Governor Mills Opioid Response Summit & Seminars

Governor Mills Opioid Response Summit & Seminars


Governor Mills’ annual Opioid Response Summit and subsequent Seminar Series are part of the state’s strong commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic. The Summit and Seminars convene leaders from across Maine to share ideas, strategies, and best practices to help Maine people and families affected by this public health crisis. The summit’s theme, “Compassion, Community, Connection” reflects the personal and societal challenges of substance use disorder and opportunities to build a better, kinder future together.

Seminars are held on the first Friday of every month from 11:30-12:30 link to register. The 2021 Summit will be held on Thursday, July 15th 2021.

 

FOURTH SEMINAR
Scheduled on December 4, 2020

Prevention of Substance Use Disorders

Presenters will will discuss the major efforts in place across the state to prevent opioid use disorder specifically and substance use disorder generally.  The one hour webinar will be moderated by Gordon Smith, Director of Opioid Response for the State.

 

THIRD SEMINAR
Held on November 6, 2020

The Workflow: Preparing Primary Care Sites to Integrate Medication Assisted Treatment

Presented by Jesse M. Higgins, PMHNP and Mike Murnik, MD

 

SECOND SEMINAR
Held on October 2, 2020

Reducing Healthcare Professional’s Stigma Toward Persons with Opioid Use Disorder

Presented by Kinna Thakarar, DO and Jamie Cotnoir, MPH

 

FIRST SEMINAR
Held on September 4, 2020

Harm Reduction Access in Maine

Presented by Denise Bouchard, DNP, FNP-C and Silas Kushner Walsh, LCSW

 

THE SUMMIT
Held July 23, 2020

Governor Mills 2nd Annual Opioid Response Summit

The annual summit is part of the state’s commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic and convenes leaders from around Maine to share ideas, strategies, and best practices to help Maine people affected by this crisis. The summit’s theme, “Compassion, Community, Connection,” reflects the personal and societal challenges of substance use disorder and the conditions needed to advance and support recovery.