Sunday, September 22

9:00am – 4:45pm

The Addiction Nursing Institute: Fostering Innovation, Integration, Efficiency, Efficacy and Outcomes
Location: Sheraton Niagara Falls – Ruby
This year’s Nursing Institute pre–conference will capture innovated perspectives relevant to advancing addiction nursing care. Integrating community resources to promote efficient and efficacious outcomes are highlighted. Sessions on services for pregnant woman, Pre–Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and medically assisted treatment including rules and regulations regarding methadone will be presented. Stigma will be explored as a barrier to care.
Presenters:

  • John J. Coppola, MSW, Executive Director, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State, Inc. (ASAP)

  • Deborah S. Finnell, DNS, CARN-AP, FAAN, Professor, Emeritus John Hopkins School of Nursing

  • Robert Kent, JD, General Council, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • Michele Falkowski, RN, BSN, CARN, Director of Nursing, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • Davina Moss-King, PhD

  • Daynell Rowell-Stephens, MS, RN, Owner, Positive Direction and Associates

  • Christina Lewis, MSN, IBCLC, CPST, Manager Prenatal Education, Catholic Health System

  • Ann Marie Bauer, DNP, FNP-BC Health Care Coordinator, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Pathways Buffalo Adjunct Faculty Daemen College

  • Belinda M. Greenfield, PhD, Bureau Director, Adult Treatment Services NY State Opioid Treatment Authority (SOTA)

  • Mike Canty, University at Buffalo, SUNY Field Educator, Evergreen Health





10:00am – 4:00pm
Pre–Conference Institute
CEO/Executive Leadership Pre–Conference
*Invitation only
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls New York

Senior leadership from SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery programs have never been as challenged as we are today by rapid and comprehensive changes occurring in the field and the environment. The CEO/Executive Leadership Institute is designed as a leadership convening to discuss several of the key areas of concern related to the changing landscape: workforce, strategic partnerships, emerging models for service delivery and management, and legal issues. Distinguished presenters will share their knowledge and lead us in an engaging dialogue.

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Welcome Reception
Location: Sheraton Niagara Falls – Ballroom Foyer and North Corridor

9:00pm – 10:00pm
Open 12-Step Meeting
Location: Sheraton Niagara Falls – Cobalt


Monday, September 23

7:00am – 5:00pm
Registration Desk Open
Location: Grand Foyer Registration

8:00am – 9:00am
Continental Breakfast
Location: Event Center

8:00am – 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Event Center

9:00am – 10:30am
Opening Plenary Session
Location: Event Center
Presenter:

  • Arlene González-Sánchez, MS, LMSW, Commissioner, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

10:30am – 11:00am
Conference Break
Location: Event Center

11:00am – 12:30pm

100 Workshop Series

101 – Behavioral Health Care Collaboratives (BHCC) – Lessons Learned – Preparing for Value Based Payments (VBP)
Location: Cascades II
The workshop will include discussion from state and Behavioral Health Care Collaboratives (BHCCS) representatives regarding lessons learned from the BCHC to strengthen the role of BH providers in VBP arrangements.
Presenter:

  • Ilyana Meltzer, APA, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • Andrea Wanat, Vice President of Operations, Value Network

  • Anne Constantino, President and CEO, Horizon Corporations

  • Carol Cassel, Executive Deputy Director, Recovery Health Solutions, IPA

  • Roy Wallach, President, Recovery Health Solutions, IPA

  • Marlene Bessette, President/CEO, Catholic Family Center

  • Cathy Saresky, VP of Clinical Innovation, Catholic Family Center

102 – ‘How Can We Help You?’ – Harm Reduction and Case Management Join Forces for Better Outcomes
Location: Porter/DeVeaux
Presenters will describe and share lessons learned from an integrated service model that pairs Case Management (CM) with Harm Reduction (HR) for increased client safety and engagement. We will discuss evidence based practices to assess and identify users who may be optimally suited for an integrated CM/HR approach, how to develop individual goals and objectives to reflect the person’s stage of change, present emerging science and case samples to highlight the potential benefits and discuss the ongoing engagement with other service providers using the “warm handoff” approach and Peer Recovery Advocates. The presentation will also seek audience input on additional service integration strategies and techniques to maximize ongoing engagement with services.
Presenters:

