International Overdose Awareness Day: Power in Voicing Lived Experience — A Time of Healing After Overdose Loss
Time: 07:00 pm
Location: 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17554
Name of Organisation: Hospice & Community Care’s Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
Contact: Patti Anewalt
Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Bonnie Milas. The title of her talk will be on Power in Voicing Lived Experience. Dr. Milas is an outspoken advocate for those suffering from opioid use disorder. She is painfully aware as she has lost both sons to this disease. Dr. Milas has published opinion pieces in the Philadelphia Inquirer and USA Today in an effort to reduce social stigma. Through her work locally with the Bucks Co. Drug and Alcohol Commission and nationally with the American Society of Anesthesiologists, she is an ardent educator of naloxone overdose rescue with REVIVEme.com. Dr. Milas is committed to saving lives of those suffering with opioid use disorder.
Dr. Bonnie Milas is a clinical professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical practice involves caring for patients undergoing cardio-pulmonary surgical procedures, with expertise in transesophageal echocardiography. She also deals with the ravages of infected heart valves from intravenous drug use, and handles the post-operative management of opioid withdrawal and pain control.