Stephen Lewis, PhD to present at American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2021

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American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2021 will be held from May 14-19 2021

 

Session Title: THE OPIOID PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS: SCIENCE = SOLUTIONS

 

 Organization: National Institute on Drug Abuse

 

Session Description:

The U.S. opioid crisis has resulted in the deaths of nearly 450,000 people between 1999-2018 from opioid-involved overdoses.This session will address the evolution of the opioid crisis and the public health response mobilized to address it, as well as mechanisms of opioid-induced mortality with a focus on respiratory depression. The speakers will address the current understanding of respiratory control, how opioids affect respiration, and recent developments and gaps in research on mechanisms of central and peripheral respiratory control. Particular attention will be paid to mechanisms underlying opioid-induced “wooden chest” syndrome, a phenomenon coming under scrutiny as a potential contributor to opioid-induced mortality.

 

Session Objectives:

Improve understanding of how opioid analgesics effect respiratory systems and processes and contribute to opioid-related toxicity.

Develop a better understanding of the role of fentanyl and other opioids in the development of wooden chest syndrome and its implications for treating opioid overdose patients who present with that syndrome.

Develop a better understanding of how respiratory scientists can contribute to solutions to addressing the opioid public health crisis.

 

Session Faculty:

 

Wilson Compton, MD, MPE

wcompton@nida.nih.gov

Talk Title: Mobilizing a Public Health Response to the U.S. Opioid Crisis

Talk Description: This speaker will address the evolution of the opioid crisis and the public health response mobilized to address it.

 

Stephen Lewis, PhD

sjl78@case.edu

Talk Title: Sites and Mechanisms of Action of Opioids on Breathing

Talk Description: This speaker will address the current understanding of respiratory control, how opioids affect respiration, and recent developments and gaps in research on mechanisms of central and peripheral respiratory control.

 

Phillip Torralva, MD

torralva@ohsu.edu

Talk Title: The Role of Opioids in “Wooden Chest” Syndrome

Talk Description: This session will address biological mechanisms underlying “wooden chest” syndrome, a phenomenon coming under scrutiny as a potential contributor to opioid-induced mortality.

 

Aidan Hampson, PhD

Aidan.Hampson@nih.gov

Role: Moderator

Talk Title: Moderated Q&A

Talk Description: This speaker will provide summary remarks and lead a moderated question and answer session with the panelists

 

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