Principal Investigator: Monique Sheppard
( - ) Proposal Abstract
The Prescription Opiate National Forum, a conference to discuss the epidemiology and best practices associated with the current national prescription opioid epidemic, is scheduled to take place in early November, 2009, in the Washington, DC, area. Invited speakers would help to frame the issue by presenting data and research findings. Breakout groups would be tasked with developing recommendations. Proceedings of the Forum would be created and widely disseminated to federal and state agencies and public and private organizations. This project would secure all necessary materials for the Forum, including hotel space and travel costs for speakers.