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An Informed Continuum of Care: Supporting Recovery in the 21st Century

Monday, October 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
University of the Sciences
McNeil Science and Technology Center
AstraZeneca Auditorium
45th Street at Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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The Substance Use Disorders Institute at University of the Sciences will host a one-day event bringing together an array of professionals that play an important role in supporting long-term recovery from opioid and other substance use disorders.

Professionals who would benefit from this event include: private medical practitioners, pharmacists, emergency department staff, behavioral health therapists, and peer recovery support specialists.

During this event, participants will engage in an opening and closing plenary and two moderated symposia sessions. Topics will include:

  • Warm-handoff programs
  • Integration of peer recovery services
  • Low-threshold treatment options
  • Treatment privacy laws
  • Harm reduction initiatives
  • Medical cannabis


Time Event
9:30–10:00 a.m. Doors/Registration Open
10:00–10:15 a.m


Dr. Andrew Peterson, Executive Director, Substance Use Disorders Institute

10:15–11:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote:  Addressing Discrimination and Bias in Recovery

Robert D. Ashford & Dr. Brenda Curtis

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Symposia 1 - Ethics, Confidentiality, and Innovation in SUD Care

Jacqueline Seitz, JD, Danielle Tarino, Bill Stauffer, Dr. Brenda Curtis, Mariel Hufnagel; Moderator: Robert D. Ashford

12:15–1:00 p.m.  Break/Lunch on your own
1:00–2:15 p.m.

Symposia 2 - Care Integration and Expansion in an Era of Crisis

Dr. Brian Work, Dr. Kyle Kampman, Gail Scott MPH, Dr. Daniel Ventricelli, & Nicole O'Donnell;  Moderator: Brooke M. Feldman

2:15–3:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote: Translating Science into Substance Use Policy

Dr. Leo Beletsky - Northeastern University

3:00–3:15 pm  Closing Remarks 
 Reception in McNeil Science & Technology Center atrium immediate following.



PRO A - Pennsylvania Recovery Organization AllianceThe Ammon Foundation Friends Hospital


Andrew M. Peterson, PharmD, PhD, FCPP
Executive Director, Substance Use Disorders Institute


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Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495