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Columbia University Opioid Symposium: Building New Collaborations Towards New Solutions

June 22, 2018
Vagelos Education Center
104 Haven Avenue
New York, NY
The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is hosting a symposium to stimulate collaborations among researchers, industry partners and the community to advance new efforts to address the opioid crisis. The event will feature plenary speakers from local and national levels, a networking lunch, and concurrent sessions focused on the response from industry and community.
Registration: 10:30am - 11:00am
Welcome: 11:00am - 11:15am
  • Muredach P. Reilly, MB, MS, Director, Irving Institute Florence and Herbert Irving Endowed Professor of Medicine
Plenary Session and Panel Discussion: 11:15am - 1:15pm
  • Michael G. Kurilla, MD, PhD, Director, Division of Clinical Innovation, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
  • Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD, Director, Division of Epidemiology, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH, Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Mark Olfson, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Frances R. Levin, MD, Kennedy-Leavy Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Substance Abuse at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Moderated by Harold A. Pincus, MD, Co-Director, Irving Institute Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Networking Lunch: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Concurrent Sessions: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Industry Response to Address the Opioid Crisis,Co-hosted by the Columbia Business School Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program
  • Community Response to Address the Opioid Crisis, Co-hosted by the Irving Institute's Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR), NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia School of Social Work and the Washington Heights Corner Project

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