The UC San Diego Global Health Program, Students for Global Health and the Global Forum are proud to bring you the “Quarterly Conversations in Global Health” series. This event is an opportunity for the Global Health community to come together to discuss relevant issues in the field from an interdisciplinary perspective. We strive to create a platform to increase interaction with UC San Diego students, faculty and local organizations to facilitate productive conversations and change.

Join us for Winter 2018 Global Forum:

Quarterly Conversations in Global Health

The Opioid Epidemic

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

 Great Hall, UC San Diego

Opening reception begins at 3:00pm 

 Panel begins at 3:30pm

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The US is the world’s leader in opioid misuse, with 12.5 million people having misused prescription opioids in 2015, according to the US Health and Human Services Agency. During the same year, 2.1 million people misused prescription opioids for the first time and the numbers show no sign of slowing down. Come hear from experts on the topic about what this means for global health and how we can stop this crisis from becoming a worldwide pandemic.

Join us for a conversation with a panel of experts about research going on in the field  and hear what organizations are doing around the world to reduce these numbers.

During our opening reception (3:00 – 3:30pm) join us for heavy appetizers and meet with tabling organizations who have opportunities to get involved with related issues.


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See highlights from the previous Quarterly Conversations in Global Health here.

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