2019 Colorado Opioid Safety Summit

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 
Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows

Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), is proud to host the second Colorado Opioid Safety Summit. This Summit will bring together a broad range of experts to increase participant knowledge of the state of Colorado’s opioid epidemic and progress in Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction. This includes preliminary results from the ED medication-assisted treatment (MAT) hospital emergency department pilot; an update on the Colorado ALTO Project; information about opportunities with the OBH Colorado Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) grants and other real solutions being implemented both locally and nationally to combat the opioid crisis. 

Participants will learn about resources and potential engagement opportunities with CHA and OBH that can enhance OUD prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction efforts.

Click to see the full Colorado Opioid Safety Summit Agenda

Speaker Bios and Presentations

Speaker Bios


The Addiction Treatment Ecosystem – Corey Waller, MD
Stigma: Personal and Professional Challenges – Cristen Bates, MPH
8-Minute Champions of Change – Various Presenters
The Essentials: Policy to Practice – Joshua Ewing
Behavioral Factors Influencing the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain– Brent Van Dorsten, PhD
The Opioid Crisis: Updates and Next Steps for Physician Leaders in CO –
 Darlene Tad-Y, MD and Donald Stader, MD

Additional Resources

OBH Opioid Fact Sheet

State Targeted Response Technical Assistance (STR-TA) Brochure 

Acute Pain and Perioperative Management in Opioid Use Disorder: Pain control in patients on buprenorphine, methadone, or naltrexone

Inpatient Management of Opioid Use Disorder: Methadone

Inpatient Management of Opioid Use Disorder: Buprenorphine 

Providers Clinical Support System: