UW/GU NEXT GENERATION MEDICINE: The Fentanyl Crisis: How to Keep Loved Ones Safe - Sept 13

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The Fentanyl Crisis: How to Keep Loved Ones Safe, with Caleb Banta-Green, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.W., from the UW School of Medicine


Tue, September 13, 2022   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

John J. Hemmingson Center - GU Campus

702 East Desmet Avenue Spokane, WA 99202

About this event

  • Drug overdose deaths have reached record highs in the U.S., among teens and adults. One drug that is 50 times stronger than heroin and roughly 100 times stronger than morphine is largely responsible: illicitly-made fentanyl. What is fentanyl? Why has it become so popular? Why is fentanyl such a deadly drug? How can we protect our loved ones and better support the health of our communities? Dr. Caleb Banta-Green, Acting Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences at the UW School of Medicine, and an Affiliate Professor at the UW School of Public Health, will discuss the answers to these questions and more. He is regularly quoted in national and local news media about drugs, addictions, and their impact, including most recently in The New York Times. Banta-Green is an executive sponsor of Washington State’s Opioid Overdose Response Plan and served as a Science advisor on overdose response to the director of the White House drug policy office.

This is an in-person event at the Hemmingson Center on the Gonzaga University campus in Spokane, Washington. If you register for this event and can't attend, we will send you a link to the recording. If COVID cases begin to rise we will switch this event from live to virtual and will send you a Zoom link to attend.

Please contact Kim Blakeley with questions: krb13@uw.edu.