Source: CEPOP

This meeting featured discussion of opioid prevention strategies (including the Kentucky Hope and Help Initiative), patient options for safe and effective disposal of unused opioids, and a discussion of FY2020 Appropriations and the CMS Opioid Action Plan.

The CEPOP All-Participants Monthly Teleconference took place Monday, September 23 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.

Below is the agenda of the items covered and a downloadable copy of the agenda document.


I. Welcome

II. Focus Topics

A. Combatting the Opioid Crisis through Prevention Strategies
Jamie Margetta, MPH, Epidemiologist, Surveillance, Epidemiology, Minnesota Department of Health

B. Kentucky Launches Hope and Help Initiative
Van Ingram, Director, Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy

III. Advocacy and Policy Priorities

A. FY20 Appropriations

B. CMS Opioid Action Plan

IV. Working Groups

A. Prevention

B. Safe Disposal and Anti-Diversion

i. GAO Report – Patient Options for Safe and Effective Disposal of Unused Opioids C. Safe Use

i. FDA Public Hearing (September 17th) – Standards for Future Opioid Analgesic Approvals and Incentives for New Therapeutics to Treat Pain and Addiction

V. Organizational Updates: Sharing Intel, Participant News and Updates

A. CADCA Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner (October 17 at National Harbor, MD)

B. MAPDA 1st Annual Humanitarian Award Luncheon for Rep. Hal Rogers (October 23)

C. All Participants: Updates and Insights

Next CEPOP All-Participants Teleconference: Monday, October 28, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 4:o0 p.m. EST

Download the agenda.