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Faces of Addiction -- 4/26 Daypass -- Opioids in America: The Role of Surgery
Dr. Jennifer Waljee is an Associate Professor in the Section of Plastic Surgery. She has a B.S. and master’s degrees in public health at the University of Michigan and M.D. from Emory University. She completed General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on patient-centered outcomes following surgery, including the efficacy of patient-reported outcomes, and she currently serves as a Co-Director of the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network, or Michigan-OPEN, an initiative that seeks to transform pain management and curb opioid abuse in the state of Michigan. Speaker’s Synopsis: Opioid-related morbidity and mortality has reached epidemic proportions in United States. Although much attention is focused on the role of opioid prescribing for chronic pain, the role of opioid analgesics for acute pain and procedural care is less understood. In this discussion we will examine the role of procedural care in the opioid epidemic and statewide efforts in Michigan to develop best practices to curb over prescribing and enhance opioid disposal in our communities.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 04/26/2018
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED