University of Tennessee
Planning Summit for Opioid and Addiction Response
Jan. 24, 2019 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New Student Union – UT Knoxville
Goal: Develop actionable strategies and identify partners to help reverse the opioid epidemic in Tennessee.
Deliverable: Ideas and content to inform a regional summit agenda planned for spring 2019.
Boundary Exercise: Interactive exercise to get people thinking and talking about the issue and UT’s role in addressing this epidemic.
Working Lunch with Introductions: Participants will introduce themselves and explain their roles in the opioid crisis in Tennessee. A short keynote will be provided by Miss Tennessee 2017 Caty Davis, who will give a personal perspective of the real cost of the opioid epidemic to her family.
Visioning Exercise: Combine ideas to inform a plan for the development of a regional summit in the spring of 2019. The overarching goal is to lead to actionable initiatives and proposals to help reverse this national epidemic.
In-House Assignment: To help inform the invitation and speaker list, each participant will be asked to provide a list of potential invitees and participants for the spring opioid summit.