Dr. Neel Mehta, assistant professor of anesthesiology and medical director of Pain Management at Weill Cornell Medicine, shared his insights on pain management and the the nation's opioid crisis at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) on February 22.
Dr. Mehta discussed the opioid crisis from both an individual and a global health perspective. Topics covered included alternatives to opioids for managing pain, recognizing addiction in a loved one, and strategies for communicating effectively with a physician.
The presentation was streamed to CFR employees in New York and Washington, DC.
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Its members include Angelina Jolie, Condoleezza Rice and Fareed Zakaria.