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Register Now: Governor Mills’ 3rd Annual Opioid Response Summit on July 15th

Governor Janet Mills will host her 3rd Annual Opioid Response Summit on Thursday, July 15. The annual summit is part of the state’s commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic, and convenes leaders from around Maine to share ideas, strategies, and best practices to help Maine people affected by this crisis. 

The full-day program will feature live presentations, poster sessions, and prerecorded panel discussions, with the voices of persons in recovery featured prominently again this year. 

The summit’s theme, “Perseverance, Prevention and Promise” reflects the resolve of our state to continue to work together to promote and achieve wellness and recovery in all communities across our great state. 

We will hear from Attorney General Aaron Frey and the Director of Maine CDCP Nirav Shah, MD, J.D. 

The afternoon will feature a panel discussion with leaders in opioid response from the Biden-Harris Administration. 

There will be twelve breakout sessions throughout the day covering topics across the domains of Prevention, Treatment, Harm-Reduction and Recovery Support. 

Some of topics that will be covered are: 

•             Treatment Courts, Culturally Appropriate Care 

•             Adverse Childhood Events 

•             Infants Plan of Safe Care 

•             Connections Between Suicide and Accidental Overdoses 

•             Medication Assisted Treatment in Maine’s Prison System 

•             Recovery Friendly Worksites 

•             Compassionate Tapering 

•             Recovery Pathways 

•             Challenges of the Pandemic 

•             The Maine MOM Initiative 

•             The Role of Law Enforcement in Arrests, Seizures and Overdose Prevention 

Click here to find out more on breakouts. 

While all the content will be available on a virtual platform, registrants who would like to participate in the Summit in a group may contact one of the fifteen recovery centers in the state which will be hosting participants subject to the individual capacity of each center. The centers that are open and participating in the Summit are located in Portland, Lewiston, Brewer, Bridgton, Bath, Boothbay Harbor, Machias, Calais, Caribou, Houlton, Millinocket, Lincoln, Rumford, Rockland and Ellsworth. 

These sites will have hosts/moderators from the state available to assist registrants. 

Click here to find a Center closest to you. 

The conversations will continue following the summit with registrants having access to online content and monthly events featuring Maine presenters focusing on prevention, treatment strategies, voices of recovery, and emerging issues. View previous recordings. 

Thursday, July 15, 2021 

8:00 AM- 3:30 PM Eastern 

Live Virtual Event 

$35 Registration Fee includes summit attendance, film viewing with panel discussion and continuing education credit. 6 Continuing Education Credits - For more information on credits offered. 


For questions, please contact Katherine Coutu at katherine.coutu@maine.gov


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