Source: CEPOP

This in-person meeting featured discussion of NIH Public-Private initiatives to address the opioid crisis, the Center for Disease Control’s campaign on opioid abuse, advocacy and policy priorities, working group and organizational updates, and more.

The CEPOP All-Participants Monthly Teleconference took place Monday, June 26 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET.

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


I. Welcome

II. Focus Topic Discussions

A. NIH Public-Private Initiative to Address the Opioid Crisis
Dr. Jack Stein, MSW, Ph.D., Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute of Drug Abuse

B. CDC’s Communications Campaign on Prescription Opioid Abuse
LeShaundra Cordier, MPH, CHES, Communications Team Lead, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

III. Advocacy and Policy Priorities

A. FY18 Budget and Appropriations Update

B. Senate Health Care Bill – Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

C. Opioid Commission – First Public Meeting, Solicitation of Public Comment and Draft Interim Report

IV. Working Group Updates

A. Save Use and Prevention

i. ICER Comment Letter

ii. FDA Public Workshop on Abuse-Deterrent Formulations (July 10-11,2017)

B.  Takeback and Anti-Diversion

i. Safe Storage and Disposal Briefing (Thursday, July 13, 3:00pm)

V. Organizational Updates (Recent and Upcoming Events

A. CEPOP Forum in Boston (Thursday, June 15)

B. MAT Access Barriers Roundtable (Tuesday, July 18; 1050 K Street NW, Suite 400)

C. Sharing Intel, Participant News, and Updates


Next CEPOP All-Participants Meeting: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 3:00pm EST

Download the agenda.