Colleagues:

Presented by Dr Anna Lembke, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center.

In this TED-style talk and discussion to follow, Dr. Anna Lembke uncovers the unseen forces driving opioid addiction and the phenomenon of inappropriate opioid prescribing nationwide. She explores the complex relationship between doctors and patients, the science of addiction, and the barriers to successfully addressing drug dependence and treating pain.

Dr. Anna Lembke’s key areas of interest include treating patients who have become addicted to prescription drugs. She takes a holistic, harm-reduction approach to each patient, and encourages spiritual and alternative therapies in the process of healing.

As always, the meeting is from 6 to 8 PM, 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Agenda for the OPG meeting, Wednesday August 16th, 2017
5:30 – 6:00 Program discussions, sharing of materials, dinner.
6:00 – 8:00 General meeting.

Welcome & Introductions
6:00-6:10pm
 All Sites
Updates
6:10-6:25pm
Announcements and Updates:

  • To be announced.
Presentation
6:25-7:45pm
Invisible Forces Driving the Opioid Epidemic: From Disability Reform to Illness Narratives

  • Dr. Anna Lembke – Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center.
Summary
7:45-8:00pm
Wrap Up and Evaluations