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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
A Welcome from the VNF President

Terris Kennedy, PhD, RN
8:45  9:00 a.m.  Welcoming Remarks on Virginia's Work to Address the Opioid Epidemic
Governor Ralph Northam
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address
The Opioid Epidemic in Virginia

David E. Brown, D.C.
Department of Health Professions Director 
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break/Visit with Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Recognizing and Understanding Addiction

Georgia Rosenblatt, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Nurse Clinician
VCU Substance Abuse Services
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Visit with Exhibitors
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
A Federal Perspective on the Opioid Epidemic

Jean Bennett, PhD, MSM, MSN, RN
Regional Administrator, Region III
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Break/Visit with Exhibitors
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Panel Presentation
The Nurse's Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Facilitated by
Georgia Rosenblatt, MS, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Nurse Clinician
VCU Substance Abuse Services

Speakers: 
Amanda Wilkins, CNM
Nurse Midwife
Centra Health

Meagan Hebdon
Nurse Practitioner
Radford University 

Lori Price, RN-BC
RNII, Preceptor
Carilion Clinic
 3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Break/Visit with Exhibitors
 3:10 p.m.  4:40 p.m. Best Practices and Resources to Support Care of the Substance Abuse Patient

Speakers:
Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) 
Ke'Shawn Harper, MS
Substance Use Disorder Analyst
Department of Medical Assistance Services

Project ECHO
Jean Hoyt, CMA, DAA
Injury Prevention Specialist, Division of Prevention and Health Promotion
Virginia Department of Health

Community Partnerships
Ruth Bielke, MSN-Ed, RN, PCCN
Nurse Educator
Chippenham Johnston-Willis of HCA

Virginia Action Coalition Access to Care: Chronic Pain Case Study
Kathy Baker, RN, PhD, NE-BC
Nursing Director, Emergency Services & Patient Care Support
VCU Health
4:40 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Closing

Session descriptions are subject to change.



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