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Summit Agenda

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The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia


November 14, 2012  

Wytheville Meeting Center -Basham Ballroom

The Summit will raise awareness of the personal, social, criminal justice and economic costs of prescription drug abuse.  Our deliberations will produce a specific set of recommendations to combat prescription drug abuse, facilitated by Isaac T. Van Patten, Ph.D, Professor of Criminal Justice, Radford University; David Cattell-Gordon, Healthy Appalachia Institute at the University of Virginia – Wise, and  Elizabeth L. McGarvey, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Patient Outcomes, Policy & Population Research, UVA Department of Public Health Sciences.

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.          Opening and Official Welcome

Hon.Timothy J. Heaphy, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Virginia

Greeting from Sen. Mark Warner

8:40 - 8:55 a.m.          National Prevention Trends

Ms. Marcia Taylor, Senior Vice President, Partnership At Drug Free.Org

8:55 - 9:10 a.m.          National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan and Economic
Development Trends

Ms. Regina LaBelle, Chief of Staff, Office of National Drug Control Policy

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.        Defining the Problem

Dr. Stephen Loyd, Associate Chief of Staff of Education, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.      SW Virginia and Current Fatality Data

Dr. Paul Benson, Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Commonwealth of Virginia

10:15 - 10:35 a.m.      Industry as Part of the Solution

Mr. Don Lohman, Associate General Counsel, Mallinckrodt/Covidien Pharmaceuticals, manufacturer of generic oxycodone and hydrocodone

10:45 - 11:05 a.m.      National and Regional Law Enforcement Trends

Ms. Mary Johnson-Rochee, Diversion Project Manager Drug
Enforcement Administration

Mr. Joe Williams, Director, Appalachian High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

11:05 - 12:15 p.m.      Law Enforcement Panel:  Current Trends and Challenges

The panel will discuss best practices in investigating and prosecuting prescription drug abuse cases and how the community can support that work.

Chair:    Mr. Randy Ramseyer – Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of VA

  • Ms. Janine Myatt, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of VA
  • Mr. Richard Stallard, Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force
  • Hon. Ron Elkins, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Wise, VA
  • Mr. Todd Brewer, Drug Enforcement Administration

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.          Treatment, Education, Prevention and Recovery Panel

Chair:    Dr. Sarah T. Melton, Chair, One Care of SW Virginia

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.          Industry, Technology and Prescription Drug Abuse

Dr. James Harris, Chief Scientific Officer, Vatex

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.          Prescription Drug Abuse, Economic Development and Southwest Virginia’s Workforce Panel

Chair:   Hon. Dave Nutter, Economic Development, Virginia Tech

  • Mr. Donnie Meadows, Director of Human Resources, Food City, Abingdon
  • Ms. Sue Henderson, Human Resources Manager, Mountain States Health Alliance/Smyth County Hospital
  • Ms. Rhonda Meadows, Human Resources Manager, Steel Fab
  • Mr. Peer Segelke, General Counsel, DLB, Inc.

4:30 - 4:35 p.m.    Wrap Up

Updated April 22, 2015