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Leading Edge Medicine

Our Leading Edge Medicine series offers the opportunity for our most loyal donors to meet and hear firsthand from our renowned physicians about the most recent advances in research and patient care. Donors receive an insider’s look at how their contributions are making an impact to improve more lives.

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Thursday, June 20
5:30 p.m. Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres
6:00 p.m. Presentation: "Addiction Medicine: Combating the Opioid Crisis"

Join us to hear from a multidisciplinary panel of emergency medicine, toxicology, and psychiatry experts as they share what is working, and what still needs to be done, to combat the opioid epidemic in our region and across the country.

Featuring special guests:

Laura J. Bierut, MD
Alumni Endowed Professor of Psychiatry
Director of the Health & Behavior Research Center
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine

Robert F. Poirier Jr., MD, MBA
Clinical Chief of Emergency Medicine
Physician Advisor, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine

Evan S. Schwarz, MD
Section Chief of Medical Toxicology
Director, Medical Toxicology & Addition Medicine Consultation Service & Clinic
Washington University School of Medicine

At our recent Leading Edge Medicine event, David M. Holtzman, MD, and Jeffrey Milbrandt, MD, PhD, spoke about groundbreaking research in neurodegenerative diseases and the development of new treatments. ​