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2023 Annual Meeting

The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention’s 2023 annual meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The event will be on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, although there will be an online simulcast on Zoom.

The meeting will open with a review of the Consortium’s past year, updates pending before Colorado lawmakers, and a presentation and panel on Medication-Assisted Treatment in Jails. There will also be an awards presentation, three breakout sessions, and presentations from state agencies and partners, including information about grant funding. The meeting will close with several presentations on new initiatives. We look forward to your attendance!

Morning schedule
7:30-8:30 am Registration, poster walk, coffee/light breakfast
8:30-8:40 am Welcome and overview of day’s activities
Dr. Robert Valuck, Center Director
8:40-9:20 am The Consortium: Highlights from the past year
Dr. Robert Valuck
9:20-9:45 am Legislative Updates
Rep. Chris deGruy Kennedy
9:45-10:00 am Break
10:00-10:45 am  Medication-Assisted Treatment in Jails
10:45-11:45 am Treatment in Jails panel
11:45-11:55 am Jody Gingery, RN, M.Ed Exceptional Service Awards
11:55-1:30 pm Networking lunch, poster walk, and transition to breakout sessions

Afternoon schedule
1:30 Start breakout sessions
1:30-2:30 pm Breakout Sesssions
Topic 1 Naloxone Saturation in Colorado 
Topic 2 Overdose Data and Dashboard 
Topic 3 The Power of Peers 
2:30-2:45 pm Break and Transition to afternoon general session
2:45-3:15 pm State Agencies and partners: current efforts and funding opportunities 
Regulatory – DORA 
Behavioral Health – BHA 
Public Health – CDPHE 
Department of Law – Settlement
3:15-4:15 p.m. New Frontiers for Collaboration
4:15-4:30 p.m. Wrap up and closing remarks 
Jose Esquibel, Consortium Associate Director 

Register to attend

You can attend this year’s annual meeting in person or join online using Zoom. For more information, click on a section below.

We would love to see you in person at the lovely CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Please use the link below to register to attend the meeting in person.

Information such as directions and parking instructions will be mailed before the event.

We will also be streaming the meeting over Zoom, including the afternoon breakout sessions.

Please register using the form below and we will send you additional details, such as the Zoom links, soon.

Poster session

We will be having a poster session during the meeting. Posters can be research focused or about new community initiatives or programs that would be relevant to Consortium members. Examples could include posters about new treatment programs, public awareness campaigns, recovery-support services, etc. 

This also is a great chance to showcase what is happening in your community. We will review applications for relevance to our members. The deadline for submission is COB Wednesday, Oct. 4. Applicants will be notified on Oct. 9. 

If you have questions, please email

We look forward to your participation!