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Forensic Fridays

Forenic Fridays logoForensic Fridays is a quarterly CLE and professional education series offered both onsite and online to eligible professionals. Also open to the general public, programs in this series are approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 3 to 6 hours of Substantive and/or Ethics CLE credit, as well as other professional continuing education credit as noted.


OPIOIDS in AMERICA

The Science, Law and Policy of a National Epidemic

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A Forensic Fridays Seminar

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Co-sponsored by Duquesne University's Chronic Pain Research Consortium and Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy

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Friday, OCTOBER 27

8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University
and ONLINE!

Agenda | Event Flyer | Speakers

Every day, 91 Americans die from opioid overdoses, and of the more than half a million fatal drug overdoses between 2000 and 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 300,000 were caused by opioids. While rising heroin consumption is partly to blame, we now know that overdoses from prescription opioids are the driving factor behind these statistics; since 1999, deaths from drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone have quadrupled. What's more, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, of the 20.5 million Americans with substance use disorders in 2015, 2 million involved prescription pain relievers and another 591,000, heroin.

WHAT is going on here? HOW can we work together to stem this rising tide?

Please join us on Friday, Oct. 27, when an interdisciplinary slate of experts will address everything from what opioids are and how they work, to cutting-edge research on pain and addiction, to the roles of naloxone treatment and drug take-back programs, to the investigation and prosecution of manufacturers and distributors, and beyond. Whether you're a criminal attorney or a health care provider, a death investigator or a social worker, a relative or friend of someone in need or simply a concerned citizen, please make plans to join us for this timely and important event.

Featuring a special lunchtime presentation by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 6 hours of Substantive CLE credit, by the Duquesne University School of Nursing for 6 hours of Continuing Nursing Education credit, by the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work for 6.5 hours of Social Work Continuing Education credit, by the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy for 4 hours of Continuing Pharmacy Education, and by the Pennsylvania Coroners' Education Board for 6 hours of Coroners' Education credit.

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Questions? Contact us at 412.396.1330.


Coming in December ...

Independent Medical Evaluations
Scientific, Legal and Ethical Considerations
Friday, DECEMBER 1
1 - 4:30 p.m.
Power Center Ballroom A
2 Substantive CLE Hours and 1 Ethics CLE Hour


All programs and program dates are subject to change. To be kept updated about these and other upcoming programs,
please join our email list by contacting us at wechtinstitute@duq.edu or 412-396-1330.


Contact Us

Contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu
for more information or to register by phone or email.

Scholarships are available. Find out more.

Not in the Pittsburgh area?

Never fear - All our programs are offered ONLINE!
Just select the "Distance Learning" registration option.