Fall 2018 IP Forum- Confronting Opioid Dependence

Students and faculty facilitators during the 2018 Spring IP Forum.

The Office of Interprofessional Education hosted its third annual Interprofessional Forum addressing the recognition of and solutions for the burgeoning opioid epidemic in our country. Over 750 students from 12 professional programs brought their unique expertise together to identify strategies for the prevention and management of opioid dependence.

The 2018 IP Fall Forum - Confronting Opioid Dependence: An Interprofessional Strategy - was held on Thursday, November 8th at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. 

2017 Interprofessional Fall Forum Key Note Speakers:

Dr. Gale Burstein

Dr Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, FAAP

Erie County Commissioner of Health

Opioid Addictions Outbreak: A Public Health Crisis in WNY
Dr. Paul Updike

Dr Paul Updike, MD

Medical Director of Substance Use Services - Catholic Health System

The Importance of an Interprofessional Team Approach in the Care of Patients with SUD: A Case Study

For further information, listen to Dr. Lisa Jane Jacobsen, Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum, Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and member of the Interprofessional Leadership Team interview with Buffalo's NPR, "Heath-Related Professions Looking Hard at Opioids" regarding the Interprofessional Forum on Opioiod Dependence. http://news.wbfo.org/post/health-related-professions-looking-hard-opioids