Strategies for Hope: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Rural Communities

Friday May 17, 2019
Berkshire Community College
Robert Boland Theatre
Presented By Berkshire AHEC with educational grants from 
Berkshire Bank, Berkshire Health Systems, Lee Bank, MountainOne

Evidence-based approaches for:
Assessment and treatment interventions
Safe prescribing
Alternative therapies
Patient and family education
Patient engagement

Changing the Conversation
Removing Stigma, Instilling Strength, Opening Hearts, and InspiringChange: Jeffrey Foote, PhD

Morning Breakouts
Opioid Crisis in the Workplace: Saving Lives, Saving Jobs
Moderator: Richard Alcombright
Panelists: Mark Kenyon, LMFT, LADC-I, CEAP, Arthur Milano, MBA,
Edward Ostolski, JD

Caring for Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorder
Moderator: Ruth Jacobson-Hardy , MA, LADC I
Panelists: Katherine Callahan, MD, Christine Haley, LICSW, Debbie Flynn-Gonzalez, M.Ed.

Lunch and Learn: Naloxone Training
Sarah DeJesus, CMA and Amalio (A.J.) Jusino, NRP-T

Afternoon Breakouts

Alternative Therapies for Pain Management
Moderator: Daniel Mullin, PsyD, MPH
Panelists: Kent Higgins, PhD, Renae Gorman, PT, DPT, OCS,
Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH

Pathways to Recovery
Moderator: Jennifer Kimball
Panelists: Jennifer Michaels, MD, Sarah DeJesus, CMA,
Joseph Buyse, CARC, Jacelyn Howlett Farmerie, CARN

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Healthcare professionals
continuing education fee included

General Public

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