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Thursday, April 20 - 6:30pm
"Addiction Medicine in the 21 st Century"
by Fred Rottnek, MD


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Events of Interest to MOSP Members

MoSP meets at the Ethical Society of St Louis at
9001 Clayton Rd., just west of the Galleria.

Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Hanke Room, unless otherwise noted and are open to the public. Ample parking is located in the back lot near the door to the Hanke Room.


MoSP Events


Missourians for Single Payer invite you to our free public programs:

Thursday, April 20 at 6:30pm:

"Addiction Medicine in the 21 st Century"

In the Becker Room at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road. *Fred Rottnek, MD, Professor, and Director of Community Medicine at Saint Louis University will lead the discussion on substance abuse and addiction and new interventions to battle the epidemic for individuals and communities.

Yet these interventions are not readily available to many of us--due to access and capacity in health systems and cost of treatment. In his presentation, Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM, will provide an overview of the current opioid epidemic, discuss evidence-based medication interventions that complement traditional methods of addiction treatment, and share practical advocacy strategies to promote the health of our family, friends, and communities.

Fred Rottnek, MD

*Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM
Dr. Rottnek is a Professor and the Director of Community Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Program. On September 30, 2016, he completed a 15-year sentence in Correctional Health Care at the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center and Saint Louis County Family Courts. He teaches in the School of Medicine, the PA Program, and the Interprofessional Education Program, directs the Rodney M. Coe Distinction in Community Service Program, and mentors students in longitudinal community service. He is a board member of the Criminal Justice Ministry and works with the Concordance Academy of Leadership as the Medical Consultant to build the health services model for participants reentering society from prison. He is currently working with colleagues in the SLU community and with national organizations to promote training and practice in Addiction Medicine.


May 18:

"Unionized Nurses:
Patient Advocates at the Bedside and in the Board Room "

A discussion by unionized registered nurses from National Nurses United at St. Louis University Hospital.


Cancellations will be posted after 2 pm on the day of the event on this website: http://mosp.us/.

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Missourians for Single Payer works with the Gateway Green Alliance to educate and advocate for better health for more people. We support single payer and the ideal that everyone deserves health care. Green Time TV, KNLC Channel 24-1, airs in St. Louis City, surrounding counties at noon on Saturdays and Channel 24-2 at 8 pm on Mondays, in Springfield on Channel 39, Joplin on Channel 36 and Marshfield, MO on Channel 17.