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