Source: CEPOP

This meeting featured discussion of utilizing USP standards to help address the opioid epidemic, a response to the President’s Declaration of a Public Health Emergency for the Opioid Epidemic, and an academic health center response to the opioid epidemic.

The CEPOP All-Participants Monthly Teleconference took place Monday, October 30 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. Utilizing USP Standards to Help Address the Opioid Epidemic
Tony Lakavage, JD, Senior Vice President, Global External Affairs, USP

III. Advocacy and Policy Priorities

A. Response to the Declaration of a Public Health Emergency for the Opioid Epidemic

B. President’s Opioid Commission Updates – Final Teleconference on Nov. 1, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

C. FY 2018 Budget Update

D. Missouri PDMP Update

IV. Focus Topic

A. An Academic Health Center Response to the Opioid Epidemic
Dr. Clay Marsh, Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences, West Virginia University Health Science Center

V. Working Group Updates

A. Takeback and Anti-Diversion

B. Safe Use and Prevention

i. Hill Briefing – Opioid Treatment Programs Role in the Epidemic Response – Wednesday, November 15, 4:00 p.m.

VI. Organizational Updates (Recent and Upcoming Events)

A. Recap of U.S. Chamber  – National Safety Council Roundtable

B. Recap of CADCA’s 19th Annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Dinner

C. Sharing Intel, Participant News and Updates

Next CEPOP All Participants Teleconference: Monday, November 27, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

Download the agenda.