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Opioids: The Painful Truth - Sacramento

Medical Team Provider

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT.

The Center at Twenty-Three Hundred
Grand Hall
2300 Sierra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825

Networking breakfast: 8 a.m., program begins: 9 a.m.

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Join Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) for a day of learning.


Do you have the tools to take action to improve California's opioid crisis?

Add to your toolbox by attending the conference and you will receive a physical toolkit containing valuable resources to support your efforts!

  • Free copy of the bestseller book Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic, by Sam Quinones
  • Prescriber and Pharmacy Tip Sheets
  • Surgeon General's Advisory on Naloxone
  • Handout Talking to Your Patients About Opioids
  • And more!


Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the opioid-use-disorder disease process, its natural course, and how treatment alters it.
  • Explore the national and California landscapes of the opioid crisis.
  • Identify challenges and misperceptions regarding opioid use and treatment.
  • Discover interventions, resources, and clinical practices to improve person-centered care.
  • Share success stories and reinforce continued efforts to find solutions.

Who Should Attend:

Leaders and clinicians from—

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Behavioral health hospitals
  • Post-acute care: nursing homes, home health agencies
  • Community organizations

Registration (required):

Cost: $25 per person (covers cost of parking, breakfast, lunch, and all-day beverages).
Limit 5 people per facility.


  • California's Opioid Public Health Emergency
    California Department of Public Health (Steve Wirtz, Christine Fenlon)
  • Opioid Use Disorder: Causes, Effects, and Outcomes
    John Sorboro, MD, ABPN—Diplomate, American Society of Addiction Medicine; Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health, Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG)
  • Harm Reduction: Overdose Preventions and Naloxone Education
    Bob Haras, MSW—Outreach HIV/HCV Test Counselor, Harm Reduction Services 
  • Opioid Reduction in Action
    Aimee Moulin, MD—Emergency Physician and Assistant Residency Director at UC Davis, current president of Cal ACEP, and ED-BRIDGE Central Valley Regional Coordinator

Registration Questions:

Joel Wingelman, Senior Events Coordinator, HSAG 818.265.4660

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education (CE): Health Services Advisory Group, Inc., is the CE provider for this event. Provider approved by the Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16578, for 5 contact hours. Application has been made to the California Nursing Home Administrator Program, #CEP1729, for 5 continuing education credits, pending approval. 


1. California Department of Public Health. California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard.
2. Lembke A, Chen J. Use of Opioid Agonist Therapy for Medicare Patients in 2013. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016; 73(9): 990–992.
3. CMS. Opioid Misuse Strategy 2016. Available at: