Update: July 19, 2017
If you missed our Facebook Live broadcast of the panel presentation Critical Issue: A 50 State View of the Opioid Epidemic, you can view it here: https://www.facebook.com/NationalFuneralDirectorsAssociation/videos/10159113532090385.
Special thanks to our panelists, Dr. Steven Bentsen, Charles Castiglia, Phil Pares and Keith Walker for sharing information and their personal stories on this important issue.
This Wednesday, July 19 at 9:45 a.m. CT, NFDA will be going live on Facebook with Critical Issue: A 50 State View of the Opioid Epidemic, a panel discussion taking place during the 2017 NFDA Leadership Conference. Funeral directors are facing many serious issues related to opiates and other substance abuse in their businesses and communities. An expert panel will provide critical information and ideas for confronting this matter from the funeral director's perspective. The panel includes:
- Dr. Steven Bensten, Chief Medical Officer for Beacon Health Options and a member of the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Funeral directors Charles Castiglia of Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home in New York and Keith Walker of Walker Funeral Homes in Ohio
- Phil Pares, a former school principal, whose son and daughter lost their lives to addiction
- Moderator: Dutch Nie of Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Michigam
Tuning in is easy! Be sure you “like” the NFDA page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NationalFuneralDirectorsAssociation). Visit the page at 9:45 a.m. CT to view the broadcast; if you have notifications enabled for the NFDA page enabled, you will likely receive one when the broadcast begins.
We hope you will join us for this very important discussion.