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Knock Out Opioid Use Day Learning Series – The Opioid Crisis: An Overview featuring Dr. Lewis Nelson

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Register for a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Learning Series Webinar

“The Opioid Crisis: An Overview”​​


An expert panel will discuss the webinar topic & answer questions – Learning opportunities in safe prescribing for physicians, dentists, nurses and any other medical practitioners authorized to prescribe opioid-based painkillers and inform all prescribers on the local laws that pertain to the prescribing of opioids.



Lewis S. Nelson, MD, MBA

Lewis S. Nelson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, in Newark, NJ. He is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine. Dr. Nelson serves as a long-standing consultant to the CDC, DHS, and FDA and works closely with several professional organizations addressing the medical and social consequences of substance use. His areas of interest include non-opioid pain relief strategies, opioid overdose and management, addiction and withdrawal management, and health policy focused on issues related to medication safety and substance use.



Captain Jason Piotrowski

New Jersey State Police Captain Jason Piotrowski embarked on his law enforcement career in 1995, starting as a local police officer before joining the New Jersey State Police in 2001. Commencing as a general duty road trooper, he was later selected as an inaugural member of the state fusion center in 2006. From 2014 to 2023, Jason played a pivotal role in the development and leadership of the New Jersey Drug Monitoring Initiative, focusing on data collection, analysis, intelligence production, and comprehensive training and outreach efforts. Currently, he serves as the Executive Officer in the Forensic and Technical Services Section. In addition to his law enforcement duties, Captain Piotrowski is a Bloomberg American Health Initiative Fellow and an MPH Candidate at Johns Hopkins University. 


January 25
11:00 am - 12:00 pm




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