Upcoming Webinar Meetings to Discuss Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases – Drug for nerve pain boosts high for opioid abusers.

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Upcoming Webinar Meetings to Discuss Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases – Drug for nerve pain boosts high for opioid abusers. (866) 348-2889

In an effort to continue to explore the relationship between the opioid epidemic and infectious diseases, particularly hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) is hosting a webinar on March 8, 2018. This webinar is the second part of the Hidden Casualties Webinars: National Partners’ Response to the Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases, and will focus on health policy perspectives. Part one focused on state government perspectives. To register for the second webinar, and to view a recording of the first webinar, visit HHS’ website.

Further, the OHAIDP and the Office on Women’s Health in the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health funded the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) to explore how the opioid epidemic is changing the epidemiology of HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases. The National Academies will hold a one and a half day public meeting on the infectious disease consequences of the opioid epidemic on March 12 and 13 in Washington, DC. Those who are interested in attending this meeting, Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic – A Workshop, can register to participate either in-person or online via webcast.

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