BOSTON (CBS) – Every day more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The rate of overdoses in New England remains above the national average, and more than a quarter of Massachusetts residents say they know someone who has died of an opioid overdose.

WBZ-TV is a proud media sponsor for America is Watching: Response to the Opioid Crisis in New England, a forum that addresses the approach being taken in New England to opioid treatment and early intervention programs.

The day-long event at the Back Bay Events Center on September 20 will consist of five panel discussions with thought leaders, politicians, policy makers and medical experts.

For more information, or to register for this event visit their website.