Register for Colorado Opioid Safety Summit

The Colorado Hospital Association and the Office of Behavioral Health are hosting the Colorado Opioid Safety Summit from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows. 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 reduction strategies. This includes results from a statewide 10 emergency department alternatives to opioids pilot, information on the OBH Colorado Opioid State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant, and other innovative ideas to combat the opioid crisis from a local perspective to a nationwide perspective. 

CHA is currently seeking abstracts for a poster session, "Innovations in Clinical Practice Addressing the Opioid Crisis," at the conference. Abstracts are due Dec. 1. See more details on submissions.

Participants will receive tools and resources to assist in implementation of the Colorado American College of Emergency Physicians 2017 Opioid Prescribing and Treatment Guidelines and information on potential engagement opportunities on the opioid grant work.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the opioid crisis and the role of healthcare providers, specifically emergency department providers
  • Explore different state-wide opioid reduction strategies and the impact on Colorado's opioid epidemic
  • Discover the benefits of integrating an alternative to opioid approach in the emergency department
  • Learn about the new Colorado State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant and potential opportunities for opioid use disorder and MAT involvement

This program is intended for chief executive officers, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, ED physicians and nurses, quality directors, behavioral health professionals and upper management.

The registration fee is $25. The registration deadline is Jan. 18. Register here.

For questions, contact Barbara Cellio, CHA administrative assistant, patient safety department, at barbara.cellio@cha.com.