The 2017 Rx Drug Abuse Symposium will be held on October 30-31, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel at Keystone at the Crossing in Indianapolis, IN. Registration and hotel information will be available on July 1, 2017.
The Indiana Attorney General’s Office invites all stakeholders with a vested interest in combatting the opioid and heroin epidemic to submit proposals for educational presentations. Application packet and Financial Interest forms are due by Friday, June 30, 2017.
Sponsorship opportunities for the symposium can be accessed here.
- To view PowerPoint presentations and videos of programs from previous years, please see the links below.
- 2016 Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium
- 2015 Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium
- 2014 Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium
- 2013 Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium
- 2012 Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium
2016 Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium
Over 920 professionals registered to attend the 7th Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium titled "Rebuilding the Hoosier Heartland". This symposium focused on prevention in the communities as well as reducing the stigma of addiction increasing access to treatment.
Victor Antonio Carranca Bourget, Attorney General of the State of Puebla, Mexico - International Efforts to Reduce Heroin Supply
1. Sheila Wright, Centerstone - Benzodiazepines Use: Navigating Crucial Conversations
2. Barbara Andraka-Christou, JD, PhD, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health - Why Are So Few Physicians Treating Addiction? What Can We Do About It?
3. Stephanie Spoolstra & Alexis Dean, Indiana Department of Correction - Addressing Addiction Behind the Walls
4. Patti Darbishire, Cynthia Kohl-Knox, Wesley Horner, Alexa Proctor, with Purdue University and Jessica Krug, Office of the the Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit - Pharmacists and Student Pharmacists Involvement in Drug Abuse Issues
5. Keith Vukasinovich, Recovery of Indiana - MAT: Successful Collaboration with Courts & Law Enforcement
6. Marcia Haaff & Kristina Johnson - Lutheran Foundation - Opioids: What Our Community Needs to Know and Prepare: Healing With Hope
7. Krista Brucker, MD, IU School of Medicine & Dan O'Donnell, MD, Indiana Emergency Medical Services - Project Point: A New Approach to Improving Care for Patients of Opiate Overdose
8. Larry Humbert, John Stutsman, Marcia Toler - Treatment Recovery & Reproductive Health Services,. Doesn't It Make Sense?
9. Greg May, Caleb Barham, Sarah Barham, Centerstone - Coaching for Success: Integration of the Recovery Model and MAT
10. Michael Wagner, LabPro - Drug Abuse at the Crossroads Between the Living and the Dead
11. Allison Howland, Nicole Zautra, Megan Benetti, Lori Croasdell - Community Continuum of Supports: A Framework for Community Empowerment
12. Guilermo Cutrone, PT & Lina Avendano, PT - The Role of Physical Therapy in the Management of Chronic Pain
13. Randy Evans, LAC, Families First Indiana - How to 10-90 Life: Using REPT Skills in a Recovery Lifestyle
14. Harry Webb, RPh, & Marc Williamson, Drug Free Fulton County - How Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Can Curb Indiana's Meth Lab Crisis
15. Christopher Abert, Indiana Recovery Alliance - Harm Reduction Works
16. Jane Bisbee, Indiana Dept of Child Services & John Ellis, MD - Born Dependent: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Helping Mom & Baby
Mishka Terplan, MD, Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore - Opioids and Pregancy - Life Course Perspectives
J. David Hawkins, Ph.D., University of Washington - Building Local Capacity to Prevent Prescription & Opiate Drug ABuse
1. John Ross, Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning & Sara Cozad, Division of Mental Health & Addiction - Recovery Works & the Gold Card Program
2. Michael Brown, Fort Wayne Fire Dept & Justin Phillips, Overdose Lifeline - Don't Be A Weak Link: Developing a Multidisciplinary Public Safety Nalaxone Program
3. Amy LaHood, MD, St Vincent Hospital - Teen Substance Abuse; America's #1 Public Health Problem
4. Tracy Brooks, RPh, Manchester University College of Pharmacy - Managing Acute Pain Patietns Suffering from Heroin Addcition & Patient Cases
5. Tara O'Conner Shelley, Tarleton State University & Donna Wall, RPh, Indiana Board of Pharmacy - Drug Store Cowboys: Pharmacy Robbery and Burglary for Controlled Substances
6. Leslie Hulvershorn, MD, & Zach Adams,MD, Riley Hospital for Children - Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: What's the Latest?
