Annual Educational Conference

ACCP 2019 Fall Educational Conference
October 13, 2019
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

What every correctional practitioner needs to know in a changing world: Substance Use Disorder, HIV Care, Transgender Issues, and More

This year’s conference will focus on managing Opiate Use Disorder in the correctional setting. A variety of medical, legal, mental health, and substance use disorder experts will help us address: What is the role of counseling in MAT and how do you implement it? What are the challenges of implementing MAT in a small rural jail? A state prison system? How can we reduce deaths from opiate withdrawal after admission? Is MAT a constitutionally mandated treatment – what is the state of current litigation? How can we identify and treat OUD in Isolation Units? What is the role of telemedicine to manage MAT?

All this will be sandwiched between two exciting events. To help us think about and prepare for litigation in general, as well as opiate-related issues, the day will begin with the mock deposition - judge in robe and all! - of a physician being sued for the death of a patient in jail from opiate withdrawal, presented by an experienced team of lawyers and physicians.

We end the day with ACCP’s highly successful signature event: ACCP Talks to Our Patients. A panel of currently and formally incarcerated patients with OUD will answer audience questions about what works and doesn’t work for OUD during incarceration and transition into and out of confinement. Our patient panels – the real experts in the room – never disappoint!

2019 ACCP Fall Conference Agenda

7:30 am-8:00 am            Gathering, Coffee, Introductions, Passing of the Gavel
8:00 am-10:00 am          How to help your lawyer protect you
                                       Larry Wulkin, JD
                                       This session will include a mock deposition with attorneys for each side. The mock case will be an                                           opiate use disorder death case.
10:00 am – 10:15 am     Break
10:15am -11:00am        The role and implementation of counseling in MAT
                                      Correctional Psychiatrist TBD
                                      The evidence for counseling as part of MAT; the different types of therapy, their relative values/roles,                                       and the appropriate level of therapists; the best timing for therapy relative to an incarceration (jail vs                                       prison) (including how to deal with therapy in re-entry, i.e. what should you do in-house vs.                                       out-house)
11:00 am – 11:15 am     Break
11:15 am – 11:45 am     Is MAT a constitutionally guaranteed treatment?
                                      Gabe Eber, JD, MPH
                                      A presentation of the current status of litigation regarding failure to provide MAT and a “look into the                                       crystal ball”
11:45am – 12:00pm      MAT and the physician’s ethical obligation
                                     Marc Stern, MD, MPH
                                      Facilitated discussion among audience of how to apply ethical principles to deal with a situation                                       where the facility administrator instructs the physician to provide care other than what is legally and                                       medically required.
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm       Lunch
12:15 pm – 12:45          Luncheon Speakers
                                      Challenges of implementing MAT in a small rural jail
                                      Ki Shin, MH
                                      Challenges of implementing MAT in a state prison system
                                      Lara Strick, MH, MS
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm      Business meeting and break
1:30 pm-2:30 pm          Effective monitoring and treatment of withdrawal from opiates in a correctional setting
                                    Todd Wilcox, MD, MBA
2:30 pm-3:30 pm            Short topics – approximately 15 minutes each
                                       Managing the pregnant patient with opiate use disorder

                                      Using telemedicine to manage patients on MAT
                                       William Burger, MD
                                       Managing the juvenile patient with opiate use disorder
                                       Pediatrician TBD
                                       Lessons learned from a program to identify patients with opiate use disorder in an Isolation
                                       Unit, and begin MAT

                                       Johnny Wu, MD
3:30 pm-3:15 pm            Break
3:45 pm-5:15 pm            Patient Panel -  What can our patients teach us about MAT
                                        A panel of 5 patients with histories of substance use disorder, including some who are currently                                         incarcerated and some who are formerly incarcerated. The panelists will share what works and what                                         doesn’t work with regard to withdrawal from opiates, continuation of MAT, initiation of MAT, and                                         transition to the community. Most of the time will be devoted to a facilitated interaction between the                                         audience and the panel.
5:150pm                      EXHIBITOR BINGO RAFFLE/ADJOURN

Please note:  The agenda is subject to change.
CME - Pending

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