Massachusetts Medical Society: 11th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum

11th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum

The Opioid Epidemic: Policy and Public Health

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MMS Headquarters, 860 Winter St., Waltham, MA


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1:00 p.m. 

Opening Remarks

Richard S. Pieters, MD, FACR
President, Massachusetts Medical Society

Steven A. Ringer, MD, PhD
Chair, MMS Committee on Public Health

John W. Burress, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Vice Chair, MMS Committee on Public Health

1:15 p.m. 

Keynote Presentations 

Michael P. Botticelli 
Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Policy Presentations

Christopher K. Barry-Smith
First Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts
“Office of the Attorney General Opiate Task Force”

Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
“Overdose Prevention in the Community and Medical Practice”

Alan S. Pierce, Esq. 
Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano
“Patients, Opioids, and the Law”

Panel: ‘National and State Efforts’ 


Clinical Presentations

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM 
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit
Director, Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) Program
Boston University School of Medicine
‘Safe Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain’

Steven A. Adelman, MD 
Director, Physician Health Services
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
"The Pain/Addiction Interface: Community and Physician Health Perspectives"

Michael Erdil, MD, FACOEM 
Occupational and Environmental Health Network 
Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Occupational Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
 “Alternatives to Opioids”

Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Panel: ‘Pain Management, Treatment Programs and Alternatives to Opioids’ 



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