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May 13, 2019

Dr. Rahul Gupta, a leader in the fight against the opioid crisis, to present keynote at RMSC Council’s June 7 Dine & Discover event

ROCHESTER, NY—The RMSC Council, a volunteer service organization that supports the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC), is pleased to announce its second annual Dine & Discover luncheon at 12pm Friday, June 7, 2019. Dr. Rahul Gupta, a leader in the fight against the opioid crisis, will deliver the keynote address, What Exactly is the Opioid Crisis?

This event is open to the public.

Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Health Officer at March Of Dimes. As the former Health Commissioner in West Virginia, Dr. Gupta led the state's opioid crisis response and launched a number of pioneering public health initiatives. Dr. Gupta was featured on WXXI's airing of NOVA: Addiction.

A moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A will follow Dr. Gupta’s presentation. Panelists will include Dr. Gupta; Becky Baker, founder, S.O.A.R.S.; Hon. John DeMarco, Supervising Judge, Treatment Courts, Seventh Judicial District; Yana Khashper, founder, ROCovery Fitness; James Van Brederode, Gates Police Chief; and Mike Favata, Monroe County Sheriff Deputy. NOVA Deputy Executive Producer Julia Cort will serve as moderator.

Dine & Discover attendees will also have the opportunity to browse information tables staffed by event sponsors and community organizations active in the recovery movement, and to participate in NARCAN training provided by the Monroe County Office of Mental Health and Trillium Health.

DINE & DISCOVER TICKETS
$40 General:
Includes lunch, featured presentation by Dr. Gupta, panel discussion, and NARCAN training
$60 VIP (limited  number available): Includes Meet & Greet with Dr. Gupta prior to lunch, lunch, featured presentation by Dr. Gupta, panel discussion, and NARCAN training
$600 VIP Table of 10: Includes Meet & Greet with Dr. Gupta prior to lunch, lunch, featured presentation by Dr. Gupta, panel discussion, and NARCAN training; also includes table to share organizational information before and after the luncheon

Tickets are available at RMSC.org/council. Please call 585.697.1942 with any dietary restrictions.

DINE & DISCOVER SCHEDULE
11am:
Registration and information tables open
11–11:45am: VIP Meet & Greet with Dr. Gupta
12–12:45pm: Luncheon
12:45–1:30pm: Dr. Gupta’s presentation
1:30–2:15pm: Moderated community panel and Q&A
2:30–3:30: NARCAN training (open to attendees; sign up at registration)

Dine & Discover: What Exactly is the Opioid Crisis? is made possible by generous support from the following: Media Sponsor WXXI; Presenting Sponsor Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC; and Table Sponsors Barbara and John Bruning, East House, and URMC Center for Community Health & Prevention. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Laura Carlson, 585.697.1962, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Proceeds from Dine & Discover: What Exactly is the Opioid Crisis? will help bolster RMSC’s impactful programs and allow the Museum to provide unforgettable experiences that inspire a lifelong interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

RELATED PROGRAM
NOVA: Addiction
—Free Screening of Documentary
Tuesday, June 4, 7pm
This event is free but attendees must reserve seats at
RMSC.org/council

Join us for a fully subtitled screening of NOVA: Addiction. Discover how opioid addiction affects the brain and how evidence-based treatments are saving lives. Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with addiction and follow the cutting-edge work of Dr. Rahul Gupta and fellow doctors and scientists as they investigate why addiction is not a moral failing, but a chronic, treatable medical condition. (Premiered October 17, 2018)

ATTENTION MEDIA: For additional information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Mare Millow, Marketing Communications Manager, RMSC, 585.697.1944, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The RMSC Council is a volunteer service organization that supports the RMSC with special events and fundraising activities. Founded in 1941, the council is dedicated to providing members with opportunities for educational growth and social interaction.

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past and present, including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit RMSC.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram


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