  • Joseph Castelluccio, MSW, CASAC, Senior Vice President, NADAP

  • Joe Chacon, MA, Assistant Director, Project ACE, NADAP

103 – Emerging Trends in Opioid Abuse and the Shifting Landscape Towards Fentanyl and Other Alternatives
Location: Red Jacket
Rates of prescription opioid abuse have leveled off, yet there have been sharp increases in the use of heroin and other illicit drugs. This program focuses on emerging trends in drug use, including the history of opioids, the rise of illicit fentanyl and the addition of it to other illicit drugs, including cocaine and methamphetamine. Discussion will also include how these trends have come with a shift towards prescribing alternatives to opioids, such as gabapentinoids, resulting in their potential misuse and abuse.
Presenter:

  • Joseph Stanton, Associate Director, Clinical Affairs, Millennium Health

104 – Converting from 819 to 820 – Managing the Process and Building Teams
Location: Olmstead
Comprehensive review that offers insight into the process and planning for conversion that determine level of care needs, patient treatment, and transition into the new 820 paradigm.
Presenters:

Eric Moore, MSW, Program Director, Samaritan Daytop Village

Dena Damaskinos, LMHC, CRC, CASAC, NCC, CCMHC, OWDS, Assistant Director of Admissions, Samaritan Daytop Village

Tawana Spriggs, LMSW, CASAC, Program Director, Samaritan Daytop Village

105 – Treatment and Recovery Support – An Interdependent Relationship
Location: Cascades I
During the past couple of years, we have seen the expansion of recovery supports being utilized more diversely than ever. To this end, grassroot organizations have emerged to train and organize family advocates and peer coaches in creative ways. The workshop will demonstrate the synergistic benefits of a strong collaboration between treatment provider and peers when organized into a formal linkage agreement.
Presenter:

John Venza, LCSW– R, LMHC, Vice President of Adolescent and Residential Services, Outreach Development Corporation

106 – Supervision, Engagement and Improving Health Outcomes
Location: Whitney
Supervision is a key component of effective programming, providing quality service, and staff development. Supervisors are, however, challenged by the ever-changing healthcare landscape which places greater emphasis on data, its collection and outcomes. In this workshop you will evaluate your own supervision practice and create a plan for change; understand the triple aim of health care reform and how staff wellness translates to positive outcomes for the individuals we serve; establish a plan to use data to keep your team focused on learning and skill development for success and; identify strategies to ensure that recovery-oriented practice is central to the work.
Presenters:

  • Boris Vilgorin, MPA, Healthcare Strategy Officer, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, New York University Silver School of Social Work

  • Marcus Daugherty, MA, LMHC, Assistant Director of Healthcare Reform Consultation, Center on Addiction

107 – Data Breaches – Is There A Cure?
Location: Governors
This informative session will review an Organization’s PPI (personal protected information), types of data breaches and the damages they can cause, together with proactive interventions to mitigate the risks of a data breach.
Presenters:

  • Dennis Ast, CPCU,CCIC, Senior Account Executive, OneGroup

  • Dennis O’Connell, Director of Healthcare Solutions, Custom Computer Specialists

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Women’s Luncheon: Storytelling in Prevention Education
Sponsored by ChemRx/PharMerica and VIP Community Services, Inc.
Location: Cataract
Heidi will discuss how her brother’s teen marijuana use began his descent into addiction, schizophrenia, homelessness and repeated incarceration.  She will then describe how she and her brother (now sober and treated) used his experiences as inspiration for their fictional novella, staged reading and short film. Their goal is to use storytelling as a means to teach teens about the association between teen marijuana use and psychosis and schizophrenia. The 20 minute short film, which was directed by a sixteen-year-old, will be shown. 
Presenter:

  • Heidi Swan, Author

**There is an additional fee of $60 to attend the Women’s Luncheon. Tickets are available when you register to attend the conference and a limited number of tickets will be for sale on– site.

