2014 Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health Conference
Seizing the Opportunity: High Impact Approaches & Outcomes for Behavioral Health

Conference Agenda
Monday, November 3, 2014

Registration Opens at 7:15am
Breakfast 7:15-8:15am        Sponsor Exhibits-Capitol ABC
8:30am - 5:00pm Conference Sessions
5:00pm Reception

General Session 8:30am - Capitol D

                                            Finding the Heart in Health Reform: What is Your Role?

An exploration of the vision and wisdom in health reform’s drive toward patient-centered care and its resulting call for integration of physical health, substance use services and mental health. Dr. Ferman will specifically address the strengths in each sector together with the gap between policy and practice and the special role of leadership in catalyzing change.

Treating Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach with Attention to Addictions and Spiritual Issues
Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP

Monday Morning Break-Out Session 11:45am-12:45pm
Alternative Methods of Drug and Alcohol Testing - Part 1 of 2 Part Session
Sponsored by Preferred Partner OraSure 
Annapolis Ballroom
Louis Amoruso, PhD, Spencer Honeyman, Laurie Jantz, Jackie Pirone

In Search of the Red Herring: Maryland's Approach to Integrated Care for Substance Use and Behavioral Health Disorders.
Zereana Jess-Huff

Using a Public Health Model to Reduce Health Care Costs & Enhance Public Safety 
Sponsored by Preferred Partner Dominion Diagnostics
Tom Simpatico, M.D.

Afternoon Break-Out Session 2:00-3:30pm
Alternative Methods of Drug and Alcohol Testing-Part 2 
Annapolis Ballroom

Making Healthcare Whole: Getting Integration Unstuck
Johanna Ferman, M.D. 

General Session 3:30pm - Capitol D
Nutrition, Behavioral Health and Change: Rethinking the Current Model of Health
Luke Meier, PLMHP, Certified Sports Nutritionist

Reception 5:00pm  Capitol ABC

Value Options Provider Fireside Chat 5:30pm    Senate

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
​Breakfast 7:15-8:15am
8:30am - 5:30pm

General Session 8:30am - Capitol D
The Family Transformational Model for Women & Children
Adam Brickner

Integration Efforts on the Ground 
Dr. Anika Alvanzo, Dr. Mike Fingerhood, Dr. Marc Fishman and Dr. Yngvild Olsen

Morning Break-Out Session 11:00am-12:15pm
Learn from Your Peers: How to Implement VIVITROL into Your Programs
Sponsored by Preferred Partner Alkermes 
Annapolis Ballroom
Larry Gamble, Rebecca R. Hogamier, Amy Martin, Meghan Westwood 

Marijuana: What's all the fuss about anyway?
Marc Fishman, M.D.

Afternoon Break-Out Session 1:15-2:30pm
Deeper Dive The Family Transformational Model for Women & Children 
Adam Brickner

Getting the Doctors on Board: Effective Approaches in Partnering with Primary Care 
Annapolis Ballroom
Marlo Oros and Robert Schwartz, M.D. 

General Session 2:30pm - Capitol D
Comprehensive Approaches to Addressing the Heroin Epidemic  
Kelly Dunn, Ph.D

Emerging Trends in Illicit Drug Use: The Real Deal about Heroin and Synthetic Drugs
Erin Artigiani

Invitational Intervention:The ARISE Model Harnessing Family Motivation to Change
Gale Saler

Johanna Ferman, M.D.
Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk

Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk is the proud mother of three, devoted wife, and a true advocate for the people. After receiving her law degree, Delegate Peña-Melnyk pursued a successful legal career both as a defense attorney and as an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting criminal cases. Delegate Peña-Melnyk served a two term tenure on the College Park City Council before being elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2006. Now in her second term in the House, the Delegate serves on the House Health and Government Operations Committee, the Public Health and Long Term Care Subcommittee, and the Government Operations Subcommittee. She co-chairs the Joint Committee on Behavioral Health Services, sits on the Governor’s Wellmobile Program Advisory Board and the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Council, and chairs the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Committee. Delegate Peña-Melnyk continues to fight for health issues, women’s rights, the environment, and the betterment of her district and all of Maryland.
Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk 
Receives MADC Legislator of the Year Award
 Join Us for the Award Luncheon  
Monday, November 3 at 1:00pm