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Johns Hopkins and Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Health Matters Initiative to Hold Opioid Summit

President Bill Clinton, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-MD and Michael Botticelli, former director of the White Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Obama administration, headline a one-day summit October 30 at the Bloomberg School. The event is co-sponsored by the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Health Matters Initiative, and coincides with the release a new report, “The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact.”

After introductory remarks by Bloomberg School Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD ’79, MSc ’75, speakers, panelists, and thought leaders representing diverse stakeholders affected by the crisis will consider critical components needed to reduce the injury and death rates nationwide. Evidence-based recommendations that reflect the most current science will be the focus, and translating that evidence to action will be the goal.

The report includes an introduction by President Bill Clinton and was edited by Bloomberg School researchers Caleb Alexander, MD, co-director of the Center for Drug Safety, Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy and Andrea Gielen, ScD, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

The morning panels will be live-streamed from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at www.jhsph.edu/opioidsummit.
For the full agenda, please see: https://www.jhsph.edu/events/2017/americas-opioid-epidemic/agenda/.

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