Featuring 3 days of programming including the: Rural Health Symposium, Leadership & Networking Summit (previously titled "Fed Day") and the Oral Health Symposium, this conference will meet the diverse needs of rural health care leaders throughout New England.

Designed for busy professionals, each day can be attended seperately or you can join us for the entire event during which evidence-based, regional substance abuse prevention and treatment models will be highlighted EACH DAY.  

Feedback from Participants in the Past

"The first thing I plan to do when I return to my office is become a member of The ROUNDTABLE."

"The networking opportunities provided on Fed Day make it one of my most favorite days of the year."

"It is very helpful to hear from peers in the region who understand the dynamics of working in rural New Engalnd."

Conference Location and Lodging Option

Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center 
219 Littleton Road 
Westford, MA 
Visit their webiste: www.westfordregency.com 

Phone: (978) 692-8200

Room Rate (until September 8th): $110 plus tax            


If you have questions, please contact:

Kim Mohan, Executive Director
New England Rural Health RoundTable

Rural Health Symposium - Combating Substance Abuse in Rural New England

A Federal Context,  Betsy Rosenfeld, Associate Director, HHS-OASH
A Regional Perspective, Cheryl Barlett, Commissioner of Health (MA)

VT's Response to Opiate Abuse, Harry Chen, MD, Secretary, Agency of Human Services (VT)
Hot Topics Discussion with State Leaders
Concurrent Sessions:
      Youth Prevention and Treatment
      Prescription Drug Monitoring Systems (PDMS)
      Integrating Opiate Addiction Treatment into Primary CareConcurrent Sessions
      It Takes a Village to Prevent Opiate Abuse and Death
      Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral & Treatment (SBIRT) for Alcohol and Other Drugs
      Many Roads to Recovery – Coordinating Services in Rural New England
Concurrent Sessions:
      Preventing Deaths from Overdoses and Drug Use
      How to Build a Comprehensive Response to SA in Your State and Community
      Responsible Prescribing for Special Populations
Viewing of THE HUNGRY HEART Video and Discussion
Networking Reception

Leadership + Networking Summit - State and Federal Partnerships

Annual Membership meeting of the NE RoundTable and Breakfast
Keynote Address: Christe Hager, DHHS Regional Director
Combating Substance Abuse and Health Issues Across Federal Agencies
Resources for Healthy Communities: Health, Environment, Housing & Transportation Panel 
    USDA, HUD, EPA, Transportation
Resources for Healthcare Leaders Panel
    SAMHSA, CMS, HRSA, Aging and VA
Roundtable Discussions with Federal and State Leaders

Don't miss this opportunity to build unique relationships with regional and national leaders.

Oral Health Symposium - Oral Health is Overall Health

Keynote: The Medical Practitioner's Responsibility for Their Patients Oral Health, Hugh Silk, MD, MPH FAAFPClinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMASS Medical School

Concurrent Sessions:
    Cultural Competency
    Responsible Prescribing
Concurrent Sessions:
    Hospital Linked & Community Focused Programs - Two Initiatives in Maine
    Dental Care for Substance Abuse Patients - The Pain, The Gain, The Challenges
Plenary Session: Oral Health is Overall Health Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C
Response Panel with State Oral Health Leaders

Thank You To Our Sponsors

National Rural Health Association

Connecticut State Dental Association

Morris Switzer NH Department of Health & Human Services, Rural Health and Primary Care

Rhode Island Department of Health

Vermont Department of health, Office of Rural Health

Massachusetts State Office of Rural Health

Maine Office of Rural Health