November 5, 20208:45 a.m. - 5:40 p.m. Eastern Time

November 6, 20208:45 a.m. - 6:20 p.m. Eastern Time

Online Virtual Event

15+ CMEs available

Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference
Pain & Addiction, Best Practices & Proper Prescribing
Crossroads of Addiction Treatment in Unprecedented Times

The Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference has been developed specifically in cooperation with the WV Board of Medicine, WV Board of Osteopathic Medicine, WV Board of Nursing, and WV Board Pharmacy to meet the 3-hour CME requirement for all physicians, nurses, physician assistants, podiatrists, pharmacists and others who prescribe/dispense controlled substances.

CMEs Available:

~15 CMEs for MDs, DOs, PA, Pharmacists, Nurses, Counselors, Social Workers and addiction professionals.
CE Credits jointly provided by CAMC Institute

Conference Highlights

An update on the current state of affairs in WV, Addiction & Mental Health Treatment in Unprecedented Times, Methamphetamine, Enneagram…Who am I, IMPACT-Initiating Medication, Peer Assistance, Connection to Treatment, Technology, Connectivity and SUD Treatment during COVID-19, ACES & Addiction, COVID-19 and Healthcare Professional Moral Injury, Nicotine & Vaping, Pain Treatment & Proper Prescribing, and an update on current legislation and the most current overdose statistics.

This virtual conference is supported by a Physician Education Grant provided by the WVDHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health & Health Facilities and administered by the WV Medical Professionals Health Program; Grant # G200722.

Conference Partners




2020 Exhibit and Support Invitation – November 5-6 , 2020

We wish to invite you to consider sponsorship of and participation in the Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference: Pain & Addiction, Best Practices & Proper Prescribing scheduled for November 5-6, 2020 as a Virtual Conference Event.

West Virginia law requires all physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, advanced registered nurse practitioners, dentists, etc. who prescribe/dispense controlled substances to complete a continuing education program approved by their respective licensing board. This conference has been developed specifically in cooperation with the West Virginia Board of Medicine and West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine to meet the 3-hour CME requirement for all physicians, physician assistants and podiatrists. ~15 hours of CME/CEs for multiple disciplines.

There are several exhibitor or other supportive sponsorships available. Please see attached Exhibitor Application/Contract for details. We also look forward to acknowledging your contribution during the conference.

Agenda

November 5-6, 2020

Time Zone: America/New_York Eastern

Thursday, November 5, 2020

8:45am – 9:00am

Virtual Audience “Housekeeping and Introduction"

P. Bradley Hall, M.D.
Executive Medical Director, WV Medical Professionals Health Program, President-Elect, WVSMA

9:00am – 10:00am

Addiction and Mental Health Treatment in Unprecedented Times

Christina Mullins
Commissioner, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities

Robert Hansen
Director, Office of Drug Control Policy

10:10am – 11:25am

Medication and Withdrawal Management

Mishka Terplan, M.D., MPH FACOG DFASAM
Associate Medical Director, Friends Research Institute; Adjunct Faculty, UCSF, National Clinician Consultation Center; Addiction Medicine Specialist, Virginia Medicaid

11:35am – 12:50pm

Methamphetamine 2020

Richard Rawson, PhD
Research Professor, Vermont Center for Behavior and Health; Professor Emeritus, Semel Institute, UCLA

1:00pm – 2:00pm

IMPACT – Initiating Medication, Peer Assistance, Connection to Treatment

Laura R. Lander, MSW, LICSW, AADC
Associate Professor, Dept. Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry and Neuroscience, WV University

Meghan Tuscano, MPH
Project Assistant State Opioid Response Grant, Dept. Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry

2:10pm – 3:10pm

Technology, Connectivity and SUD Treatment during COVID-19

Garrett Moran, PhD
Associate Director of Services and Policy Innovation, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute; Professor, Health Policy, Management, and Leadership, School of Public Health; Professor, Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, School of Medicine, WVU

3:20pm – 4:20pm

Enneagram….Who am I ?

Sky Kershner, LPC, LCSW, ALPS
Executive Director, KPCC Counseling

4:30pm – 5:30pm

ACES and Addiction, 2020

Stephen M. Delisi, M.D.
Medical Director, Professional Education Solutions; Assistant Professor, HBF Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

5:30pm – 5:40pm

Wrap-up and Raffle

P. Bradley Hall, M.D.
Executive Medical Director, WV Medical Professionals Health Program, President-Elect, WVSMA

Friday, November 6, 2020

8:45am – 9:00am

Virtual Audience “Housekeeping”

P. Bradley Hall, M.D.
Executive Medical Director, WV Medical Professionals Health Program, President-Elect, WVSMA

9:00am – 10:00am

Suicide, Addiction and COVID-19

John Campo, M.D.
Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor, Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

10:10am – 11:10am

Nicotine and Vaping OR Not

Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, FSAHM
Professor of Pediatrics, Professor (By Courtesy), Health Research and Policy, Stanford University

11:20am – 12:20pm

How COVID-19 has Impacted the Personal Complexity and Moral Injury of the Health Care Professional

Art Hengerer, M.D.
Past Chair, Federation of State Medical Boards, Co-Lead for National Academy of Medicine “Action Collaborative” for Resilience and Wellbeing.

