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Opioids: Policy to Practice Summit 2019

On Friday May 10, 2019, the Opioids: Policy to Practice summit was held in Ypsilanti, MI. The event, co-sponsored by the University of Michigan and Harvard University, brought together hundreds of in-person and online attendees to learn about best practices and solutions regarding opioid prescribing and prescription drug monitoring, drug overdose detection, and access to treatment and criminal justice. The summit was the first of two opioid summits that the universities will co-host, the second of which will be in October in Boston, MA. Presidents Mark Schlissel and Lawrence Bacow announced the partnership in September 2018 which aims to leverage intellectual resources against the national opioid crisis.