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Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Medicine to Host Pain Symposium to Address How the Health Care Industry Can Curb the Opioid Crisis - 09/21/2017

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Medicine to Host Pain Symposium to Address How the Health Care Industry Can Curb the Opioid Crisis

Release Date: September 21, 2017
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What:

With the number of opioid-related overdose deaths reaching epidemic proportions in the United States, providers and staff at hospitals and health systems are joining together to combat the issue while preventing new cases of addiction.

The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Hospital Pain Management Committee is hosting the Johns Hopkins Pain Symposium for members in the health care industry. The conference will focus on trends in pain management and opioid stewardship, recent regulatory changes that impact opioid prescribing and clinician strategies to effectively manage patients’ pain. The conference will feature keynote addresses by Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, and Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins, in addition to other expert speakers in pain management, patient safety, public health, drug policy and government.

Visit the Johns Hopkins Pain Symposium website for more information.

When:

Monday, Sept. 25
*From 9 to 11 a.m., select Johns Hopkins experts will be available for interviews. Members of the media are welcome to join at that time.

Who:

  • Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford
  • Johns Hopkins experts including:
    • Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D.
      Director, Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
    • Caleb Alexander, M.D.
      Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness
      Bloomberg School of Public Health
    • Mark Bicket, M.D.
      Director, Pain Fellowship Program
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Michael Clark, M.D., M.P.H.
      Director, Adolf Meyer Chronic Pain Treatment Programs
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Suzanne Nesbit, Pharm.D.
      Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pain Management
      The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Joshua Sharfstein, M.D.
      Associate Dean, Public Health Practice and Training
      Bloomberg School of Public Health
      Former Secretary, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Where:

The Johns Hopkins Hospital – Chevy Chase Auditorium
1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD
Parking is available for media in the Orleans Street garage.

*The event will be livestreamed for members of the media who cannot join in person. Please email kpolyni1@jhmi.edu for a link*

RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. to Kim Polyniak, 443-510-5807 or kpolyni1@jhmi.edu.

For the Media

Contacts:

443-510-5807
kpolyni1@jhmi.edu
 
410-955-8230
brian.conlin@jhmi.edu