Opioid Epidemic Uncovered: Finding the Prescription for Recovery

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
VIP Event, Cary
7:00-8:30 pm
Page-Walker House
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Raleigh Luncheon Conference & Annual Meeting
11:30-2:00 pm
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC

Friday, September 15, 2017
Greensboro Luncheon Conference
11:30-2:00 pm
Greensboro Country Club
410 Sunset Drive, Greensboro, NC


Event Description

Luncheon Conferences: The Poe Center for Health Education and the NC Medical Society Alliance will host a luncheon conference in Raleigh on September 14 and Greensboro on September 15 to examine the opioid crisis and explore collaborative solutions.

  • Keynote: The luncheons will feature former LA Times reporter and national speaker, Sam Quinones, author of the acclaimed book, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Quinones will recount how prescription painkillers entangled with heroin led to the nation's deadliest drug plague in modern times.
  • Panel: A panel of experts will discuss the impact of opioids in their communities and the steps they are taking to combat the issue. A robust Q&A with the audience will explore collaborative solutions. The panel will include speakers such as members of law enforcement, the medical sector, preventative education, and investigative reporter Sam Quinones.
  • Annual Meeting (Raleigh only): The Center will recognize incoming and outgoing Board Members and honor community members who contribute to children’s health and education in North Carolina.
  • Emcee (Raleigh): Steve Daniels, ABC11 news anchor and investigative reporter.

VIP Social: Meet the author and network with business and community members invested in health and wellbeing. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Attire: business casual

Tickets: https://opioiduncovered.eventbrite.com