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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Through Science and Policy

Sunday April 07, 2019

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Room W205 A
Sponsored by the Division for Neuropharmacology (NEU)
Co-sponsored by the Division for Behavioral Pharmacology (BEH)
Co-sponsored by the Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology (CVP)
Co-sponsored by the Division for Drug Discovery and Development (DDD)
Co-sponsored by the Division for Drug Metabolism and Disposition (DMDD)
Co-sponsored by the Division for Pharmacology Education (DPE)
Co-sponsored by Division for Toxicology (TOX)

Chair :

Sophia Kaska
University of Kansas

Carol Paronis
McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School


The opioid epidemic is a major health crisis that the United States faces today. Despite the various health, economic, and social burdens that are associated with addiction, our society is still struggling to find effective methods to avoid addiction while treating patients and to also eliminate these burdens. Because of the complexity of the epidemic, the primary objective of this symposium is to learn more about how both opioid research and policy and community initiatives can be used to fight this crisis.

Pharmacotherapeutic Approaches to Opioid Use Disorder: What Works and What’s Missing?
Sharon Walsh - University of Kentucky

Fighting Fire with Fire: Development of Intranasal Nalmefene to Treat Synthetic Opioid Overdose
Phil Skolnick - Opiant Pharmaceuticals

New Understanding of Opioid Receptor Function: Allosteric Modulation and Biased Agonism
John Traynor - University of Michigan

Goals and Accomplishments of the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative
Jane Acri - National Institute on Drug Abuse

Last Updated: August 15, 2019
Key Dates
April 6

ASPET Business Meeting and Awards Presentation

April 6-9

ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2019

Thank you to our Annual Meeting partners:

Amgen
University of Florida
Wake Forest University
Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Wisconsin Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Training Program
UT Health San Antonio
University of Minnesota

Emory University Pharmacology

PR & P
University of Michigan Medical School Pharmacology
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