Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Symposium: Pain & the Opioid Epidemic: A Path Forward
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When: November 27, 2017
3:00-5:30 PM
Where: Ann Arbor, Michigan 
United States

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The 2017 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Symposium, co-hosted by the National Academy of Medicine and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will focus on how challenges associated with managing acute and chronic pain have led to an explosion in the abuse of prescription pain medications and a nationwide epidemic. Panelists will consider how to inform health care policies that impact the opioid epidemic by asking:

  • How can we use the wealth of epidemiological, clinical, and basic science information about the biology of pain and addiction to stem the opioid epidemic?
  • What can be done now?
  • What should be done in the longer term? 

Pioneering pain researcher, Dr. Allan Basbaum, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco, and member of the National Academy of Medicine, will describe the current understanding of the neurobiology of pain and discuss opportunities to translate knowledge about basic research into treatments for various types of pain, as the country continues to confront real life challenges.

The plenary lecture will be followed by a panel of University of Michigan faculty who will address various facets of the opioid epidemic across a wide range of disciplines. Learn more here


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