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GREENSPOON MARDER TO CO-HOST “UNITED STANCE” TO BRING TOGETHER KEY VOICES IN FIGHTING OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Medical, Policy, Legal and Patient Advocate Perspectives To Be Represented
Fort Lauderdale, FL – September 5, 2017 – Greenspoon Marder, Nova Southeastern University and the NSU College of Pharmacy will present, “United Stance; A Joint Effort in Solving the Opioid Epidemic,” hosting members of the U.S. Congress, the Florida Congress, CDC, DEA, United Way of Broward, state and local policy makers, expert health care providers, and members of the public. The goal is to create an “all hands on deck,” joint effort in tackling the extreme challenges of the opioid epidemic in the South Florida community as well as across the country. This symposium will look at the crisis from the policy, medical, legal and patient perspectives.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 2, at 6 p.m.
WHERE: NSU’s University School Center for the Arts, 3375 SW 75 th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale.
Rosemary O’Hara – Sun Sentinel Editorial Board
Agent Jonathan White – DEA (360 Degree Program)
Dave Aronberg- Palm Beach County State Attorney
Kathleen Cannon CEO -LCSW United Way of Broward
George Moraitis- FL State Representative
Dr. Wesley Sargent, Ed.D., Health Scientist- CDC
Jim Hall – Nova Southeastern University Epidemiologist
Michael Swartzon, M.D. – Chief Medical Team Physician, Miami Dolphins
Moraima Trujillo, M.D. – Banyan Health Systems
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz – U.S. Congresswoman
Undersheriff Col. Steve Kinsey – Broward Sheriff’s Office
SPECIAL GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE:
Rebecca Poston, P.Ph., – Director of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program(PDMP), FL Dept. of Health (DOH)
Valerie Allen -SE Region Substance Abuse and Mental Health Director, Department of Children and Families(DCF)
Louie Bossi – Celebrity Chef & Restauranteur
Moderated by – Scott Kjeson, Pharm.D. – NSU College of Pharmacy
QUOTES FROM LEAD SPONSORS:
“NSU’s College of Pharmacy is committed to ensuring our students are educated on opioids, including appropriate and inappropriate prescribing and usage. Pharmacists are accessible and trusted professionals, who are proactively working to combat the opioid crisis – both in the community and in legislative efforts,” said Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and dean of NSU’s College of Pharmacy. “As medication experts, pharmacists can provide professionals and patients appropriate information on opioid drug therapy and alternatives.”
“Greenspoon Marder is committed to helping raise awareness of the opioid crisis. Our firm firmly advocates for necessary changes in legislation at the local, state and federal levels,” says
Gerry Greenspoon, co-managing director of the firm.
6:00p – Intro/Prelude & Announcements
6:15p – Panel starts (policy panel)
7:00p – Questions via audience & from Twitter
7:15p – Panel starts (medical panel)
8:00p – Questions via audience & from Twitter
8:15p – 8:30p – Patient Panel with Celebrity Chef Louie Bossi
JOIN US: Health care providers, constituents and members of the community, law enforcement, fire rescue, and government leaders are welcome to be a part of the conversation. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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