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The Role of Clinicians in Addressing the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

  • This is an online event. (map)

PresentersChristopher M. Jones, PharmD, MPH. CDR, US Public Health Service
Director, Division of Science Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Gary M. Franklin, MD, MPH, Research Professor Departments of Environmental Health, Neurology, and Health Services, University of Washington Medical Director Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

Melinda Campopiano von Klimo, MD, Medical Officer, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The nonmedical use of prescription opioids and the use of the illicit opioid heroin are intertwined with one another and cause significant morbidity and mortality in the United States. During this webinar, participants will learn about the drivers of the increases in opioid-related morbidity and mortality and steps clinicians can take to help reverse concerning trends. This webinar is hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.