We at GTCbio invite you to our upcoming meeting The Opioid Crisis and Alternatives on June 26-27, 2018 at the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus. This two-day conference will bring together top clinicians, researchers, managed care professionals, and policy makers to address the use of opioids to manage pain in the 21st century. Opioid use has significant benefits in pain management, but who is addressing the inherent risk associated with addiction and other complications?
|Christopher Jones |
Director, National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory
|Walter Ling |
Professor, Psychiatry; Founding Director, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP)
This conference will focus on all aspects of medical opioid treatment for pain management with an emphasis on how to positively change the current culture of opioid abuse. Speakers and delegates will discuss a wide range of topics from basic science, pharmacology, and clinical application to new legislation and policy, including alternatives to using opioids for pain management. New formulations and treatment options are constantly emerging that may reduce the inherent risk of opioid abuse and addiction in patients. Join the discussion and help influence positive and effective opioid medical treatment.
The Opioid Crisis and Alternatives meeting will be of high interest to:
- Research scientists
- Pain management specialists
- Managed care professionals
- Patients and patient advocates
- Policy makers
- Social change catalysts
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
The 2018 Advisory Committee
Schedule for Sessions
Breakfast & Registration
Opening Remarks by GTCbio
Opening Keynote Session
8:30-Walter Ling - The Current US Opioid Crisis: A Forty-year Journey in the Wilderness?
9:15-Christopher Jones - The Opioid Epidemic - Epidemiology and Policy Update
Morning Networking Break
Social Aspects of the Opioid Crisis
10:30-Elizabeth Whalley Buono - The Need for Unprecedented Inter-Agency Collaboration in Combating the Opioid Epidemic
10:55-Gary Tsai - Safe Med LA: A Community-Wide Coalition Approach to Addressing the Opioid Crisis
11:20-Otto Schalk - Pills and Prosecution: A Prosecutor's Take on the Opioid Crisis
11:45-Marlies Perez - California’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic
12:00-Mireille Jacobson - Do Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Addictions and Deaths Related to Pain Killers?
Lunch Provided by GTCbio
Clinical Aspects of Opioid Use
1:45-Bob Twillman - Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder: Not a Zero-Sum Game
2:10-Anthony Okorodudu - Demystifying Laboratory Analysis and Interpretation of Opioid Test Results
3:00-Fauad Hasan - Novel Non-Opioid Solutions to Treat Pain
Afternoon Networking Break
Cannabis and Other Alternatives to Opioids
3:55-Edward Bilsky - Looking Beyond Opioids to Alleviate Pain
Networking Reception & Poster Session
Science & Perspectives
8:30-Christopher Evans - Opioids, Allostasis and Negative Affect
Morning Networking Break
Award Ceremony & Panel Discussion