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      July 25, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      3434 Broadway
      Sacramento, California 95817

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      Science Cafe: Opioid Treatment & Recovery

      July 2019 Science Cafe NEW PERSPECTIVES – Opioid Treatment and Recovery Different options exist to address the opioid epidemic and solutions need evidence about cost and outcomes. Emergency departments are redefining their roles to improve outpatient treatment options for patients recovering from opioid use disorder. A Conversation with Jeff Hoch and Joshua Elder  Jeffrey Hoch is an award-winning professor who has taught “Health Economics” and “Economic Evaluation” classes in the United States and internationally. His research has led to hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, editorials, and presentations worldwide.  Joshua Elder is a practicing emergency physician with a research focus on health care innovation and substance use disorder. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and is developing tools to help patients struggling with addiction. He also serves as a Captain in the Army Reserves.   Community Conversations Science Café is a bi-monthly speaker’s series produced by the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, and the Powerhouse Science Center. Science Café Background Information The CTSC Community Engagement Program began the Science Café speaker series in August 2016.  The purpose of the events is to provide a casual, safe space for lay audiences to have conversations with scientists, and is aimed at engaging the general public in a discussion about research, current events, and other aspects of science that have current public interest (e.g., the opioid addiction crisis and how to manage it, the spread and dangers of the Zika virus, etc.). These community-research education conversations are hosted bimonthly as an opportunity for researchers to  Present cutting-edge research findings Engage with and learn from the end-users of scientific health discoveries (the public) Enhance the public trust in science Improve scientific literacy Spark interest in collaboration with health researchers 

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