Tackling the New Hampshire Opioid Crisis

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Tackling the New Hampshire Opioid Crisis

An interactive panel discussion on "Tackling the New Hampshire Opioid Crisis: Harnessing the Power of Science to Break the Cycle"

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
1:00pm-5:00pm
Common Ground, Collis Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Conferences
Registration required.

The Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College invites you to join us for an interactive panel discussion on "Tackling the New Hampshire Opioid Crisis: Harnessing the Power of Science to Break the Cycle".  This event will be on Tuesday, May 30th at Dartmouth's Collis Center - Common Ground from 1-5pm. 

We are pleased to host Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH-2nd district) as a Special Guest at this event.

Dr. Nora Volkow, the Director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Volkow will provide an overview of the state of the science of treatment of opioid use disorders and related consequences. 

Overview: The state of New Hampshire is among the states with the highest rates of opioid overdoses in the U.S.  This panel will highlight the state of the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire and the role science can play in helping to tackle this crisis. 

New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster will provide an overview of the state of the opioid crisis in New Hampshire and highlight the work she has been leading as the Founder and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force. 

Director of the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, Dr. Lisa Marsch, will present findings from the "New Hampshire HotSpot Study", a NIDA-funded rapid epidemiological study that examined the confluence of factors that have given rise to the disproportionately high rate of opioid overdoses in New Hampshire. 

Several innovative programs at Dartmouth and in communities statewide that focus on the treatment and prevention of opioid use disorders and related harms will be highlighted, followed by an interactive audience discussion with the panel.

Please RSVP by May 24th  -  click here to RSVP.  

For more information, contact:
Nicole Hewett

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.