WHAT:                 Louisiana is ranked first in opioid prescribing of all 50 states. The Louisiana Department of Health continues                             to work with partners throughout the state to address the opioid epidemic and develop potential solutions.

                            The Louisiana Department of Health is hosting the “The Opioid Crisis” Symposium where medical, judicial,                               and behavioral health experts will discuss the current status of prescription opioid use and abuse in                                           Louisiana.

WHO:                   Keynote speakers include:

William “Beau” Clark, MD, East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner and
President Elect of Louisiana State Medical Society

Judge John Molaison, Jr., 24th Judicial District Court Judge,
Intensive Probation Drug Court

Traci Perry, MSN, RN, Louisiana Department of Health,
Office of Behavioral Health, State Opioid Treatment Authority

SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, Chief Medical Officer, Medicaid,
Louisiana Department of Health

 WHEN:               October 26, 2016
                            2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:               Louisiana Department of Health
                             Bienville Building, Room 118
                             628 North Fourth Street, Baton Rouge