Live Webinar: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Overdose Deaths

12:00am - February 27, 2019
Pacific Southwest PTTC
Registration Deadline: February 26, 2019
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Live Webinar: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Overdose Deaths

Webinar Overview

This interactive and informative webinar will provide an in-depth review on the role of prevention and public health in implementing and expanding strategies to reduce opioid misuse and overdose. We will examine areas of congruence and tension when focusing on the prevention of opioid misuse versus the prevention of opioid overdose deaths. We will share examples of evidence-based prevention strategies for opioid misuse and overdose across the continuum of care--from universal strategies to harm reduction strategies. We will also explore strengths and vulnerabilities of various models and model adaptations to address the overdose crisis. Additionally, the Pacific Southwest PTTC will share relevant material with participants for both reference and continued learning.

During this webinar participants will:

1. Gain an in-depth understanding of where the evidence-base is strong and where it is still evolving for various opioid-related strategies;

2. Identify opportunities to increase capacity through engaging new stakeholders;

3. Learn to recognize which information sources are important and reliable in the context of uncertainty and rapidly evolving information; and

4. Strategize ways to access local expertise.


Maya Doe-Simkins, MPH, is a prominent public health researcher, educator, and technical assistance provider on the topic of opioid misuse and overdose prevention. Ms. Doe-Simkins helped develop the first naloxone distribution program using nasal naloxone and co-authored the first bystander naloxone effectiveness study.

Webinar Details

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Mountain

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Pacific

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Hawaii

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm American Samoa

Thursday, February 28, 2019

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Republic of the Marshall Islands

10:00 am - 11:30 am Pohnpei and Kosrae

9:00 am - 10:30 am Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap

8:00 am - 9:30 am Republic of Palau

Cost: Free!

Continuing Education: Participants can request a certificate of participation documenting 1.5 hours of continuing education.

Questions? Contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]) for any questions or difficulty in registering.