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Knock Out Opioid Use Learning Series – Emerging Threats Within the Opioid Crisis Webinar

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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.


Matthew Salzman, MD, MPH

Matthew Salzman is an associate professor in emergency medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, as well as the medical director of the Addiction Medicine Consult Liaison Service at Cooper University Healthcare and the medical director of Research for the Division of Toxicology and Addiction Medicine. He also serves as a volunteer consultant in toxicology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Poison Control Center. Dr. Salzman graduated from Jefferson Medical College and then completed residency training in emergency medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Upon completing residency, Salzman remained at Drexel as a fellow in medical toxicology. He recently graduated from the Master of Public Health program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.


Bruce Ruck, BS, Pharm.D., DABAT

Bruce Ruck is the managing director of the New Jersey Poison Center, which is in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. Dr. Ruck graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy in 1986 and Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1988. He then went on to complete a clinical Pharmacy Residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in 1989. Dr. Ruck then joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in a split position between the Pharmacy and NJ Poison Center. He moved full-time to University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), now Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, in January 2002 with the poison center.


February 29
11:00 am - 12:00 pm




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