Location: 
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, Santiago Room 109, 100 University Way, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Through collaborative efforts with the Arizona State University – Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System announces the staging of the 2018 MAT Symposium. The event will provide information on clinically effective prevention and treatment strategies that best serve those being impacted by the opioid epidemic. The symposium will also include additional discussions on current state initiatives being implemented to combat this rapidly emerging crisis. The attendees focus will be geared towards MAT providers, substance use disorder treatment providers, physical health providers, harm reduction organizations, justice system partners and concerned community members.

Presentations/Speakers:
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) 101 - Dr. Adrienne Lindsey, ASU CABHP
MAT in the Criminal Justice System: A National Perspective - Rick Christensen, PA
Naloxone and Harm Reduction Education – Stacey Cope, Sonoran Prevention Works
MAT Consumer Testimonial – Patrick Sullivan, Community Medical Services

Topics of Discussion Will Include:
•Current trends in opioid use and overdoses
•FDA-approved medications to treat substance use disorders
•Myths and misconceptions surrounding medication-assisted substance abuse treatment (MAT)
•Utilizing information about MAT in the criminal justice system as a method of advocating for such interventions
•Harm reduction and overdose prevention strategies
•Naloxone administration best practices
•Consumer experiences as an MAT recipient
•Open discussion and Q&A regarding local opioid issues

To register email matthew.fallico@azahcccs.gov
Please include Name, County, Job Title and Affiliated Agency
This is a free event and will incorporate 6 hours of CEUs for attendees.