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Register Today for the National Opioid Leadership Summit 2019

May 06, 2019 | Register here



Join the Public Health Institute, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and colleagues from across the country on June 25, 2019 in Sacramento to learn about, share and collaborate on real solutions to the opioid crisis that bridge the criminal justice, health care and public health sectors.

7:00am — Continental Breakfast and Participant Registration

8:30am — Call to Order/Open Meeting

4:00pm — Adjourn


This is a space-limited event and we expect spots to fill quickly. Register today!


Keynote remarks will be delivered by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams.

Speakers include:

  • Kelly Pfeifer, MD, Director, High-Value Care, California Health Care Foundation

  • Karen L. Smith, MD, MPH, Director & State Public Health Officer?, California Department of Public Health

  • Grant Baldwin, PhD, MPH, Director, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Josh Sharfstein, MD, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2011 to 2014. Co-author, The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know.

  • Yngvild K. Olsen, MD, MPH, DFASAM, Medical Director for the Institutes for Behavior Resources/REACH Health Services. Co-author, The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know.

  • Donna Strugar-Fritsch, BSN, MPA, CCHP, Principal, Health Management Associates

  • John Auerbach, MBA, President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)

  • Mallory O’Brien, PhD, Senior Drug Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, US Department of Justice; Founding Director, Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission (MHRC) and DataShare; and Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Equity, Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Bonnie Preston, MSPH, Executive Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region IX

  • Hannah Snyder, MD. Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF; and Director of Inpatient Services, California Bridge

  • Arianna Sampson, PA-C, Marshall Medical Center; Director, California Rural Bridge; Co-Director, California Substance Use Navigator (SUN) Program

  • Joshua Hudson, Program Manager, National Native Network, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan; and Healing to Wellness Court Judge, Bay Mills Tribal Court

  • Kris Nyrop, Director of Harm Reduction Practices, Public Defender Association, Seattle

  • Rosemarie Martin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University

  • Hailey Akah, JD, Health Policy Analyst, Health Policy Institute of Ohio

  • Aliese Alter, ODMAP Program Manager, Washington-Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

(Are you doing work in opioids and ready to lead a next-steps conversation? Contact us about hosting an afternoon roundtable. Include your name, roundtable idea and work in the field and mail to communications@phi.org.)

Opioid use disorder isn’t contained by the walls of a cell, hospital or treatment center—and our interventions can’t be either. Join funders, national leaders and local innovators from across the country for a solution-driven summit meant to spark new ideas and new collaborations. Learn what’s working on the local level, successful models and policies that can be tailored to fit your community, and barriers to bringing proven interventions to scale, all presented through TED-style talks, keynotes and interactive breakouts.


Staying overnight? We recommend the Sheraton Grand Hotel for your accommodations.