MOUD Virtual Conference 2022

Friday, October 21st
8:30am – 11:45am
Event is FREE Registration is required

Event has been approved for up to 2.5 CEUs for Certified Recovery Coaches


MOUD Virtual Conference 2022

Event Description:

On Friday, October 21, 2022, between 8:30a – 11:45a, join Vermont Hub and Spoke Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) treatment teams at a virtual conference. People with who receive medication for OUD will discuss their experience of clinic environments, findings from interviews with people receiving OUD medication across Vermont will be shared, and a buprenorphine prescriber in personal substance use recovery will share his perspective on clinics environments. There is no cost to join this Zoom session funded by the State of Vermont and Recovery Coach CEUs are available.


Opening Remarks              8:30-9:00am

Vermont Commissioner of Health    Mark Levine, MD

Interview Findings: Vermont Hub & Spoke Patients         9:00-9:30am

Themes regarding experience of MOUD treatment in Vermont as identified by 15 patients receiving care at hubs or spokes across Vermont in 2021 with Emily Hichborn, Doctoral Student, University of Kansas, and Owen Murray, LMFT, CTBH at Dartmouth College.

Recovery Environments at Hubs and Spokes          9:30-10:30am

Charles Morgan, MD, DFASAM, FAAP, Medical Director of Addiction Services, Wayne Behavioral Health Network

Review of:

  • principles of creating a recovery supportive environment for employees and patients
  • potential triggers patients and staff in recovery might experience in clinic environments
  • the impact of health disparities on recovery and proactive steps clinics can take

Panel: Patient Experience of MOUD Settings           10:45-11:45am

Moderated by Ethan Gilson, MS, LCMHC, LADC, Northern Tier Center for Health

Panelists with lived experience receiving MOUD:

  • Shannon Bates
  • Jessica Getty
  • Erica Lee
  • Erika Sturgeon

Clinical staff member panelist in SUD recovery:

  • Jacqueline Cahill, MSS, LADC, LICSW


  • impact of experiences outside of treatment on treatment expectations.
  • recovery supports beyond formal treatment located at hubs or spokes.
  • leveraging peer recovery perspective on treatment environment.
  • enhancing a recovery-friendly environment for staff in recovery. 

Presenter Biographies

Charles W. Morgan, MD, DFASAM, FAAFP  has worked as a specialist in Addiction Medicine for more than 4 decades.   In 2022 he celebrated 41 years of continuous, long term recovery, for which he is exceedingly grateful.   Through the years, he has been a passionate advocate for people in recovery, for people with active addiction and for families and friends of people with addiction, and has served on various boards of directors including Friends of Recovery New York, the Camden (NJ) Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence,  the Research Foundation for Mental Health, and others.  In the late 1990s and early 2000s Dr. Morgan was involved in the transformation of the Behavioral Health System in Philadelphia while he was Medical Director of Pennsylvania’s largest Opioid Treatment Program.  He has spoken locally, regionally and nationally both as a professional expert as well as a person in recovery.  He is the former Medical Director of the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (then the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services).   He has treated patients utilizing all modalities of treatment including outpatient to inpatient, private office to hospital consultation, in both the private and public sectors.  He doesn’t just believe, he KNOWS that there is no wrong pathway of recovery.  Dr. Morgan completed Fellowships in Addiction Medicine in Statesboro, Georgia, and in Anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania and has published scientific articles in both fields. He did graduate work in Human Genetics at Cornell University.  He is one of the Founders of the Western New York Project ECHO for Chronic Pain and Medication Assisted Treatment, and one of the Founders of Likemindeddocs, an international organization of Addiction Specialists whose commonality is the belief that recovery from addiction has a spiritual solution.  Currently Dr. Morgan is Medical Director of Addiction Services at Wayne Behavioral Health Network In Lyons, New York, and Interim Chief Medical Officer of St. Joseph’s Treatment and Recovery Centers in Saranac Lake, New York.  He is a consultant to the National Opioid Response Network and recently completed and published a project on rapid access to medication in Opioid Treatment Courts for the NYS Unified Court System. 

Ethan Gilson, MS, LCMHC, LADC has extensive experience in both mental health and substance use issues and has focused on treating adults and adolescence.  He has worked extensively with opiate addiction and MAT treatment centers since 2012 to the  present day.  Ethan has been supervised and trained in both pre and post graduate settings in individual, group, family, and couples counseling therapy.  He has experience working with a wide range of psychological issues including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use, and dependence, anxiety, dual diagnosis, and personality disorders.  Ethan has trained in brief therapy and longer term models.

Program at a Glance

Virtual event

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Up to 2.5 CEUs*

*Please note, students are expected to attend the entirety of each session in order to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs). For questions about continuing education requirements, click here.

Open to all Recovery Coaches


Recovery Vermont
A program of VAMHAR
100 State Street, Suite 352

Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-6263