2:00pm – 3:30pm

200 Workshop Series

201 – Quality Measurement for VBP: Practical Implications for Practice and Quality Improvement
Location: Cascades II
This presentation will be an update on the substance use disorder Performance and Outcome measures pertaining to DSRIP and VBP. The audience will be updated on the progress that OASAS and the Center have made statewide and nationally on substance use disorder measures.
Presenters:

  • Shazia Hussain, MPH, Research Scientist, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • Patricia Lincourt, LCSW, Associate Commissioner for Addiction Treatment and Recovery, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • Charles Neighbors, PhD, MBA, Director of Health Services Research, the Center on Addiction

202 – Peers and Supervisors – Partnering for Ethical Practice
Location: Olmstead
Peer Recovery professionals (peer advocates and recovery coaches) are increasingly adding value to, and improving outcomes on, the continuum of care in a variety of treatment and recovery settings across New York State. Supervisors, in their dual role as manager mentors, are among the most effective partners in successfully integrating peers and encouraging optimal, ethical performance. This workshop explores issues and challenges for peer–supervisor partnerships and options for building stronger ethical practice throughout the field.
Presenter:

  • Ruth Riddick, CARC-RCP, NYCB, Community Outreach, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State

203 – Not What is Wrong With You But What Happened to You: Examining the Links Between Post– traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)
Location: Porter/DeVeaux
Together we will explore the challenges, successes and need for integrated treatment for co–occurring disorders, specifically those with PTSD. We will discuss the many services provided for individuals beyond clinical therapy that is included in a CCBHC agency.
Presenters:

  • Jamy Stammel, LCSW, BestSelf Behavioral Health

  • Caitlin Lachaal, LMSW, BestSelf Behavioral Health

204 – The Stigma About Stigma
Location: Cascades I
Substance Use Disorder is among the most stigmatized conditions around the world and in the US. Personal, Structural and Societal Stigmas can prevent individuals from living their best lives. Come join us for an honest in depth look at how our policies, language and actions impact the very population we serve.
Presenter:

  • Kym Laube, Executive Director, HUGS, Inc.

205 – What the Heck Do These Numbers Mean and Why Do They Matter? Clinician Motivation in a Data Driven World
Location: Red Jacket
In an increasingly outcome driven environment, it is critical that all provider roles are able to use data to improve performance. This can be challenging for clinicians who utilize process driven markers to assess for their job performance and patient improvement, and who sometimes see tech talk as a foreign language. Being able to communicate with your agency’s data geek can assist clinicians and managers alike to leverage already stored data to motivate clinical best practices and patient outcomes.
Presenters:

  • Kelsey Silver, Director of Quality and Information, Outreach Development Corporation

  • Mary Brite, LCSW, CASA, Vice President of Outpatient Services, Outreach Development Corporation

206 – Flying Under the Radar: What Are You Missing?
Location: Whitney
Directly following the Women’s Luncheon, Marjorie Bon Homme, PhD, DABCC, Chief Scientist and Laboratory Director at Acutis will hold a short, but critical talk: “Flying Under the Radar: What Are You Missing?” What’s particularly frustrating to healthcare professionals today is that dangerous synthetic and prescribed substances often times cannot be detected by traditional methods due to new formulations or administration methods. What’s more, other drugs, which weren’t being abused, are now ingredients in dangerous “drug cocktails.” While these developments are cause for real worry, Dr. Bon Homme will provide reasons for optimism, especially in the form of innovative, more precise testing.
Presenter:

  • Marjorie Bon Homme, PhD, DABC, Chief Scientist and Laboratory Director, Acutis Diagnostics

