GBC announces Best Practices for Employers Managing Opioid Abuse forum on October 2

Join health care and regional business leaders for a conversation about what employers can do to help manage employee opioid addiction, including alternative methods to treat pain and suggestions for how to avoid addiction.

What is the burden of opioid abuse on employers? What are the best practices for employers in managing opioid abuse? How effective are multi-modal pain management and opioid alternatives for post-surgical pain for reducing opioid abuse? What role do Human Resources departments and health insurance/workers compensation policies play in managing the abuse? Learn the answers to these questions and more.

Hear from:

Dr. George Apostolides, Chief of Colorectal Surgery, Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Dr. Stephen Fisher, Medical Advisor to the CEO, Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company

Gaye Fortner, Chief Executive Officer, HealthCare 21 Employer Coalition

Denise Galambos, Vice President of Human Resources, BGE

Keith Mills, Sports Anchor/Reporter, WBAL

The panel discussion will be moderated by Clay B. Stamp, Executive Director of the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center and Senior Emergency Management Advisor to the Governor

and Chair of the Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council.

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018; 8 a.m. registration, 8:30-10 a.m. program

Where: University of Maryland BioPark, 801 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Cost:

Member individuals: $30

Non-Member individuals: $45

Register to attend

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For additional event information, contact Brian Levine, Vice President and Special Assistant to the President and CEO, at 410-727-2820.

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