12:30pm – 1:30pm

COVID-19 Current State of Affairs, Today

Lisa Costello, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor, WVU Department of Pediatrics

1:40pm – 2:40pm

Overdose Statistics 2020 Update

Allen Mock, M.D., MS, FCAP, FNAME
Chief Medical Examiner, State of WV Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

2:50pm – 3:50pm

Current Evidence of Pain Treatment and Proper Prescribing

Corinne Stuart, D.O. , FAAPMR
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, West Virginia University School of Medicine  

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Legislative Update and WV Laws, Rules, Regulations and CSMP

Danny Scalise, MBA, MPH
Executive Director, WV State Medical Association

5:10pm – 6:10pm

12-Step Mutual Help Groups as an Addiction Recovery Resource

Keith Humphreys, Ph.D
Esther Ting Memorial Professor, Stanford University, and Senior Career Research Scientist, Veterans Health Administration

6:10pm – 6:20pm

Wrap-up and Raffle

P. Bradley Hall, M.D. 
Executive Medical Director, WV Medical Professionals Health Program, President-Elect, WVSMA

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates for the Appalachian Addiction conference virtual event?

The virtual event is scheduled for November 5 – 6, 2020.


What if I can’t attend the virtual event as scheduled November 5 -6, 2020?

As long as you are registered prior to November 4, 2020, access to the virtual event, including CME, will remain available until January 31, 2021.


Will this conference provide CME/CEs?

Yes, the conference will offer ~15 hours of CME/CEs for multiple disciplines.


Will this conference meet the WV Licensure Boards legislative mandated 3-hour CME for Best Practices & Proper Prescribing?

Yes, the virtual conference has been approved for the 3-hour mandated CME; however, as result of the statute, the attendee must complete these 4-sessions which covers all the objectives of the statute in order to receive the 3-hour mandated CME:

  • Mishka Terplan M.D.,– “Medication & Withdrawal Management” | November 5, 2020, 10:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
  • Allen Mock, M.D. – “Understanding Lethality: WV Overdose Statistics” | November 6, 2020, 1:40 – 2:40 p.m.
  • Corinne Stuart, D.O. – “Current Evidence of Pain Treatment and Proper Prescribing” | November 6, 2020, 2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
  • Danny Scalise – “Legislative Update & WV Laws, Rules, Regulations & CSMP” | November 6, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Do I need to register?

Yes, you need to register for the event to be able to access the speaker sessions and visit exhibitor booths and obtain the CME/CE available.


Is there a registration fee?

Yes, the attendee registration fee is $110. Exhibitor fees are based on the type of sponsorship level chosen, please review the exhibitor page for more information on the different packages of sponsor levels.


Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the internet.


How does a virtual event work?

Using the credential’s you created while registering which is your login id (this is the mail id you entered) & password, you can login to the live virtual event November 5 – 6, 2020; and anytime up to January 31, 2021 . Once logged in you will be taken to the virtual lobby where you will see the ‘auditorium’ for speaker sessions and the ‘exhibit hall’ to visit exhibitors.


Do the Exhibitors need to create a ‘booth’ or ‘virtual site’?

The vFairs Platform has created an automated process to create and populate each Exhibitor’s Booth. Once participation is confirmed, our team will send you a link to begin the process. Exhibitors will be provided a range of booth templates to choose from. Once completed, company information, logos, documents, etc. will be uploaded.


What’s included with the virtual booth?

Each booth includes the following items:

  • Company profile & logo
  • Contact information
  • Links to Company Website, Social Media Pages, etc.
  • Video Vignettes (if desired)
  • Upload docs and presentations
  • Ability to connect with attendees in chatbox, individually or as a group

Can the Exhibitor chat with attendees during the virtual event?

Yes, Exhibitors can chat with attendees during the virtual event. Exhibitors can do group chat as well as private chat with attendees.


What if I need assistance or a ‘walk-through’ of the site?

Technical and Customer Service help is available by emailing tech@vfairs.com or calling 1-415-230-0098 M-F 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST.