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 about managing Substance Use Disorder

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 Meeting Agenda
7:30am-8:00am                Gathering, Coffee, Introductions, Passing of the Gavel

How to help your lawyer protect you
Larry Wulkan, JD

This session will include a mock deposition with attorneys for
Each side.
The mock case will be an opiate use disorder death case.
10:00am – 10:15am             Break
10:15am -11:00am

The role and implementation of counseling in MAT
L Lia Bigelow
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-11:02am

Research Fellow | Impact Justice 
Leslie Soble
11:00am – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 11:45am

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.
12:00pm – 1:30pm             Lunch
 12:15pm – 1:00                 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

1:00pm – 1:30pm             Business meeting and break

Effective monitoring and treatment of withdrawal from opiates in a
Correctional Setting
Todd Wilcox, MD, MBA

2:30pm-3:30pm Short topics – approximately 15 minutes each
Managing the pregnant patient with opiate use disorder
William Young, MD
Using telemedicine to manage patients on MAT
William Young, MD
Managing the juvenile patient with opiate use disorder
Jennifer Maehr, MD
Lessons learned from a program to identify patients with opiate use disorder in an Isolation Unit, and begin MAT
Johnny Wu, MD

3:30pm-3:45pm Break

What can our patients teach us about MAT
Patient Panel
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.
5:15pm                 ADJOURN


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