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Home State Health: 2017 Opioid Summit

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Lester R. Bryant Auditorium at University Hospital

1 Hospital Drive

Columbia, MO 65201

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A COMMUNITY-WIDE HEALTH CRISIS: The Opioid Epidemic.

The Opioid Epidemic is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths across the United States annually. In 2015, heroin overdose deaths rose 23%, and deaths from synthetic opioids, such as illicit fentanyl, rose by 73%. The epidemic needs to be met head on, with public discussion and a search for effective solutions.

At the summit, medical experts that have worked for years combating addiction, studying its causes, and working to lessen the grip that addiction has had on so many Americans, will be present to speak and answer questions from the audience.

Our current speaker line up includes the following speakers and panelists:

  • Dr. John Dane - DDS , FAAHD, DABSCD, Bureau of Dental Health, Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Donette Cornett - Program Director, Counselor, Valley Hope of Booneville
  • Sergeant Shawn Griggs - MO State Highway Patrol - Division of Drug and Crime Control
  • Dr. Theodore Cicero - Vice Chairman for Research Department of Psychiatry Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Candy Finan - LPC, Clinical Supervisor of The Changing Pointe AddictionTreatment Center (Center Pointe)
  • Brandon Costerison - MO-HOPE Project, Project Manager - NCADA
  • Emily Varner - PDMP Coordinator, St Louis County Dept of Public Health

Prior to the event, you can submit questions for a panel discussion to mlarose@centene.com

See Map below for location of Bryant Auditorium. Park in the hospital Visitor's Parking Garage.

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