PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY CONCERNING FENTANYL AND FENTANYL-LACED SUBSTANCES

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tennessee Health Care Leaders Collaborate to “Turn the Tide” to Prevent Opioid Abuse

Thursday, November 09, 2017 | 3:40pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH will join other state and local officials for the “Turning the Tide:  Collaborating to Prevent Opioid Abuse” summit Nov. 13 – 14, 2017 at the Marriott Cool Springs Conference Center in Franklin.   The goal of this summit is to facilitate collaboration across the Tennessee health care community to identify interventions to decrease abuse and misuse of opioids and improve quality of care and patient safety for treatment of acute and chronic pain. Focus areas include patient education, prescriber education, perioperative pain management and emergency department pain management.
 
Summit participants include representatives from Tennessee hospitals, health professional associations and TennCare. Guest speakers include Deputy to the Governor Jim Henry and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.
 
Who:                            Jim Henry, Deputy to the Governor   

                                     John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health   

                                     David Reagan, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Tennessee Department of Health      

                                     Michael Warren, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner for Population Health, TDH    

                                     Megan Barry, Mayor, Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County     

What:                          Turning the Tide:  Collaborating to Prevent Opioid Abuse
 
When:                         Monday, November 13, 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., CDT     Tuesday, November 14, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., CDT
 
Where:                       Marriott Cool Springs Conference Center     700 Cool Springs Blvd.          Franklin, Tennessee  37067
 
MEDIA NOTE:           Media members are welcome to attend any part of the summit. Summit speakers will be available for interviews at noon Nov. 13.