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.
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.
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
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
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.