Past Events

June 20, 2019
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Columbus Metropolitan Library - Hilltop Branch
Columbus, OH
Community Conversation

Community Conversation - Hilltop

Using first-person stories from Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, community conversation events will feature community members facilitating in-depth community discussions to encourage critical, historically-informed dialogue around opioid use, with the aim of reducing stigma.
June 10–11, 2019
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Columbus, OH

Ohio’s 2019 Opiate Conference: Promoting Solutions for Substance Use Disorders Across Ohio

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities Foundation, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will host Ohio’s 2019 Opiate Conference: Promoting Solutions for Substance Use Disorders Across Ohio on June 10-11, 2019. This will be Ohio’s tenth annual opiate conference taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio.
May 23, 2019
1:30–2:15 p.m.
AAPD 2019
Chicago, IL

Sharon Parsons: Personal and Practice Implications of Substance Use

Drawing from her own experience, Dr. Parsons will share the signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and help attendees learn about addiction and how as prescribers we potentially contribute to it. Dr. Parsons will delve into what to look for in teens and young adults in and out of the office. Dr. Parsons will also share a few of the signs and symptoms of other drug uses and how she has dealt with it in her office. Dr. Parsons will share some of the services available for families and for professionals. Dr. Parsons will share what Ohio is doing to educate and fight denial and stigma.
May 1, 2019
2:30–4 p.m.
The Center for Health Affairs
Cleveland, OH

The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Meeting

The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium is housed at The Center for Health Affairs. It is a partnership of The Center for Health Affairs, University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio. The work of the Opioid Consortium is built on a strategic plan that focuses on the following key areas: communication; education and patient management; harm reduction; treatment; prevention; data; and public policy.
March 26, 2019
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Columbus, OH

Matrix Model Training

The Matrix Model® is a comprehensive evidence-based treatment practice that has been used to treat those with substance use disorders for over 30 years. This training overview will offer the participant knowledge on what the model is and how it serves substance users and specifically it’s success with Methamphetamine users. Comprehensive as well as intensive, the Matrix Model® covers individual/conjoint therapy, early recovery skills, relapse prevention, family education, social support, and drug screening strategies, with participation in a Twelve Step program encouraged throughout.
March 4, 2019
2–3 p.m.
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (Online Event)

Substance Use Disorder SIG Webinar

This webinar will allow participants to learn from one faculty members' experience with rapidly-expanding community-engaged research and partnerships focused on substance abuse, including successes and critical lessons learned. Participants will leave with techniques to increase their success in building partnerships and securing funding for substance use prevention and intervention efforts. This presentation is sponsored by the Substance Use Disorder SIG.
February 12, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Health Policy Institute of Ohio (Online Event)

Webinar on the Ohio addiction policy inventory and scorecard: Overdose reversal and other forms of harm reduction

This report is the second in a series of inventories and scorecards analyzing Ohio’s policy response to the addiction crisis and outlining areas where the state can be more effective. The report focuses on two elements of a comprehensive response to addiction — overdose reversal and harm reduction — and provides policymakers and other stakeholders with the information needed to take stock of Ohio’s policy response to overdose deaths and other addiction-related harms.
January 29, 2019
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Columbus, OH

The Global Dimensions of Ohio's Opioid Crisis

James A. Walsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of The U.S. State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs will be joining the Columbus Council on World Affairs for a conversation on the global dimensions of Ohio's Opioid Crisis.