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Pain to Promise

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center Rotunda, North Tower, 8th Floor, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC US 20004

Opioid overdose and suicide—What can we do now to address these national emergencies?

Please join us for this invitation-only event hosted by Education Development Center (EDC) and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) that will bring together public and private sector thought leaders to discuss potential solutions to reduce the burden of “deaths of despair,” restore hope, and save lives in communities across the country

Distinguished panelists will discuss health care delivery, law enforcement, lived experience, faith, and the judicial system. Our discussion is especially timely given the pending October release of final recommendations of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

Our speakers will include:

Dr. Arthur C. Evans, CEO, American Psychological Association

Mr. Patrick Kennedy, The Kennedy Forum and President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Mr. Gary Langis, EDC substance abuse prevention consultant and voice of lived experience

Dr. Jerry Reed, Senior Vice President, EDC and Action Alliance 

Ms. Kay Warren, co-founder, Saddleback Church

In light of the administration’s call to declare the opioid crisis a “national emergency,” we hope you can join us for this important conversation. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to register today.