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February’s RTP180 Topic | Opioids

It has been described as a nation-wide epidemic, a crisis, and something we have gone to war over. Opioid related deaths have risen over 800% in North Carolina since 1999. This is an issue many Americans are dealing with, and it is something affecting our backyard. Join us on February 15th to hear from 4 experts from around The Triangle on the research being done surrounding opioids, stigmas attached to the drugs, and strategies to combat this epidemic.


Dr. Lauren McCormack | RTI
Scott Luetgenau | Southlight Healthcare
Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mike Bajorek | Town of Cary

In lieu of Q&A at the end of each speaker’s presentation, we will hold a quick panel with our 4 experts at the end of the program. Have a question you want asked? Email frystock@rtp.org

About RTP180

Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles – and what the Research Triangle Park is known for. At RTP180, speakers from our three founding universities, local companies and the community at-large are called upon to take the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them. Doors open at 5:00pm for networking. Show kicks off at 6:00pm.

This year we will have one event per quarter surrounding the following themes: Science, Human Communications & Interactions, Technology and Economic Development.

The hashtag for this event is #RTP180. Get social with us by tagging @theRTP and @RTPFrontier.

Can’t attend in person? The event will be livestreamed here,beginning at 6pm on Thursday, February 15th. A day or two after, we will have it hosted on our website here.