Welcome to the 2019 PharmedOUT Conference, Opioids: Conflicts & Controversies. This conference is co-hosted by PharmedOUT, a project of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and MedStar Health, Georgetown's clinical partner. This conference will bring together nationally and internationally recognized experts in medicine, nursing, law, pharmacology, and sociology in a unique interdisciplinary conference aimed at fostering collaboration across professions to help address opioid overprescribing.
Although opioid prescribing has decreased, it remains too high. Many issues have received scant attention from the medical profession.
- Is rapid tapering of opioids a good idea?
- What are effective non-opioid treatments?
- How are opioids currently marketed?
- Are nurses targeted differently than physicians for opioid marketing?
- Does opioid promotion differ in different countries?
- How does race affect perceptions of the opioid epidemic?
- How are pregnant women and babies affected by current practices regarding opioids?
CME, CE, and CPE Credits are available.
This conference would not be possible without our sponsors and individual donors who help support our work. Thank you!
2019 Conference Speaker List
Sameer Awsare MD
Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group
Raymond Dionne DDS PhD
Professor, East Carolina University
Gail Groves Scott MPH
University of the Sciences Philadelphia, Former Oxycontin Representative
Barbara Mintzes PhD
Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney School of Pharmacy
Andrew Kolodny MD
Co-Director, Opioid Policy Research, Brandeis University
Michael J. Oldani PhD
Associate Professor, Concordia University Wisconsin
Chris Spevak MD MPH JD
Director, National Capital Region’s Opioid Safety Program
Joel Lexchin MD
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Anna Lembke MD
Director of Addiction Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine