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What to expect at the Symposium

On December 6, 2017, HHS convened policymakers, researchers, state and local leaders, families affected by the epidemic, and federal leaders to present on how technology and data can be used to tackle the opioid epidemic facing their communities.

Agenda for December 6, 2017




8:30-8:35 a.m. Welcome Dr. Mona Siddiqui, HHS CDO
8:35–8:50 a.m. Opening Remarks from the HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein, HHS CTO
8:50–9:00 a.m. HHS Acting Secretary Keynote Address Eric Hargan, HHS Acting Secretary
9:00–9:20 a.m. Massachusetts Secretary of Health Keynote Address Marylou Sudders, Massachusetts State Secretary of Health and Human Services
9:20–9:35 a.m. Personal Story on the Opioid Epidemic Bridget Farrell, Mother of Delaney Farrell
9:35–9:50 a.m. The Power of Big Data Dr. Joel Selanikio, Pediatrician and Founder of Magpi
9:50–10:05 a.m. Data and the Fight Against Opioid Misuse and Abuse Dr. Sean Mackey, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford University
10:05-10:30 a.m. Emerging Technologies in Public Health Surveillance: ODMAP Jeff Beeson, Washington/Baltimore HIDTA
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break  
10:45-11:00 a.m. Remarks from the United States Surgeon General U.S. Surgeon General VADM, Jerome M. Adams  
11:00-11:30 a.m. State Innovations Panel: Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Data User Agreements Darshan Shah, Indiana CDO Tim George, Director of Policy, Office of the Governor John Roach, Director, KSM Consulting
11:30-11:45 a.m. Connecting and Leveraging PDMP Data Chris Baumgartner, Drug Systems Director, Washington State Department of Health
11:45-12:00 p.m. Our Role in the Solution John Walters, COO of Hudson Institute and former Director of ONDCP
12:00-12:15 p.m. Thank You and Final Remarks from the HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein, HHS CTO


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Content last reviewed on January 3, 2018