Opioid Safety Conference 2020


Marion County Public Health Department’s

Opioid Safety and Alternatives Conference 


The Opioid Safety and Alternatives Conference was virtually hosted by the Marion County Public Heath Department on November 18, 2020.

Below you will find the presentation titles, author names and corresponding links to the recorded presentation content. Please click here to view the conference program.


Welcome and opening statements (Tammie Nelson, MPH, CPH; Shashank Dave, MD; Virginia Caine, MD)

Opioid Epidemic, Legislative and Government Action to Prevent and Treat Addiction (Julie Reed, JD)

A Balanced Approach to Chronic Pain Management (Kurt Kroenke, MD, MACP)

Interventional Pain Indications (Christopher Doran, MD)

Manual Techniques and Dry Needling (Jeevan Pandya, PT, DPT)

Biophysical Agents in Pain Management, including TENS and Other Modalities (James Bellew, PT, EdD, MS)

The Role of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation in Acute and Chronic Pain (Alexander D’Angelo, MD)

Overdose Data to Action: Breaking Down Barriers for SUD Treatment Connections (Amanda Billman, MPH)

Substance Use Disorder Stigma (Lawrence Yang, PhD)

Regenerative Medicine, including PRP (Bryan Mayol, MD)

Complex Pain Management, including Conversion Disorders (Michael Bushey, MD, PhD)

Psychological Approaches to Chronic Pain (Anne Montero, PhD, HSPP)

Updates in Headache Management, including Botulinum Toxin and CGRP Inhibitors (Jay Bhatt, MD)

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (Julie Vannerson, MD; Joan Carlson, PhD; and Joe Bartholomew, MSW, LCSW, LCAC)

Managing Pain in the Setting of Co-Morbid Substance Use Disorder, Opioid Weaning, and MAT Initiation (Don Teater, MD, MPH)

Closing statements and CME survey information (Tammie Nelson, MPH, CPH)


Please refer to the Financial Disclosure Grid. None of the planning committee members or presenters have any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest or unresolved conflicts of interest to disclose.

If you have any questions about the conference content, feel free to contact Mandy Billman, abillman@marionhealth.org.