The Opioid Epidemic: Where Are We Now?

Addiction vs Life

Sunday, December 8 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Landmark Centre Building, 25700 Science Park Drive, Suite 100, Beachwood


For medical professionals and attorneys seeking credit, as well as for the general public. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, 5 CLE credit hours, and 5 CEU credit hours from the Ohio Counselor Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.


Pricing Options:
$75 / 5 credit hours
$25 / general public

Registration required. Lunch and breakfast provided. 
Performance by Improbable Players during lunch.
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This conference is co-sponsored by the Academy of Medicine Education Foundation, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and made possible by the generous support of Karen and Richard Spector, and the Melissa Rae Fund in Support of Addiction Education, Understanding and Change.

Declared the worst epidemic of our time in 2014, the opioid epidemic, addiction, and mental health have become a central part of our conversation in hospitals, doctors' offices, courtrooms, and at our own kitchen tables. What has changed in the last five years, and what still needs to change? Join us to hear from the doctors, nurses, psychologists, judges, and lawyers who are on the front lines analyzing and assessing what works to help those suffering from the disease of addiction and updating our systems so that this problem is not perpetuated. 

9:30 a.m. Registration and light breakfast

10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Labor | The Science of Addiction. 

11:00 a.m. The Individual Legally - Justin Herdman, U.S. Attorney Northern District of Ohio; Patti London, Lawyer, Public Defender's Office; Brian Hoffman, Lawyer, Public Defender's Office; Judge Joan Synenberg, Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals and Recovery Court  

12:00 p.m. Buffet lunch and performance by Improbable Players

1:00 p.m. The Individual Medically - Jennifer Bailit, MD; Andy Getz, MSW; Ted Parran, MD; Leon Margolin, MD; Jessica McCullough, APRN, Ph.D. Student

2:15 p.m. The Systems - Christine Antenucci, MD; David Brager, NP; Joan Papp, MD; David Streem, MD

3:30-4:30 p.m. Where Are We Going? Final Questions - Scott Osiecki, CEO, ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County

This activity has been approved for 5 CLE credit hours by the Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses & Physician Assistants: The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM toward recertification requirements.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center, and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

Social Workers: 5 CEU credit hours from the Ohio Counselor Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.

Program Coordinator: Sheryl Hirsh in loving memory of her daughter, Melissa Rae Koppel. Siegal Lifelong Learning encourages contributions to the Melissa Rae Fund in Support of Substance Abuse Advocacy, Understanding, and Change. Call Sheryl Hirsh at 216.368.4623 for more information.

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