Tuesday, November 19 (Day 1)


Welcome Remarks

Policy Research Session: Current Opioid-Related Research & Major Projects

Lunch with Keynote

Catherine C Slemp, M.D., M.P.H.
Commissioner and State Health Officer
WVDHHR Bureau for Public Health

Policy Implementation Session: Strategies for Implementing Evidence-Based Policy


Agenda Setting Session I: “Boots-on-the-Ground”

  • Zachary Hansen, M.D.
    MAT Medical Director
    Valley Health Systems
  • Hank Dial
    Chief of Police
    Huntington Police Department
  • Jondrea Nicholson
    Community Services Manager
    Marion & Monongalia County District, WVDHHR Bureau for Children and Families

Agenda Setting Session II: Future Drugs Affecting West Virginia


Speed Networking

Dinner and Review of Results from Opioids Strategic Plan

Wednesday, November 20 (Day 2)

Breakfast with Keynote

Susan Kennedy, M.P.P., M.S.W.
Senior Manager; Program Director
AcademyHealth; State-University Partnership Learning Network

Policy Maker Session: Strategies for Passing Evidence-Based Policy


Action Plan for 2020: How to Make WV a Center for Solutions