We all have a role to play in preventing addiction and stopping overdose deaths in our communities. How can different sectors work together for a coordinated response? Join the California Opioid Safety Network (COSN) for the first web forum in our series titled, No Wrong Door for Opioid Safety: How to Build an Effective Response in Your Community. During this first web forum we will hear from a law enforcement official in New Jersey, a respected national advocate, and an emergency department physician in rural California–three people who are making a difference by building partnerships across sectors in their community. The session will explore the approach each leader is taking to foster new connections, how they overcome pushback, and resources that you can apply to your own work going forward.

Registration for this event is free and closed captioning is available to all attendees.

Presenters

Lt. Jason Piotrowski #5970

Unit Head, Office of Drug Monitoring & Analysis

New Jersey State Police

Trenton, NJ

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Anne Goshgarian, MD

Physician Champion, Northern Inyo Hospital

California Bridge Program

Bishop, CA

Anne Goshgarian is an Emergency Physician practicing in Bishop, CA. Originally from Illinois, she completed medical school at Creighton University and residency training at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. She has seen the unfortunate impact of the opioid epidemic on her rural community and recognized the need for…

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April Rovero

Founder/Executive Director

National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

San Ramon, CA

As the Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA), April leads the organization’s efforts to prevent prescription drug related addiction and overdose deaths through community education, policy change and legislation advocacy at the local, state and federal levels. She also leads the Contra Costa County MEDS…

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Moderator

Matt Willis, MD, MPH

Clinical Lead

California Opioid Safety Network

San Rafael, CA

  • Public Health Officer, County of Marin, San Rafael, CA

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Presentation Slides