Source: CEPOP

This monthly call featured discussion of policy topics including opioid-prescribing patterns of emergency physicians and state responses to the opioid epidemic.

The CEPOP All-Participants Monthly Teleconference took place Monday, February 27th, from 3 – 4 p.m. ET.

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


I. Focus Topics

A. Opioid-Prescribing Patterns of Emergency Physicians and Long-Term Use (Coverage in New York Times and NEJM Articles)
Dr. Michael Barnett, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Pubic Health

B. State-Based Responses to the Opioid Epidemic – North Carolina
Steve Mange, Senior Policy & Strategy Counsel, North Carolina Department of Justice

C. 21st Century Cures State Grants Programs Overview
Rob Morrison, Executive Director, NASADAD

D. Federal Budget Advocacy

i. ONDCP Letter

E. Missouri PDMP Update

II. Organizational

A. Upcoming CEPOP Events

i. Acute Care Diversion Prevention Roundtable

ii. Congressional Briefing

iii. National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit (April 17-20, 2017; Atlanta, GA)

B. Participant News & Updates

C. In-Person Quarterly Meeting (March 27)

Next In-Person All-Participants Meeting: Monday, March 27, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm EST