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A State of Emergency: Opioids, Heroin, Addiction

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Ocean Cut

20 West Kinzie Street

Chicago, IL 60654

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The Centers for Disease (CDC) control estimates 142 Americans die every day from drug overdose -- a death toll equivalent to that of September 11th every three weeks. Join us to discuss national, state, and local trends, and what Illinois is doing to combat the epidemic.

Moderated by Steven Ross Johnson of Modern Healthcare magazine.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Grant Baldwin, PhD, MPH, Director of the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC

  • Nirav D. Shah, MD, JD, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health

  • Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FASAM, FACPM, Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Chicago Department of Public Health

  • Chelsea A. Laliberte, Executive Director/Cofounder, Live4Lali, Inc.; Codeveloper, Lake County Opioid Initiative

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. General admission is $45. Memberships available for $500 and $1,000. Valet parking is $12. All seating includes full breakfast bar. Sponsorships are available. Please contact Kris Lathan at 312.288.9903 or kris@thekennedyforum.org for details. *NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS: use the last name of the purchaser as the promo code to register at no cost.

The Kennedy Forum Mind Matters speaker series occurs the first Wednesday of every month. We feature experts, celebrities, business leaders, authors, sports professionals, academics and people with lived experience. Our goal is to host important conversations about mental health and addiction from provocative, interesting perspectives in order to raise awareness and end stigma.

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