2016 Medication Safety Conference
The Opioid Crisis:
Maryland Healthcare Reacts

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mishka Terplan

November 9, 2016    
Registration 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.   
Program 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Location: Turf Valley
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, Maryland


The opioid crisis and its impact on patients and providers is at the forefront of healthcare organizations’ concerns nationwide.  The Maryland Patient Safety Center’s 2016 Medication Safety Conference will highlight how Maryland as a state is reacting to combat this tragic epidemic. Attendees will hear from keynote speaker, Dr. Mishka Terplan, as well as Medical Director of the Institutes for Behavior Resources Inc/REACH Health Services, Dr. Yngvild K. Olsen; Patient and Family advocate, Ginger Rosela; Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Dr. Kelly Dunn; Sheriff Timothy Cameron; Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Manager, Kate Jackson; and past President of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Dr. Dennis M. Dimitri.

Dr. Mishka Terplan is board certified in both addiction medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. He attended medical school at the University of California San Francisco, residency at the University of Southern California, and completed a fellowship in clinical research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He currently is Medical Director of Behavioral Health System Baltimore where he oversees multiple public health projects related to substance use including the Baltimore Buprenorphine Initiative.


Annual Medication Safety Conference:

The Maryland Patient Safety Center’s Medication Safety Conference addresses key medication management and safety issues for healthcare providers including physicians, patient safety officers, medication safety officers, pharmacists, nurses and quality/risk professionals. 

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Presentations from the 2016 Medication Safety Conference:

The Governor's Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force Final Report Recommendations

Opioids and Opioid Addiction: Practical Management Approaches

Combating Opioid-related Overdose

Opioids as a Pharmakon: Harm and Healing from the 19th Century to the Present Day