7. Jaya Tripathi, MITRE and Judi Coffey, Monroe County Prosecutor's Office - Drug Monitoring Program Data
8. Courtney Olcott, Vera Mangrum & Jasynda Radanovich - Idenitifying and Implementing Effective Prevention Strategies to Combat the Opioid Epidemic - Practical Application in Your Commumity
9. Darrin Mangiacarne, DO, Fairbanks Hospital - Bad Medicine
10.Joan Erwin, RN, Centerstone & Deborah McMahan, MD, Allen County Health Commissioner - Community Collaboration & MAT: How Our Community Addressed the Substance Abuse Crisis
11. Jessica Krug, Jay Frederick & Rodrigo Garcia - How Do We Keep Track of Professionals with Substance Abuse Disorder
12. Linda Hathaway, McMillen Center for Health Education & Kim Manlove, Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition - It Take A Village: Preventing Substance Abuse Among Youth
Over 800 professionals participated in the 6th Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium titled "In the Trenches - A Community Approach." This symposium focused on what counties can do to prevent becoming another face of addiction.
Below is a list of the presenters and their presentations.
Wilson M. Compton, M.D., M.P.E, Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse - Opioid Misuse and Addiction: National Priorities
1. Aaron Willis, PhD(c), AM, LSW, Indiana University School of Social Work - Using Marion County Coroner Data to Inform the Prevention of Opiate Overdose Fatalities
2. Donna Purviance, DNP, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine - The Nose Knows
3. Denise Fields, Tess Benham, Tamara Watson - Prescription Drug Impact in the Workplace
4. Deborah McMahan, MD, Dan Roth, DO, Mark Brooks, Michael Brown, Douglas Call, Marcia Haaff, Kevin Hunter, Kristina Johnson, Connie Kerrigan - Allen Co. Working Together: A Collaborative Approach to Combatting Opioid Abuse - Part One, Part Two
5. Justin Phillips, David Spurgeon, Linda Hathaway - Opioid Prevention Education Strategies Targeting Youth - Part One, Part Two
6. Abigail Kuzma, Kathleen Bates, Lori Croasdell - Vulnerable Populations and Prescription Drug Abuse
7. Robert Twillman, Charlie Cichon, Sean Clarkin - Abuse-Deterrent Opioids: The Promise and the Perils
8. Joan Duwve, MD, MPH, Dan McClain, Brittany Combs, RN, BSN, Kellie Kelley, Erika Chapman, MPH, CPH, CHES - Syringe Exchange Programs: Best Practices
9. Rodrigo Garcia, CRNA - Catch Me If You Can - Getting into the Mind of a Drug Addict
10. Don Teater, MD - Prescription Opioids: The Real Story
11. L. Michael Fields, MD -Renaissance Recovery Program: Coordination of Care and Treatment for NAS
12. Aaron Negangard, Nick Hermann - Prosecutor Tools for Reducing Recidivism
Director Michael Botticelli, Office of National Drug Control Policy - Prescription Drug Misuse and Heroin: The Federal Perspective
Breakout Session 1
1. Tracy Brooks, R.Ph. - What Pharmacists and Technicians Need to Know to Fight the Opioid Battle
2. Luke Renner, David Neidert, Kristi Dunigan, Alyssa Price, Vera Mangurm, Lori Croasdell - What's Your Side Effect - Educational Campaign Addressing the Rx Epidemic
3. Sandra Springer, MD - Prevention of Relapse to Opioid Use as Means to Improve HIV Treatment Options: Preliminary Results of Two Studies of Extended-Release Naltrexone
Breakout Session 2
1. Darrin Mangiacarne, DO, Andrew Sonderman, MD - Making MATs Work - A Structured Approach to use of Medication Assisted Treatment
2. Connor Norwood - Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) in Pharmacy Practice: Improving Clinical Decision-Making and Supporting a Pharmacist's Professional Judgment
3. Lori Croasdell, Jene Bridgewater - Scott County - Struggle to Strength: Reclaiming Lives; Rebuilding Communities
Breakout Session 3
1. Nabiha Gill, MD -Pain Management and Opioid Safety Initiative at Indianapolis VA
2. Ann Vermilion, MBA, FACHE - Rural Hospital Taking Lead in CSR/Opioid Abuse: Education and Successful Outcomes
3. Patti Darbishire, PharmD, James Young, PharmD, Chris Angel, Ted Cotterill - Medicinal Waste Disposal: Take Back Programs are NOT a Waste of Time
Nearly 800 professionals participated in the Indiana Attorney General's 5th Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium titled "Reversing the Tide of Opioid Abuse" 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.
