AMSUS Thought Leadership Forums are special events featuring a panel of Executive Advisory Council (EAC)/federal health leaders and subject matter experts from our Executive Advisory Board (EAB). These events focus on a single, important health issue affecting military, public, and Veterans health.
“Protecting Patients and Individuals Against Opioid Overdose and its Associated Costs to Our Healthcare Systems” was held 1 November 2022 in Washington, DC. This Thought Leadership Forum engaged panelists in meaningful discussion about the opioid crisis; what is working to reduce opioid overdoses; social, financial, and policy obstacles to opioid overdose prevention and steps forward to mitigate those obstacles.
MG Rich Stone, MC USA (ret), Former Acting Under Secretary for Health, US Department of Veterans Affairs
Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD, Executive Director for the National Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, US Department of Veterans Affairs
Paul Cordts, MD, Deputy Assistant Director for Medical Affairs, Defense Health Agency
Harold Gelfand MD, FASA, CAPT, MC, USN, Director, Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Gay Owens, PharmD, MBA, Sr Director Global Medical Affairs, Emergent Biosolutions
Don Stader, MD FACEP, Executive Director, The Naloxone Project and President, Stader Opioid Consultants
Steve Kearney, PharmD, Global Medical Director, SAS Health Solutions
MG Patrick Sargent, USA (ret), Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Cerner