SAMHSA National Prevention Week Town Hall

Town Hall Event Overview:

Date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Venue: The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, Health Learning Building, 1501 Red River Street, Room 1.111
Format: Town Hall Meeting
Topic: Youth Opioid Harm Prevention

  • Description:

A panel of experts and community members will discuss the impact of opioid supply reduction and misuse prevention interventions, layout domestic trends in overdose related to prescription and illicit opioids, identify the role of opioid overdose prevention education and naloxone distribution, and consider emerging models for evidence-based opioid misuse prevention and harm reduction.

Schedule of Events:

6:00 – Welcome
Lori Holleran Steiker, Professor, UT School of Social Work
6:05 – Introduction of Topic and Panelists by Moderator
Lucas Hill, Clinical Assistant Professor, UT College of Pharmacy
6:10 – 1st Panelist
Commander Karen Hearod, Director of SAMHSA Region 6
6:20 – 2nd Panelist
Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at Boston Medical Center
6:30 – 3rd Panelist
Dante Sorianello, DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge, DEA San Antonio District
6:40 – 4th Panelist
Lisa Ramirez, Director, Texas Targeted Opioid Response at Texas Health & Human Services Commission
6:50 – 5th Panelist
Daniel Sledge, Community Paramedic, Williamson County Mobile Outreach
7:00 – 6th Panelist
John Ingham, Youth/Emerging Adult in Long-Term Recovery
7:10 – Question & Answer
7:40 – End Time
7:45 – Participants gather for DEA Candlelight Vigil
8:00 – Vigil for Lost Promise Program Begins
8:45 –Vigil for Lost Promise Program Concludes

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