Opioids & Florida: The Collaboration Imperative

Opioid misuse, abuse and overdose continues to rise, creating a crisis for families and communities throughout the U.S. In Florida, the crisis has been identified as a public health emergency.

We know the crisis is complex and multifaceted. Addressing the epidemic requires close alignment and sustained collaboration among multiple stakeholders. It requires us to ensure that the best solutions are selected and that they are aligned to the true drivers of the epidemic.

GuideWell is convening influencers, experts and decision makers to fully understand the crisis in Florida and shine a light on effective solutions. Through empathetic discussion, data analysis, and thoughtful prioritization, we can improve lives and increase the effectiveness of our critical support systems.

At this event, we will gain a thorough understanding of the crisis in Florida, how Florida compares to the national crisis, and learn from collaborative efforts from around the nation. Together, we will have an opportunity to explore the areas of greatest need. Our goal is to inspire and galvanize us toward a strong collective impact. We invite you to join us.


*Additional speakers to be named.


Monday, October 22, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
GuideWell Innovation Center (Orlando, Fla.)


  1. The Crisis in the U.S.
  2. Florida’s Priorities
  3. Data Analysis of Florida’s Crisis by Region
  4. What’s Working Best: Case Studies from Around the Nation
  5. Discussion and Prioritization of Florida’s Needs


This carefully curated invitation-only audience of 200 attendees will include a full range of stakeholders, ensuring diversity of perspective and experience. Attendees will include:

  • Executives across the health care continuum
  • Behavioral health and treatment centers
  • People with Opioid Use Disorder and their families/caregivers
  • Universities and research institutions
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Community and support organizations
  • Law enforcement and first responders

Interested in Attending?

This is an invitation only event. If you are interested in attending or want to recommend someone, please submit your request here.

Request to Attend

The Venue

The GuideWell Innovation Center
6555 Sanger Road
Orlando, FL 32827

The GuideWell Innovation Center is an innovation facility located in Orlando, Fla.'s Lake Nona Medical City. Located among some of the nation's top hospitals, universities, research institutions, and health and science companies, the GuideWell Innovation Center is designed to be an epicenter for health innovation—a place to reimagine and reshape the future of health. It provides an environment where entrepreneurs, research and development experts, and health care leaders collaborate to create, challenge and commercialize the next generation of health solutions.