Opioid Symposium: Assessing the Impacts of Opioids in Colorado and Examining Cutting Edge Interventions to Reduce Opioid-Related Harm

Denver, CO

The Center for Public Health Practice, the Harm Reduction Action Center and the Drug Policy Alliance invite you to participate in a symposium about establishing more effective responses to opioid-related harm in Colorado.

The symposium will convene experts from prevention and treatment, public health, behavioral health, mental health and harm reduction to assess the impact of opioids in Colorado, review recent legal changes and examine cutting-edge interventions proven to reduce the harms associated with opioid use.

Register for the symposium here. Attendance is free but space is limited.

View the Symposium Program here.

Symposium Objectives:

  • Convene community members, experts, and stakeholders to assess the impact of opioids in Colorado
  • Evaluate the impact of recent legal changes on opioid-related harm
  • Examine the potential benefits of evidence-based, public health interventions
  • Outline actionable steps for saving lives and reducing opioid-related harm in Colorado

Speakers include:

  • Senator Irene Aguilar, Colorado State Senate
  • Dr. Tim Byers, Director, Center for Public Health Practice, Colorado School of Public Health
  • Dr. Kevin Kaucher, Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Denver Health
  • Shannon Breitzman, Branch Director, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Lisa Raville, Executive Director, Harm Reduction Action Center
  • Dr. Robert Valuck, Coordinator, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Liz Evans, Former Co-Director, Insite, Vancouver
  • Dr. Richard Dart, Director, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
  • Denise Vincioni, Controlled Substances Administrator, Office of Behavioral Health
  • Dr. Scott MacDonald, Lead Physician, Providence Crosstown Clinic, Vancouver