learning libraryAmerica’s Overdose Epidemic: Saving Lives Through Innovation

America’s Overdose Epidemic: Saving Lives Through Innovation

2021 Engage & Excel

Session Details

  • Date: October 1, 2021
  • Moderator: Darilynn Cardona-Beiler, MSSA, LCSW
  • Speakers: Tim Mercer, MD, MPH, FACP, Kevin Roy, MBA, and Rick Shepler, PhD, LPCC-S

The unprecedented increase in overdose deaths across Texas and the nation—accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Addiction is the third largest cause of death, but many do not receive the help they need. We’ll go beyond the numbers and dive into innovations, best practices, and the science behind addiction medicine with leaders in the field. Participants will learn about inventive approaches, cutting edge research, and healthcare system collaborations that reduce overdose deaths.