On March 23, 2016 the Franklin County Coroner’s Office will host the first Franklin County Opiate Crisis Summit at the Columbus Police Training Academy.  Close to 400 people have registered for the Summit; the event will not only provide education on opiates but will take a closer look at the resources and gaps found here in Franklin County.

Our  keynote speaker, Dr. Mary DiOrio, Medical Director of the Ohio Department of Health, will address the current state of Ohio’s Opiate Epidemic.  Our other speakers for the morning are Sheriff Zach Scott, Dr. Delaney Smith (ADAMH), Dr. Erin McKnight (Nationwide Children’s Hospital) and Dr. Teresa Long (Columbus Public Health Commissioner) who will address Franklin County’s Opiate Crisis.

Mr. Wayne Campbell and Ms. Vanessa Perkins will share with us the personal side of addiction.  Afternoon sessions will be divided into four tracks looking at Prevention/ Education, Law Enforcement, Legislation and Healthcare/Therapeutics.  The information obtained from the Summit will be incorporated into a Community Action Plan for Franklin County.

Press Release via http://coroner.franklincountyohio.gov