The Larry Lewis 1st Annual Health Policy Symposium: OPIOID Crisis – The Emergency Department & Public Health Perspective

August 22, 2017
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Education Center, Medical Campus

The opioid epidemic took front and center state as our #1 public health crisis when it was reported that more than 50,000 people died of drug overdoses in the US last year, more than handgun homicides and MVCs combined.  The blame game started and emergency physicians appear to often be in the center of the controversy.

This multidisciplinary symposium will bring experts from mental Health and Emergency Medicine along with public officials to discuss the opioid crisis and several potential clinical and political approaches to begin to address it.

Featured Speaker:
Corey Waller, MD, MS, Senior Medical Director for Education and Policy Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers – “The Opioid Epidemic and ED Crowding: Finding Pragmatic Solutions”

Perspectives and Updates From Public Officials:

  • Randall Williams, MD, Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Holly Rehder, Missouri House of Representatives District 148
  • Rachel Winograd, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Missouri Institute of Mental Health, University of Missouri-Saint Louis

This event is free and open to the public.

For additional information and to register for a boxed lunch, click here.


Event Sponsors: The Washington University Division of Emergency Medicine

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