Health Care Panel: The Impact of Pain, Opiates, and Depression in our Community

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Name: Health Care Panel: The Impact of Pain, Opiates, and Depression in our Community
Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Pre-registration is now closed for this event. Walk ins will be accepted based on availability.

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Health Care Committee invites you to join us on April 13, 2017 for a special panel of professionals who will address the topic of how pain opiates and depression impacts our community.

The purpose of this event is to engage residents and business leaders of Palm Beach North in an open discussion with public service and medical professionals regarding the impact of opiates on our community. The panel hopes to clarify many misunderstandings and misconceptions as they relate to links between pain management, depression, and opiate addiction, and looks forward to advancing a dialogue in which solutions can be considered for future strategic planning.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Articulate the scope and breadth of the opiate addiction problem at both the national and local levels
  • Describe the process through which an individual is likely to become addicted to opiate medication and other opiate-related drugs
  • Classify the various pathways that are available to assist individuals in their recovery from opiate addiction
  • Identify those individuals who are at the greatest risk for opiate addiction
  • Explain the signs of opiate misuse and abuse
  • Communicate effective strategies through which one might assist an individual suspected of having an opiate addiction

Panelists include:

  • Dr. James S. Flowers, Alpenglow Lodge
  • Dr. Rachel Docekal, The Lyrae Group and former CEO of Hanley Foundation
  • Rachelle Litt, Jupiter Medical Center
  • Riviera Beach Police Chief Clarence D. Williams, III
  • Dr. Michael Reed (moderator), Palm Beach Spine Institute 

Thank you to the Riviera Beach CRA and the Riviera Beach Marina Event Center for sponsoring this event, Palm Beach Spine Institute for providing breakfast, and Oceana Coffee for providing coffee.

This is a complimentary event for our community, but please be sure to register. We look forward to seeing you on the morning of Thursday, April 13th!

Get to know our Panelists:

Michael Reed - Founder, Palm Beach Spine Institute 
Dr. Michael Reed is the Founder & Director of the Palm Beach Spine Institute, a VIP spine specialty firm for patients with spinal disorders. Dr. Reed and his colleagues are experts at leveraging available resources to evaluate, treat, navigate, guide, coach, and monitor patients to optimize outcomes and reduce the unnecessary suffering and costs associated with spinal disorders. Primary areas of focus include degenerative conditions, disc-related injuries and pathology, perioperative spine care (pre- and post-surgical management), complex spinal disorders, pediatric spine care, and vertebral fragility fractures.

Dr. Rachel Docekal - Founder, The Lyrae Group
Rachel Pappert Docekal, MBA, Ed.D has extensive experience in enterprise building, governance, business and program development, fund development, customer and community relations, social media, and the creation, launch, and management of brands. Rachel is a seasoned leader with specialized knowledge in for-profit and nonprofit sectors. As an accomplished writer, polished speaker, experienced leader, respected trainer and successful motivator with excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills, Rachel focuses on the improvement and acceleration of marketing and philanthropy programs. She has a gift for aligning organizational goals with core missions while ensuring sustainability, which led her to establish The Lyrae Group in 2015. As CEO of the Hanley Center Foundation, she was responsible for board and donor relations and creating fund development strategies to support Hanley?s lifesaving programs and capital expansion.

Chief Clarence D. Williams, III. - Police Chief, Riviera Beach
Clarence Daryl Williams, III is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Although a recent transplant to the Palm Beaches when he accepted the position of Chief of Police for the City of Riviera Beach in 2002, he is no stranger to community service and activism. His involvement in community service spans several decades and includes the following organizations and commissions: NAACP-Cincinnati Branch, State of Ohio Minority Police Officers Advisory Task Force; Ohio Governor's Commission on Socially Disadvantaged Black Males; and President of Golden Bears Youth Baseball Program, Hawks Youth Basketball and Hilltop Youth Football Program. Read Chief Williams' complete bio here.

Riviera Beach Marina Event Center
190 E. 13th Street
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

7:30 am to 7:45 am ? Networking & Breakfast
7:45 am to 8:00 am ? Introductions & Announcements
8:00 am to 9:30 am ? Panel Discussion Facilitated by Moderator
Contact Information:
Angelique Allen
This event is free and open to the public but please be sure to RSVP!
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