2017 Missouri Opioid Summit - St. Louis

Experts on opioids discussed how addictions are impacting people in the St. Louis area, Missouri, and the nation.

December 14, 2017 | 3 min reading time

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Welcome slide from SummitOn December 5, 2017, hundreds of people striving to end the opioid epidemic gathered together for the 2017 Missouri Opioid Summit in St. Louis. The summit, held at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine, featured collaborative efforts among the City of St. Louis Department of Health, state health partners and members of the community. Experts on opioids, addiction treatment programs, and law enforcement discussed how opioid addictions are impacting people in the St. Louis area, Missouri, and the nation. The St. Louis summit ended a nine-city tour of Missouri in 2017 to discuss this ongoing crisis. 

If you missed the summit on December 5, a video taken during the summit is available online. A printable version of the 2017 Missouri Opioid Summit program booklet is also available here. Please see the times listed below for each presentation's location in the video.

Welcome and Remarks

  • Mayor Lyda Krewson, City of St. Louis, Missouri: 00:25
  • Will Ross, MD, MPH, Chairman, City of St. Louis Joint Boards of Health and Hospitals: 6:20
  • David Perlmutter, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean, Washington University School of Medicine: 8:25
  • Melba R. Moore, MS, CPHA, Director/Commissioner of Health, City of St. Louis: 15:50
  • Mark Stringer, Director, Missouri Department of Mental Health: 17:50
    • Video from Governor Eric Greitens
  • Emcee: Fred Bodimer, KMOX CBS Radio St. Louis: 24:25
  • State of the State of Opioids: 28:53 (Slides)
    • Theodore Cicero, PhD, Professor, Vice Chairman for Research Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine
  • State of the State for Law Enforcement and Heroin/Opioids: 57:08 (Slides)
    • Jim Shroba, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Generation Rx: 1:13:05 (Slides)
    • Amy M. Tiemeier, Pharm.D., BCPS, Director, Community Partnerships Associate Director, Office of Experiential Education, Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Awareness and Prevention: The Way Forward: 1:25:56
    • Nichole Dawsey, MPH, Director of Prevention Education, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse-St. Louis Area
  • Legislative Update: 1:40:20
    • Rep. Donna Baringer, 82nd District, Missouri House of Representatives
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and How It Works: Medications: Myths, Realities, and Resources: 1:46:10 (Slides)
    • Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM, Professor, Director of Community Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution: 2:09:32
    • Chad Sabora, Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery
  • The Personal Impact: Facilitated panel discussion with individuals in recovery for opioid abuse: 2:22:27
    • Moderated by Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM, Professor, Director of Community Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Addressing Our Issues: Facilitated panel discussion to develop a plan to create local strategies to address opioid issue: 2:54:39
    • Representative Cora Faith Walker, Missouri State Legislature; Lara Pennington, Queen of Peace; Jerri Michael, Generate Health STL; Detective Casey Lambert, St. Louis County Police Department Bureau of Drug Enforcement; Dr. Jaye Shyken, WISH Clinic. Moderated by Rachel Winograd, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, St. Louis – Missouri Institute of Mental Health, Program Director for Missouri’s State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (Opioid STR)
  • Call to Action: 3:30:35
    • Will Ross, MD, MPH, and Melba R. Moore, MS, CPHA
      • Action Items: Increase Access & Capacity through legislation:
        • Number of providers authorized to provide MAT;
        • Number of patients Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants can treat and increased authorization beyond 2021;
        • Enhanced access to Opioid Use Disorder treatment through expanded and diversified funding sources.

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