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FDA Rural Health Symposium

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On October 26, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration held its inaugural Rural Health Symposium. The symposium provided a forum for the FDA and key stakeholders in rural and tribal communities to discuss ways we can work together to address the critical and unique health challenges these communities face.

Panel 1 - Advancing Telemedicine: A Federal Perspective

Panel 1 presenters: Marisa L. Cruz – FDA Office of Health and Constituent Affairs; John Peters - Veterans Health Administration; Karen Edwards Onyeije - Federal Communications Commission; M. Chris Gibbons Greystone Health IT Solutions; William L. England - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA

Panel 2 - Rural Tobacco Use: Research and Interventions

Panel 2 presenters: Alexander Persokie – FDA Center for Tobacco Products; Matthew W. Walker – FDA Center for Tobacco Products; Alexandria “Lexi” Smith - FDA Center for Tobacco Products

Panel 3 - The Opioid Crisis in Rural America and Tribal Communities

Panel 3 presenters: Scott Winiecki – FDA Center for Drug and Evaluation Research; Beverly Cotton - Indian Health Service Headquarters (IHS); Michael Fallahkhair - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); Michael Blodgett - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

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