Submission Deadline: December 16, 2018 midnight PST
Conference Dates: May 29 – 31, 2019
Conference Location: The Riverhouse, Bend, Oregon
Registration will open in early 2019.
Lines for Life, together with Oregon Pain Guidance, the Oregon Health Authority and others, will convene stakeholders to confront the challenge of opioid and other drug abuse, and pain and addiction treatment in Oregon. We can do this, but…
We can’t do this alone! We need your ideas, thoughts, and experiences to help solve this crisis. Together, working across multiple disciplines and systems, we can find solutions to positively impact the lives of those suffering from pain and addiction. From criminal justice, housing, and health care to addiction treatment, foster care, and others, our goal is to lift up innovative ideas to heal individuals, families and communities.
We invite you to submit your ideas, and join us!
We are looking for dynamic, inspiring and thought-provoking presentations for the 2019 Oregon Conference on Opioids & Other Drugs, Pain, and Addiction Treatment. Preference will be given to presentations that address health disparities in underserved communities, incorporate lived experience, and interdisciplinary presentations that demonstrate collaboration between different sectors of the community.
Conference Learning Objectives:
- Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the biopsychosocial aspects of pain and how emotional suffering and trauma history shape the pain experience in primary care
- Describe the successes and unintended consequences of broader implementation of opioid prescribing guidelines
- Describe how emotions are integral to the conceptualization, assessment and management of persistent pain and apply this information into clinical practice to improve function, quality of life and ease suffering
- Apply prevention strategies that build the capacity of communities to reduce the burden of opioids and other drugs
- Explain how to build better clinical pathways across systems of care for managing persistent pain, address suffering and treat substance use disorder
- Describe heath system, clinical and community strategies that employ a full continuum of care to reduce the harms from opioids & other drugs
- Demonstrate innovative approaches that improve outcomes through investment in community-based, culturally appropriate programs
Audience: Clinicians (physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, naturopaths, physician assistants, medical assistants, mental health treatment providers, substance use disorder treatment providers, case managers, others), administrators, public health, tribal health practitioners, law enforcement, community members, others.
Who Can Submit: Clinicians, communities, people with lived experience of addiction and pain, health systems, law enforcement, tribes, harm reduction programs, researchers, and anyone who is working to increase education about effective pain management and end the crisis of opioids and other drugs in their communities.
Proposals must be submitted by midnight PST on December 16, 2018. Proposals must be 200 words or less and demonstrate commitment to one or more of Oregon’s four-part plan to reduce the burden of opioids and other drugs:
- Safe Pain Management: Better access to safe and effective pain care
- Fewer Pills: Protect the community through safer prescribing and better medication disposal
- Support Harm Reduction, Treatment & Recovery: Better access and availability of Naloxone, MAT and other addiction treatment, and recovery support services
- Data/Education: Better data and information to inform action
We Can Do This!
Celebrating success and leaning into opportunities
Oregon has great examples of success in changing clinical awareness about pain and reducing harms from opioids and other drugs. We want to share our successes and lessons we’ve learned along the way – including the unintended consequences of our interventions.
Embracing the full spectrum of healing: from harm reduction to treatment and long-term recovery
Helping our communities heal from pain and addiction means supporting current users through harm reduction, effective treatment and ensuring continued supports for those in long-term recovery.
Elevating upstream investments to help Oregon thrive
Oregonians need increased access to safe and effective pain management to ensure quality of life and reduce reliance on opioids. We need to invest in community-based culturally specific programs to support resilient youth, families and communities. We need to hear and respect the voices of those with lived experience to reduce stigma around opioids and other drugs, pain, and addiction.
Conference Dates: The Oregon Conference on Opioids & Other Drugs, Pain & Addiction Treatment will take place at the Riverhouse in Bend, Oregon, from May 29 – 31, 2019.
Method of Communication: Notification will be sent out electronically to the main contact on the application.
— IMPORTANT DATES —
Online Form Open: November 1, 2018
Online Application Deadline: December 16, 2018 midnight PST
Letter of Notification: Week of February 15, 2019
Presenter Responsibility and Guidelines
A Note Concerning Honoraria: We use conference sessions as a platform for learning and innovation and are looking for contributors willing to share their expertise without expectation of payment in the spirit of partnership. If you are unable to participate without payment, please contact us.
We expect presenters:
- To acknowledge availability to speak during any time frame of the conference and as such will not request a change to the session time frame assigned, if selected.
- To work closely with conference organizers before the conference and meet all deadlines.
- To make no substantial changes to content, format, audio/visual needs, room set-up, identity or number of presenters without prior approval of conference organizers.
- To recognize that a conference session is an opportunity to share information and is not a showcase for promotion of business, practice, service or product.
- To be available for press interviews, if requested. Members of the press may be attending your session. Presenters are also encouraged to interact and participate using social media.
- To give permission to Lines for Life to post presentation on the conference website.
Benefits of Presenting:
- Share your expertise, research or program information with colleagues.
- Expand your professional portfolio.
— OPTION #1 —
- Complimentary full conference registration for presenters listed on the submission form (2 maximum).
- 1 night of complimentary lodging at the Riverhouse Hotel for presenters listed on the submission form (2 maximum). Please note: speakers are responsible for other associated costs for this conference. These fees and costs will not be reimbursed by the Conference Committee.
- If you are unable to participate as a presenter due to costs associated with the conference, please contact us.
— OPTION #2 —
- Ask your organization to consider covering conference registration and lodging costs. This will allow us to provide more scholarships those unable to participate without financial assistance.
– 45 or 90-minute oral presentation
– Individual or interdisciplinary
– Poster presentation. There will be designated time periods to present posters. Details pending.
All applications will be reviewed by a panel including members of the 2019 OPAT Conference Planning Committee.
Submissions will be scored with preference given to presentations that:
- Reflect session concepts
- Demonstrate commitment to one or more of Oregon’s four-part plan to reduce the burden of opioids and other drugs
- Address populations with health disparities
- Incorporate lived experience
- Demonstrate interdisciplinary collaborations
- Include relevant and timely topics
- Are innovative and dynamic
Guidance to Assist in Preparing a Proposal
- Concurrent Sessions will be 45 minute or 90 minutes. Please indicate your preference on the application.
- We want dynamic presentations! Describe how your presentation will engage the audience.
- Presentations must be free of commercial bias.
- Preference will be given to interdisciplinary presentations.
- Team up with another sector in your community for a 90-minute presentation to demonstrate solutions that break down silos and lead to better care coordination, enhanced service delivery, improved screening, referral and treatment outcomes.
- If you have related lived experience, we encourage you to incorporate this into your presentation. Sharing your personal experience helps to break down the stigma of addiction and encourages equitable access to health.
- Presentations that address health disparities are encouraged and will be given preference.
- The main contact person listed on the proposal will be notified by e-mail no later than February 15, 2019 regarding the status of the submission.
- The proposal review committee accepts electronic submissions only.
- Final date for submission of proposals is midnight PST, December 16, 2018.