Fall 2017 IP Forum - Confronting Opioid Dependence

This Fall the Office of IPE will host its 2nd annual Interprofessional Forum addressing the recognition of and solutions for the burgeoning opioid epidemic in our country. 1,000 students from 11 professional programs will bring their unique expertise together to identify strategies for the prevention and management of opioid dependence.

Students will hear from keynote speakers, Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Commissioner of Health, and Dr. Paul Updike, Medical Director of Substance Use Services for the Catholic Health System. Dr. Burstein will address how opioid dependence is affecting residents in Erie County and Dr. Updike will follow with his presentation on the importance of an interprofessional team approach to patient care. 

The 2017 IP Fall Forum - Confronting Opioid Dependence: An Interprofessional Strategy - will be held on Thursday, November 9. Sessions will be held in Kapoor Hall at 10:00am -12:30pm ; 2:00pm - 4:30pm; and 6:00pm - 8:30pm.

2017 Interprofessional Fall Forum Key Note Speakers:

Dr Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, FAAP

Erie County Commissioner of Health

Opioid Addictions Outbreak: A Public Health Crisis in WNY

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