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U.S. SURGEON GENERAL TO ADDRESS NATION’S OPIOID EPIDEMIC AT SOLUTIONS FORUM IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

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WASHINGTON — The United States Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, will deliver the keynote address at a Solutions Forum hosted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), addressing the nation’s growing opioid epidemic and discussing ways to combat the crisis with emergency physicians.  It’s part of ACEP’s 2018 Leadership & Advocacy Conference.

The Forum’s session on opioids will focus on three key areas:  (1) Putting Prevention in Practice, where innovative approaches will be shared that are being used by emergency departments to reduce patients’ exposure to opioids, (2) Putting Treatment into Practice, that will cover approaches being piloted such as starting Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorders right in the emergency department and (3) Federal Efforts to address the opioid epidemic.

Other speakers include Deb Houry, MD, MPH, director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control for the CDC.  For more information and a complete list of activities, please click here.

WHEN:
May 23, 2018 – 8:25 a.m. EDT

WHERE:
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St. NW
Independence Ballroom AFGHI
Washington, DC  20001
202-582-1234

In the afternoon, the Solutions Forum will focus on end-of-life care issues.  Experts will discuss two areas: (1) ways to promote advanced care planning and appropriate end-of-life care, such as new value-based payment models, and (2) different tools and programs for advance care planning being used in emergency departments, and related ethical considerations. For more information, please click here.

ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.

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For Immediate Release:   
April 30, 2018

Media Contact:
Mike Baldyga
202-370-9288
mbaldyga@acep.org
www.acep.org/lac
On Twitter: @EmergencyDocs

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