Opioid Epidemic Uncovered: Finding the Prescription for Recovery - Poe Center Annual Meeting and Luncheon Conferences

September 14, 2017 - September 15, 2017 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Poe Center for Health Education and the NC Medical Society Alliance will host a luncheon conference in Raleigh on September 14 and in Greensboro on September 15 to examine the opioid crisis and explore collaborative solutions.

Keynote: The luncheons will feature former LA Times reporter and national speaker, Sam Quinones, author of the acclaimed book, Dreamland: the True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

The Poe Center has copies of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic available for purchase for $20 per book. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to have their books signed by Sam Quinones.

Panel: A panel of local experts will discuss the impact of opioids in their communities and the opportunities for change.

Annual Meeting (Raleigh location only): The Poe Center will recognize incoming and outgoing Board Members and honor community members who contribute to children’s health and education in North Carolina.

VIP Event: Meet author Sam Quinones and network with business and community members invested in health and wellbeing. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

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Emcee, Raleigh Luncheon:
ABC11 Anchorman Steve Daniels



A special thank you to our event sponsors and donors.


We have currently applied for CME/CEU credits through the Wake Area Health Education Center. If approved, the following will apply:

CME Credit:
The Wake Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Credit:
Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an approved AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Board for nurse practitioners and physician assistants. License requirements are subject to change. Wake AHEC recommends that participants contact their licensing boards for specific questions.

Accreditation Statement:
The Wake Area Health Education Center is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.