Community members invited to attend Scranton panel discussion

What: A #HadEnough community panel discussion surrounding the topic of opioid abuse. This event is free and open to the public.

When: Monday, May 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Building auditorium, 525 Pine St., Scranton, PA 18509

Who:

Keynote speaker:

  • Heather Lawler
    Restaurant manager and area resident in recovery

Panelists include:

  • Perry Meadows, MD, JD, MBA (moderator)
    Medical director, government programs, Geisinger Health Plan

  • Steven J. Scheinman, MD
    President and dean, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

  • Michael J. Barrasse, JD
    President and judge, court of common pleas, Lackawanna County

  • Shane Scanlon, JD
    District attorney, Lackawanna County

  • Laureen A. Cummings
    County commissioner, Lackawanna County

  • William Poray, MSW
    Outpatient program coordinator and counseling manager, Geisinger Marworth

  • Eric Wright, PharmD, MPH
    Professor and co-director, pharmacy innovation and outcomes, Geisinger Health

  • Andy Mendenhall, MD
    Regional medical director, Clean Slate Addiction Treatment Centers

Why: Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) continues to push out the message, “We’ve #HadEnough, have you?” in our community opioid awareness and educational initiative #HadEnough. This initiative commits to educating community members about opioid abuse and the long-standing opioid epidemic. Join local experts as they discuss topics including how opioids affect the brain and where addicts can find help. Community members can also ask questions regarding topics like treatment options, addiction prevention opportunities or how to proactively keep loved ones safe from addiction. 

Contact: If you’d like to attend the event, set up an interview in advance or if you’re looking for more information about the event, contact Kayla Greco, public relations and media specialist, at 570-271-8135 or via email at klgreco@thehealthplan.com