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Opioid Response: What Will It Take to Solve the Crisis?

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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Nearly 200 Americans die from opioids every day. This number, based on federal data, illustrates one devastating aspect of the growing public health emergency affecting families, communities and states. What will it take to solve this crisis? And, is evidence driving the national response?

Join us for a powerful discussion with leading public health, clinical and community experts on this timely topic.


Panel 1: Perspectives from Public Health and Justice

Moderator: Sarah Jalbert, MA, MSPP
Principal Associate/Scientist, Abt Global

Commander John Burke
President, International Health Facility Diversion Association, Past President, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators

Dr. Rahul Gupta, MPH, MBA, FACP
State Commissioner, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health

Panel 2: On the Front Lines in Primary Care

Moderator: Sarah J. Shoemaker-Hunt, PhD, PharmD
Principal Associate/Scientist, Abt Global

Dr. Daren Anderson
Director, Weitzman Institute

Dr. Joanna Starrels
Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center

Panel 3: Tackling the Epidemic in the Community

Moderator: Dana Hunt, PhD
Principal Associate/Scientist, Abt Global

Dr. David Gastfriend, DFASAM
Clinician, Chief Medical Officer, DynamiCare Health™

Jittu George, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy Services, Shop and Carry Pharmacy


Closing Remarks

Photos From the Event