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May 10, 2024

8:30 AM CDT - 8:35 AM
Invocation, Welcome & Introduction
8:50 AM CDT - 9:50 AM
Session I: Navigating the Legal System
08:50 Rahul Vanjani, MD: Allies, Not Adversaries: Teaching Health Care Providers, Lawyers, Social Workers, and Peers to Collaborate to Support Individuals Involved in the Criminal Legal System
09:20 Daryl McGraw: Using Peers in Forensic Settings
9:50 AM CDT - 10:50 AM
Session II: Faith and Medications
09:50 Monty Burks PhD: Faith Based Initiatives
10:20 Corrie Vilsaint, PhD: Medications as a Pathway to Recovery While Navigating Racial Inequities in Healthcare
10:50 AM CDT - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM CDT - 12:00 PM
Session III: Brain
11:00 Ben Clark, PhD: The Neurobiology of Substance Use Disorders
11:30 Nathaniel Harnett, PhD: The Neurobiological Consequences of Racial Inequities in Children
12:00 PM CDT - 12:30 PM
Lunch Break
12:30 PM CDT - 12:45 PM
Afternoon Session Opening Remarks

Jerome Adams, MD; Former United States Surgeon General, current Executive Director of Purdue’s Health Equity Initiatives, and author of
Crisis and Chaos: Lessons from the Front Lines of the War Against COVID-19

Will Aklin, PhD; NIH/NIDA

12:45 PM CDT - 1:15 PM
Session IV: Recovery and Harm Reduction
12:45 Andre Johnson, PhD: Intersection of Recovery and Opioid Harm Reduction Strategies
1:15 PM CDT - 1:45 PM
Session V: Mental Health
1:15 Aderonke Pederson, MD: Mental Illness Stigma Through an Equity Lens
1:45 PM CDT - 2:15 PM
Breakout Sessions
#1 Intersectionality/Sexuality
Facilitated by Jasmine McMeeking
#2 Faith and Medications
Facilitated by Jan Brown and Corrie Vilsaint
#3 Youth
Facilitated by Damone Presley
#4 Harm Reduction and Abstinence
Facilitated by
2:15 PM CDT - 2:30 PM
Calls to Action from Breakout Facilitators
2:30 PM CDT - 3:30 PM
Session VI: Resource Building
02:30 Anita Bradley: Building Funding Capacity to Support Your Organization
3:00 Holly Hagle, MD.: Using the Opioid Response Network to Support Training and Organizational Capacity
3:30 PM CDT - 4:30 PM
Session VII: Youth
3:30 Fred Dyer, PhD: Working with Black Youth
4:00 Damone Presley: What Can I Change to be Better
4:30 PM CDT - 4:40 PM
Concluding Remarks