7:30 – 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 Opening Remarks
Dr. Jack A. Elias
Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

 Dr. Peter Karczmar
President-Elect, RI Medical Society
8:15 – 9:30 Diversion: The Scope and Mechanics of the Problem
Moderator: Traci C. Green, MSc, PhD

Discussion of Epidemiology
Traci C. Green, MSc, PhD

How Diversion Happens: MD Perspective
John P. Femino, MD, FASAM

How Diversion Happens: DEA Perspective
Todd F. Prough

Drug Seeking, Addict, and Pharmacy Perspective
Jake Nichols, PharmD
9:30 – 10:00 Practitioner’s Toolbox, Part I: Focus on the RI PMP

The RI Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
James V. McDonald, MD, MPH and Gary Bubly, MD, FACEP
10:00 – 10:20 Break and Prescription Monitoring Program Sign-Up
10:20 – 11:30 Practitioners Toolbox, Part II:
Best Practices to Prevent Abuse & Diversion
Moderator: Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH

Evaluating Addiction and Misuse Risk
John P. Femino, MD, FASAM

Alternatives to Opioids
Matthew J. Smith, MD, FAAPM&R

Controlled Prescribing: Pain Contracts, Pill Quantities, Federal State Board Regulations, etc.
Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH

Corresponding Responsibility and Use of PMP in the Pharmacy
Leo J. Lariviere, BS
11:30 – 12:30 pm Practitioner’s Toolbox, Part III: Best Practices to Address Prescription Drug Abuse
Moderator: Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH

Addressing Aberrant Opioid Use Behavior
Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH

Addiction Treatment Resources
Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH

Controlled Substance Disposal: Take Back Programs
Jayne Pawasauskas, PharmD, BCPS
12:30 – 12:40 pm Closing Remarks
Peter F. Neronha, JD
US Attorney, District of Rhode Island