Videos from the 2014 symposium are below:
Keynote Speech - Rx Symposium 2014
Keynote Speech: Coady - Rx Symposium 2014
Inspect Indiana Opioid - Rx Symposium 2014
Integrated Mental Health - Rx Symposium 2014
Insider Look - Rx Symposium 2014
The Golden Rule - Rx Symposium 2014
Naloxone - Rx Symposium 2014
Opioid Prescribing - Rx Symposium 2014
Below is the list of the presenters and their PowerPoints. Click here to upload Program Guide.
Law Enforcement Workshop
Matt Whitmire, Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Office of the Attorney General & Gretchen Morris, Detective, Indiana State Police
Palmer MacKie, M.D. , Assistant Professor of the Clinical Medicine at IU School of Medicine
Amy LaHood, M.D., MPH, FAAFP, St. Vincent Residency Program
Gregory Eigner, M.D. FAAFP, Associate Director, Fort Wayne Medical Education Program
Paula Bowers, Pharmacist, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Brian McCrate, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist of Internal Medicine, University Department of Pharmacy, IU Health
Building the Infrastructure to Stem the Flow of Rx Drugs & Addiction - Jeffrey A. Coady, PsyD, Administrator, SAMHSA Region V
Insider Look at Rx Drug Abuse Within the Healthcare Setting - Rodrigo Garcia, CRNA, M.S., MBA, Director, Parkdale Recovery Center
Integrating Mental Health & Addiction into Primary Care
David W. Crabb, M.D., John B. Hickam Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, IU School of Medicine; Chief of Internal Medicine, Eskenazi Health
Julie Vannerson, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, IU School of Medicine
INSPECT - Indiana Opioid Patterns & Behaviors, Eric R. Wright, M.A., PhD., Associate Professor, Sociology & Public Health, Georgia State University
The Golden Rule: Why Urine Drug Monitoring is Good for Everyone
Andrew Trobridge, M.D., Spinal Therapeutics and Diagnostics, American Health Network
Dan Roth, DO, MBA, MS, Co-Owner and Medical Director, Summit Pain Management
Nalaxone: Harm Reduction Program - Dan Bigg, Director of Harm Reduction, Chicago Recovery Alliance
Practical Implementation of the MLB’s Permanent Opioid Prescribing Rules
Palmer MacKie, M.D., Assistant Professor of the Clinical Medicine at IU School of Medicine
Amy LaHood, M.D., MPH, FAAFP, St. Vincent Residency Program
Community Prevention Video Showcase - Below are the videos that were presented at lunch
Prevent Child Abuse of Delaware County -Honesty With Your Doctor
Indianapolis Colts - David Thornton, Former Linebacker
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 Relapse – James D. Ryser, Program Manager, Pain Services at Indiana University Health
A Hidden Epidemic: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – Carla Saunders, NNP-BC, Advanced Practice Nurse Coordinator, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
Prevention and Prosecution – Joseph 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 Juveniles – Geoffrey Gaither, Magistrate, Marion County Superior Court, Juvenile Division
Collaboration and Supervision of Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants – Anne O’Brien, Associate, Krieg DeVault
Non-Pharmacologic Options for Chronic Non-Terminal Pain Management – Palmer 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 Toolkit – Deborah McMahan, M.D., Allen County Health Dept & John McGoff, M.D., Medical Licensing Board Member, Indiana State Medical Association Trustee