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Event Details

Warm Hand-off Regional Summit – Northcentral Region


Dates: April 12 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Michael Ross Event Center, Trade and Transit Centre II, 144 West Third Street, 3rd Floor, Williamsport, PA

Registration Deadline: April 05, 2018

Online registration for this program has closed. Please contact, if you would like to register for this event.

A summit in the northcentral region of Pennsylvania for the purpose of learning, networking, and collaborating to improve the seamless transition of care for opioid overdose survivors from the emergency department to the treatment provider.

Program Overview

Since January 2016, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has been working with stakeholders to ensure a Warm Hand-off (from emergency medical care to treatment) for opioid overdose survivors, thus improving the prospect of recovery.

This regional summit is one of six half-day sessions being held across the commonwealth, bringing together individuals from public and private sectors across diverse disciplines. The session will include a presentation about a successful Warm Hand-off program in the northcentral region. Attendees will participate in sessions designed to enhance peer-to-peer learning using assessment data collected in advance of this summit. Hands-on activities will provide opportunities for collaboration on the development of localized action items to address barriers to Warm Hand-off.


12:30 p.m.      Registration

  1:30 p.m.      Opening Remarks

  1:45 p.m.      Presentation of Successful Local Warm Hand-off Initiative

  2:00 p.m.      Review of Assessment Data

  2:15 p.m.      Breaking Down Barriers to Warm Hand-off – Workgroup Activity

  3:00 p.m.      Break

  3:15 p.m.      Outcome Measures

  3:30 p.m.      Localized Action Items – Workgroup Activity

  4:15 p.m.      Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

  4:30 p.m.      Adjourn

Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Pennsylvania Certification Board is a member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, and has approved 3 hours of Education Credit for each summit.

NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 3 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

Who Should Attend

This summit is for the northcentral region of Pennsylvania which includes the following counties:

Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union.

Individuals in the roles listed below from the northcentral region of Pennsylvania are encouraged to attend:

Administrators from Single County Authorities, Leadership from hospitals and healthsystems with emergency departments, medical directors of emergency departments, physicians working in emergency departments, representatives from Centers of Excellence, representatives from treatment providers, coroners, emergency medical services regional directors, county directors of Veterans Affairs, leadership from insurance carriers, and leadership from the professional membership organizations representing these entities.

Leadership from the following commonwealth agencies: Department of Health, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Department of Human Services, Department of Aging, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Insurance Department, and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.


Funding for this summit is provided by the 21st Century Cures grant administered by the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs in coordination with the Department of Health. Additional partners in this effort include the Department of Human Services, Department of Aging, Insurance Department, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

Registration Information

Attendance at this summit is free and includes light refreshments and handout materials. Registration is required for attendance. Due to the large number of entities to be represented, please limit your organization/facility’s participation to an individual whose role most clearly aligns with the intent of the summit.

In the spirit of networking and collaboration, a list of participants and their email addresses will be provided as a handout for all attendees. If you would like your email address excluded from that list, please indicate when registering.


Questions may be directed to If you need special accommodations, please email after registering.

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