Prescription Drug Symposium

Future Events

Save the Date

 Save the Date

2014 Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium

October 16 – October 17, 2014

Westin Hotel, Downtown Indianapolis

Thursday, October 16:  ½ Day session followed by a reception featuring special guests (TBA)

Friday, October 17:  Full day program beginning at 8 am.  Click here to view the agenda.

Room blocks will be made available for Symposium attendees. If you anticipate needing a room on October 16, please email to allow us to get an estimated headcount on the number of rooms needed.

Continuing Education Credits Including:  CME, CLE, CEUs for Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Professionals, State Board of Pharmacy credits, and LETBs for Law Enforcement

Please click here to register:

The Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Taskforce is looking for community outreach and prevention programs to showcase local efforts from around the state to stop prescription drug abuse at the 5th Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium. More info can be found here.



2013 Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium

More than 600 professionals participated in the Indiana Attorney General's 4th Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium to target strategies to more aggressively combat this issue in our state. Attendees were composed of Indiana's health professionals, law enforcement officials, state legislators and other key stakeholders.

Check out the following list of last year's presentations and presenters which includes links to presentation materials:

Brain Disease of Addiction and How to Avoid Iatrogenic RelapseJames D. Ryser, Program Manager, Pain Services at Indiana University Health

A Hidden Epidemic: Neonatal Abstinence SyndromeCarla Saunders, NNP-BC, Advanced Practice Nurse Coordinator, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital  

Prevention and ProsecutionJoseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Monitoring: Drug Screening and INSPECT
Andrea Terrell, Ph.D., DABCC, Chief Scientific Officers, AIT Laboratories
Greg Pachmayr, INSPECT Director, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

Treatment Program for JuvenilesGeoffrey Gaither, Magistrate, Marion County Superior Court, Juvenile Division

Collaboration and Supervision of Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician AssistantsAnne O’Brien, Associate, Krieg DeVault

Non-Pharmacologic Options for Chronic Non-Terminal Pain ManagementPalmer MacKie, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

Indiana Administrative Rules on Prescribing of Opioids for Chronic Pain Patients and Overview of the Rule Compliance Guide/Indiana Prescriber ToolkitDeborah McMahan, M.D., Allen County Health Dept & John McGoff, M.D., Medical Licensing Board Member, Indiana State Medical Association Trustee

Video of the 2013 Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium

Video of the 2012 Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium

Indiana State Medical Association’s recent related recorded webinars: