Opioid Overdose Symposium – March 2019

The Current Opioid Overdose Epidemic

The U.S. is experiencing an epidemic of opioid overdoses. We convened a symposium on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, that explored the epidemiology of the current epidemic and the status of existing and novel surveillance, prevention and management strategies and public health policies. The presentations by these leading experts should be of interest to investigators, community stakeholders, public health professionals and policymakers concerned about ending the opioid epidemic.

Welcoming Remarks: Sherry Deren, PhD & Holly Hagan, PhD
Introduction to the Overdose Symposium: David C. Perlman, MD

The Evolving Overdose Epidemic in the U.S.: Epidemiology, Policy and Public Health Response

Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overdose Epidemic in New York City: Shifting Demographics, Challenges and Responses

Denise Paone, EdD
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc
Boston Medical Center & Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Rapporteur Summary of the Plenary Talks

Holly Hagan, PhD
NYU College of Global Public Health

Facilitated Panel Discussion and Q & A

Ethan Cowan, MD
Billy Garcia
Kelly Culbert
Denise Paone, EdD
Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc
Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, MPH

Summation and Closing Statement

Samuel R. Friedman, PhD
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. & CDUHR