The Opioid Crisis
Medical Conference

Ethical, Medical & Legal Dimensions


June 15, 2019
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Center for Cognition and Neuroethics

4800 South Saginaw Street 
Flint, MI 48507

First Floor Auditorium


Conference Details


Continuing Medical Education
Up to 16.0 AMA CME Category 1 Credits Awarded for Full Participation


Faculty Disclosure
The following speakers have indicated that neither they nor their spouse or partner have Conflicts of Interest. Nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest related to their respective presentation: Dr. Vincent Rampersaud, Dr. Joseph M Masternick Jr., Dr. Siva Sripada, Dr. Ayman Tarabishy, Dr. Timothy Franke, Dr. Martin Quiroga, Dr. Saqib Nakadar, Dr. Siva Sripada, Dr. Salah Eldohiri, Mr. Peter Domas, and Ms. Kathy Federico. The following planning committee members have indicated that neither they nor their spouse or partner have conflicts of interest related to this event: Dr. Jami Anderson, Event Director, Dr. Chris Haufe, and Dr. Jawad Shah.


Educational Goals
The intent of this medical seminar is to increase awareness of current and evolving research, improve knowledge of current evidence based national guidelines and improve outcomes of patients/families/organizations in the identification, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of an opioid addition. The overall desired result of this program is to improve physician to physician collaboration through improved communication, expedited patient care and services increased use of industry standards and guidelines, leading to increased positive outcomes for all stakeholders.


Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Michigan State Medical Society Committee on CME Accreditation through the joint sponsorship of McLaren Health Care and the Center of Cognition and Neuroethics and the Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neruroscience. McLaren Health Care is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society Committee on CME Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement
McLaren Flint designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA CME Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. In the State of Michigan, Category I Physician Credits are applicable to Nursing CEUs. Participants must fully participate in the activity and complete an online activity evaluation and post test questions, if received by presenters, with a passing score of 70 percent or greater by July 15, 2019. See the program instruction sheet distributed during the activity for the online activity link. Post-tests will not be graded and credit will not be processed until the online evaluation and post-test has officially closed for response. Please allow two weeks to grade post-tests and process and upload credit after the evaluation and post-test has closed.


Validity Statement
All the recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Providers are not eligible for MSMS accreditation or reaccreditation if they present activities that promote recommendations, treatment or manners of practicing medicine that are not within the definition of CME, or known to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.



7:00 | Conference Begins
Registration and Breakfast; Vendor Area Open in Lobby

8:00 | Opening Welcome
Dr. Jami Anderson, Co-Director of CCN
University of Michigan-Flint Philosophy Department

8:10 – 8:40 | Implementing CDC Guidelines
Dr. Salah Elodhiri
Pain Management Physician

8:40 – 9:10 | Recognizing Addictive Behavior
Dr. Joseph M Masternick Jr.
Addiction Medicine Physician

9:10 – 9:55 Interventional Pain Technology to Circumvent Opioid Use
Moderated by Dr. Jawad Shah, Neurosurgeon
Dr. Siva Sripada, Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine
Dr. Ayman Tarabishy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Management

9:55 – 10:25 | Pathology in Patients with Chronic Opioid Use and Addiction
Dr. Timothy Franke, Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist

10:25 – 10:50 | Optimizing Non-Opioid Pain Therapies
Dr. Martin Quiroga, Surgeon, Pain Management
Speaker Unconfirmed, FDA

10:50 – 11:15 | Medical Marijuana: Beneficial Alternative to Opioid Use
Dr. Saqib Nakadar, Internal Medicine

11:15 – 12:00 | Case Histories Workshop
Moderated by Dr. Jawad Shah
Dr. Siva Sripada, Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine
Dr. Salah Eldohiri, Anesthesiologist, Pain Management

12:00 – 1:00 | Catered Lunch
Vendor Area Open in Lobby

1:00 – 2:00 | Panel Discussion Clinical Dimensions of Opioid Addiction
Moderated by Dr. Chris Haufe, Philosophy Department, Case Western University
Dr. Timothy Franke
Dr. Joseph Masternick
Dr. Vincent Rampersaud
Dr. Siva Sripada
Dr. Salah Elodhiri

2:30 – 2:45 | Recent Changes to Opioid Regulation
Kathy Federico, Diversion Program Manager, DEA

2:45 – 3:15 | Managing Risks of Using Opioids to Treat Chronic Pain
Peter Domas, Lawyer, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Kerry. B. Harvey, Former U.S. Attorney

3:15 – 4:30 | Panel Discussion: Regulatory Dimensions of Opioid Addiction
Moderated by Dr. Chris Haufe
Peter Domas
Kerry. B. Harvey
Kathy Federico
Rachel Kollmeyer, PharmD, Clinical Consultant
Panelist participant pending, Michigan State Medical Society

4:30 – 5:00 | Conference Ends
Closing Remarks; Evaluations


June 15, 2019

7 AM – 5 PM

4800 South Saginaw Street

Flint, Michigan



Register now for guaranteed entry to the conference. Space and registration tickets are limited. Same day ticket availability is not guaranteed.

Early Registration Discount
No Longer Available
$500 for Physicians
$250 for Students and Residents

Week Prior to Event Discount
Available 7 June 2019 – 14 June 2019
$625 for Physicians
$300 for Students and Residents

No Discount
Day of Event: 15 June 2019
$750 for Physicians
$300 for Students and Residents

Vendor / Representative
Spaces Available
Please contact Dr. Jami Anderson, see below, or click the registration button.

Your transactions will be securely processed by the online payment system of Eventbrite, which requires a refund policy of 7 days. Also, please note that Eventbrite deadlines are at 11:30 PM, not midnight. The early registration deadline, therefore, closes at 11:30 PM on 6 June 2019.


The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics

The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics (CCN) is a joint venture between the Philosophy Department at the University of Michigan-Flint and the Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience (IINN).

CCN supports interdisciplinary ventures with the conviction that the skills and knowledge that individuals from different disciplines and professions bring to a partnership enrich and inform the others, thereby creating unique, synergistic research that would not be possible in an isolated disciplinary environment.


For More Information

Please contact Dr. Jami Anderson by emailing