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:

Our panel of experts will discuss myths, realities, challenges and opportunities in treating opioid use disorders and how to prevent patients from falling through the cracks during a national crisis.

Bill Soares, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician at Baystate Health and Assistant Professor at UMass Medical School

Peter Friedmann, MD, Chief Research Officer at Baystate Health and Associate Dean for Research at UMass Medical School

Liz Whynott, Director of HIV Health and Prevention at Tapestry Health in Florence, MA



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. 


Aumani Harris Douglas Smith Patrick Abad Brian Sampson Don Kinsley Joel Vengco Killian Slattery Maria Savageau Marcia Duclos Jim Dud Mary Berard Michael Dean Kathi Cotugno Tracey McKethan Andrew Bellotti Norman Ramirez Beverly Lewis Charles Mahdy Nancy Rines Mariely Alindato Amy Cianfaglione Holly Aiken Pete St. Marie Darleen Athas Vicky MacLeod Mike Sullivan Elizabeth Chrystal Carrie Heningham Juliette Zielinski Shawna Biscone Stephen Ryzewicz Vladimir Zhylkovski Nancy Domenichelli Renee Wroth Stan Bates David Potter Jose Azocar Deborah Lynch Roberto Grant Kimberly Lareau Lona Laughhunn Kevin C lark Christine O'Connor Norma Nunez-Vazquez Susan Garrow-Sloan Nadia Tafreshi Paul McOwen Bill Cole

Will you come?

June 13, 2019 at 5:00pm - 8pm
1350 MAIN ST 5th floor
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
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Kristie Kelly