Agenda for Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Morning Session

8:00 – 8:30
Registration
8:30 – 8:40
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Steven M. Safyer, MD

President and CEO
Montefiore Medicine

Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD

President
Montefiore Health System

Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD

The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Montefiore Medicine
Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

8:45 – 9:30
The Opioid Epidemic: How We Got Here, How We Can End It
Michael Botticelli, MEd

Executive Director
Grayken Center for Addiction
Boston Medical Center
Former Director of National Drug Control Policy, White House

9:30 – 10:30
Panel: From Neuroscience to Future Treatment
Moderator: Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD

Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Montefiore
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pediatrics
Einstein

Kamran Khodakhah, PhD

Professor, Departments of Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Neurology
Video Welcome

Saleem Nicola, PhD

Associate Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Neural Mechanisms Underlying Drug Choice

Lucas L. Sjulson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Einstein
Toward Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Addiction

10:30 – 10:45
Break
10:45 – 11:45
Panel: Innovative Models of Care for People with Opioid Use Disorder
Moderator: Merrill Herman, MD

Program Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Montefiore
Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Einstein

Shadi Nahvi, MD, MS – Primary Care Integration Into OTPs

Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Einstein

Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS – Buprenorphine Treatment in Primary Care

Professor and Associate Chief of General Internal Medicine
Einstein and Montefiore

Tiffany Lu, MD, MS – Naloxone Integration into the Hospital and Primary Care

Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine
Einstein

Brianna L. Norton, DO, MPH – Treating OUD and Related Conditions in Syringe Exchange Programs

Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine
Einstein

11:45 – 12:30
History of Methadone Treatment and Current Status, and New Neurobiological and Genetic Research on Addictive Diseases
Mary Jeanne Kreek, MD

Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor
Senior Attending Physician
Director, Laboratory on the Biology of Addictive Diseases
The Rockefeller University

12:30 – 1:00
Walk to Waters Place
Enjoy the Art Exhibition
Obtain opioid overdose education and training, and a naloxone kit

 

Afternoon Session

1:00 – 1:45
Remarks – Elected Official and Montefiore Leadership
Lunch & Awards
Moderator: Melissa Stein, MD

Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Tribute to DoSA Founding Director, Professor Emerita Joyce H. Lowinson, MD
1:45 – 2:45
Panel: Patients’ and Community Experiences with OUD Treatment
Moderator: Juan Martinez, LCSW

Administrative Director
Montefiore Wellness Center

Acxel Barboza, New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) staff
Leonard Gill, DoSA
Rosa Diaz, DoSA
Dinah Ortiz, Montefiore Medical Group

 

2:45 – 3:00
Break
Enjoy the Art Exhibition
Obtain opioid overdose education and training, and a naloxone kit

 

3:00 – 4:00
Panel: OUD Prevention and Treatment Policies – Where Do We Go from Here?
Moderator: Julia Arnsten, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Montefiore
Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and of Epidemiology & Population Health
Director, Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research
Einstein

Joanna Starrels, MD, MS – Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder via Responsible Opioid Prescribing

Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine
Einstein

Jonathan Giftos, MD – Criminal Justice Policies and Opioid Use Disorder

Clinical Instructor, General Internal Medicine
Einstein

Aaron Fox, MD, MS – Pushing Policy to Include Safe Injection Facilities and Other Treatments for OUD

Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine
Einstein
Director
Bronx Transitions Clinic

Julia Arnsten, MD, MPH – Medical Cannabis and OUD Prevention, Treatment, and Overdose

 

4:00 – 4:45
Fireside Chat
Moderator: Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS

Professor and Associate Chief of General Internal Medicine
Einstein and Montefiore

Hillary Kunins, MD, MPH, MS

Clinical Professor, General Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and of Family & Social Medicine
Einstein
Executive Deputy Commissioner of Mental Hygiene
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Marc Gourevitch, MD, MPH

Chair, Department of Population Health
NYU Langone

 

4:45 – 5:00
Closing Remarks
Senator Gustavo Rivera (Bx)

Chair, NYS State Health Committee