Karl Dean to Talk Healthcare Policy at TriMED Conference Sept. 14

August 28, 2018

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean will headline a luncheon at the TriMED Healthcare Education Summit at Music City Center in Nashville on Friday, Sept. 14. The discussion will be moderated by Ben Hall of NewsChannel 5. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee was also invited to the forum but is unable to attend.  

WHAT: Gubernatorial candidate platform at TriMED Healthcare Education Summit

WHO: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean
Doctors and other healthcare professionals will attend for 20 hours of education on Tennessee’s opioid abuse epidemic and a variety of other healthcare topics.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 14
12 noon – 12:45pm

WHERE: Music City Center, Nashville



Other program highlights:

  • Opioid panel discussion featuring physicians and other subject matter experts representing diverse medical specialties such as pain management and emergency medicine.

  • Physician wellness course to help doctors better understand and address high rates of physician stress, burnout, substance abuse and suicide.

  • Update from Tennessee Department of Health Chief Medical Officer David Reagan, MD, on the rollout of Governor Haslam’s TN Together plan for addressing the opioid epidemic. New laws restricting initial opioid prescriptions and dispensing took effect July 1.

  • Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Friday, Sept. 14, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Representatives from Count it! Lock it! Drop it! will be outside on the Music City Center patio on 5th Avenue South collecting unused prescription medication. Pharmacists and law enforcement officers will be on hand to safely, conveniently and confidentially dispose of unused or unwanted drugs.

Find information about the TriMED Healthcare Education Summit at trimedtn.com.