2018 Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum: Kentucky's Substance Use Epidemic: A Solutions Update

Lexington, Kentucky
Monday, September 24, 2018

2018 Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum: Kentucky's Substance Use Epidemic: A Solutions Update
Monday, September 24, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa
859-231-5100
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
United States

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Kentucky, along with other regions in the U.S., suffers from an addiction epidemic. While opioid misuse has assumed the face of addiction, the underlying causes and existing treatment of addiction lay a complex foundation for what has become a crisis in America, and in Kentucky. Addiction is a complex and chronic brain condition that leads to social, economic and health dysfunction.

The 2018 Bost Forum will explore addiction, focusing first on where we stand as a state and on the national stage, then delving into a more detailed examination of the underlying causes of the epidemic and how we might begin to heal our residents.


The one-day forum will begin with a panel of experts who will discuss Kentucky’s addiction burden and the human and economic toll.
A second panel of experts from various national and state agencies will then discuss current and potential solutions to treating addiction, with Q&A from the audience.

Following these panels, we will offer three discussions narrowing the focus to specific issues raised by Kentucky’s addiction epidemic. Conference attendees may select two of the three discussions.

Keynote Speaker: Barry Meier, New York Times Reporter and Author, Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic

Morning Panels:

Kentucky's Addition Burden
Panelists: 
Nancy Hale, Operation UNITE
Scott Teitelbaum, University of Florida 
Alex Elswick, Voices of Hope
Emily Walden, STOPPnow/Fed Up! 
Moderator: Wilson Compton, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Agency Exchange: Views From the Front Lines
Panelists:
Allen Brenzel, Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities 
Todd Kuehnlein, Drug Enforcement Administration
Richard Sanders, Kentucky State Police 
Moderator: Kristi Putnam, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Afternoon Breakout Sessions: 

Infectious/Chronic Diseases Caused by Addiction
Panelists: 
Ardis Hoven, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Jeffrey Reeves, Norton Healthcare
Navin Rajagopalan, University of Kentucky
Moderator: Jabari Bruton-Barrett, Gilead FOCUS

Medical Marijuana: What is the Truth?
Panelists: 
Scott Teitlebaum, University of Florida
Ed Shemeyla, National Marijuana Initiative
David Bradford, University of Georgia
Jason Hockenberry, Emory University 
Moderator: Anthony Zipple, Centerstone of Kentucky

Treating Chronic Pain: Alternatives to opioids
Panelists: 
Danesh Mazloomdoost, Wellward Regenerative Medicine
Phillip Chang, University of Kentucky HealthCare
Mel Pohl, Las Vegas Recovery Center
Karim Rasheed, KentuckyOne Health Pain Care
Moderator: Brent Wright, University of Louisville/Glasgow Family Residency 



 

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