE: Reducing Opioid Supply and Demand

MODERATOR:
  • Chief Scott Whitney, Oxnard Police Department
PANELISTS:
  • Victor Fazio, Detective Sergeant, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
  • Tina Farales, Department of Justice Administrator, California Department of Justice, CURES Program
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