TNCODC 2021 Summit

TNCODC 2021 Summit

a virtual event

May 18, 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm (Central)

TNCODC Annual Summit will be held Tuesday May 18th, 2021 from 10:00am to 1:00pm CST. Topics include Medication-assisted treatment and Harm Reduction Strategies. Attendees will be provided with certificates of completion for COD-related requirements. Please email Mariam Hashimi, TNCODC Project Manager at with any questions!

Conference Registration

Zoom webinar access information will be sent via email after registration.

Conference Agenda

10:00-10:05am            Welcome

10:05-11:15am            MAT presentation- Dr. Stephen Loyd

11:15-11:30am            MAT Q&A

11:30-11:45am            Break

11:45-12:45pm            Harm Reduction Presentation- Dr. Lesly- Marie Buer and Genoa Clark, Choice Health Network

12:45pm -1:00pm        Q&A and Wrap up and Close

Miscellaneous Files

Session handouts made available by speakers for conference participant accessibility.

GENERAL SESSION - Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

GENERAL SESSION - Harm Reduction Presentation- Dr. Lesly- Marie Buer and Genoa Clark, Choice Health Network

Speaker Biographical Sketches

Stephen Loyd, MD, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his doctorate at the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Quillen College of Medicine. He has served as the internal medicine residency program director as well as the chief of staff for education at the Mountain Home VA Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. Additionally, he was the chief of medicine at the Mountain Home VA. Most recently, he was the medical director and assistant commissioner for Substance Abuse Services with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Currently, Dr. Loyd is the medical director at JourneyPure at the River in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He has been in long-term recovery from opioids and benzodiazepines since July 9, 2004.

Lesly-Marie Buer, PhD, MPH, is the Research Director at Choice Health Network Harm Reduction in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is an advocate for community driven harm reduction and reproductive justice, focusing her work on documenting how people navigate public and private interventions, socioeconomic inequalities, and social networks. Dr. Buer has published works in such places as Substance Use and Misuse, North American Dialogue, and Boston Review. Her recent book, Rx Appalachia, focuses on women’s encounters with substance use disorder treatment in rural Central Appalachia.

Genoa Clark is the Harm Reduction Director at Choice Health Network in Knoxville. Genoa manages the daily operations of the CHN Harm Reduction team and her focus is on consumer-led services, drug policy, and access to healthcare for people who use drugs. Previously, Genoa worked for Appalachia HIDTA in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control to leverage state, local and federal resources promoting harm reduction strategies across Kentucky, West Virginia, and East Tennessee. About Choice Health Network: Positively Living & Choice Health Network (PL/CHN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency created by and for people living with HIV in 1996. Over the past 25 years, PL/CHN has adapted to meet the diverse needs of East Tennesseans by providing medical care, case management, and therapy for people living with HIV, as well as HIV prevention services. CHN Harm Reduction provides HIV & hepatitis C screening, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) navigation, syringe access, and overdose prevention resources.


Continuing Professional Development

A certificate of continuing professional development for up to 2.50 contact/clock hours will be made available by TAMHO to all participants upon request for documentation of clock/contact hours earned during this conference.

National Association of Social Workers, Tennessee Chapter

TAMHO has been approved by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS, TENNESSEE CHAPTER (Provider Number: NASWTN2021-0053) to provide up to 2.50 continuing education units for this conference. Documentation of hours earned will be provided upon request to participants who have successfully completed the program.

Professionals in attendance at this conference are encouraged to review Chapter 1365-1 to ensure the workshop they are attending is applicable and appropriate to their professional development.  The Tennessee Board of Social Work Certification and Licensure does not pre-approve continuing education programs.  It is the responsibility of the LMSW/LCSW, using their professional judgment, to justify that the continuing educational program meets the guidelines of Chapter 1365-1 and is relevant to their professional practice. 

Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists, and Clinical Pastoral Therapists

As stated within the rules and regulations of the State of Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors (0450-01-.12-(5)-(a)-1-vi and vii), Marital and Family Therapists (0450-02-.12-(5)-(a)-1-vi and vii ), and Clinical Pastoral Therapists (0450-03-.12-(5)-(a)-1-vi and vii), the hours approved for this conference by APA and/or NASW are considered pre-approved hours acceptable for submission of documentation for continuing professional development for individuals licensed by this Board. 

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (LADAC)

As stated within the rules and regulations of the State of Tennessee Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (1200-30-01-.12), TAMHO is considered an authorized entity for continuing education courses, events, and activities related to the practice of alcohol and drug abuse counseling. Individuals are responsible for assessing and determining the appropriateness of session content as relates to LADAC continuing professional development requirements.  

Tennessee Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)

This event has been approved by the Tennessee Certified Peer Recovery Specialist for up to 2.50 contact/clock hours with appropriate conference documentation. 


This project is funded under a Grant Contact with the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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