Speaker: Harry Nelson
Date: October 29, 2019
Time: 8 AM – 11 AM ET
Location: Orlando, Florida

Tribune Publishing’s Orlando Sentinel and Project Opioid present “The Prescription for Change: Finding Solutions to the Opioid Crisis in Central Florida” on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019. This event will be held at the Citrus Club in downtown Orlando and host over 300 community leaders and a number of media outlets. This event serves to highlight the work and progress of Project Opioid since its launch in January of 2019 as well as debut the preliminary results of the data study with UCF. Our keynote speaker will be Harry Nelson, author of The United States of Opioids which is considered to be the most comprehensive history of the opioid crisis in our nation.

8:00am to 10:00am – Main Presentations

  • Dr. Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, UCF’s Public Health Collaborative
  • Dr. Aaron Wohl, Emergency Room Physician at Lee Health
  • Harry Nelson, Co-Founder and Managing Partner and Author of The United States of Opioids

10:00am to 11:00am – Breakfast and Breakout Sessions

  • The Community Panel: Where Does Central Florida Go From Here? (Dr. Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Kim Lopdrup, Dr. Kelli Wells)
  • Why is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) vital in our fight against the opioid epidemic? (Dr. Aaron Wohl)
  • The Opioid Crisis in America (Harry Nelson)

About Project Opioid:

Officially known as the Central Florida Collective Impact on Opioid Abuse, Project Opioid was born of the need to confront Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in Central Florida through the assembly of a team of key leaders, decision-makers, and influencers from various sectors of the region.