SONK Consortium

Responding to Opioid Addiction:
A Call to the Health Care Community

February 5, 2016
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sharonville Convention Center

Keynote Speakers

Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Boston University School of Medicine

Traci C. Green, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Associate Director and Senior Scientist, Injury Prevention Research Center, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University



8-8:30 AM Registration

8:30-8:45 AM Welcome

8:45-9 AM Meet Jackie (video)

9-10:30 AM Drs. Alexander Walley & Traci Green
Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Community-focused Strategies for Prevention and Treatment

10:30-10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM-12 PM Evidenced Based Practices to Improve Outcomes for Persons with Opioid Use Disorders

Angela Clark, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, UC College of Nursing

Erin Winstanley, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, UC College of Medicine, Psychiatry
and Behavioral Neuroscience

12-1 PM Lunch

1-2:30 PM Panel

Amy A. Clayton, RNC-NIC, BSN, Neonatal Intensive Care, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH

Ann Barnum, Vice President, Interact for Health, Community Strategies

Erin Winstanley, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, UC College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Monica Sutter, MSN, RN, Chemical Dependency Nurse, Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, OH

Ashel Kruetzkamp, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood, KY

2:30-2:45 PM Break

2:45-4 PM Drs. Alexander Walley & Traci Green
Action Planning for Incorporating Overdose Prevention and Opioid Treatment Strategies into Practice in Multiple Venues

Deadline: January 29, 2016


For more information, Tina Volz,
or download the SONK Conference brochure

Sponsored by

Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honor Society of Nursing
Southern Ohio Northern Kentucky (SONK) Consortium
Beta Iota, Omicron Chi, Omicron Omicron, Rho Theta, Zeta Phi

Dr. WalleyAlexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc

Dr. Walley is a general internist and addiction medicine specialist at Boston Medical Center, and program director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship program at Boston University. He provides primary care and office-based bupre-norphine treatment for HIV patients and methadone maintenance treatment at regional centers. His research interests include medical complications of substance use, specifically HIV and overdose.

Dr. Walley is also medical director for the Opioid Overdose Prevention Pilot Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This program has trained over 30,000 people including active users, people in recovery, and their social networks. He serves as medical director for several Massachusetts police and fire department naloxone rescue programs.

Traci C. Green, PhD, MSc

Dr. Green is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on drug abuse, addiction and injury, including HIV infection and drug abuse, non-medical prescription drug use, corrections health, drug policy, and opioid overdose prevention and intervention. Supporters of her research include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

She helped design the ASI-MV®, a real-time illicit and prescription drug abuse surveillance system and co-founded She chairs the Rhode Island Drug Overdose Prevention and Rescue Coalition for the Rhode Island Department of Health.