Media advisory: ‘Opioids: Conflicts & Controversies’

WASHINGTON (May 30, 2019) – PharmedOut, a Georgetown University Medical Center project that advances evidence-based prescribing and educates health care professionals and students about pharmaceutical and medical device marketing practices, hosts “Opioids: Conflicts & Controversies” June 13 – 14.

This interdisciplinary conference brings together health care providers, social scientists, lawyers, and policymakers to discuss cutting edge topics including the tapering of opioids, current opioid marketing, marketing to nurses, opioid promotion in other countries, race and perceptions of the opioid epidemic and the impact of opioids on pregnant women and babies.


WHAT: “Opioids: Conflicts & Controversies”

WHEN: Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14, 2019


Georgetown University Medical Center

Research Building Auditorium

4000 Reservoir Rd., NW (This address is for Uber/Lyft/cab drop off.)

Washington, DC

WHO: View the full agenda with speakers.

MEDIA: Please RSVP to Karen Teber to attend at no charge.



Twitter: @Pharmed_Out

Twitter: @GUMedCenter

About Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an internationally recognized academic health and science center with a four-part mission of research, teaching, service and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis — or “care of the whole person.” The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization, which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. Connect with GUMC on Facebook (, Twitter (@gumedcenter).

Media Contact
Karen Teber
[email protected]