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All members of the S&T community are invited to attend a presentation by Dr. Fred Rottneck, “The Missouri State Opioid Response: Modifying the Response for 2019” from 11 a.m. – noon Friday, Oct. 25 in the Havener Center, Carver-Turner Room 204.
Missouri is one of only two states that experienced an increase in opioid overdose deaths in 2018. This is despite a nationally-recognized medication-first model. Dr. Rottnek, a member of the Opioid Crisis Management Team, will discuss Missouri’s work and our program enhancements to respond to what we have learned.
Fred Rottnek, M.D., MAHCM, Fred Rottnek is a professor and director of community medicine at Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Medicine and medical director of the Physician Assistant Program. He is a graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the Master of Arts in Health Care Mission Program at Aquinas Institute of Theology.
Rottnek’s clinical practices have included correctional healthcare, homeless healthcare, community clinics and addiction medicine. He teaches in the School of Medicine, the PA Program, and the Interprofessional Education Program. Board-Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, he is the Medical Director for the Assisted Recovery Centers of American (ARCA).
The presentation is sponsored by Missouri S&T’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS). Should you have questions, please contact Dr. Kristine Swenson, director of the CSTS at Kswension@mst.edu.