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Bold Thinkers Series Event 10/30: Opioid Response: What Will It Take to Solve the Crisis?


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

555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States


View a PDF of the event program

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.

Program

Panel 1: Perspectives from Public Health and Justice


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

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 Associates

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 Associates

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

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

Q&A

Closing Remarks

Pictures from the event

Commander John Burke
Commander John Burke, president of International Health Facility Diversion Association, Sarah Jalbert, Abt principal associate/scientist and Dr. Rahul Gupta, former commissioner and state health officer for West Virginia Department of Health and Human Res
Dr. Daren Anderson
Dr. Daren Anderson, director of the Weitzman Institute, shares his insights on improving primary care services for underserved populations.
Dr. Joanna Starrels
Dr. Joanna Starrels, associate professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, discusses how she manages chronic pain among her primary care patients.
Audience members listen to a panel during the Bold Thinkers event.
Audience members listen to a panel during the Bold Thinkers event.
Dr. Jittu George
Dr. Jittu George, director of pharmacy services at Shop and Carry Pharmacy, discusses how small pharmacies can play a crucial role in reducing opioid abuse and related complications.
Audience members listen to panelists during the event.
Audience members listen to panelists during the event.
Dr. Gupta answers a question from the audience.
Dr. Gupta answers a question from the audience.
Event participants pose questions for panelists.
Event participants pose questions for panelists.
Dr. Anderson responds to a question from the audience.
Dr. Anderson responds to a question from the audience.
Dr. Starrels responds to a question about the elderly and the opioid epidemic.
Dr. Starrels responds to a question about the elderly and the opioid epidemic.
Dr. George responds to a question from the audience.
Dr. George responds to a question from the audience.
Abt Health and Environment Division Vice President Christopher Spera, PhD, welcomes participants and speakers to the Bold Thinkers Series.
Abt Health and Environment Division Vice President Christopher Spera, PhD, welcomes participants and speakers to the Bold Thinkers Series.
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