Published on January 19, 2018

Taking Aim at Opioid Crisis in the Quad-Cities

Genesis Health System and Drugscan will host a presentation about how the Quad Cities is being impacted by the national opioid crisis.

The event on Tuesday, Jan. 23 will be a discussion of how the national issue affects health groups, physicians and society in the Quad Cities. The target audience includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical assistants. The event is also open to the public.

The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 4215 Elmore Ave., Davenport.

Deb Motika, Senior Vice President of Quality Control and Lead Toxicologist at Drugscan, a toxicology laboratory located in Horsham, Pa., will be the featured speaker. Besides being a toxicologist at Drugscan, Motika is a professor of forensic toxicology at Alvernia University in Reading, PA., and serves as the toxicologist for Berks County Coroner’s Office in Pennsylvania.

Motika will discuss the depths of America’s opioid problem and possible methods to address the issue in the Quad Cities, while seeking solutions to the problem. Drug testing, drug diversion and physician risk will also be discussed during the program.

This discussion was made possible by Genesis Medical Center for the goals of education and bringing viable options and solutions regarding the opioid crisis in the Quad Cities.

For information, contact Jody Johnston-Mohr, medical education coordinator, Genesis Medical Center, at (563) 421-1284 or www.genesishealth.com/CME

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