Dr Dan Carr Moderates Governors Panel on Opioids

by Pamela Ressler, MS, RN, HNC-BC, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Pain Research , Education and Policy Program, Tufts University School of Medicine

Governor Charlie Baker and Dr. Dan Carr

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Dr. Dan Carr, Director of the Tufts Pain Research, Education and Policy Program

Dr. Daniel Carr, Director of the Pain Research, Education and Policy Program at Tufts University School of Medicine recently moderated an esteemed panel at the International Conference on Opioids held at Harvard University. Panelists included all six governors of the New England states: Gov. Charlie Baker, MA; Gov. Maggie Hassan, NH; Gov. Paul LePage, ME, Gov. Dannel Malloy, CT; Gov. Gina Raimondo, RI; and Gov. Peter Shumlin, VT.  The discussion of state by state initatives was framed around the topic of the conference: Opioids the New Normal — The future of opioid prescription. The balance between opioid overuse and addiction and effective treatment for those suffering with chronic pain is a difficult one. The bipartisan panel agreed that a multimodal approach will be necessary for systemic societal change. To watch the entire panel discussion moderated by Dr. Carr,  click here  This unprecedented forum was featured in a wide variety of media, including a front cover editorial (“Self-medicating in the opioid crisis”) in the June 18 issue of The Lancet.


Governor's Panel w NE Governors and Dr Dan Carr

Governors Panel with moderator Dr. Dan Carr 2016 International Conference on Opioids

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Attending Local Conferences and Seminars: Financial Help for Students is Available

by Lisa Neal Gualtieri, PhD, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine and Pamela Ressler, RN, BSN, HN-BC, MS-PREP student and PREP-AIRED blog moderator
We went to the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council meeting in June on Healthcare & Social Media: Don’t Do It Alone – How to Leverage Social Media to Power Behavior Change . It was a fascinating session that included an excellent presentation by Dan Pallestant, MD, founder and CEO of Sermo, the best known physician online community. But the point here is not the seminar itself, but that there any many conferences and seminars in Boston on healthcare and attending them takes a committment of both time and money. The time issue comes down to a determination of how beneficial the content or the networking will be. The cost issue is one where there is help. Stay In MA is designed to support students’ attending local conferences and seminars and the application process has a quick turnaround. We recommend you try it the next time you see an announcement.

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