San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
At this year's third annual forum on drug policy, our panel of advocates, professors, authors, legal and law enforcement professionals, researchers and field experts will discuss the sustainability of existing U.S drug policy models in the United States and internationally, and examine public health solutions designed to address the opioid overdose crisis.
Space is limited. Please register using EventBrite so we may ensure you a seat.
Email Kathie Kane-Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your attendence at both panels and the networking event is encouraged, but you are welcome to attend as long as your schedule permits.
Please feel free to forward to those who might be interested in attending!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
* Panel One: 2:15pm to 3:15pm
The Sustainability of U.S. Drug Policies in the United States and Abroad
This interactive panel will focus on U.S. and international drug policies in Eurasia and Portugal and the sustainability of existing policy models. The discussion will be followed by a brief audience Q&A.
Laura Brookes, Policy Director, TASC Illinois
- Dr. Dessa Bergen-Cico, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, Department of Public Health
- Dr. James A. Swartz, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work and author of “Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide” (2012).
* Short Break: 3:15pm to 3:30pm
* Informational Presentation: 3:30pm to 4:00pm
An Introduction to Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND)
Presenter Maya Doe-Simkins will provide background information on overdose prevention initiatives and strategies. She will discuss the factors that can lead to an overdose event, the symptoms of an opioid overdose, what can happen during an overdose event, and how laypersons and bystanders can provide emergency medical assistance during an overdose.
*Panel Two: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Public Safety Personnel and Public Health Solutions to Reduce Overdose Deaths
This interactive panel will focus on public health solutions designed to address the opioid overdose crisis and methods in which municipal, county and state stakeholders can collaborate to promote these solutions. The discussion will be followed by a brief audience Q&A.
Bruce Johnson, CEO, NICASA
- Maya Doe-Simkins, Public health researcher and OEND trainer
- Jerry Elsner, Director, Illinois State Crime Commission
- Michael Nerheim, Lake County State’s Attorney
- John Roberts, Retried Chicago Police Captain and co-founder of the Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization (HERO)
*Networking Reception: 5pm to 6pm
(light refreshments will be served)