Fri • Sep

Friday, September 20, 2019



The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

Registration information coming soon.

Join us for a one-day interactive symposium for those committed to ending the opioid overdose crisis and improving pain management and addiction treatment. Highlights include:

  • Pain management challenges in the context of opioid prescribing changes
  • Evidence-based and emerging models of care for treating opioid use disorder, preventing overdose, and reducing other harms
  • Moving from evidence to action

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ahmed Elbordiny at [email protected].

Who Should Attend

Health professionals dedicated to increasing access to and improving the quality of addiction treatment and care. Policy makers, advocates, and others are also encouraged to attend.

Featured Speakers

Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MSc
Professor, Division of Medicine
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Chinazo O. Cunningham, MD, MS
Professor, Department of Medicine, Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Kassandra Frederique
New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance

Hillary Kunins, MD
Acting Executive Director Commissioner, Division of Mental Hygiene, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Colleen T. LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN
Program Director, State Technical Assistance Treatment Expansion Office Based Opioid Treatment with Buprenorphine (STATE OBOT B)

Terrell Jones
Outreach & Advocacy Program Manager, New York Harm Reduction Educators
Co-chair, Peer Network of New York

Marilyn Reyes-Scales
Wellness Advocate, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Co-chair, Peer Network of New York

Questions: [email protected]