THE INTERNATIONAL BENZODIAZEPINE SYMPOSIUM
September 15 – 17, 2017 | St. Charles Bend, Bend, OR
***All presentations take place in Conference Rooms A, B, C, D unless otherwise specified (breakouts). Schedule subject to change without notice.
Friday, September 15:
4:00-5:00pm – Event Check-In and Welcome Reception
5:00-5:05pm – Welcome & Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Dr. Jeff Absalon, Chief Physician Officer, St Charles Health System
5:05-6:30pm – Keynote: “Why Was the Evidence Ignored? The Long Record of Research Findings Documenting the Harm from Benzodiazepines” – Robert Whitaker
6:30-8:00pm – Open Dialogues: Benzodiazepine Recovery – Panel
Saturday, September 16:
7:00-8:00am – Event Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:30am – Welcome – Marjorie Meret-Carmen, M.Ed., Steven Wright, M.D., Joe Sluka, President/CEO, St. Charles Health System
8:30-9:35am – “The Neuropharmacology of Benzodiazepines and Drugs with Similar Mechanism of Action” – Robert Raffa, Ph.D.
9:35-10:40am- “Benzodiazepines: The Compassionate Doctor, the Drug-Seeking Patient, and the Risks of Overprescribing” – Anna Lembke, M.D.
10:40-10:55am – Break
10:55-12:00pm – “Anxiety States & Benzodiazepines” – Michael Miller, M.D.
12:00-1:00pm – Lunch and “TIBS Talks”
1:00-5:00pm – Breakouts
|Conf. Room F
|Conf. Room G (1:00-5:00PM)||Conf. Room H||Cafeteria Conf. Room|
|1:00-2:10PM||“Trauma-Informed Difficult Conversations: Building Capacity for Resilient Clinical Relationships” – Lydia Barthalow, PMHNP||Motivational Interviewing Training – Mary J. O’Leary, Ph.D.||“Hypnotic Medications” – Wallace Mendelson, M.D.||“Benzodiazepine Medical Disaster” – Shane Kenny, Filmmaker|
|2:10-3:35PM||“Trauma-Informed Difficult Conversations” Continued||Motivational Interviewing Training Continued||“Exploring the Benzodiazepine Opioid Co-Prescribing Dilemma” – Joseph Pergolizzi, M.D.||“Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Special Emphasis on Insomnia and CBT-I” – Mary Rose, Psy.D.|
|3:55-5:00PM||“Trauma-Informed Difficult Conversations” Continued||Motivational Interviewing Training Continued||“A Mindful Way through Anxiety” – Steve Flowers, MA, MFT||“Integrative and Environmental Approach to Anxiety and Insomnia” – Lisa Lavine Nagy, M.D.|
6:30-9:00pm – Speaker dinner at COCC Campus
Sunday, September 17:
7:00-8:00 – Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:00am – “Learning to Worry Better – A Cognitive/Emotional Approach to Reduce Anxiety and Stress” – Martin Rossman, M.D.
9:10-12:20pm – Breakouts
|Cafeteria Conference Room||Conference Rooms F, G, H|
|9:10-10:10AM||“Life Without Benzos: Tapering and Withdrawal” – Mark Sullivan, M.D., Ph.D.||“Imagine: No Suicide” – Cheryl Emerson, MS|
|10:15-11:15AM||“Considering Trauma in Treatment and Prescribing: What We Know, What We Don’t and What We’re Learning About How Best to Help” – Elaine Walters, MS||“Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools for All Providers in the Treatment of Anxiety Spectrum Disorders” – Kimberly Swanson, Ph.D.|
|11:20-12:20PM||“Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety” – Michael Twohig, Ph.D.||“Non-benzodiazepine Pharmacologic Approaches to Anxiety” – Steven Wright, M.D.|
12:20-1:20pm – Lunch and Open Dialogues: Benzodiazepine Legislation – Panel
1:20-2:45 – Open Dialogues: “Where Do We Go From Here?” -All Star Panel