Thu, Apr 08 | Webinar

The Emergence of a Twindemic | Whe

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Time & Location

Apr 08, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM PDT

About the Event

It is an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has enveloped the world in a layer of unprecedented vulnerabilities. For those who experience addiction and mental health concerns, the additional strain can pose a somber risk to health -- especially amid an opioid crisis in North America.

Before COVID-19, people with opioid use disorders fought to obtain multidisciplinary and comprehensive care due to widespread stigma and misinformation, in addition to systemic and socioeconomic barriers. During this extended period of isolation and uncertainty, this program will uncover approaches on how U.S. and local health systems along with the innovation community are addressing the convergence of these two crises.

Learn the challenges and opportunities of the opioid crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear first-hand the paralyzing stigma from a patient, the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic from both the Governor’s office and the DEA perspective, and understand the need for innovation to drive patient access across these communities in crisis.


Jackie Evans-Shields, PharmD, VP Medical Affairs, Heron Therapeutics


Travis Bornstein | Founder | Hope United

John Callery | Special Agent In Charge | Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Elizabeth Garner, M.D., MPH | Chief Medical Officer | ObsEva SA

Kelly Pfeifer, M.D.| Deputy Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services | California Department of Health Care Services 

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