Global Conference 2017

The crisis of opioid abuse and addiction is the latest manifestation of the challenges society faces in dealing with addiction and deeply intertwined mental health issues. Effective treatments are difficult to develop and are often difficult for patients to access. This panel will ask:

  • What are the economic and personal tolls exacted by these problems in the U.S. and globally?
  • What policy changes could help combat opioid addiction?
  • How can advances in neuroscience and new technologies, including artificial intelligence, help?


Lynn Goldman

Michael and Lori Milken Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University


Thomas Insel

Team Lead, Verily Life Sciences; Former Director, NIMH

Gary Mendell

Founder and CEO, Shatterproof

Richard Pops

Chairman and CEO, Alkermes, Inc.

Garen Staglin

Founder and Chairman, One Mind

Nora Volkow

Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

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