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The Opioid Forum: We Can All Help

May 17, 2018 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am
Sky Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Event Summary

 

EVENT IS SOLD OUT

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Through the Eyes of the Inquirer Journalists

Mike Newall, Metro Columnist, and David Maialetti, Photographer, will speak about a year of covering the opioid crisis in Philadelphia, from life-saving librarians who revived overdose victims to the heroin encampments in the train tunnels of Kensington.

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Live Q&A with Aubrey Whelan, Opioid Beat Writer, and Thomas Farley, Health Commissioner, City of Philadelphia

9:00 a.m - 9:45 a.m. - "Where are we going" Panel Discussion moderated by Charlotte Sutton, Health Editor, Philadelphia Inquirer

PANELIST: 

Jose Benitez - Executive Director, Prevention Point

Kevin Caputo, M.D - Chair, Psychiatry, Vice President Behavioral Health, Crozer-Keystone Health System

Tony Luke - Restaurateur, Tony Luke's Cheesesteaks & #Brownandwhite Initiative Against Heroin Abuse

Devin A. Reaves M.S.W - Executive Director, Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition

Dr. Richard Snyder - Chief Medical Officer, Independence Blue Cross

Charlotte Sutton - Health Editor, The Inquirer (Moderator)

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Opioid Awareness and Overdose Reversal Training

During this brief training, trainees will learn not only how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, but they will also learn the laws in place to protect community first responders and how to access the medication. Training provided by Allison Herens, LSW, Harm Reduction Coordinator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health within the Opioid Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Prevention Program.

10:15 a.m. - Update by Mayor Jim Kenney, City of Philadelphia

Topic: Communities play a critical role in combating the opioids epidemic.

10:30 a.m. - Conclusion

Event Details

The Opioid Forum: We Can All Help

It's Your Employee. It's Your Neighbor. It's Your Friend.

 

Join Philadelphia Media Network and presenting sponsor Independence Blue Cross and for an educational program featuring a panel of experts discussing the impact of opioids in our community, directly in our family, and in the workplace.

 

When: Thursday, May 17, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Where: Sky Philadelphia, 1717 Arch St., 51st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Individual Ticket Price: $55.00 Includes plated breakfast

Ticket proceeds allow the Philadelphia Inquirer to continue to provide trusted journalism for our region

 

FEATURED SPEAKER: Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia

Topic: Communities play a critical role in combating the opioids epidemic.

 

SPEAKERS:

Jose Benitez - Executive Director, Prevention Point

Kevin Caputo M.D. - Chair, Psychiatry, Vice President, Behavioral Health, Crozer-Keystone Health System

Tony Luke - Restaurateur, Tony Luke's Cheesesteaks & #Brownandwhite Initiative Against Heroin Abuse

Devin A. Reaves M.S.W - Executive Director, Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition

Mike Newall - Metro Columnist, The Inquirer

Dr. Richard Snyder - Chief Medical Officer, Independence Blue Cross

Charlotte Sutton - Health Editor, The Inquirer

Aubrey Whelan - Opioid Beat Writer, The Inquirer

 

 

Where Are We Now?

In 2018, the City of Philadelphia and community members confronted the crisis and took action. Inquirer reporters Mike Newall, Metro Columnist and Aubrey Whelan, Opioid Beat Reporter will lead a discussion about the current state of Philadelphia, national rank and regional progress and progress to date.

 

Where Are We Going?

Moderated by Charlotte Sutton, Health Editor, this panel will be focused on what you can do as an individual, business executive and/or neighborhood leader.

 

Overdose Awareness

With Philadelphia and the nation in the grips of an opioid overdose crisis, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health will be offering FREE Training on overdose awareness and overdose reversal. During this brief training, trainees will learn not only how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, but they you will also learn the laws in place to protect community first responders and how to access the medication.

 

 

Expanded Coverage in the Philadelphia Inquirer
In conjunction with the educational program, The Philadelphia Inquirer will have expanded opioid coverage in the health and business section the Sunday prior on Sunday, May 13.

Contact Ron Maver to have a presence at the event and in this section at rmaver@philly.com


 

Exhibitor Opportunities  

Premium Seating Package: $3,500
Logo or Company name on event signage and power point presentation
Reserved table for ten guests in a premium location
Opportunity to submit a gift bag item
Quarter-page, BW advertisement 

Exhibitor Booth: $1,000
One (1) 6ft display table, cloth linen, two chairs
Premium placement
Reserved half table for five (5) guests
Logo recognition in "Thank You" ad in the expanded coverage section 
Opportunity to provide a gift bag item (pending sponsor)

 

Event Sponsorships Available. Contact Ron Maver at rmaver@philly.com

Event questions? Contact Jennifer Wolf at jwolf@philly.com

 

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Sky Philadelphia
1717 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

May 17, 2018 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am
Organizer
Jennifer Wolf
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