Two-Day Seminar on Opioids & The Workplace


January 10-11, 2019 Millennium Student Center University of Missouri-St. Louis

Registration Now Open!

Join the discussion Thursday, January 10 & Friday, January 11 on the campus of the University of Missouri — St. Louis, as we bring together people who make policy, people who influence policy, and those affected by these policies. Help us build a better Missouri by developing real-world strategies to combat the problem of opioids in the workplace.

There is a compelling need to change how we look at the opioid problem, specifically its impact on workers and the workforce.

This two-day event will kick off a series of programs around Missouri designed to bring together people who make policy, people who influence policy, and those affected by these policies.

The goal is to develop a realistic action plan, developed by and for the people most involved with the problem.

We invite you to be a part of the discussion, and to help initiate real change in Missouri.

Target Audience:

  • Business leaders who are in position to influence how their business’ employment practices are set.
  • Labor leaders who recruit, train and maintain a large force of ready-trained workers, particularly from organizations that also provide health insurance plans.
  • Health Care professionals interested in looking for alternative treatments and ways to reduce OUD.
  • Community members, those who work directly in the field with OUD sufferers as well as family members of sufferers and others who want to know more about what can be done differently than is being done now.


  • Understand how opioids are impacting the workforce
  • Understand how and why the current employment practices dealing with opioids are problematic and likely to get worse
  • Explore new ideas and ways of dealing with pain management, medication, perspectives of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) recovery, as well as return to work policies.
  • Develop changes that could be made concerning employment and the intersection of consequences of the opioid crisis.
  • Learn current information on the opioid crisis
  • Discuss the crisis as well as solutions with individuals from different backgrounds

Topics Include:

  • Defining the opioid use crisis and its impact on the workforce
  • The economic impact of addiction on individuals, businesses and the community
  • Examining what does and doesn’t work in dealing with the crisis
  • Building collaborations
  • Creating realistic strategies

Activity approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest Multistate Division Provider Number MO 1019-7

The Missouri Bar has approved this program for 11.4 hours of CLE credit.

Pharmacy: The Continuing Education Committee of the Board of Pharmacy has reviewed and approved the conference for 1 CE(s) per session.  Program number: 2018-11-11

Presented by: Labor Studies Program, UMSL | University of Missouri ExtensionMU Sinclair School of Nursing | MU Center for Continuing Medical Education & Physician Lifelong Learning

Conference information will be added as it becomes available.

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