Combating the Opioid Crisis: From Communities to the Capital

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1
March
Thursday
8:30AM
3:30PM
1 day
1
March
Thursday
8:30AM
3:30PM
1 day

Location

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062

Photos from the March 1st event. 

On Thursday, March 1st, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a critical forum — “Combating the Opioid Crisis: From Communities to the Capital”— to highlight the important work that the business community, the public-sector and local communities are undertaking to combat the opioid epidemic.

The forum featured leaders from the business community as well as state and federal government officials, including members of Congress and agency leaders, who are exploring a myriad of initiatives to help our nation rebound and rebuild from this crisis. For a complete list of speakers and discussion topics, please see the agenda

Confirmed Speakers Include: 

Federal Leaders
Jerome Adams, M.D. (VADM, USPHS), U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Anne Schuchat, M.D. (RADM, USPHS), Acting Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
The Honorable Rob Portman (Ohio), United States Senate
The Honorable Greg Walden (OR-02), Chairman, Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
Arthur Wyatt, Chief, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section, Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice


State Leaders
Dave Adkisson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 
Gene Barr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
Dr. Michael Brumage, Director, Office of Drug Control Policy, State of West Virginia
Van Ingram, Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy 
The Honorable George Jepsen, Attorney General, State of Connecticut 
Steve Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer, West Virginia Chamber 
The Honorable Brad Schimel, Attorney General, State of Wisconsin  
 

Leaders in Prevention, Education, and Private Sector Solutions
Linden Barber, Chief Regulatory Counsel, Cardinal Health
Jon Chapman, Co-Founder and President, Global Partnerships, EverFi
Roger Krone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Leidos
Lori McFarling, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Discovery Education
Thomas M. Moriarty, Executive Vice President, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer & General Counsel, CVS Health
Dr. Hal Paz, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Aetna
Dr. Martin Rosenzweig, Chief Medical Officer, Optum Behavioral, Optum
Admiral James Winnefeld and Mary Winnefeld, Founder, Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic

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This event highlights the important work that the business community, the public-sector and local communities are undertaking to combat the opioid epidemic.