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Emory Public Health, Nursing have “Eyes on the Opioid Crisis”

Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Rollins School of Public Health are pleased to present the 2018 David C. Jowers Lecture: Eyes on the Opioid Crisis on Thursday, October 11. This includes a new, expanded format going from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with discussion panels examining policy, practice, and science impacted by this crisis.

The David Jowers Endowed Lectureship was established to attract educators, medical practitioners and others to address topics related to nursing care related to 1) patient safety and the rendering of high quality nursing care and/or 2) HIV infection, AIDS, and other infectious diseases, the treatment of patients and the care of families faced with these illnesses, and the training of students and research in these areas. The lecture will share with students, faculty, health care providers and members of the community important information about these subjects.

More than 130 people die each day from opioid-related overdoses, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In their 2016-2017 data, the HHS also says 11.4 million Americans misused prescription opioids during that time.

This year’s keynote address features Jackie Rowles, DNP, MBA, MA, CRNA, ANP-BC, DPNAP, DAIPM, FAAN. Rowles is the Nurse Anesthesia Program Director and an Associate Professor in the Leighton School of Nursing at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN, as well as a Clinical Instructor for their College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP-BC) with internationally recognized leadership and clinical expertise in the specialty of pain management. Rowles also served as an item writer for the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetist’s Non-Surgical Pain Management certification examination.

Speaking on the panels are national experts in several areas relevant to the U.S. opioid crisis. This includes speakers who have made it their life’s work to understand opioid addiction from a policy, practice, and scientific standpoint. Cammie Rice, founder of CWC, will speak on how the opioid crisis has had a personal impact. Her story will help lead off a day of panel discussions related to the policy, practice, and science of the U.S. opioid crisis.

The 2018 Jowers Lecture will be held at the Lawrence P. & Ann Estes Klamon Room in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building of the Rollins School of Public Health from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11. RSVP is requested.

“This lecture is important for healthcare professionals, students, and any one of the millions of families impacted by the opioid crisis,” says Kelly Wiltse Nicely, PhD, CRNA, Assistant Professor, Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program (DNP) at Emory Nursing. “The more we inform ourselves about this crisis, the closer we as a society come to managing it and eventually eliminating it.”