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March 2018 Town Hall Teleconference

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Coordinating Clinical and Public Health Responses to Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments

March 13, 2018 • 2:00 to 3:30 PM (ET)

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The March 2018 town hall was a special joint webinar co-hosted by the Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA).

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Agenda

March 2018 Town Hall Teleconference Agenda
Time (ET) Agenda Item Speaker(s)
2:00 PM Welcome Commander Ibad Khan, PharmD (USPHS)
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2:05 PM Introduction of US Surgeon General Rear Admiral Anne Schuchat, MD (USPHS)
Acting Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2:10 PM Better Health Through Better Partnerships: Addressing the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH (USPHS)
20th U.S. Surgeon General
2:20 PM CDC Vital Signs Overview: Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments Alana Vivolo Kantor, PhD, MPH
Behavioral Health Scientist
Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2:30 PM Levels of Care for Rhode Island Emergency Departments and Hospitals for Treating Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder Elizabeth Samuels, MD, MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale National Clinician Scholars Program
Implementation Lead for Levels of Care for Rhode Island Emergency Departments and Hospitals for Treating Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder
2:40 PM Rhode Island Opioid Overdose Surveillance, Response, and Interventions Meghan McCormick, MPH
Public Health Epidemiologist
Drug Overdose Prevention Program
Division of Community Health and Equity, Rhode Island Department of Health
2:50 PM Question and Answer and Discussion Dr. Ibad Khan
3:25 PM Closing Remarks Dr. Ibad Khan

Speakers' Biographies

Portrait of Alana Kantor, PhD, MPHAlana Vivolo Kantor, PhD, MPH

Behavioral Health Scientist, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Dr. Alana Vivolo-Kantor is a behavioral scientist on the Overdose Epidemiology and Surveillance Team in the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at CDC and works on the Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) grant. She serves as a science officer for several funded state health departments, she manages the emergency department data delivery (including coordination and partnership with CDC’s National Syndromic Surveillance Program/ESSENCE), and she leads ESOOS dissemination efforts.

Portrait of Elizabeth Samuels, MD, MPHElizabeth Samuels, MD, MPH

Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale National Clinician Scholars Program, Implementation Lead for Levels of Care for Rhode Island Emergency Departments and Hospitals for Treating Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder

Dr. Elizabeth Samuels is an emergency physician, public health researcher, and second-year scholar in the Yale National Clinician Scholars Program. In 2014, she implemented an emergency department naloxone distribution and recovery coach program at several Rhode Island hospitals as part of the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Overdose Prevention and Response Coalition. She has conducted original research on the design and implementation of emergency department harm reduction interventions and is the current health department implementation lead for the state’s Levels of Care for Rhode Island Emergency Departments and Hospitals for Treating Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder.

Portrait of Meghan McCormick, MPHMeghan McCormick, MPH

Public Health Epidemiologist, Drug Overdose Prevention Program, Division of Community Health and Equity, Rhode Island Department of Health

Meghan McCormick is lead epidemiologist within the Drug Overdose Prevention program at the Rhode Island Department of Health and is responsible for the management and analysis of the Rhode Island Opioid Overdose Case Reporting System, as well as analysis of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program data.

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