Important Information about The People’s Opioid Summit
The People’s Opioid Summit will take place on Friday, October 9, 2020, from 8 am to 6 pm online. As a virtual event, participation is essentially unlimited.
Attendees will be able to participate remotely, by logging in to view workshops, panels, breakout sessions, and keynote speakers throughout the day, or after the event. Participants will also have access to resource materials distributed at the summit, as well as to extensive additional information from this website.
The overarching vision of the People’s Opioid Summit is to more than a 1-day activity. We envision the People’s Opioid Summit as a meaningful resource that will make a significant difference in the lives of the people for an extended period of time.
This Event is for YOU. The program on October 9th starts with registration and an opportunity to virtually meet other attendees. The event will formally begin at 8.00 AM with introductory remarks and instructions about the day’s workshops, presentations, and vendors. Throughout the day attendees will be a part of workshops, panel discussions, breakouts, and keynote addresses.
Our primary keynote speaker is Mr. Steve Mange, Senior Policy & Strategy Council Director at the North Carolina Department of Justice. Mr. Mange is widely regarded as one of North Carolina’s leading experts on the Opioid crisis and its implications on North Carolina residents. Representatives from the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team, prominent researchers, and other notable guests are also scheduled to participate.
While we are in the midst of a pandemic, we cannot ignore the needs of other public health crises. The leadership group behind The People’s Opioid Summit had considered postponing our event in order to have it in-person, but with the numbers of opioid-related deaths rising even more dramatically, we felt that we could not wait.
As a result, we are working diligently to transition our event to one that can be participated in virtually and will still provide all of the information, support, and resources we had envisioned having at our on-site event. Vendors, Sponsors, and Attendees will still find this to be an incredibly valuable event. If you have any questions about the capabilities and processes of this revised event, please contact us.
Steven MangeSenior Policy & Strategy Council Director at the North Carolina Department of Justice
Shane WillisManager of Youth & Amateur Hockey at Carolina Hurricanes
Gina Musa, NCCPSS, CARCUNC IPRC - Rural Outreach & Networking Coordinator - Peer to Peer Project
Dr. Eric MorseCarolina Performance - Addiction & Sports Psychiatrist
Amanda J. Isac, PharmD, MPHNC Division of Public Health, Health Park Pharmacy - Pharmacist
Amber Shelton VreelandFirstHealth of the Carolinas - SUD / OUD Recovery Specialist
Aynisa LeonardoLong Island Center for Recovery - Director of Training, Education, and First Responder Services
Aysel Atli, MD, MPHTriangle Pain Consultants - Founder, Pain Specialist
Carlyle Johnson, Ph.D.Alliance Health - Director of Provider Network Strategic Initiatives
Debbie Orol, RNHolistic Health Coach
Donald McDonaldDMcDRecovery.org - Behavioral Health Recovery Consultant
Flo Moses, PTSports & More Physical Therapy, Inc. - Physical Therapist, Co-Owner
Dr. Jamila BattleCarolina Performance - Family/Sleep/Addiction Medicine Physician
Joshua Dittmer, MDCarolina Performance - Addiction & General Psychiatrist
Justin Garrity, Jeffrey Halbstein-Harris, Nicole SingletaryWake County Government
Manny SheltonJoCo Angels - Member
Marilyn ShannonCarolina Performance - Speaker, Author, Life/Business Coach
Michael Lewis – CFA, MBACFA, MBA - Founder Tutor Financial Advisors, LLC
Dr. Monique SantoroCenter for Chiropractic & Wellness -LAc/ Chinese Medicine Doctor
Nancy LoefflerBeing With Grief - Founder
Nora HendersonBrain Fitness Specialists of America - Director of Operations
Dr. Robert BruckHempire Capital, Inc. - President of Research and Development
Smythe HooverLost Brother to Opioids
Stephanie Hoover, CHC, CRCFirstHealth of the Carolinas - Peer Coordinator
TICKETS & VIRTUAL PLATFORM
The People’s Opioid Summit is very proud and excited to take place as a virtual event this year through the innovative online event platform, hopin. This decision was made with the goal of providing the best possible experience for attendees, vendors, sponsors, and speakers. With distinct areas for the main stage, vendor booths, breakout rooms, and more, all participants should be able to easily navigate to their desired presentations throughout the day. There will also be many opportunities for attendees to interact with each other, our vendors, sponsors, speakers, and more. As more specific information is available, we will send updates to registered attendees. If you have not registered for the event, you may do so here.
If you have already registered, within a few days of the event, you will receive a code and instructions sent to you via email to access the presentations, vendor information, and everything else the People’s Opioid Summit has to offer.
If you have any questions about the summit or the logistics of its virtual nature, please don’t hesitate to contact us.