HAPI Hour Seminar: Opioid Clinical Practice Guidelines

Opioid Clinical Practice Guidelines- History, Development, and Future

With Chris Spevak MD. PhD. MPH. JD.

Dr. Spevak is the Director of the National Capital Region’s Opioid Safety Program, and the Deputy Director of the National Capital Region Pain Initiative and Wounded Warrior Pain Care Initiatives. He is the Department of Defense chair of Opioid Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) and representative to the Center of Disease Control for the DCD Opioid CPG. He advises and assists with the development of policies for clinical practice guideline implementation, safe opioid prescribing, prevention of opioid abuse and diversion, treatment of substance use disorder, and other related programs for Military Health System beneficiaries. He received his Medical degree from the Northeast Ohio Medical University and trained at the Cleveland Clinic and University of Pittsburgh Hospitals.  He received a Master of Public Health degree in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Law degree from the Catholic University of America.  He is a Professor of Clinical Anesthesia at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is a member of numerous medical and legal associations, and has also served as the 143rd  President of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia.


The Health and the Public Interest Graduate Program is pleased to invite the community to the HAPI Seminar Series, a forum in which students, faculty, and the community can engage with key leaders in health care research, policy, and advocacy.

Refreshments will be provided.

This series is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Car Barn, 230
3520 Prospect St., N.W., Washington


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Master of Science in Aging & Health, Health and the Public Interest






Chris Spevak

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Vi Nguyen

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