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Healthcare Leadership Summit

Tuesday, May 22, 8 am - 1 pm, Andover Country Club

Leading Teams to Address the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid crisis is the worst addiction epidemic in American history. Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and the nation’s life expectancy has fallen for two years in a row. The fifth annual Healthcare Leadership Summit will bring leaders and experts from around the country together to discuss and explore efforts to reverse this epidemic.

The event is free, but registration is required. Breakfast and lunch provided. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 17.

Speakers & Bios

Paul Moakley, Editor-at-Large, TIME Magazine
In March of 2018, TIME magazine published “The Opioid Diaries,” a landmark, multimedia special edition focused entirely on the national opioid epidemic. For this project, TIME editor Paul Moakley, working with renowned photojournalist James Nachtwey, traveled the country gathering stories from users, families, first responders, and others at the heart of the opioid epidemic. “The Opioid Diaries,” is a visual record of a national emergency and why it demands our urgent attention. Among the stories covered — both in print and in an accompanying online video blog — is that of Jennifer Mosher, a young mother in recovery who gave birth at Lawrence General and participated in the hospital’s Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome program. For this presentation, Moakley will provide a guided tour through “The Opioid Diaries” project, followed by a Q & A with Mosher about her continuing recovery.
Moakley has 20 years in editorial experience in news and publishing, working across platforms in print, digital, and video. With a multifaceted approach to photo editing, reporting, video directing, and producing he co-created “100 Photos: The Most Influential images of All Time,” a best-selling photography book. Among his other accolades is a first place prize in the Short Feature category at World Press Photo in 2015 for his film “Behind the Video of Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With New York Police,” which told the backstory of the videographer Ramsey Orta.

Marc Myer, MD, Midwest Regional Medical Director for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
> The Opioid Epidemic: History Does, In Fact, Repeat Itself
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Marc Myer, MD, is a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the Midwest Regional Medical Director for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City, Minnesota. In the latter role, his responsibilities include medical and psychiatric oversight, as well as strategic expansion, of outpatient services in the Midwest. Dr. Myer is board certified in both family medicine and addiction medicine, and is currently president of the Minnesota Society of Addiction Medicine. The past chairperson for Physicians Serving Physicians in Minnesota, he is also an assistant professor in the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Specific interests in addiction include tobacco use disorders, cannabis use disorders, and treatment of addicted physicians and nurses.

Kathleen Connolly, Director for Strategic Investment at the Health Policy Commission
> The Commonwealth’s Investment in Care Models for Recovery
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Kathleen Connolly is the Director for Strategic Investment at the Health Policy Commission. In this role, she oversees the administration of the Health Policy Commission’s cornerstone investment programs, CHART and HCII. Prior to joining the Health Policy Commission, Connolly worked at CVS Health, where she was the Director of Population Health, Health System Alliances. She previously served as a Program Director for Population Health Management at Partners HealthCare. Connolly graduated Magna Cum Laude from Connecticut College before pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Connecticut. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts.

Christin Price, MD, Program Administrative Director, Brigham Health Bridge Clinic; Associate Director, BWPO Medical Management
> Creation of the Brigham Health Bridge Clinic for Immediate Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment
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Christin Price, MD, is the Program Administrative Director of the Brigham Health Bridge Clinic, an outpatient program for patients with Substance Use Disorders, and has been a Program Manager for Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education. Dr. Price received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed her primary care residency and infectious disease fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


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