Governor Mills Opioid Response Summit & Seminars

 

 

2022 Keynotes and Presentations

KEYNOTES AND PRESENTATIONS

Governor Janet Mills hosted her 4th Annual Opioid Response Summit on Monday, July 11, 2022 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The theme for this year’s summit was Community, Connection, & Compassion. The annual summit is part of the state’s commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic, and convenes leaders from around Maine and the Nation to share ideas, strategies, and best practices to help Maine people affected by this crisis. This full-day, in-person program featured keynote speakers and breakout sessions, with the voices of persons in recovery featured prominently.

Podcast Governor Mills

Governor Mills: Expanding Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Rural Maine

Maine remains within the crushing grip of an unrelenting opioid epidemic. This is an epidemic which began decades ago, and which has now worsened from effects of the pandemic and specifically the increased presence of dangerous, highly lethal drugs like fentanyl. It’s an epidemic that is killing a record number of Maine people – people who are our family, friends, and neighbors.

Podcast Governor Mills

Governor Mills: A community in Maine who cares and who never gives up

At the height of the pandemic, people were unable to connect safely with their community. This fact alone had particularly deadly consequences for people suffering from substance use disorder here in Maine and across the country.

While the pandemic waxes and wanes, we are still losing people with substance use disorder every day.

News Center Maine

Mills to hold Maine’s 4th annual opioid summit Monday

The summit gathered health care workers, law enforcement officials, policy experts, and members of the public to work together on the opioid crisis.

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Photo(s) Credit: Erin Towns Photography

 

 

Governor Mills Opioid Response Summit & Seminars 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 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, see the link below to register.

 

THE 2022-2023 SUMMIT & SEMINAR SERIES

SEMINAR 1 in the 2022-2023 Summit Series
Held on September 2, 2022

Approaches to SUD with Methadone

SEMINAR 2 in the 2022-2023 Summit Series
scheduled on October 7, 2022

Maine’s Opioid Response Strategic Action Plan Needs Your Input

The Governor’s Opioid Response Monthly webinar on Oct. 7 will feature a presentation on Governor Mills’ Opioid Response Strategic Action Plan with opportunities for attendees to provide comments on the Plan being updated this Fall. The state’s Director of Opioid Response, Gordon Smith and Carol Kelly of Pivot Point, Inc. will be the presenters and moderators for the discussion. The existing Plan is based on the five pillars of Prevention, Treatment, Harm-Reduction, Recovery Support and Leadership. Please join us to discuss what gaps need to be addressed.

 

THE 2021-2022 SUMMIT & SEMINAR SERIES

SEMINAR 1 in the 2021-2022 Summit Series
Held on September 10, 2021

Maine Naloxone Distribution Initiative (MNDI)

SEMINAR 2 in the 2021-2022 Summit Series
Held on October 1, 2021

New Overdose Spike Alert System

SEMINAR 3 in the 2021-2022 Summit SeriesScheduled November 5, 2021

OPTIONS Program

SEMINAR 4 in the 2021-2022 Summit Series
Held on December 3, 2021
 

Staying connected from a distance: How to build and maintain therapeutic relationships using telehealth

SEMINAR 5 in the 2021-2022 Summit Series
Held on January 7, 2022
 

The Road Ahead, looking back on 2021 and Maine’s Opioid Response strategy and priorities for 2022.

SEMINAR 6 in the 2021-2022 Summit Series
Held on February 4, 2022
 

Connecting Communities of Recovery, Inside and Outside of Maine’s Correctional Facilities

SEMINAR 7 in the 2021-2022 Summit Series
Held on March 4, 2022
 

Invisible Disability: Overdose, Brain Injury, and the Impact of Cognitive Impairment on Service Delivery and Treatment

SEMINAR 8 in the 2021-2022 Summit Series
Held onMay 6, 2022
 

Responding to the Epidemic within a Pandemic: Shatterproof’s Approach to Addressing Addiction

 

THE 2020-2021 SUMMIT & SEMINAR SERIES

 

THE 2021 SUMMIT
Held July 15, 2021

Governor Mills 3rd 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, “Perseverance, Prevention, and Promise,” reflects the personal and societal challenges of substance use disorder and the conditions needed to advance and support recovery.

 

LIVE STREAM 1
Held on July 15, 2021

 

 

 

LIVE STREAM 2
Held on July 15, 2021

 

 

 

LIVE STREAM 3
Held on July 15, 2021

 

 

 

THE 2020 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.

 

FIRST SEMINAR
Held on September 4, 2020

Harm Reduction Access in Maine

 

 

SECOND SEMINAR
Held on October 2, 2020

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

 

THIRD SEMINAR
Held on November 6, 2020

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