2018 Northwest Opioid & Substance Use Summit

Seaside, OR

2018 Northwest Opioid & Substance Use Summit


3rd Annual Northwest Opioid & Substance Use Summit!

Seaside Civic & Convention Center, Seaside, Oregon

  • Monday April 23rd—9:00 am – 4:00 pm (networking hour 4-5 pm)

  • Tuesday April 24th—8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Update: Online registration will close on Friday, April 20th at 4:00 pm.

Join us for our third annual Summit to address opioids and substance use through a trauma-informed lens to inspire collaboration and de-stigmatize addiction in our communities!

This year's event will emphasize three topic tracks:

  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Community Action & Advocacy

Target Audience:

We invite all community members from Columbia, Clatsop, and Tillamook counties to attend this event, including physicians and other medical providers, pharmacists, behavioral health clinicians, educators, law enforcement, EMS personnel, and residents from the community!

Continuing Medical Education:

This Live activity, 2018 Northwest Opioid & Substance Use Summit, with a beginning date of 4/23/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Schedule of Presentations:

From Homeless to CEO: A Drug Addict's Story

Alan Evans, CEO/Executive Director, Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers

Opioids, Pain and Addiction- Neurobiology and Clinical Response

Medication Supported Recovery- A Review of Evidence-Based Practice

Andrew B. Mendenhall, MD, DABAM, DABFM, Senior Medical Director, Substance Use Disorder Services, Central City Concern

Fibromyalgia: Understanding of the Disease and Treatment of the Patient

Shorin Nemeth, DO, FACOI, Medical Director Pain and Oncology Palliative Care, Providence Health and Services

Marijuana: Seeing Beyond the Smoke—Research and Evidence-based Information

Melissa Brewster, PharmD, BCPS, Ambulatory Care Clinical Coordinator, CPCCO

Harm Reduction Program in Clatsop County

Michael McNickle, MPH, MPA, REHS, Director, Clatsop County Public Health

Community Trauma-informed Care for Addiction

Ari Wagner, MS, Director, Organizational Development, Greater Oregon Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

The Addiction Trap: A Treatment Approach Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

David C. Brillhart, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist, Mid-Valley Pain Clinic

When Does a Difficult Taper become an Opioid Use Disorder?

Jonathan Robbins, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University

Introduction to Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

Denise Gour, LCSW, Mindfulness Therapist, Educator, and Consultant, Mindful Place Counseling & Stress Reduction

Getting to the Roots of Addiction and Self Harm

DeAnna Pearl, MAT, BS, CPS, Prevention Specialist, Tillamook Family Counseling Center

Behavioral Chronic Pain Management Program Orientation

Miriam Parker, MSW, LCSW, Columbia Community Mental Health, Revitalize Wellness Center

Explaining Pain Science

Donna Bzdil, OT, Columbia Memorial Hospital

Heather Robinson, PT, DPT, Columbia Memorial Hospital

Ivan Sultan, PT, Rehabilitation Manager, Columbia Memorial Hospital

Tiffany Nguyen, PT, DPT, Columbia Memorial Hospital

Medication Assisted Treatment in the Primary Care Setting

Brian Garvey, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, OHSU Family Medicine at Scappoose

An (overly simplistic) Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Joe Skariah, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor, Medical Director, Associate Residency Director, OHSU Family Medicine at Scappoose

Addressing the Musculoskeletal—Physical Exam and Diagnosis of Back Pain from a Primary Care & Sports Medicine Perspective

Ryan Petering, MD, Oregon Health and Sciences University

“Moving the Needle”: Tools for Changing Opioid Prescribing Practices

Nadejda Razi-Robertson, LCSW, PhD, Practice Facilitator, Project Coordinator, Oregon Health Authority

Addressing Chronic Pain, Substance Use and Intimate Partner Violence through Community Collaboration

Emily Fanjoy, Health Programs Coordinator, Tillamook County Women's Resource Center

Valerie Bundy, LPC, NCC, Executive Director, Tillamook County Women's Resource Center

A Team-Based Approach to the Opioid Crisis

Denise Weiss, RN, Quality Director, Rinehart Clinic

Jeff Luty, MD, Medical Director, Rinehart Clinic

Terra Marzano, LCSW, Behavioral Health Director, Rinehart Clinic

Opioid Use Disorders as a Brain Disease: Why MAT is so Important

The Interface between MAT, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and Community

Ron Jackson, MSW, LICSW, Affiliate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Law Enforcement's Role in Opioid Addiction

John Walker, Detective, Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office

Josh Gregory, Sergeant, Seaside Police Department

Power CLEAN as an Example of Community-Led Programs Leading to Improved Health and Stability in Recovery

Brianne Mares, Certified CIT Coordinator, Columbia Community Mental Health

Tami Dawson, CRM, Certified Recovery Mentor, Columbia Community Mental Health

Shaunee Moreland, Community Health Improvement Coordinator, CPCCO

Toward an Integrated Practice Theory and Treatment Model for Substance Use

Clark Miller, LCSW, CADC III, Behavioral Health Provider, Tillamook County Community Health Centers