207 – “Third Way” – Harm Reduction Approaches to Treatment – “Meeting Folks Where They Are, But Not Leaving Them There”
Location: Governors
Utilizing a harm reduction approach, Exponents has been successfully able to engage active drug and alcohol users into outpatient treatment and help them identify ways they can live more productive lives. A brief treatment track that is structured and targeted to teach participants ways to manage day to day stressors while reducing and ultimately making self–determined decisions to change their behavior has set a foundation for long lasting changes.
Presenters:

  • Joseph R. Turner, JD, Co–Founder, President/CEO, Exponents

  • Samantha Lopez-Fernandez, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer, Exponents

  • Melissa Malave-Rios, LCSW, Senior Clinical Director, Exponents, Inc.

2:00pm – 6:00pm
OASAS Public Awareness Campaigns
Location: Chairmans
As NYS OASAS continues to develop public awareness and educational materials, OASAS seeks your input. Stop by to see Peggy Bonneau from OASAS for a brief videotaped interview.

3:30pm – 4:30pm
ASAP Annual Membership Meeting
Location: Schoelkopf

3:30pm – 6:30pm
ASAP 20th Anniversary Reception
Location: Event Center

4:45pm – 6:30pm
Awards Ceremony
Location: Event Center

9:00pm – 10:00pm
Open 12-Step Meeting
Location: Sheraton Niagara Falls – Cobalt


Tuesday, September 24

7:30am – 8:30am
ASAP Prevention Committee Meeting
Location: Schoelkopf

7:30am – 5:00pm
Registration Desk Open
Location: Grand Foyer Registration

7:45am – 8:45am
Continental Breakfast
Location: Event Center

7:45am – 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Event Center

8:45am – 10:00am
Plenary Session
Location: Event Center
Presenter:

  • Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use (OAS)

10:00am – 10:30am
Conference Break
Location: Event Center

10:30am – 5:00pm

CFO Fiscal Management Institute

Location: Whitney

Fiscal officers, managers and staff will have an opportunity to dialogue with senior OASAS fiscal management staff, experts on key areas of finance, and your peers working in prevention, treatment and recovery programs across the state about a range of fiscal management topics. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss current OASAS fiscal regulations and management expectations, concerns and challenges being experienced by finance staff and other issues. This institute is a rare opportunity for senior fiscal managers to learn new information and network.

10:30am – 11:30am
Working Together Towards Better Fiscal Outcomes: Budgets, CFRs and Audits
Presenter:

  • Steven J. Shrager, Director, Office of Audit Services and Internal Audit, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

11:30am – 12:00pm
Discussion

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Lunch on Own/Discussion or Join ASAP’s Executive Leadership Luncheon
(There is an additional fee of $60 to attend the Executive Leadership Luncheon.)

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Accountability, Fiscal Viability: Important Role of the Board of Directors
Presenter:

  • Robert Kent, JD, General Council, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Discussion

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Creative Options for Capital Financing
Presenters:

  • Steven Weingarten, Chief Executive Officer, Vital Healthcare Capital

  • Tom Manning, Vital Healthcare Capital

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Discussion
Presenter:

  • Tom Manning, Vital Healthcare Capital

5:00pm
Adjourn


10:30am – 12:00pm

300 Workshop Series

301 – Managing for Organizational Change: Value Based Approaches to Promoting a Healing Environment
Location: Porter/DeVeaux
This workshop will outline and provide insight into how purposefully applying a strategic dimensional model of leadership can promote healthy organizational change and supports alignment with the “Triple Aim” of value based healthcare. Educational Alliance implemented a formal strategic plan built on a logic model and theory of change to reorganize their substance use and

co-occurring disorder prevention, treatment and recovery programs and services. This workshop will explore three distinct pilot interventions and other lessons learned to cultivate an organizational shift that allows for value based readiness and best in practice services; while outlining the metrics and achieving the positive outcomes needed for value based healthcare reform in 2020.
Presenters:

  • Robert Anderson, Executive Director, Educational Alliance, Inc.

