Join us for this two-day summit where naloxone experts will build consensus on the definition of a compassionate bystander overdose response.
Day 1 (March 18) is invitation-only for a small group of researchers, people with lived experience of overdose, those who have reversed multiple overdoses, and medical providers tasked with drafting an issue brief that will be the basis for the remainder of the summit.
Day 2 (March 19) will be an open virtual summit. On this day, we will share the issue brief with the audience for feedback and host multiple presentations that will cover emerging research on this topic, including:
- The impact of different naloxone doses and formulations on people who receive them
- The role of oxygen in community overdose response
- Communication strategies for bystander overdose response steps
Our objectives include:
- Center harm reduction experiences and community voices in the national dialogue on overdose response and drive a narrative that is grounded in harm reduction values and compassion for the person experiencing an overdose
- Generate communication strategies that help those working in overdose response advocate for their program needs
- Create a written product that sustains the event’s conclusions