Upcoming Community Panel: Sept 28, 7 - 8:30 PM, Providence


We are hosting our first of a series of community meetings on September 28, 2015, from 7 - 8:30 PM in Sopkin Auditorium, at the Miriam Hospital.

The Miriam Hospital, Sopkin Auditorium
Baxt Building, First Floor, (to the left of the main lobby)
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

This community meeting will feature a discussion of major components of a treatment initiative to reduce addiction and death by overdose. The community meeting will feature three panels, each with an expert speaker and time allotted for public comment and discussion. 


  • Panel 1: Robert Schwartz, MD, statewide buprenorphine prescriber expansion, and related efforts: A view from Maryland
  • Panel 2: Sarah Larney, PhD, methadone and buprenorphine assisted treatment during incarceration: Lessons from Australia
  • Panel 3: Gail D'Onofrio, MD, the mechanics and potential of emergency department-initiated buprenorphine treatment

This meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome.  Please sign up in advance for a 2-3 minute slot on any one of these panels if you wish to participate! Direct requests to participate during our time allotted for public comment, including your name, organization, contact info (phone & email), and which panel #1-3 you wish to participate in, to strategicplanRI@gmail.com.

Direct any questions to strategicplanRI@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!