In 2021, overdose deaths in the United States reached a record high. At the same time, restrictions on prescription opioids strand many patients without adequate care. For policymakers and providers, ensuring quality patient care and reducing harm requires navigating an evolving landscape of restrictions and best practices. The New York State Department of Health Commissioner’s Grand Round will convene subject-matter experts to discuss New York State’s response to the opioid crisis and harm reduction strategies; the importance of using a health equity lens in the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD); and guidance for treating chronic pain with opioids.
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Moderator: Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health
- Chinazo Cunningham, MD, Commissioner, New York Office of Addiction Services and Supports
- Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Department of Population Health
- Joanna Starrels, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center Associate Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center