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Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams


Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


John Z. Ayanian, M.D.

Director, Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI) / Alice Hamilton Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan

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Michael Barnett, MD

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

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Mary Bassett, M.D.

Director, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights / François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard University

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Amy Bohnert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Michigan / Research Investigator, The Center for Clinical Management Research, a Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation, Department of Veterans Affairs

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Chad Brummett, M.D.

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology / Director, Pain Research, University of Michigan / Co-Director, Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network

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Daniel Clauw, M.D.

Professor, Anesthesiology, Medicine & Psychiatry / Director, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, University of Michigan

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David Clayton

Outreach Coordinator, Families Against Narcotics

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Rebecca Cunningham, M.D.

Associate Vice President, Health Sciences / Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine / Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education / Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

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Michael Englesbe, M.D.

Cyrenus G. Darling Sr., MD and Cyrenus G. Darling Jr., MD Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan /Co-Director, Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network

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Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D.

Interim Director, Division of Public Health, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine

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Carla Hadaad

Senior Advisor on Opioid Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

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Rebecca Haffajee, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Health Management & Policy, University of Michigan

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Joneigh Khaldun, MD

Chief Medical Executive & Chief Deputy Director for Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

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Barbara McQuade, J.D.

Professor from Practice, University of Michigan Law School

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Meredith Rosenthal, PhD

C. Boyden Gray Professor of Health Economics and Policy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health / Faculty Chair, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative

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Luke Shafer, Ph.D.

Director, Poverty Solutions / Associate Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy / Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

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Thomas L. Simmer, M.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Craig A. Summers, M.S.

Executive Director, Michigan High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)

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8:00 a.m.

Check In and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Chad M. Brummett, MD

Mark S. Schlissel, MD, PhD

8:50 a.m.

Morning Keynote

Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN

9:20 a.m.

Panel One

Federal, State and Private Payer Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic


Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP

Thomas L. Simmer, MD

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN

Carla Haddad, MPH


John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP

10:30 a.m.

Panel Two

Finding Balance in Policy and Enforcement Tools to Control Opioid Access


Rebecca L. Haffajee, JD, PhD, MPH

Barbara McQuade, JD

Meredith B. Rosenthal, PhD

Craig A. Summers, MS


Rebecca Cunningham, MD

11:45 a.m.


12:30 p.m.

Painless: The Opioid Musical

Personal Reflection

David Clayton

Musical Performance

Jacob Ryan Smith and Emma Ashford

12:50 p.m.

Panel Three

Health System Approaches to Opioid Prescribing


Michael L. Barnett, MD, MS

Amy Bohnert, PhD, MHS

Daniel J. Clauw, MD

Michael Englesbe, MD, FACS


Chad M. Brummett, MD

2:15 p.m.

Panel Four

Public Health Response from Urban to Rural Communities


Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH

H. Luke Shaefer, PhD

Debra Furr-Holden, PhD


Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP

3:30 p.m.

Concluding Remarks

Opioids: Policy to Practice Summit

Location & Travel

Eagle Crest Marriott

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

Hotel rooms are available the night of 5/9/2019 at a reduced rate of $149 (plus taxes). Reserve before 4/11/2019.
1275 S Huron Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
734-487-2000   |   Website   |   Directions
Complimentary onsite parking


The nearest airport is the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)


The Marriott Eagle Crest is a 30 minute ride from the airport. There are several shuttle services, taxis and sedans that travel between Detroit Metropolitan Airport and the Ann Arbor-area. For detailed information, visit the Ann Arbor Visitor and Convention Bureau website. The University of Michigan has a strategic contract with Golden Limousine.

Local Public

The Ann Arbor Transit Authority has a route going to and from Huron Parkway in Ann Arbor and James L Hart Parkway in Ypsilanti.

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Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation

Sponsored by

Funding for this Summit provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant

Value Partnerships within Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
U-M Injury Prevention Center
Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research
U-M Precision Health
U-M vs. Opioids

The Opioid Solutions website, developed by the University of Michigan Office of Research, Injury Prevention Center, and Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, serves as a central hub for U-M research, educational activities and community outreach related to opioids. Visit the site to learn more about U-M’s multi-disciplinary efforts to reduce and prevent opioid misuse and overdose.

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Opioid Solutions


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