  • Brendan Kavanaugh, LCSW, CASAC, Associate Executive Director, Educational Alliance/Center For Recovery and Wellness

  • Sudhir Gadh, MD, Medical Director, Educational Alliance, Center For Recovery and Wellness

  • John Gordon, Director, Support Services, Educational Alliance

302 – The Impaired Professional
Location: Cascades I
Over the past few years, there has been increased awareness given to the topic of impaired professionals. Professions, such as social work, medicine, nursing psychology, and addiction treatment have paid increased attention to the problem of impaired practitioners. Impairment may involve failure to provide competent care or violation of a profession’s ethical standards. It may take such forms as providing flawed or inferior services to a client, sexual involvement with a client, or failure to carry out one’s duties because of addiction (substance abuse or gambling) or mental illness. Strategies for dealing with professionals whose work is affected by problems such as addiction, mental illness, and emotional stress have become more prevalent and visible.
Presenters:

  • Katie Kirkpatrick, Chief Talent Officer, St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers

  • Debra Pantin, President/CEO, Outreach Development Corporation

  • Robert Kent, JD, General Council, NYS Office of Alcoholism

  • and Substance Abuse Services

  • Charlie Morgan, Retired Medical Director, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • Zachary Randolph, MA, MAC, CASAC, CAMS– 1, Inpatient Services Director, St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers

303 – Changing the Conversation: Is it an Opiate Epidemic or an Addiction Epidemic?
Location: Red Jacket
After providing a brief history of the Therapeutic Community, contrary to what many believe, the modified Therapeutic Community is, in fact, an exemplary approach to managing certain individuals who are suffering through the nation’s opiate epidemic. The TC’s efficacy with regard to substance abuse of any kind which now begins at a younger age than ever before, the resultant criminality and other behavioral problems as well as widespread familial dysfunction have left the adolescent/young adult population with serious biopsychosocial deficits which require the same attention as their drug dependence. Today’s TC is fully operational in its ability to employ detoxification and other medication to alleviate the discomfort experienced early on in the treatment setting–however, and with particular emphasis to the adolescent/young adult population, it is the firm belief of those who service this population that, over time, abstinence from all substances should be the objective. This will oppose the idea that long term dependence on preventive medication is a necessity.
Presenter:

  • Kathleen Cullen, MA, CASAC– 2, Clinical Staff, Dynamic Youth Community

304 – Integration, Innovation and Collaboration
Location: Cascades II
This workshop will provide attendees with the most up to date information on integrated care in NYS, innovative approaches to VBP and examples of collaboration with MCO’s to support state efforts and alleviate barriers.
Presenters:

  • Danielle Olsen, Director, Bureau of Practice Innovation and Care Management, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • Marc Manseau, MD, MPH, Chief of Medical Services, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

305 – Putting Data to Work for You: Driving Improved Outcomes for Measures that Matter
Location: Olmstead
Discover how to make data work for you, how to connect it to demonstrating value and why it is a critical component in driving improvements that matter. Understand the importance of establishing foundational metrics in a value based payment environment along with available resources for key indicators. Learn how to effectively use data visualization to bolster communications and tell a story. Techniques will be shared that help you take action on the data you have to drive quality improvement and enhance organizational efficiencies.
Presenters:

  • Lynette Thelen, MBA, Senior Consultant, CCSI’s Center for Collaboration in Community Health

  • Briannon O’Connor, PhD, Director of Strategic Analytics and Performance Improvement, CCSI

306 – Financing Considerations in Behavioral Health Expansion and Integration
Location: Cascades II
As Behavioral Health agencies seek to expand their services to meet the demands of their community, their leadership are often faced with the need to renovate, replace or supplement their current facilities and infrastructure, as well as hire additional staff to accommodate expanded services and integrate new delivery models. PCDC supports catalyzing the expansion of behavioral health capacity by providing capital to support physical expansion projects, as well as financing care integration and workforce development initiatives. This presentation will consider real-life models of integration and the practical accommodations that were made to effect the changes, including real-life examples of successes and challenges encountered by a community organization that sought to expand integrated care.
Presenters:

