Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit 2020
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The 2020 Arkansas Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit has gone virtual! Register today to join us on Tuesday, December 8th for a FREE enhanced summit experience discussing prescription drug abuse prevention. In addition to plenary sessions and breakouts, there will be an attendee lounge where you can meet and network with other attendees. Please note that new for 2020, we are offering a family breakout track in addition to clinical, criminal justice, counseling/recovery and education/prevention tracks. Register today as space is limited.

Agenda
  • 8:30 - 9:30 AM
    Opening Remarks & Keynote
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    Governor Asa Hutchinson
    46th governor of the State of Arkansas

    In 2018, he was re-elected with 65% of the vote, having received more votes than any other candidate for governor... View More
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    Senator Tom Cotton
    United States Senator from Arkansas

    Tom’s committees include the Banking Committee, the Intelligence Committee, and the Armed Services Committee, where he... View More
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    Dr. John Kirtley
    2020 National Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award recipient

    John Kirtley received the 2020 Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award for his... View More
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    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
    56th Attorney General of Arkansas

    She was sworn into office in 2015 and is the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the... View More
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    Congressman Buddy Carter
    United States Congressman from Georgia

    Earl L. “Buddy” Carter is an experienced businessman, health care professional and faithful public servant. As the... View More
  • Breakout Tracks: Session 1
  • 9:45 - 11:45 AM
    The Real-Life Neurobiology of Addiction and Recovery
    Clinical Track
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    Dr. Eric Crumbaugh
    Director of Clinical Business Development for Express Rx Pharmacy

    Eric Crumbaugh, PharmD. graduated from the UAMS College of Pharmacy in May of 2008. He... View More
  • 9:45 - 11:45 AM
    Opioid Trends/Polydrug
    Criminal Justice Track
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    Kermit Channell
    Arkansas State Crime Laboratory Director

    Kermit Channell was appointed as Arkansas State Crime Laboratory Director by Governor Mike Beebe in 2007. Prior... View More
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    Justin King
    Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Little Rock District Office

    Mr. King joined the DEA in 2002 after serving in the... View More
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    Kirk Lane
    Arkansas Drug Director

    Kirk Lane was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on August 7, 2017. Director Lane began his law enforcement career in 1982. He... View More
  • 9:45 - 11:45 AM
    The Truth about Prescription Drugs
    Education/Prevention Track
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    Julie Stevens, MPS, ACPS, ICPS
    Julie Stevens is an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist and was a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for 20 years. She has served as Director of... View More
  • 9:45 - 11:45 AM
    Recovery Resources
    Counseling/Recovery Track
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    John Shinholser
    President, The McShin Foundation

    John Shinholser serves as President of The McShin Foundation, which was founded in 2004 and named for its two recovering... View More
  • 9:45 - 11:45 AM
    The Hayes' Story
    Family Track
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    Mark & Alison Hayes
    Mark R. Hayes joined the Arkansas Municipal League in 1989 as an in-house litigator before becoming the League’s General Counsel. He was appointed Executive... View More
  • Breakout Tracks: Session 2
  • 1:15 - 2:15 PM
    Clinical Track Regulatory Updates
    Clinical Track
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    Dr. John Kirtley
    2020 National Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award recipient

    John Kirtley received the 2020 Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award for his... View More
  • 1:15 - 2:15 PM
    Naloxone
    Criminal Justice Track
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    Kirk Lane
    Arkansas Drug Director

    Kirk Lane was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on August 7, 2017. Director Lane began his law enforcement career in 1982. He... View More
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    Dr. Cheryl May
    Director of the Criminal Justice Institute

    Dr. Cheryl P. May is the Director of the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), its National Center for Rural Law... View More
  • 1:15 - 2:15 PM
    Opioid Prevention for Aging and Longevity (O.P.A.L.)
    Education/Prevention Track
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    Dr. Jeanne Wei
    Director, Reynolds Institute on Aging (RIOA)

    Jeanne Y. Wei, M.D., Ph.D., Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Geriatrics, College of Medicine, University of... View More
  • 1:15 - 2:15 PM
    Recovery Clinic
    Counseling/Recovery Track
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    Jimmy McGill
    State Opioid Response Coordinator for the Arkansas State Drug Director’s office

    He is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist through both the IC&RC and... View More
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    Christopher Dickie
    CEO, Natural State Recovery Centers

    Together with his experienced team, they are impacting Arkansas in a major way. When not running the center, he is... View More
  • 1:15 - 2:15 PM
    Family Resources
    Family Track
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    Laura Monteverdi
    Laura Monteverdi is a two-time Edward R. Murrow and Emmy award-winning journalist.

    After losing a loved one to a drug overdose, Laura has taken up the... View More
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    Gina Allgaier
    Executive Director, Speakup About Drugs

    Gina Allgaier has created a peer advocacy community to be a voice for prevention, education and support aimed at... View More
  • Plenary Sessions
  • 2:30 - 3:30 PM
    Community Coalitions
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    Anthony Tidwell
    Smoke Free Hot Springs & Stop The Violence Coalition

    Anthony Tidwell has an innate desire to make a change in his community. When Anthony decided to be... View More
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    Bentonville Beavers Pathfinders Youth Coalition
    Beth Huff and Amanda Eddy

    The Bentonville Pathfinder Club is a safe place for youth ages 10-18 to build leadership skills and form Christian... View More
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    Chrissie Larchez
    Ignite Group

    Chrissie Larchéz is Region 2 Prevention Representative for North Arkansas Partnership for Health and Education (NAPHE) and North Arkansas... View More
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    Johnny Riley
    Bridging the Gap

    Johnny Riley accepted his calling to the preaching ministry in August 1994 and preached his first sermon on October 2nd, 1994 at Piney... View More
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    Kelli Bingham
    Two Rivers Youth Coalition

    Kelli Bingham is the Partnerships for Success Grant Coordinator for Region 6 with Community Service, Inc. Kelli has... View More
    Madison County Health Coalition
    Brenda Patterson and Cassie Smith
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    Northwest Arkansas Tobacco and Drug Free Coalition
    Christopher White and Deb Crawford

    Our coalition is a community-based grant program made available through the Arkansas Department of Health’s Tobacco... View More
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    Sandy Gillespie
    Healing in the Hood

    Sandy Gillespie was born October 23, 1978 to the parentage of Shelly “Coby” Gillespie and to his mother the late Frances V.... View More
  • 3:45 - 4:45 PM
    Arkansas Opioid Dashboard
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    Kent Thompson
    Supervisor of Program Evaluation, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC)

    He serves as statewide evaluator for the Prescription Drug/Opioid... View More
  • 4:45 - 5:00 PM
    Closing Remarks
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    Kirk Lane
    Arkansas Drug Director

    Kirk Lane was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on August 7, 2017. Director Lane began his law enforcement career in 1982. He... View More
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