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Sepsis and Opioid Use Disorder: The Intersection of Two Public Health Crises
January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST / 12:00 – 1:00 PM PST
Sepsis and opioid use disorders are major sources of morbidity, mortality, and costs to the healthcare system. While most of the national focus has been on the rising number of fatal opioid overdoses, less attention has been paid to the serious infectious complications of opioid use disorders, including sepsis. In this presentation, Drs. Rhee and Kimmel will review recent data elucidating the epidemiology of sepsis and opioid-related hospitalizations and discuss potential strategies for reducing the harms associated with the intersection of these two public health emergencies.
Chanu Rhee, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Assistant Professor of Population Medicine
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute/ Harvard Medical School
Simeon Kimmel, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University, School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center