National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

April 2, 2018 to April 5, 2018

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RTI International will have a large presence at the 2018 RX Summit with a space in the exhibit hall and several researchers presenting during the conference.

Laura Dunlap, senior director of RTI’s Behavioral Health Services, Policy, and Economics Research program, will be among the speakers discussing how telehealth can help address the opioid epidemic in rural and economically challenged areas.  The session is titled “Expanding Access to OUD Treatment: The Role of Telehealth.”

Nick Peiper, a behavioral health scientist, and Jon Zibbell, a senior public health scientist, will be among a group of presenters discussing efforts to detect fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in the field. Their session is titled “Drug Checking: A Novel Evidence-Based Strategy for Preventing Overdose.”

Nicholas Richardson, a research public health analyst, and Hope Smiley-McDonald, a research sociologist, will present on innovative actions police are taking to address the opioid crisis. Their session is titled “Law Enforcement and Harm Reduction: Merging Public Safety and Public Health Roles.”