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RTP180 | Opioids

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The Frontier | 800 Park Offices Drive | RTP, NC Feb 15 5:00 pm - Feb 15 7:30 pm

February's RTP180 Topic | Opioids

It has been described as a nation-wide epidemic, a crisis, and something we have gone to war over. Opioid related deaths have risen over 800% in North Carolina since 1999. This is an issue many Americans are dealing with, and it is something affecting our backyard. Join us on February 15 to hear from four experts from around The Triangle on the research being done surrounding opioids, stigmas attached to the drugs, and strategies to combat this epidemic.


Dr. Lauren McCormack | RTI
Scott Luetgenau | Southlight Healthcare
Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mike Bajorek | Town of Cary

In lieu of Q&A at the end of each speaker's presentation, we will hold a quick panel with our 4 experts at the end of the program. Have a question you want asked? Email [email protected] or tweet using #RTP180.

 This event is presented by RTI International.


About RTP180

Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles—and what the Research Triangle Park is known for. At RTP180, speakers from our three founding universities, local companies and the community at-large are called upon to take the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them. Doors open at 5:00pm for networking, beer, and popcorn. Show kicks off at 6:00pm.

Our themes for 2018 are Science, Human Communications & Interactions, Technology, and Economic Development. 

The hashtag for this event is #RTP180