Elizabeth Whalley Buono will be presenting The Need for Unprecedented Inter-Agency Collaboration in Combating the Opioid Epidemic at GTCBio’s upcoming meeting, The Opioid Crisis and Alternatives, at the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus.
June 26-27, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
This conference will focus on all aspects of medical opioid treatment for pain management with an emphasis on how to positively change the current culture of opioid abuse. Speakers and delegates will discuss a wide range of topics from basic science, pharmacology, and clinical application to new legislation and policy, including alternatives to using opioids for pain management. New formulations and treatment options are constantly emerging that may reduce the inherent risk of opioid abuse and addiction in patients.
Liz will discuss various types of initiatives undertaken across the stakeholder continuum, barriers that have been overcome, and legal and regulatory impediments that have stymied even the most motivated of public servants. Importantly, Liz will give an overview of the types of collaborative efforts at the state and federal level leading up to the recent passage of The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 and it’s forty different proposals addressing the ways resources can be spent to combat this epidemic.
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