Healthcare Professional Event SW Oregon Opioid Summit

Event Date: 20161027

Event Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Event Sponsored By:WOAH Final color wText 

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The opioid epidemic demands an effective regional approach that reflects the particular challenges and opportunities that providers, health systems and communities face in the Southwest region of Oregon.

Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, psychiatrists, nurses and other health care providers, pharmacies, health care systems, treatment providers, educators, law enforcement, public health, prevention organizations and others.

The summit will bring together stakeholders to identify the specific challenges in Coos, Curry, and Josephine Counties. At the summit, we will develop a Regional Action Plan to move discussion into action and create momentum for statewide change. The action plan will include strategies to:

  1. REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PILLS PRESCRIBED by improving health system practices for pain management
  2. EDUCATE PATIENTS AND THE PUBLIC on the dangers, safe use and disposal of Rx
  3. BETTER DISPOSAL OF DISUSED PILLS in medicine cabinets that fuel abuse
  4. EXPAND ACCESS TO TREATMENT SERVICES for opioid dependence and overdose prevention

Western Oregon Advanced Health, LLC is sponsoring this event with additional support provided by Curry Community Health, the Oregon Community Foundation, the Oregon Coalition for the Responsible Use of Meds (OrCRM), AllCare Health Plan, the Oregon Health Authority in partnership with Primary Health of Josephine County.

OrCRM is co-hosting this event in partnership with Western Oregon Advanced Health, LLC. The Governor’s Office and Oregon Health Authority charged OrCRM to reduce opioid abuse, misuse and overdose, and to convene regional summits throughout Oregon to develop regional action plans to address the opioid epidemic. For more information about OrCRM and OrCRM’s regional summits go to

For more information about OrCRM or if you have any questions about this event, please contact Rebecca Wood at or 503-244-5211.

CME Accreditation – Bay Area Hospital is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to sponsor Category 1 medical education activities for physicians.  As an accredited institution, Bay Area Hospital’s Medical Education Committee designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Bay Area Hospital fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Oregon Medical Association, through the joint providership of Bay Area Hospital and Lines for Life.

If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call 541-266-7855

*None of the speakers, planners of facilitators for this event have disclosed they have a relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. See agenda for the list of speakers.

Conference Agenda