TOPIC: The Opioid Epidemic.
A panel discussion addressing the treatment and legal aspects of addiction.
The opiod crisis has reached epidemic proportions in this country. According to the CDC, 62,000
people died in 2017 from overdose of opiods in the U.S. Our panel discussion will provide incite from the perspective of everyone involved in the treatment and legal aspects of opiod addiction. Susan Dawson, EdD, PMHNP-BC, the panel moderator is a trainer for the State Targeted Response Team for Opioid Addiction. She prepares Nurse Practitioners throughout Missouri to serve opioid addicted clients. She is a psychiatric mental health NP and has been in practice as a nurse for 45 years, and as an advanced practice nurse for 25 years. Dr. Dawson has served as a Professor, Dean and Director of nursing programs in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa. She has taught all levels of nursing-from LPN to Doctorate degrees, as well as serving for an adult psychiatric preceptor. She was employed at Comtrea, an FQHC, which enabled her to practice in an
integrated medicine setting. Now she is employed by Assisted Recovery Centers of America doing telepsychiatry for dual diagnosed addicted clients in recovery.
**You are invited to present a research poster at the Sigma St. Louis Regional Consortium program. Please send an abstract, not to exceed 300 words to Laura McLaughlin for inclusion at the conference. Send the abstract in a Word file via email to Laura.McLaughlin@SLU.edu by September 30, 2018. For additional information please contact Laura via email or at 314-977-8830