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NSU to Co-Host “United Stance” to Bring Together Key Voices in Fighting Opioid Epidemic

Medical, Policy, Legal and Patient Advocate Perspectives Be Represented

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY: INVITATION TO COVER

WHAT: United Stance; A Joint Effort In Solving the Opioid Epidemic, presented by Greenspoon Marder, Nova Southeastern University and the NSU College of Pharmacy, will host members of the U.S. Congress, the Florida Congress, CDC, DEA, United Way of Broward, state and local policy makers, expert health care providers, and members of the public. The goal is to create an “all hands on deck,” joint effort in tackling the extreme challenges of the opioid epidemic in the South Florida community as well as across the country. This symposium will look at the crisis from the policy, medical, legal and patient perspectives.

WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Steele Auditorium at NSU’s Terry Building, 3200 S. University Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, 33328

7ca17e17d6694403af1823691bec807cWHO:

MODERATED BY:

Scott Kjelson, Pharm.D., NSU College of Pharmacy

POLICY PANEL:

  • Nicholas Duran, J.D., (D), Florida State Representative
  • Jonathan White, DEA 360 Degree Program
  • Kathleen Cannon, LCSW – United Way of Broward
  • George Moraitis- FL State Representative

MEDICAL PANEL:

  • Jeffrey J. Mesaros, Pharm.D., J.D., Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • Bindu S. Mayi, M.Sc., Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
  • Michael Swartzon, M.D. – Chief Medical Team Physician, Miami Dolphins
  • Joshua Lenchus, D.O., RPh, Florida Medical Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • Gary Farmer, J.D., Florida State Senate
  • Undersheriff Col. Steve Kinsey – Broward Sheriff’s Office

SPECIAL GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE:

  • Suzette Fleishmann, Florida Department of Children and Families

PATIENT PANEL:

  • Louie Bossi – Celebrity Chef & Restauranteur
  • Moraima Trujillo, M.D. – Banyan Health Systems

QUOTES FROM LEAD SPONSORS:

“NSU’s College of Pharmacy is committed to ensuring our students are educated on opioids, including appropriate and inappropriate prescribing and usage. Pharmacists are accessible and trusted professionals, who are proactively working to combat the opioid crisis – both in the community and in legislative efforts,” said Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and dean of NSU’s College of Pharmacy. “As medication experts, pharmacists can provide professionals and patients appropriate information on opioid drug therapy and alternatives.”

“Greenspoon Marder is committed to helping raise awareness of the opioid crisis. Our firm firmly advocates for necessary changes in legislation at the local, state and federal levels,” says Gerry Greenspoon, co-managing director of the firm.

AGENDA:

  • 6:00p – Intro/Prelude & Announcements
  • 6:15p – Panel starts (policy panel)
  • 7:00p – Questions via audience & from Twitter
  • 7:15p – Panel starts (medical panel)
  • 8:00p – Questions via audience & from Twitter
  • 8:15p – 8:30p – Patient Panel with Celebrity Chef Louie Bossi

JOIN US: Health care providers, constituents and members of the community, law enforcement, fire rescue, and government leaders are welcome to be a part of the conversation. For more information, contact specialevents@nova.edu.

VIEW EVENT VIA LIVE STREAM AT http://bit.ly/nsulive.

 

October 24, 2017

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