Addiction expert to speak about opioid abuse

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On October 17, 2019

Fred Rottnek

Missouri is one of only two states that experienced an increase in opioid overdose deaths in 2018. Dr. Fred Rottneck, a physician, will present a talk, “The Missouri State Opioid Response: Modifying the Response for 2019” 11 a.m.-noon Friday, Oct. 25, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center.

Rottnek, a member of the Opioid Crisis Management Team, will discuss Missouri’s work and program enhancements to respond to lessons learned. He is a professor and director of community medicine at Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine and medical director of the university’s physician assistants program. He earned a medical degree from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Rottnek’s clinical experience includes providing health care for prisoners, homeless individuals and at community clinics. He teaches in SLU’s School of Medicine, physician assistants program and the Interprofessional Education Program.

He is board-certified in family medicine and addiction medicine and is the medical director for the Assisted Recovery Centers of America (ARCA).

The presentation is sponsored by S&T’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS). For more information, please contact Dr. Kristine Swenson, professor and chair of English and technical communication, and director of CSTS, at

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