Source: CEPOP

This monthly call featured discussion of policy topics related to the President’s Commission Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, federal policy priorities, recent and upcoming related events and updates from participants.

The CEPOP All-Participants Monthly Teleconference took place Monday, May 22 from 3 – 4 p.m. ET.

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


I. Advocacy Focus Topics

A. Updates on President Trump’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
Dr. Bertha Madras, PhD, Professor of Psychobiology, Harvard Medical School

B. Policy Priorities

i. FY18 Budget and Appropriations Update

  1. ONDCP

ii. Missouri PDMP

iii. Sharing Intel

II. Organizational

A. Recap of Recent Events

i. National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit/CEPOP Event

ii. CEPOP-BD Roundtable on Acute Care Opioid Safety and Diversion Prevention

B. Working Group Updates

i. Safe Use and Prevention

  1. CMS Meeting

ii. Takeback and Anti-Diversion

  1. June 13th Hill Briefing (Safe Use and Disposal)

C. Upcoming Meetings

i. CEPOP Forum in Boston (June 15th)

ii. MAT Access Barriers Roundtable in Washington, DC (June, date TBD)

iii. Quarterly In-Person Meeting (June 26th)

D. Participant News & Update

Next Quarterly All-Participants In-Person Meeting: Monday, June 26, 2017, 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST

Download the agenda.