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  • June's Tap into TechSpring - America’s Opioid Crisis: Innovations for Fighting a Taboo Disease

    During the US’s deadliest drug overdose crisis, opioid addiction is often treated more like the result of a patient’s poor decision-making, rather than what it is—a disease fueled by overprescription, and compounded by social, economic, physical and psychological factors. 

     

    Join us to learn about several innovative programs being implemented here in Massachusetts, which ranks among the top ten states with the highest rates of opioid deaths in the US.

     

    Guest Speakers:

    You’ll hear from Bill Soares, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine at Baystate Health, and Assistant Professor Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science at the UMass Medical School at Baystate Health. Dr. Soares and a panel of experts will discuss myths, realities, challenges, and opportunities in treating opioid use disorder and how to prevent patients from falling through the cracks during a national crisis.

    TechSpring is a vibrant innovation community of technologists and healthcare professionals working together to solve the very real challenges in healthcare today. We do this over food, beer and good cheer.  Learn more about Tap into TechSpring events here and mark your calendars: it’s always the second Thursday of each month from 5-8pm. 

     

    WHEN
    June 13, 2019 at 5pm
    WHERE
    TechSpring
    1350 MAIN ST 5th floor
    Springfield, MA 01199
    United States
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