March 9, 2018

Dr. Silvia Sacalis to Speak at National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

Healthesystems' VP of Clinical Services, Silvia Sacalis, PharmD, will be co-present Workers' Comp Opioid Use Trends and Effective Population Health Management at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

The Summit is an annual gathering of professionals from local, state, and federal agencies, businesses, academia, healthcare, and other communities, created to discuss issues and developments related to the prevention and treatment of prescription drug abuse and heroin use. This year, the summit will be held from April 2-5 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Sacalis' presentation will discuss the unique characteristics, challenges, and risks inherent to opioid use in workers' comp populations, exploring how data aggregation, combined with systematically applied clinical logic, can reduce drug therapy risks and expose gaps in care.

Dr. Sacalis will co-present with Adam Seidner, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, The Hartford, and Vennela Thumula, PhD, Policy Analyst, Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The panel will be moderated by Mary Colvin, CPA, CPCU, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance, and Member, Operation UNITE Board of Directors.

The panel will take place Thursday, April 5th, at 10:00 AM. For further information, visit the Summit's page online.

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