  • Nancy Lager, Senior Director, PCDC

  • Peter Grisafi, CEO, Damian Family Care Centers

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Executive Leadership Luncheon
Location: Cataract
Presenter:

  • Christopher Wilkins, President Emeritus, Loyola Recovery Foundation

Sponsored by Barclay Damon

**There is an additional fee of $60 to attend the Executive Leadership luncheon. Tickets are available when you register to attend the conference and a limited number of tickets will be for sale on–site.

1:30pm – 3:00pm

400 Workshop Series

401 – Cultural Competency – A Journey Not an Event
Location: Governors
Are you culturally competent, aware or humble? Is your organization? There are a number of determinants for cultural competency, layers for cultural awareness and significant intricacies for humility. In this workshop, we hope to bring awareness of the ongoing need for competency training and implementation of strategies that increase cultural competence.
Presenter:

  • Deirdre Rice– Reese, AVP, Residential Treatment Services, Samaritan Daytop Village

402 – Patterns of Alcohol and Drug Use Among NYS Young Adults from 2015 to 2018: Results from the NYS PFS Grant Young Adult Survey
Location: Cascades II
SAMHSA’s 2014 Partnerships for Success (PFS) project New York State cohort focused prevention efforts on non–medical use of opioid prescription drugs and heroin use among 12 to 17 and 18 to 25–year olds. In this study, data from the 2015 and 2018 PFS Young Adult Survey (YAS) administrations were analyzed. Participant activities will include the application of knowledge gained from the data within their respective geographic regions to the creation of prevention strategies and interventions for young adults.
Presenter:

  • Deborah Chapin, PhD, Research Scientist II, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

403 – Screening for Trauma and PTSD
Location: Porter/DeVeaux
The under and misdiagnosis of PTSD is quite common in most treatment settings due to common problems in the assessment process. This workshop will present best practices for trauma/PTSD screening. Participants will learn why and how to use validated screening tools and how results should be used to effectively treat clients.
Presenter:

  • Liliane Drago, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Project, Inc.

404 – Braiding Resources to Expand Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Capacity in a Rural Community
Location: Red Jacket
GCASA and its community partners have utilized an effective collaboration model and grants from a variety of funders to significantly increase prevention, treatment, and recovery capacity in rural Genesee and Orleans Counties in under two years. Join us for a discussion of the partnerships that have been integral to these successes, the funding streams we have secured, what winning grants has entailed, lessons we have learned along the way and how we have utilized support from multiple funders to expand medication assisted treatment (MAT) services, strengthen and activate a tri–county Opioid Task Force, establish robust peer recovery support services, implement a Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI), offer housing, transportation, and childcare services and more.
Presenters:

  • Rosalie Mangino– Crandall, Director of Project Innovation and Expansion, GCASA

  • John Bennett, Executive Director, GCASA

405 – Engaging Individuals with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD): The Impact of Medication Assisted Treatment
Location: Olmstead
An overview of effective strategies to engage and retain individuals with an OUD in treatment. The presentation will review the limitations of the traditional treatment system as well as effective strategies to enhance care using MAT and other interventions. Data from a large, managed care organization in PA as well as national research will be reviewed.
Presenter:

  • David Loveland, PhD, Senior Program Director, Community Care

406 – “Think Different”: How We Engage Consumers with Compelling Brands and Virtual Identity
Location: Cascades I
This presentation will review national research on how consumers evaluate, prioritize and purchase addiction treatment services. The presentation will then suggest strategies for how branding themes can engage consumers, bolster their confidence and retain them as satisfied customers. The presentation will look at some national case studies on how new branding approaches are promoting the intersection between medical credibility, transparent pricing, consumer experience and trusted outcomes.
Presenters:

