The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Training and Technical Assistance Center at the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, in partnership with Brandeis University and supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance under the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP), is pleased to announce that "The Integral Role of PDMPs and Comprehensive Data in Combatting the Opioid Epidemic National Meeting" will be held on June 26–27, 2019 in the Washington, DC region.
Prescription and illicit drug misuse and abuse is a multi-faceted problem requiring a coordinated, collaborative effort among federal, state, and local stakeholders. This year’s meeting brings together experts to discuss the importance of data and information sharing in projects and activities across the nation. The agenda explores a range of topics through presentations and collegial roundtables, including:
- Innovations in prescription drug monitoring programs;
- The eHealth Exchange – a healthcare data sharing network
- The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program – an interactive overdose tracking tool
- Determinants of overdose deaths;
- Targeted data analysis strategies to reduce drug abuse and addiction;
- Leveraging social, behavioral, and health data;
- COAP Grant Projects-in-the-Spotlight: Optimizing PDMPs and data sharing collaboratives; and
- Emerging drug threats in the United States.
This open event is tailored for COAP PDMP and Information Sharing Partnership grantees, PDMP Administrators, federal leaders, researchers, healthcare practitioners, and industry representatives.
There is no registration fee. To sign up, register here. The registration confirmation email will include logistical details, including information about the event site and hotel accommodations.