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2019 HAP Opioid Learning Action Network Kick-off Conference


Dates: August 20, 2019

Location: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel

Registration Deadline: August 13, 2019

Online registration for this program has closed. Please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270, if you would like to register for this event.

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and HAP.

HAP’s Opioid Learning Action Network (LAN) supports Pennsylvania’s hospitals in working collectively to identify, create, and disseminate promising practices to reduce overdose deaths. Join colleagues from across the state to kick-off the collaborative work and learn about emerging strategies from a variety of providers and stakeholders.
All Pennsylvania hospitals are invited to attend at no cost—the program is fully funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and administered through Vital Strategies

Pricing Details: No charge

Learning Objectives

At the close of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania
  • Identify efforts and initiatives being implemented to combat the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania
  • Describe components required to build a collaborative response to a community problem
  • Evaluate your organization’s level of engagement/readiness to implement improvement initiatives
  • Identify quality metrics for HAP Opioid LAN
  • Describe best practices to establish clinical pathways and approaches to make them work
  • Determine the team members needed to implement pathways at your organization
  • Describe next steps for initiating the project work at your hospital or health system


  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.     Conference Registration

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.     Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Andy Carter, President and CEO, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

10:05 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.     LAN Overview – Why are we here?

  • Jennifer Jordan, Vice President, Regulatory Advocacy, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
  • Mike S. Krafick, Certified Recovery Specialist Supervisor, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission

10:25 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.     Landscape of Opioid Initiatives in Pennsylvania - Survey Highlights

  • Sari Siegel, Vice President, Health Care Research, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.     Early Implementation Success Stories in Implementing Change

  • Claudette Fonshell, RN, MSN, Director, Clinical Improvement, The Health Care Improvement Foundation (moderator)
  • Julie Dees, MA, LPC, Director of Behavioral Health, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Jeanmarie Perrone, MD, Professor, Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, Director, Division of Medical Toxicology, Perelman School of Medicine

11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Learning Café Breakout Session #1 (choose one session)

1) Using Technology Enabled Multidisciplinary Strategies

  • Salim Saiyed, MD, VP, System Chief Medical Information Officer, UPMC Pinnacle

2) Transcending Bricks and Mortar to Treat Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

  • Kevin A. McNeill, MD, Associate Medical Director with Valley Preferred; Co-lead, Lehigh Valley Health Network LVHN Opioid Stewardship and Linkage to Treatment Committee

3) X-waiver 101—Myth busting and Strategies for Success

  • Jean Bennett, PhD, Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Region 3

12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.     Boxed Lunch

12:20 p.m. –   1:00 p.m.     Keynote Session—Collaborating Across the Continuum of Care

  • Paul Bacharach, President and CEO, Gateway Rehabilitation Center
  • Alan Cabin, Recovery Specialist Supervisor for the Center of Excellence Program Education, Gateway Rehabilitation Center

  1:10 p.m. –   2:00 p.m.     Learning Café Breakout Session #2 (choose one session)

1) Emergency Medicine Leadership—Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians

  • Eleanor Dunham, MD, MBA, FACEP, Medical Director, Emergency Department, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

2) Peer Recovery Specialists—Tri-county Model for Collaboration

  • Mike S. Krafick, Certified Recovery Specialist Supervisor, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission

3) Funding Opportunities

  • Ellen DiDomenico, Deputy Secretary, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

  2:00 p.m. –   2:45 p.m.     Early Action Planning—What will you do when you get back to your hospital?

  • Facilitators: Claudette Fonshell, RN, BSN, MA, Director, Clinical Improvement, The Health Care Improvement Foundation and Liz Owens, MS, Clinical Project Manager, The Health Care Improvement Foundation

  2:45 p.m. –   3:15 p.m.     Developing our Quality Framework—Polling exercise to evaluate metrics

  • Facilitator:  Robert G. Shipp III, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President, Quality and Population Health, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

  3:15 p.m.                           Wrap up and Next Steps

Registration Information

Although this program is free of charge, you must register to attend.

This will be a green event. In order to minimize the environmental cost of publishing, a link to presentations will be sent to all registrants prior to the program.

A boxed lunch will be offered.

Registration deadline is August 13.

Overnight Accommodations

A limited block of rooms has been reserved for the evening of August 19 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA. In order to guarantee yourself a room at the hotel, you must make reservations by no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30. After this time, reservations will be accepted on a space available, rate available basis, and you may not be guaranteed the group room rate of $138 per room, per night (single or double occupancy), plus fees and taxes. Please call the hotel directly at 717-564-5511 for overnight accommodations and specify that you are attending a HAP event.

Continuing Education Credits

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of PA. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 4.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Credit Designation for Physicians

AXIS Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation for Pharmacists

This application-based activity is approved for 4.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit JA4008106-9999-19-035-L01-P.

Credit Designation for Nursing

AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 4.0 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, AXIS Medical Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AXIS Medical Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive a maximum of 4.0 continuing education credits.

Quality Professionals

This program is pending approval by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) to provide CPHQ CE credit.

AXIS Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Realtionship
Jennifer Jordan Nothing to disclose
Sari Siegel Nothing to disclose
Claudette Fonshell, RN, MSN Nothing to disclose
Julie Dees, MA, LPC Nothing to disclose
Jeanmarie Perrone, MD Nothing to disclose
Salim Saiyed, MD Pending
Kevin A. McNeill, MD Nothing to disclose
Jean Bennett, PhD Nothing to disclose
Paul Bacharach Nothing to disclose
Eleanor Dunham, MD, MBA, FACEP Nothing to disclose
Mike Krafick Nothing to disclose
Ellen DiDomenico Nothing to disclose
Liz Owens, MS Nohing to disclose
Robert G. Shipp III, MSHSA, RN, NEA-BC    Nothing to disclose


The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Dee Morgillo, MEd, MT(ASCP), CHCP Nothing to disclose
Ronald Viggiani, MD Nothing to disclose
Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM Nothing to disclose
Marty J. Kenyon Nothing to disclose
Jennifer Jordan Nothing to disclose
Kate Slatt Nothing to disclose
Rob Shipp Nothing to disclose
Daneen Schroder Nothing to disclose



Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Requirements for credit:

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
    • Complete the CME/CE attestation form online by 11:59 pm ET September 20, 2019.. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print. Pharmacists: your record will be automatically uploaded to CPE Monitor.

Who Should Attend

HAP LAN key contact and team including emergency department champions, clinical leads, process improvement support team, and communications.


For registration information, or if you need special accommodations, please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270.

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