GW/ICF Presents the Next Research and Evaluation Forum

Opioid Use: An Epidemic of Addiction, Not Abuse

GW's Office of Industry and Corporate Research, the Milken Institute School of Public Health and ICF present the next GW/ICF Research and Evaluation Forum, Opioid Use: An Epidemic of Addiction, not Abuse.

GW ICf Forum


Wednesday, November 1, 2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am: Networking & Light Refreshments
11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Fireside Chat & Panel Discussion
The George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052


Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids has quadrupled. Each day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. The challenge is clear: this growing, nationwide drug epidemic needs to end. But where do we begin?
Join the George Washington University (GW) and ICF for the 7th Research and Evaluation Forum, Opioid Use: An Epidemic of Addiction, Not AbuseFeaturing a fireside chat withHillbilly Elegy author, J.D. Vance,
interviewed by Frank Sesno, former CNN anchor and director of the GW School of Media and Public Affairs.

Academic, industry, and government experts will discuss the underlying issues that complicate America's ability to mitigate addiction. A multifaceted crisis requires a multifaceted conversation – the panel includes:

  • Dr. Lynn Goldman, Michael & Lori Milken Dean of Public Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, the George Washington University
  • J.D. Vance, best-selling author of Hillbilly Elegy
  • Dr. Grant Baldwin, Director, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Gary Mendell, Founder and CEO, Shatterproof 

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