  • Christopher Wilkins, President Emeritus, Loyola Recovery Foundation

  • Justin Sutton, VP, Brand Leadership, Barkley

  • James Keown, VP, Growth Strategy Director, Barkley

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Conference Break
Location: Event Center

3:30pm – 5:00pm

500 Workshop Series

501 – Building an Integrated Treatment Model in a Comprehensive Clinic
Location: Cascades I
Will provide information on how to integrate substance use disorder, mental health, and physical health care in behavioral health clinics serving patients from childhood through older adulthood.
Presenters:

  • Jennifer Seib, LMHC, CASAC, Director of Clinical Substance Use Disorder Services, BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc.

  • Elizabeth Woike-Ganga, Chief Operating Officer, BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc.

502 – Integrating Peer Professionals Within the Substance Use Continuum of Care
Location: Porter/DeVeaux
This workshop will introduce participants to the Relay model, a peer delivered approach in implementing a nonfatal opioid overdose response system that collaborates with local hospitals, providers, peer professional services and recovery–oriented programs. Participants will be engaged in learning how the Relay model has integrated and expanded the role of peer professionals and provides continuous professional development for peers. Participants will be guided through interactive exercises/tools to operationalize implementing peer professionals within the substance use continuum of care.
Presenters:

  • Michael Serrano, Wellness Advocate Supervisor, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • Cathy Kelleher, CASAC– T, CRPA, RELAY Trainer, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

503 – Family Systems Models in Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Location: Red Jacket
Providers from both Odyssey House and Samaritan Daytop Village will provide an overview of their respective trauma–informed family systems models in their existent mother and child programs and describe how SAMHSA grant funded services were implemented, identify targeted interventions and expected outcomes as well as provide guidance on program implementation barriers.
Presenters:

  • Sarah March, Women’s Coordinator, Samaritan Daytop Village

  • Danielle Mills, Assistant Program Director, Odyssey House’s George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery

504 – Conversation with the OASAS General Counsel
Location: Olmstead
Rob Kent will provide updates on OASAS regulations and new Standards of Care Guidance. This session will also provide the audience with an opportunity to ask Rob questions of general interest.
Presenter:

Robert Kent, JD, General Council, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

5:30pm – 7:00pm
Cultural Competency Reception
Location: Cataract

9:00pm – 10:00pm
Open 12-Step Meeting
Location: Sheraton Niagara Falls – Cobalt


Wednesday, September 25

7:30am – 8:30am
Continental Breakfast
Location: Event Center

8:00am – 1:00pm
Registration Desk Open
Location: Grand Foyer Registration

8:30am – 12:00pm
General Session: OASAS Update
Location: Event Center
OASAS Chief Medical Officer Marc Manseau and General Counsel Rob Kent will give an update on the NYS efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and the recent regulatory and medical standards issued by OASAS. Additionally, Leah Kaufman, Assistant Director of State Engagement from Shatterproof will discuss their partnership with OASAS to develop ATLAS™ which will result in a standardized and national measurement of addiction treatment facilities across all levels of care and types of treatment. Patricia Lincourt, Associate Commissioner for Treatment and Recovery, Marc Manseau, MD and staff representing the Addiction Treatment and Recovery leadership team will provide and update on the progress of metrics for SUD, Treatment Planning, Integrated models of care and preparing for change in the financing behavioral health services.
Presenters:

  • Marc W. Manseau, MD, MPH, Chief of Medical Services, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • Robert A Kent, JD, General Council, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • Leah Kaufman, Assistant Director of State Engagement, Shatterproof

  • Shazia Hussain, MPH, Research Scientist, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • Patricia Lincourt, LCSW, Associate Commissioner for Addiction Treatment and Recovery, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • Danielle Olsen, Director, Bureau of Practice Innovation and Care Management, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • Ilyana Meltzer, APA, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services