Tentative Opioid Summit Schedule
8:30 a.m. | Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. | Welcome
10:05 a.m. | The Opioid Crisis by the Numbers: Review of Data Surrounding the Impact on County Systems Across the Nation and in Minnesota
National Perspective: Matt Chase, NACo Executive Director
State Perspective: Greg Anderson, St. Louis County Public Health & Human Service - Substance Use Disorder Supervisor
11:00 a.m. | Navigating the System: A Personal Story About Addiction and Recovery
Tami Jo Lieberg, Director of Kandiyohi Community Corrections, will share her personal story of dealing with a family member’s opioid addiction and recovery, from the unique perspective of someone who has seen the issue from both the professional and personal vantage points.
11:30 a.m. | Lunch
12:30 p.m. | Stories from the Field: Panel Discussion Surrounding the Roles that County Departments Play in Combating the Addiction Epidemic
1:30 p.m. | Lightning Round: Ideas for Solutions
Rather than doing traditional breakout sessions, we’re inviting speakers from counties and organizations to do a short, TED-talk style presentation about their substance abuse program in five minutes or less. Presenters from communities across Minnesota and will describe real-life, actionable approaches to successfully countering substance abuse in their counties. These presentations will be on a variety of programs and include an overview of quick how the program came to be, how they identified the central problem and its solution, what the program hopes to accomplish, steps taken to develop and implement the program, and recommendations for others on to replicate it in their community.
2:30 p.m. | Break
2:45 p.m. | Regional Breakouts: Ideas & Resource Sharing
Conference attendees will meet in regional breakout sessions where Lightning Round speakers may present additional details on their programs, best practices, and lessons learned. This is also a networking opportunity to discuss what you’ve learned and how communities could work together moving forward.
4:00 p.m. | Next Steps: Combating Addiction Through Legislative Policy
Matt Chase, NACo Executive Director
4:30 p.m. | Adjourn