Pinnacle Webinar Series – Tackling Overdoses with Real-Time Data

Pinnacle Webinar Series – Tackling Overdoses with Real-Time Data

Register for Webinar
Tuesday, July 16th | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT

Overdose on cell phone

Overdoses continue to plague communities throughout the US and Canada. One North American EMS system recently had 245 overdoses in a single day. Identifying, tracking, and mapping overdoses is key to effective intervention. During this engaging session, we will explore cutting-edge technology that EMS systems use to tackle this problem in near real-time.

You’ll learn:

  • How to identify suspected overdoses cases using Computed Aid Dispatch – CAD and Electronic Patient Care – ePCR data
  • How communities are using near real-time data related to overdose
  • How FirstWatch and ODMAP collaborate to help systems understand when and where overdoses happen


Ali Burrell

Ali Burrell, MPH, is the Program Manager for the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) at the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (W/B HIDTA). She is an experienced public health professional with a master’s in environmental and occupational health from the University of Pittsburgh. Her expertise is in drug overdose and suicide prevention programs.


Silvia Vurdugo

Silvia Verdugo, MD, MPH, is the Medical Director for FirstWatch. She leads the Clinical Team and has a multi-decade interest in opioid overdose and substance use as it relates to Emergency Medical Services.

Webinar Date: July 16 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT

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