CINCINNATI, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific American Custom Media today announced it will host a Town Hall to discuss the need for innovation to combat the national opioid addiction epidemic, a disease that kills more than 70 Americans each day according to the Centers for Disease Control. Panelists will provide insight on the pressing need to transform the way society addresses opioid addiction.
Panelists for the Town Hall include:
- Andrea Barthwell, MD, DFASAM Past President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and former Deputy Director of Demand Reduction White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
- Shawn A. Ryan, MD, MBA, ABEM President & Chief Medical Officer, FASAM, BrightView, President, Ohio State Chapter of American Society of Addiction Medicine
- David Sheff, New York Times Best Selling Author, Recipient of the 2017 Media Award – American Society of Addiction Medicine
- Behshad Sheldon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, Director of Female Opioid-addiction Research and Clinical Experts (FORCE)
"The opioid epidemic is a national crisis that is affecting the Ohio region especially harshly," said Jeremy Abbate, Publisher, Scientific American. "Having public dialogues that are informed by the most modern scientific understanding is necessary in order to defeat the epidemic gripping our nation and to save the lives of countless patients in need."
Scientific American Custom Media invites the participation of the medical community, policy makers, academia, and the media.
Thursday, October 20th, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ET
Mercy Health – West Hospital, Terrace Level Auditorium
The Town Hall Meeting will be streamed live and will also be available after the event at this link.
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