Wednesday, December 5, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Reagan Building

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20004


Note: Doors will open at 8:15 for breakfast service; the summit will start promptly at 9:00.

Hosted by the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin, the National Surgical Collaborative Summit will feature the work of surgical collaboratives in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. Using the example of statewide initiatives to reduce post-operative opioid prescribing, the summit will highlight the impact of collaboratives on broader public health issues. Topics will include an overview of statewide surgical collaboratives, highlights of current opioid prescribing initiatives and appropriate alternative pain management options, testimonials from local surgeons involved in collaborative work, and testimonials from surgeons throughout the country who are reducing opioid use in surgical settings


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8:15 – 9:00: Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15: Introduction to State Surgical Collaboratives

  • Caprice Greenberg (Director, Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin)

9:15 – 9:45: Overviews of State Collaboratives

  • Jeff Landercasper (Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin)
  • Michael Englesbe (Program Director, Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative)
  • Jonah Stulberg (Project Leader, Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative)

9:45 – 10:05: Surgeon Testimonials: The Benefits of Surgical Collaboratives

  • Jill Ties (St. Croix Regional Medical Center, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin)
  • Neel Karne (Beloit Health System, Beloit, Wisconsin)

10:05 – 10:35: Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Moderator: Shanta Whitaker (Vice President, Venn Strategies)

10:35 – 10:50: Break

10:50 – 10:55: Address to Summit Participants by Representative Mark Pocan, 2nd District of Wisconsin

11:00 – 11:10: View from the Capitol: Why Opioids, and why should collaboratives and individual clinicians pay attention?

  • Tyler Roberts (Vice President, Venn Strategies)

11:10 – 11:30: Overview of the opioid epidemic at the state level

  • Tudor Borza (Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin)
  • Michael Englesbe (Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative)
  • Jonah Stulberg (Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative)

11:30 – 11:50: Surgeon Testimonials: One Opioid Prescribing Initiative and the Rural and Urban Wisconsin Experience

  • Barbara Boyer (Marshfield Clinic, Minnequa, Wisconsin)
  • Jon Gould (Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

11:50 – 12:10: Surgeon Testimonials: Opioid-Free Surgery and Reduction of Opioids

  • Speakers TBD

12:10 – 12:30: Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Moderator: Shanta Whitaker (Vice President, Venn Strategies)

12:30 – 2:00: Networking Lunch and Opioid Toolkit Spotlight

2:00 – 2:30: Wrap up and next steps