[The Dean's Speaker Series] Saving Lives in the Opioid Crisis: Changing Practice to Mitigate Risk

Apr, 2019
12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Lunch provided
Registration Fee: Free; sign-in is required
CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credits


The opioid crisis has been evolving for the last two decades. Multiple factors have contributed to shifting practice but deaths continue to escalate. Dr. Perrone will review strategies to change prescribing, enhance judicious opioid use and discuss latest opportunities to engage patients with opioid use disorder into treatment.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the history and evolution of the opioid crisis.
  • Describe how to effectively use opioid-related data to influence clinician behavior and drive sustainable change.
  • Learn how to apply evidence-based, comprehensive pain management practices to address opioid mitigation


Jeanmarie Perrone, MD, FACMT, is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Addiction Medicine Initiatives from the ED. She has led numerous investigations in opioid stewardship and has advocated at the state and national level for emergency treatment for Opioid Use Disorder; her work has been featured in prominent media including the New York Times, USA Today and National Public Radio. She has served on the Philadelphia Mayor’s Task Force, the PA State Opioid and PDMP task forces, the National Quality Forum, and advisory committees with the CDC and FDA to address judicious opioid prescribing. She has won numerous awards for education and mentorship, and is triple boarded in emergency medicine, medical toxicology and addiction medicine. She was inducted into the Penn Academy of Master Clinicians in 2014.

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.