HUMMELSTOWN, Pa., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Prescient Medicine, a leader in Precision Medicine and pharmacogenetics, is pleased to host its first-ever 2017 Opioid Summit, "SOS: SOLVING THE OPIOID CRISIS Through a Cross-Functional Partnership," June 20 in Philadelphia, Pa. at the Union League Club, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids—prescription and illicit—are the main driver of drug overdose deaths in the United States. Opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths in 2015, and opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999.
Summit attendees can expect to gather new insights about opioid issues surrounding Pennsylvania communities and discuss new and useful ways that addiction professionals can address them. Admission to the 2017 Opioid Summit is free for all attendees including physicians and associated professionals. More information can be found at www.prescientmedicine.com. Members of the media are welcome. Registration here is required for all.
More than ten expert speakers will discuss a variety of topics relating to the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Speakers include physicians as well as experts in research, pharmacy, laboratory medicine, public health, addiction medicine, and law enforcement.
Highlights of the panel topics, presentations and Q&A sessions include the following:
- The Magnitude of the Opioid Crisis in Pennsylvania
- Improving the Health of Pennsylvanians: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
- Real Time Solutions from Medical, Law Enforcement and Laboratory Medicine
- Building a Successful Partnership between Government, Academics, Payers, and Laboratory Medicine
- The Opioid Crisis and the Patient's Perspective
About Prescient Medicine
Prescient Medicine is delivering the tools that define the precision healthcare movement—the future of medicine. We believe that with deeper predictive insights, tomorrow's researchers and caregivers can make better decisions, leading to the best possible patient outcomes. Through our expertise in pharmacology, chemistry, in vitro diagnostics (IVD), pathology, pharmacogenomics, and toxicology, we've created powerful tests and analytics that deliver the advanced test results and methodologies that help physicians and our partners make the right choice at the right time. Prescient has locations in Pennsylvania and Missouri and will open a Florida location later this year. Visit us at www.prescientmedicine.com.
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