Northeast Node co-hosting NIDA Director, NH state rep at opioid crisis conference
May 25, 2017
Together with the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network will co-host Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and New Hampshire State Representative Ann McLane Kuster, at a conference focused on New Hampshire’s opioid crisis.
“Tackling the New Hampshire Opioid Crisis: Harnessing the Power of Science to Break the Cycle” will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at the Dartmouth Collis Center from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
The state of New Hampshire is among those with the highest rates of opioid overdoses in the U.S. This panel will highlight the state of the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire and the role science can play in helping to tackle this crisis.
New Hampshire Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster will provide an overview of the state of the opioid crisis in New Hampshire and highlight the work she has been leading as the Founder and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force.
Director of the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health and the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network, Dr. Lisa Marsch, will present findings from The New Hampshire HotSpot Study, a NIDA-funded rapid epidemiological study that examined the confluence of factors that have given rise to the disproportionately high rate of opioid overdoses in New Hampshire. Dr. Marsch presented preliminary findings from this study at a briefing of the House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force earlier this year.
Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health, will give the keynote address: “Collision of the Pain and Opioid Epidemics – Challenges and Solutions,” providing an overview of the state of the science of treatment of opioid use disorders and related consequences.
Several innovative programs at Dartmouth and in communities statewide that focus on the treatment and prevention of opioid use disorders and related harms will be highlighted, followed by an interactive audience discussion with the panel.
Dartmouth News published an article on the upcoming conference yesterday (May 24).
Registration for the event is required.
The Northeast Node is proud to be a part of this conference and in helping to find a sustainable solution to New Hampshire’s opioid crisis. The Node Administration team will be live-tweeting the event (you can follow us @NEnodeCTN) and posting to our Facebook page throughout the day.